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Useful Tropical Plants

Anisomeles malabarica

(L.) R.Br. ex Sims

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Ajuga fruticosa Roxb.

Anisomeles cuneata J.Jacq.

Anisomeles intermedia Wight ex Benth.

Anisomeles salviifolia R.Br.

Craniotome mauritianum (Pers.) Bojer

Epimeredi candicans (Benth.) Roth

Epimeredi malabaricus (L.) Rothm.

Nepeta malabarica L.

Nepeta pallida Salisb.

Stachys mauritiana Pers.

Common Name: Malabar Catmint

Anisomeles malabarica
Plant
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General Information

Malabar catmint is an aromatic, perennial plant with woolly stems, growing from 50 - 150cm tall[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The stems often become woody and persist[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use in traditional medicine[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - south India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea to northern Australia.

Habitat

Open, often waste places, mostly under seasonal climatic conditions, at low elevations[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the lowland tropics, growing in areas where there are distinct wet and dry seasons, flowering in the rainy season[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
Grows well in open, sandy waste locations[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The whole plant, but especially the leaves and the roots, is a powerful astringent, carminative, febrifuge and tonic[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The flowers and the whole herb have been suggested as a source of perfume[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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