Bad for the skin

Studies conducted on parthenium in the Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai indicate that parthenin, the principle component of the grass, might possess anti-cancer properties. The plant is already part of folk remedies for certain skin afflictions, fever, anaemia and dysentery. parthenium is used as firewood as well as green manure in agricultural fields. However, its usefulness is far outweighed by the harmful effects it has on humans and animals.
In humans, parthenium is responsible for the largest number of skin inflammation cases caused by contact with the plant

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