Friday, 18 March 2016

Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze | Pangli

Botanical name : Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze
 Pogostemon benghalensis (Burm.f.) Kuntze

Common name : Pangli

Family : Lamiaceae

Distribution : India and Nepal

Description : A large bushy shrub; young branches often dark purple. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acute, doubly serrate, pubescent or nearly glabrous, base rounded or cuneate. Flowers in dense hoary-pubescent or villous, terminal and axillary, stout spikes, forming a paniculate inflorescence; pink or white.

Flowering & Fruiting : November – February
Medicinal uses : Fresh bruished leaves are used as a cataplasm for cleaning wounds and to heal; juice is used in colic and fever. The root is given in uterine haemorrhage.

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