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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Harcourt Brace and Company Asia Pvt. Rao B, Narasimha GV. Flowers are valued as stimulant, expectorant, aperient, diaphoretic, insecticide and emmenagogue. Chemical investigation of Leucas aspera. In old stem, trichomes are few, phloem tissue is wide and found on either side of the wide xylem band; pith is parenchymatous, wide and embedded with acicular crystals of calcium oxalate.

The flower is reported to contain 10 compounds; among them amyl propionate The plant is used traditionally as an antipyretic and insecticide.

Preliminary chemical examination of L. Antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Leucas aspera root The ethanolic extract was subjected to acetic acid induced writhing inhibition, 1,1-diphenylpicryl hydrazyl DPPH free radical scavenging assay and brine shrimp lethality bioassay for screening of antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity, respectively.


Leucas aspera had both fungistatic and fungicidal actions. Now containing plants. In vitro trials of plant extracts and chemicals for their antifungal activity. Leaves are sub-sessile or shortly petiolate, linear or linearly lanceolate, obtuse, pubescent up to 8. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3, species and cultivars. Preliminary chemical examination of some compounds in the different parts of the genus Leucas.

Thumba is commonly found throughout India and the Philippines as well as the plains of Mauritius and Java. Support Center Support Center. Long-chain compounds from Leucas aspera. It can be used as an insecticidal, anti inflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic for medicinal value to a great extent and is available abundantly.

Leucas aspera Scientific classification Kingdom: Two aliphatic ketols from Leucas aspera. Chaudhury NA, Ghosh D.

Leucas aspera: A review

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Diterpenes from Leucas aspera inhibiting prostaglandin-induced contractions. Indian J Chem Br. Medicinally, it has been proven to possess various pharmacological activities like antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antinociceptive and cytotoxic activity.

Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants; pp. Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants; pp. J Essent Oil Res. Retrieved from ” https: Leucas aspera had both fungistatic and aspdra actions.

Thumba is commonly found throughout India and the Philippines as well as the plains of Mauritius and Java. Preliminary antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Leucas aspera root.


Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Volatile constituents of Leucas aspera WilId.

Leucas aspera – Useful Tropical Plants

J Oil Technol Assoc India. 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 a species within the Hses genus and the Lamiaceae family. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses.

Separation of Leucas asperaa medicinal plant of Bangladesh, guided by prostaglandin inhibitory and antioxidant activities. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. It is a herb used in food to provide fragrance to food.

Leucas aspera is typically found in dry, open, sandy soil and is abundant in areas with waste. Phlomis dimidiata Roth Phlomis esculenta Roxb.

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Leucas dimidiata Roth Spreng. Riechstoffe, Aromen, Koerperpfl egemittel. Journal List Pharmacogn Rev v. The smoke of leaves of Vitex negundo and L. Indian J Animal Health.

Isolation and identification of nicotine from leucas aspera willd Indian J Pharm Sci.

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