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Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat Native to Brazil; found as a weed throughout the greater part of India.
Ayurvedic Trikantaka. (Different from Gokshura; also equated with Martynia diandra, Martineacea, known as Kaakanaasaa.)
Action Used in dermatological affections.
The essential oil (yield 0.2%) showed antibacterial and antifungal activity.