Chiang Mai, Northern Provinces: ผักชีดอย (phak chee daawy), ผักจีดอย (phak jee daawy), ผักจีฝรั่ง (phak jee fa rang), หอมป้อมกุลา (haawm bpaawm goo laa), หอมป้อมกูลวา (haawm bpaawm guun waa), ห้อมป้อมเป้อ (haawm bpaawm bpuuhr). Mae Hong Son: มะและเด๊าะ (ma lae daw). Khon Kaen and Phichit: ผักชีใบเลื่อย (phak chee bai leuuay).
Loei and Khon Kaen: ผักหอมเทศ, ผักหอมเป (phak haawm thaeht, phak haawm bpaeh). Chaiyaphum: หอมป้อม, หอมเป (haawm bpaawm, haawm bpaeh). Uttaradit: หอมน้อยฮ้อ (haawm naawy haaw). Kamphaeng Phet: หอมป้อมเปอะ (haawm bpaawm bpuh).
Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial herb in the family Apiaceae.
Eryngium foetidum is also known as E. antihystericum. The specific name antihystericum reflects the fact that this plant has traditionally been used for epilepsy. The plant is said to calm a person’s ‘spirit’ and thus prevents epileptic ‘fits’, so is known by the common names spiritweed and fitweed. The anticonvulsant properties of this plant have been scientifically investigated. A decoction of the leaves has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in rats. Wikipedia
Eryngial is a chemical compound isolated from E. foetidum. The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, has investigated the use of eryngial as a treatment for human Strongyloides stercoralis infection (strongyloidiasis). Wikipedia
It is used as an ethnomedicinal plant for the treatment of a number of ailments such as fevers, chills, vomiting, burns, fevers, hypertension, headache, earache, stomachache, asthma, arthritis, snake bites, scorpion stings, diarrhea, malaria and epilepsy.[medical citation needed] The main constituent of essential oil of the plant is eryngial (E-2-dodecenal). A pharmacological investigation claims to have demonstrated anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anticonvulsant, anticlastogenic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, and antibacterial activity. Wikipedia
Qualitative analysis of the leaves demonstrated the presence of tannins and saponin, as well as some flavonoids; no alkaloids have been reported yet. Caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid (CGA), and kaempferol have been among the phenolic compounds found in E. foetidum leaves. Wikipedia
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