Leucas collina Dalzell
Marrubium mollissimum D.Don
Leucas lanata is a softly, densely wooly-haired perennial plant growing 50 - 90cm tall[
]. The stem can become more or less woody, especially near the base
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, and probably also as a medicine.
E. Asia - China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
Stony slopes and cultivated areas at elevations from 700 - 3,000 metres[
Young shoots - cooked. Used as a vegetable[
In general, the crushed leaves of Leucas species are applied to wounds, sores, especially those of the eyes and nose, chronic skin diseases, such as psoriasis and scabies. The crushed leaves are also used to treat mild fevers, colds, rheumatism and snake bites, and as a decoction against roundworm, mainly for children[
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