English :Bengle sage
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :bengalensis Benth.
Habit :Tall aromatic undershrub
Parts Used :Leaf and flower
Mode of Preparation :Fresh leaves used as a condiment. Leaves crushed for decoction. Leaves soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local application
Ingredients :Plant yields an essential oil called as Meriandra oil.
Ailment Treated:Fresh leaves are eaten for reducing high bloods pressure, carminative, astringent and antiseptic. Extract of inflorescence is used as gargle in tonsillitis. Leaf paste is applied on forehead in dizziness. Leaf decoction is eaten in cough and dyspepsia. Leaf infusion is useful for application to apathy and sore throat.
Source:Cultivated in private lands.