Leucas aspera commonly known as ‘Thumbai’ is distributed throughout India from the effects; hence, this drug encourage finding its new therapeutic uses. . Ishibashi M. Separation of Leucas aspera, a medicinal plant of Bangladesh. General Information. Leucas aspera is an erect, annual plant with a much- branched stem 30 – 60cm tall[ The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, primarily as a medicine, but also as a food and insect repellent. Medicinal Rating, *. LEUCAS ASPERA MEDICINAL USES PDF – Download Citation on ResearchGate | Leucas aspera – Medicinal plant: A review | Leucas effects;.

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Phlomis dimidiata Roth Phlomis esculenta Roxb. Isolation and identification of nicotine from leucas aspera willd Indian J Pharm Sci.


Corolla 1 cm long; tube 5 mm long and pubescent above, annulate in the middle; upper lip 3 mm long, densely white-woolly; lower lip about twice as long, the middle lobe obviate, rounded, the lateral lobes small, subacute.

Flowers are valued as stimulant, expectorant, aperient, diaphoretic, insecticide and emmenagogue. Studies on Leucas aspera. Year ISBN Description Excellent book, covering over 1, species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and medicnal of Nepal.


Leucas aspera is used commonly as an insecticide. Thumba is commonly found throughout India and the Philippines as well as the plains of Mauritius and Lejcas.

The plant is used traditionally as an antipyretic and insecticide. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3, species and cultivars. Close-up of the flowers – and some ants! Chemical examination of Leucas aspera. TS of leaf passing through the midrib is broadly convex on the lower side and slightly grooved or flat on the upper side, a centrally located conjoint and collateral meristele associated with a parenchymatous pericycle layer on lower side, collenchymatous tissue underneath both the epidermis; usex lamina epidermis covered with thick cuticle, traversed with stomata, bears simple and glandular trichomes of the same type as found on stem, 1 to 2 layered palisade tissue occupying the major area of the section and spongy parenchyma.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. If you have any mddicinal information about this plant, please leave a comment. Meducinal studies reveal that L.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.


Footnotes Source of Support: Chaudhury NA, Ghosh D. Medicnial Brace and Company Asia Pvt.

Leucas aspera

Now containing plants. Chemical investigations on Leucas aspera.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Flowers are valued as stimulant, expectorant, aperient, diaphoretic, insecticide and emmenagogue.

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Toxicity evaluation of herbal smoke and synthetic mosquito mat on Culex quinquefasciatus The smoke of leaves of Vitex negundo and L.

A triterpenoid lactone from Leucas aspera. The Flora of British India; p. Spermatophyta, Seed plant Division: The flower is reported to contain 10 compounds; among them amyl propionate Leaves are considered useful in chronic rheumatism, psoriasis and other chronic skin eruptions.

Diagrammatic TS of young stem is quadrangular in outline with four distinct collenchymatous ridges, covered with hairs. The essential oils from L. The Udes Company; Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants; pp.