Botanical name : Plectranthus vettiverioides (Jacob) Singh & Sharma
Family : Laminaceae
Udeechi, Hreebera, Ambu, Valakam
Rasa : Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian plectranthus
Hindi : Valak
Malayalam : Iruveli
A small, profusely branched succulent aromatic herb. Stems are quadrangular and greenish. Leaves are glandular and hairy, broadly ovate with dentate margins. Flowers are small, bluish in terminal racemes. Fruits are seedless.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, fever, burning sensation, urinary retention, vomiting, diarrhea and ulcers. It promotes hair growth.
Useful part : Whole plant.