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Useful Temperate Plants

Elsholtzia eriostachya

(Benth.) Benth.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Aphanochilus eriostachyus Benth.

Elsholtzia hoffmeisteri Klotzsch

Elsholtzia pusilla Benth.

Platyelasma eriostachyum (Benth.) Kitag.

Common Name:

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General Information

Elsholtzia eriostachya is an erect, hairy, annual plant growing around 40cm tall[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, northern India, Nepal, Bhutan

Habitat

Moist, open places; at elevations from 3,000 - 4,800 metres[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is aromatic.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The seeds are chewed as a treatment for coughs and colds[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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