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Useful Tropical Plants

Elsholtzia communis

(Collett & Hemsl.) Diels

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Aphanochilus communis (Collett & Hemsl.) KudĂ´

Dysophylla communis Collett & Hemsl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Elsholtzia communis is an erect. perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody at the base and persist; it can grow around 60cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and is also a popular local condiment..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant has a strong fragrance of the essential oil citral[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

The dry inflorescence is used as a spice. A popular local delicacy due to its taste and flavour[
1758
Title
Elemental and Phytochemicals Profile in Ethno Medicinal Plants Used for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases by Mizo-Tri
Publication
Asian J. Chem. Vol. 31, No. 6 (2019) 1237-1242
Author
Rajan J.P., Mishra R.K., & Singh K.B.
Publisher
 
Year
2019
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The plant is analgesic, antipyretic. It is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, digestive problems etc[
1757
Title
Elsholtzia: review of traditional uses, chemistry and pharmacology
Publication
Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences 2007 (16) 73-78
Author
Ai-Lin Liu, Simon M.Y. Lee, Yi-Tao Wang and Guan-Hua Du
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. It is used in combination with Centella asiatica in the treatment of hypertension and cardiovasvular diseases[
1758
Title
Elemental and Phytochemicals Profile in Ethno Medicinal Plants Used for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases by Mizo-Tri
Publication
Asian J. Chem. Vol. 31, No. 6 (2019) 1237-1242
Author
Rajan J.P., Mishra R.K., & Singh K.B.
Publisher
 
Year
2019
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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