(Thiruneetrupachai) (N.O. Labiatae)
Habit: Shrub or herb Parts
used: Whole plant Constituents: Leaves contain an essential oil,
which contains new trepan. Action: Diaphoretic, Carminative, and
Stimulant. Seeds are Mucilaginous, Demulcent, Aphrodisiac and
Diuretic. Leaves are Fragrant and Aromatic. Juice of the plant is
Anthelmintic. Root is Febrifuge.
Uses: Flowers of this aromatic herb is white in color with Fragrant
smell. Juice of the leaves cures ringworm infection and other skin
Diseases. Leaf juice if rubbed reduces the pain in scorpion sting.
Leaf juice if taken along with lukewarm water cures vomiting. The
mixture of its leaves and sweet flag are ground and if applied
reduces the pimples. Juice of the leaves if taken relieves labor pain
and pain during Parturition. This also cures phlegmatic disorders and
vomiting. Juice of the leaves mixed with cow's milk if taken twice
daily for Seven days, cures venereal diseases. Seeds and flowers are
used as stimulant, diuretic and demulcent. Seeds If taken after
childbirth, removes the pain. Seed indecoction cures urinary
Diseases. Leaves are powdered and used as a snuff to eradicate the
maggots from the nose. This also cures drowsiness. Seeds are used to
cure piles and constipation. Sherbet made out of its seeds cures
dysentery, gleet and cough. Decoction of the leaves if irrigated to
the nose acts as parasitiside but produces anesthesia.
நறுமணம் தரும் சுகமான மூலிகை. ஜலதோஷம் ,மூக்கடைப்பு.சுவாசக் கோளாறு ஆகியவற்றுக்கு இலைகளை நுகர்ந்து பார்த்தால் சுகம் தரும்