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Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth.

Lamiaceae.
Local Name:
Kauri Jari, Zahar Jari.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
A perennial, hairy herb, common in open dry places of sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves,simple, toothed and radical, oblanceolate to elliptical or subspathulate in shape, subentire. Flower zygomorphic, pale white with pinkish streaks. Corolla 2-lipped, 5-7mm long. Fruit are nutlets, pale brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
November-May.
Harvesting Time:
December-June.
Medicinal Value:
Locally plant extract is commonly used in snake bites. Fresh leaves treat jaundice, hypertension and sore throat.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy.
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