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India Borage

Scientific name of Indian Borage: Coleus aromaticus

Name of Indian Borage in different languages:

Sanskrit: Karpporavalli

Hindi: Patharcur

Malayalam: Panikkorkka പനികൂർക്ക, Karppora valli കർപ്പൂരവള്ളി, Njavara

Plant description:

It is an evergreen shrub, tender and fleshy, erect shoot grows up to 50 cm tall, leaves are thick, slender and toothed margin, little hairy and strong scented. The flowers are small, bluish in color and in terminal spikes.

Leaf Arrangement

 Cordate-heartshaped Margin_sinuate-wave-like-indentation Venation-Cross-venulate

Useful plant parts:

leaf whole plant

Medicinal uses:


Chemical content:

Akorin,  Asaron

How to prepare medicines:

Leaf juice is used ti treat Kapha problems it is also administrated for cough, and cold, it also helps to good urination.

It is  one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Gopichandanadi Gulika

Uramarunnu Gulika

Valiya Rasanadi Kashayam

Vakathi Thailam

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