Malabar Catmint

Scientific name of Malabar Catmint: Anisomeles malabarica / Anisomeles salviifolia

Name of Malabar Catmint in different languages:-

English: Catmint, Malabarica

Sanskrit: Sprikka, Mahadronah-महाद्रोण, Vaikunthah-वैकुंठ

Hindi: Gopoli, Codhara

Tamil: Peyimarutti

Malayalam: Perumtumpa-പെരുംതുമ്പ, Karimtumba-കരിംതുമ്പ

Plant description:

Malabar Catmint is a perennial shrub, found all over India, grows as a weed, and grows up to 2 m tall. Branches are many, hairy, and somewhat sub-quadrangular. Leaves are velvety, ovate to oblong, rounded at base, acute at apex, size up to 8 cm long and 3 cm broad, Inflorescence is a single terminal spike, up to 1.8 cm long, flower is lilac to pale blue, found throughout the year.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Leaf Arrangement

Shape- oblong Margin-Serrated Venation-reticulated

Medicinal uses:

To treat various infectious diseases, as a wound healer, carminative, anorexia, swelling, rheumatism, astringent, febrifuge, and fevers the whole plant is used as a tonic.

Chemical contents:

Anti-bacterial, Anti-allergic, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, glycosides.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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