Anaiptilon repens

Plant Name        Асгоptilon repens (L) DC (Acroptiion picris (Pall. ex. Willd.) C.A. Mey., Centaurea picris Pall. ex. Willd

Botanical Info   Family III.  ACROPTILON Cass. Acroptiion picris.
Асгоptilon repens, 15-75 cm height.

Geography        Europe: Volga-Don, Trans-Volga, Lower Don, Black Sea Coast, Crimea, Lower Volga;  Caucasus: all areas, except Western Caucasus;
Western Siberia: upper Tobolsk.(south) Irtysh(south), Altai(south-west);
Central Asia: all areas, except mountainous Turkmenistan Kopetdag. In the steppes, saline meadows, salty marshes, sandy-gravelly, rocky banks of rivers, lakes, rocky, clay slopes, waste lands, in fields, along roads, from the lowlands to an altitude of 2,800 m above sea level, quarantine weed.

Chemical Content  natural rubber, sesquiterpenoids: repin and akroptilin

Traditional Use and Activity     In Crimea, in the Caucasus, in Central Asia (decoction) – for malaria and epilepsy; In Tajikistan (externally)- scabies; In water and alcohol extracts sesquiterpenoids exhibit antibacterial, anti-protozoan, antifungal activity. In Tajikistan (fruits) – antihelmintic agent (Anthelminthics). The meliferous plant (Honey plant) –  feed for sheep and camels. Insecticide. Toxic for horses and foals.