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Useful Temperate Plants

Elsholtzia strobilifera

(Benth.) Benth.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyclostegia strobilifera Benth.

Elsholtzia exigua Hand.-Mazz.

Mentha strobilifera (Benth.) Wall. ex Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Elsholtzia strobilifera is an erect, annual plant growing around 5 - 50cm tall[
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.
,
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 food and a flavouring

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 (Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan), northern India (Sikkim), Nepal

Habitat

Occasional along waysides; at elevations from 1,300 - 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.
]. Hills, grasslands, open areas in forests, thicket margins, valleys; at elevations from 2,300 - 3,700 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.15 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Seeds. Powdered and used as a flavouring[
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.
].

Medicinal

The plant is antipyretic[
1757
Title
Elsholtzia: review of traditional uses, chemistry and pharmacology
Publication
Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences 2007 (16) 73-78
Author
Ai-Lin Liu, Simon M.Y. Lee, Yi-Tao Wang and Guan-Hua Du
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
A paste made from the plant is applied to the head in order to relieve a headache[
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.
,
1761
Title
Ethnopharmacological survey, Phytochemical screening and Antibacterial activity measurements of high altitude medici
Publication
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 13 (3), July 2014, pp. 496-507
Author
Lamichhane J. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. It is also applied topically to treat wounds, boils and skin infections[
1761
Title
Ethnopharmacological survey, Phytochemical screening and Antibacterial activity measurements of high altitude medici
Publication
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 13 (3), July 2014, pp. 496-507
Author
Lamichhane J. et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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