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Leonotis nepetaefolia

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Leonotis nepetifolia is an annual or short-lived perennial plant growing from 1 - 3 metres tall. The stem is branched at the upper nodes only and the plant has an easily uprooted taproot about 10cm long.

Uses

Swellings, Fever, Gastro-intestinal troubles, Diarrhoea, Heavy cramps, Bed-wetting, Piles, Thrush, Wounds, Itches, Skin diseases.[1]

Parts Used

Flowers.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada ದೆವ ತುಂಬೆ Deva tumbe, ಕಾಡು ತುಂಬೆ ಗಿಡ Kaadu tumbe gida
Hindi Bara guma
Malayalam
Tamil Ranaperi
Telugu Hanumanthabeera
Marathi Dipamaal
Gujarathi Lal guma
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Granthiparni
English Lion's ear

[3]

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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

A pantropical weed. The plant forms dense thickets and is most abundant on heavily disturbed areas such as roadsides, overgrazed pastures and river levee banks.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

A pantropical weed, At roadsides.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. Common names
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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