Reference Work Entry

Indian Medicinal Plants

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Orthosiphon tomentosus Benth. var. glabratus Hook. f.

Synonym: 

O. glabratus Benth.

Family: 

Labiatae; Lamiaceae.

Habitat: 

Orissa, Gujarat, South India, ascending up to 1,000 m in the hills.

Ayurvedic: 

Prataanikaa (non-classical).

Folk: 

Tulasi (var.), Kattu-thrithava (Kerala).

Action: 

Plant—a decoction is given in diarrhoea. Leaves—applied externally to cuts and wounds.

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