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Leucas cephalotus Roth.
  • Family : Lamiaceae
  • Hindi : Guma
  • Gujarati : Kubo
  • Sanskrit : Dronapushpi

  • Part used : Panchang

Botanical Description:  Erect, simple or branched herb, annual, 15-60cm tall. Stems patently hairy. The leaves are on short petiole, lanceolate oblong or ovate with a cuneate base, sub obtuse, crenate serrate, hairy, gland punctuate. Flowering and fruiting from Rainy season to autumn season.

It is found throughout India.

Modern Pharmacological Action: Anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of various extracts of Leucas aspera Spreng was studied. It is valuable homoeopathic drug and as such is used for the treatment of chronic malaria and asthma. Dry leaves along with tobacco (1:3) are smoked to treat bleeding as well as itching pile. The plant was evaluated for in vitro antifilarial activity and antidiabetic activity, antioxidant activity, analgesic activity, anti-inflammatory activity. The plant was found to contain triterpenes, oleanolic acid, sterols and flavones. Other constituents such as lauric acid, tridecanoic acid, adipic acid, glutaric acid and labellenic acid (seed oil) was also reported.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Dronapushpi Herb

  • Mahanarayan Oil