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An equivalent name for Labiatae.
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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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For the Lamiaceae family, there were few studies which showed activity of the same species on uterine muscle, but with spasmogenic or uterotonic activity, that is, with opposing goals for this study (Ladeji et al., 2005; Chen et al., 2000; Gruber and O'Brien, 2011; Kamatenesi-Mugisha and Oryem-Origa, 2007).
Nazzaro, "Chemical composition and in vitro antimicrobial and mutagenic activities of seven Lamiaceae essential oils," Molecules, vol.
Indeed, some good results have been reported for montmorillonite clay, which could extend the effectiveness of Ocimum gratissimum (Lamiaceae) EO from 7 to 30 days against Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) [45].
Rying et al., Flora of Tropical East Africa Lamiaceae (Labaiate), Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, 2009.
(2011) observed the positive effect of high concentrations of IBA (1000, 2000, and 4000mg[L.sup.-1]) on the development of cuttings of two Lamiaceae species, Hyptis leucocephala Mart.
The diversity of dispersal mechanisms in Salvia parallels the diversity found throughout the remainder of the Lamiaceae (Bouman & Meeuse, 1992).
Las familias Asteraceae, Fabaceae y Lamiaceae registraron un mayor aporte al espectro polinico, debido a su abundancia en la flora local alrededor de las colmenas, asi como a sus prolificas floraciones.
Senhaji, "In-vitro antioxidant activity and GC/MS studies on the leaves of Mentha piperita (Lamiaceae) from Morocco," International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, vol.
Ocimum basilicum commonly known as "Tulsi" in Hindi and sweet basil in English belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is used in culinary and as ornamental herb [1-3].
The drugs derive from members of 109 vascular plant families with Asteraceae (46 species; 74 drugs), Apiaceae (44 taxa; 85 drugs), Lamiaceae (36 taxa; 44 drugs),
The object of present research is to evaluate phytochemical activity like total phenolic, total flavonoid content and antioxidant activity by using methanolic extract of different part of selected species of family Lamiaceae.