Cyclostegia strobilifera Benth.
Elsholtzia exigua Hand.-Mazz.
Mentha strobilifera (Benth.) Wall. ex Benth.
Elsholtzia strobilifera is an erect, annual plant growing around 5 - 50cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a flavouring
E. Asia - southern China (Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan), northern India (Sikkim), Nepal
Occasional along waysides; at elevations from 1,300 - 4,800 metres[
]. Hills, grasslands, open areas in forests, thicket margins, valleys; at elevations from 2,300 - 3,700 metres[
Seeds. Powdered and used as a flavouring[
The plant is antipyretic[
A paste made from the plant is applied to the head in order to relieve a headache[
]. It is also applied topically to treat wounds, boils and skin infections[