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SALVIA MOORCROFTIANA

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Wall. ex Benth.

Family ► Labiatae; Lamiaceae.

Habitat ► Northwestern Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon at 2,0003,000 m.

Folk ► Kaali-jarri (Punjab).

Action ► Root—bechic. Leaves— antitussive; applied as poultice to boils and chronic skin affections. Seeds—antispasmodic, emetic. Used for colic, dysentery, also for haemorrhoids; applied to boils.

The root gave a diterpene quinone.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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