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Family ► Labiatae, Lamiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Europe; found in Kashmir.

English ► Water-Germander.

Action ► Stimulant, antiseptic, sudorific. Given for phthisis and cough. An infusion is used as laxative in piles, as a gargle in sore throat and stomatitis. An extract of the herb is given in lupus and actinomycosis. Flower tops and leaves—astringent, diaphoretic, vermifuge.

The herb contains iridoids, including harpagide and acetyl harpagide; fu- ranoid diterpenes; also choline, rutin, quercetin, iso-quercetin, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, beta-amyrin, chloro- genic and ursolic acids.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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