Family: Lamiaceae

Synonym:Salvia minutiflora Bunge

Bengali/Vernacular name:Bhuitulsi.

English name:Sage.

Description of the plant: An aromatic herb, 15-45 cm high. Stem suffruticose, branched, obtusely 4-angled, grooved. Leaves petiolate 3-6 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, acute, crenate to serrate, pubescent. Inflorescence with whorls in panicles of slender spicate racemes; flower white. Nutlets minute, ovoid, brown, mucilaginous when wetted.

Plant parts used: Leaf, seed.

Herbal uses:Leaves of the plant are used for the treatment of hepatitis, cough, and inflammation.

The leaves of the plant are used to treat inflammatory skin diseases and asthma. 

Seeds are used as remedy for gonorrhoea, menorrhagia, diarrhoea, and haemorrhoids.

Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is applied to wounds between toes caused by prolonged walking barefoot in muddy water.

Distribution: It is found different parts of the country.

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