Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Parthenium hysterophorus L. - neither noxious nor an obnoxious weed.

Abstract

The useful properties of Parthenium hysterophorus L. in terms of its multifarious utility in medicinal, pharmaceutical, pharmacognostic, cosmetic and agricultural sectors are elucidated and the species is established as a medicinal herb with enormous potential in drug designing for diabetes mellitus and cancer, as well as with wide scale applications in cosmetic and nanotechnology-based industries. One more ethnomedicinal use of this plant in joints pain is reported from some districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.