Seseli DIFFUSUM (Roxb.ex Sm.)Sant. & Wagh.

Synonym : S. indicum W & A.
Bangla Name : Ban Joan.
English Name : -
Family : Apiaceae
Disease : Carminative, roundworms, stimulant, carminative and stomachic.
Description : An erect or diffuse annual, 10-30 cm high. Lower leaves 2-pinnate, secondary pinnae ovate, lobed, hispidly pubescent. Flowers white or pink in compound umbels. Fruit 2-2.5 mm, subglobose with thick ridges.
Distribution : South-western districts of Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : Seeds yiels essential oil that contains a new monoterpene aldehyde- ?-cyclolavandulal. A new sterol - indosterol has been isolated from this plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990 & 1993).
Uses : Seeds are carminative, good anthelmintic for roundworms, stimulant, carminative and stomachic.
Habit : -