Leonurus cardiaca L.
Local Name:
Habit & Habitat:
A perennial leafy herb, found in sub-alpine and alpine zones.
Plant Description:
Stem quadrangular. Leaves simple, ovate to lanceolate, green above, paler beneath, with 3-7 deep or shallow toothed, triangular lobes.Upper leaves 3-lobed. Inflorescence composed of numerous verticillasters. Flower zygomorphic, sessile, pinkish, mauve or white. Calyx with 5 spreading awl-shaped spine-tipped teeth. Corolla 2-lipped, hairy. Fruit is composed of nutlets which separate on ripening, pale brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
Harvesting Time:
July- October.
Medicinal Value:
It is used for cardiovascular system as a heart tonic. [5] It reduces muscles spasms, regulates blood pressure, rapid heart beat and tones the heart, also useful in menstrual irregularities.[9][13]
Part Used:
Flower and leaf.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Chemical Analysis, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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