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Crotalaria juncea  L.


Botanical Name


Crotalaria juncea L.

English Name


Sun Hemp



Crotalaria benghalensis Lam., Crotalaria fenestrata Sims, Crotalaria porrecta Wall., Crotalaria sericea Willd., non Retz , Crotalaria tenuifolia Roxb. ex DC., Crotalaria viminea Wall.





General Info


It is an erect rigid annual with 1.2 to 1.8 m height and grooved and rounded branches. Leaves are simple, obtuse-acute, sub-sessile and narrow. Flowers are yellow and 2.5 cm long in lateral or terminal racemes. The pods are 2.5 to 3.0 cm long, sessile and thick-skinned. Each pod contains 10 to 15 kidney -shaped seeds.

Herb Effects

Emmenagogue, abortifacient, refrigerant, demulcent, emetic, purgative and abortive (leaves). Root is astringent; seeds are corrective of blood, antiimplantation and toxic to the liver.


Crotalaria juncea
Sun Hemp


Active Ingredients

Junceine, riddelline, tricodesmine, senecionine and seneciphylline (pyrrolizidine alkaloids); linoleic, oleic and linolenic acids (seed oil).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Riddelline 23246-96-0 Not Available C18H23NO6 Click Here To Enlarge
Senecionine 130-01-8 Not Available C18H25NO5 Click Here To Enlarge
Seneciphylline 480-81-9 Not Available C18H23NO5 Click Here To Enlarge
Linoleic acid 8024-22-4 Octadeca-9,12-dienoi
c acid
C18H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Oleic acid 8046-01-3 octadec-9-enoic acid C18H34O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Linolenic acid 94138-91-7 octadeca-9,12,15-tri
enoic acid
C18H30O2 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

As a laxative, abortifacient and for inducing vomitting (leaf); and the seeds in impetigo, psoriasis and as emmenagogue. Besides, a paste of the leaves is applied in skin diseases. Seeds are used to purify blood, in treatment of impetigo, psoriasis and skin diseases. It is used as an emmenagogue. Flowers are used to treat leucorrhoea and blood diseases.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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