Aromatic plants of Kenya II: Volatile constituents of leaf oil of Psiadia Punculata (DC) Vatke
Mwangi, J. W.
Thoithi, Grace N.
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Psiadia punculata (DC) Vatke (P. arabica Jaub. and Spach)(Compositae) is a shrub 0.5-2.5 m (1]. The leaves arc shiny and sticky, narrowly elliptic (ovate), base cuneate or decurrent. apex narrowly acuminate, margin entire or ere¬ nate. Flowers are yellow in many-flowered heads. The plant is found in grassland, bushland and dry forest edges in Kenya. Powdered leaf decoction is used to trcat abdominal pains