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Lippia alba - Bushy matgrass

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Lippia alba, bushy matgrass

Lippia alba is a species of Flowering plant in the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to southern Texas in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Uses

Heart problems, Fever, Stomachache, Cleanse the bladder, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats.

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

The plant contains an essential oil composed principally of dihydrocarvone. Other compounds include limonene, pinene, linalol, and camphor.

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Bushy Lippia, Bushy mat grass


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Aromatic shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
opposite elliptic-oblong Leaves are 4-9 x 2-4 cm, thick-chartaceous lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, the lowest pair longer and prominent, nerves impressed above, raised below, sparsely hairy above, softly pubescent below, base rounded to acute, margin serrate-crenate, apex acute; petiole to 1 cm

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
ovate-lanceolate 1.5 cm pinkish-white Stamens 4 Flowers zygomorphic, 5-merous, subsessile, aggregated in elongate

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
pear-shaped 2 x 1.5 mm hard Bushy Lippia is native of South America, naturalized in parts of India With hooked hairs 2-seeded {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Prefers a position in full sun in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil[2]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Subtropical area

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