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Lamiaceae

[‚lā·mē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for Labiatae.
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mint

mint

The mint family has over 7,000 species! And they are all edible. They become pretty easy to recognize after a while. Square stems, tiny hairs on stem, vertically stacked crunched flower bundles usually light purple, white or pink on top of stem or in several clusters along the vertical stem, usually where leaves are. Used for colds, flu, fever, indigestion, gas, headache, diarrhea, colic, sore throats, stomach aches. Whole plant is edible. Mint has strong oils. It is advisable not to take while pregnant. Important- make sure the plant looks and smells like mint. Some plants look like mint but don’t smell like it, or smell like mint but don’t look like mint- stay away! MINT Downy Woodmint (Blephilia ciliata) Soft fur on underside of leaves. Whitish blue purple flowers. Tea used for indigestion, colic, coughs, colds, chills and fevers. Make warm poultice with leaves for sinus headache. Chewing fresh leaves kills bacteria in the mouth and is good for teeth and gums.
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Recent studies on the essential oils of many Lamiaceae show that these plants have a broad range of biological activities, notably their antimicrobial potency [4], and this activity is generally correlated to the chemical composition of the oil.
Antimicrobial activities and usage in folkloric medicine of some Lamiaceae species growing in Mugla, Turkey.
Mentha rotundifolia is a plant belongs to the family Lamiaceae, which grows in Morocco region and is a potential source of essential oils.
Family Lamiaceae, is indigenous to Persia, East Bengal, Nepal, and Daccan peninsula, often cultivated in various parts of West Africa, widely distributed in tropical Africa and grows in all parts of Nigeria (Ekejuiba, 1984).
The genus of Ocimum, of the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae), include at least 60 species and numerous varieties [1].
Turkey is a gene center for Lamiaceae family, which comprises a lot of aromatic plants.
Satureja is a genus of aromatic and medicinal plants of Lamiaceae family (the mint family).
fruticosa are lacking, many studies have investigated the propagation of other Lamiaceae species with respect to the type of substrates, including Ocimum gratissimum L.
The results showed that the highest density weeds of was recorded from Brassicaceae family, whereas, the lowest weed density was recorded in lamiaceae family.
Mericarps are usually without any appendages, such as wings or tufts of hairs found in other Lamiaceae (Bouman & Meeuse, 1992), which might assist in wind dispersal.
La familia Asteraceae presento el mayor numero de especies (26), seguida de Lamiaceae (14), Solanaceae (14), Fabaceae (9) y Rosaceae (9).
Las familias Asteraceae, Fabaceae y Lamiaceae aportaron mayor numero de morfotipos, con Escallonia sp.