LEUCAS ZEYLANICA (L.) R. Br.

Family: Lamiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Kusha, Shetadrone.

Tribal Name: Pai Thung Sa (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
An erect, hispid, annual herb, 15-45 cm high, much-branched from near the base; branches quadrangular. Leaves subsessile, 2.5-7.5 cm long, linear or linear-lanceolate, obtuse, entire or cerrulate, hispid. Flowers sessile or subsessile, usually in terminal whorls, 1.3-2 cm diam; corolla white, 2 cm long.

Using Information:
Juice of the herb is used in headache, colds, scabies and other skin diseases. Decoction of leaves is used as a lotion for ulcers of the nose (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
Plant contains an essential oil, antibacterial principles and other constituents similar to those of other Leucas species (Ghani, 2003).

Distribution:
Dhaka, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Comilla and Sylhet in fallow lands.


LEUCAS ZEYLANICA
LEUCAS ZEYLANICA (L.) R. Br.



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