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Bidens pilosa

Bidens odorata, Bidens pilosa L. var. pilosa.

Common name
Acetillo, Beggar-ticks, Bident hérissé, Cobbler's pegs, Devil's needles, Spanish needle, Xian feng cao.

Asteraceae, aka Compositae (Aster family).

This plant is indigenous to the Americas. It grows aggressively and often becomes weedy; the young leaves are sometimes eaten (raw or steamend). In the tropics this plant flowers year around and all plant parts are used in folk medicine.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is considered a medicinal herb.
In Suriname’s Traditional medicine it is used against chronic hepatitis, common cold dysentery, urinary tract infections and bacterial infections.

Almost two hundred compounds have been isolated from B. pilosa, especially polyacetylenes and flavonoids. It contains chalcone, okanin and ethyl caffeate (a hydroxycinnamic acid).
To date, 201 compounds comprising 70 aliphatics, 60 flavonoids, 25 terpenoids, 19 phenylpropanoids, 13 aromatics, 8 porphyrins, and 6 other compounds, have been identified.

USDA Zone 9-11.


Full sun/partial shade.

Bidens pilosa - Picao preto (Tropilab). Bidens pilosa - Picao preto tincture (Tropilab).

Buy 6 bottles save 10%; buy 12 bottles and save 15%!
(Discount is included in the sales price).

Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Bidens pilosa herb 1 lb US$ 36.00
Bidens pilosa herb 5 lb (34.20 /lb) US$ 171.00
Bidens pilosa herb 10 lbs (32.40 /lb) US$ 323.95

Bidens pilosa tincture 1 fl. oz (29.6 cc) US$ 12.98
Bidens pilosa tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 70.07
Bidens pilosa tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 132.28
Bidens pilosa tincture 2 fl. oz (59.1 cc) US$ 20.80
Bidens pilosa tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 112.30
Bidens pilosa tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 212.10

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