Hook. f. non-Pelletier.Synonym ► P. heyneanus Benth.Family ► Labiatae; Lamiaceae.Habitat ► Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kerala and the Nilgiri hills up to 1,800 m.English ► Patchouli.Ayurvedic ► Paachi, Pancholi.Siddha/Tamil ► Kadir Pachai.Folk ► Paanch (Maharashtra), Sugandhi Paanadi (Gujarat).Action ► Leaf—bechic, antiasthmatic. A poultice of leaves is applied to boils and to relieve headache.The plant gave alpha-pyrone derivatives, pogopyrones A and B; n-octaco- sanol, beta-sitosterol and its glucoside and several flavones. Pogopyrone B exhibited cytotoxic activity.
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