Potential Medicinal Plants of Lamiaceae

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Venkateshappa, S.M. and Sreenath, K.P. (2013) Potential Medicinal Plants of Lamiaceae. American International Journal of Research in Formal, Applied and Natural Sciences, 1 (3). pp. 82-87. ISSN 2328 - 3785

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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to review on few medicinally potential plants of Lamiaceae of Karnataka. Plants in this family, are herbs or shrubs often with an aromatic smell. They are common in the Mediterranean countries for the fact that some of them produce a high amount of essential oil that enables them to survive the hot summer season. Some examples from this family include Anisomeles, Colebrookea, Coleus, Hyptis, Leonotis, Leucas, Mentha, Ocimum, Oreganum and Salvia. These are important for medicinal, perfumery, culinary and ornamental purposes. Medicinal constituents include the strong aromatic essential oil, tannins, saponins and organic acids. The oil is obtained by steam distillation. In aromatherapy, the oil is used for its soothing effects. These plants have sedative, diuretic, tonic, antispasmodic, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lamiaceae; Anisomeles; Colebrookea; Coleus; Hyptis; Leonotis; Leucas; Mentha; Ocimum; Oreganum; Salvia; Aromatic; Phytochemical; Medicinal
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Narayanaswamy B V
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 07:35
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 07:35
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/3742

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