Micromeria biflora (Buch.-Ham ex D.Don) Benth.
Local Name:
Jangli Ajwan, Dhawa Jari.
Habit & Habitat:
A perennial herb, found in rock crevices and gravel slopes of sub-tropical and temperate zones.
Plant Description:
Stem ascending, slender, 10-35cm long, glabrous. Leaves simple, small, sessile, ovate, entire, thick, acute, 3-10mm long and 2-5mm broad. Inflorescence a vertcillaster, few flowered. Flower zygomorphic, pale pink, bract small, linear. Calyx ribbed with narrow lobes. Corolla 2-lipped, lower lip 3 lobed, upper lip flat.Fruit a nutlet,oblong,brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
Harvesting Time:
Medicinal Value:
Locally used as herbal tea for flu,throat irritation and plant extract treats pneumonia, stomach disorders, headache and wounds. Essential oil is anti-inflammatory.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy, Oil Extraction.
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