Name: JAYANTI ( जयंती )

Description: 
Botanical name : Tridax procumbens Linn.
Family : Asteraceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Jayanti, Ekapushpi, Vranaropani
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa    : Kashaya, Amla, Tikta
Guna   : Guru, Snigdha
Virya   : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English     : Coat buttons, Mexican daisy
Hindi        : Jayanti
Malayalam    : Chiravanakku, Chiravanak
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.
PLANT DESCRIPTION 
A spreading annual herb grows up to 20 cm in height. Leaves simple, opposite, serrate or dentate, acute, fleshy and pubescent. Flowers in head, long stalked and whitish. Seeds are numerous, small with tuft of silky hairs on one side for wind dispersal.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES 
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, Madhumeha, inflammation, wound, ulcers, anal fistula, and hemorrhoids.
Useful part : Whole plant.
Research : The preliminary phytochemical analysis of an ethanolic extract of the whole plant of T. procumbens indicated the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and phenolic compounds. The ethanolic extract of the whole plant of T. procumbens at 250 and 500 mg/kg has significant antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic activities. The diabetic control animals exhibited a significant decrease in body weight compared with control animals. T. procumbens inhibited streptozotocin-induced weight loss and significantly alter the lipid levels.
Link : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24808679