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Anisomeles malabarica

Scientific Name: Anisomeles malabarica | English: Malabar Catmint | Sanskrit: Alamoola, Bhutan-kusham| Hindi: Gopoli | Tamil: Peyimarutti| Marathi: Gojibha| Telugu: Mogabheri| Malayalam: Perumtumpa, Karitumpa| Kannada: Karithumbe, Gandubirana gidda

Medicinal Uses: Helps with Gout, Halitosis (Foul breath), Epileptic fits, Allergies and Intestinal worms. Following are the qualities of this herb- Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Repels mosquitoes and kills larvae of mosquito, Antipyretic, antispasmodic, anticancer, Anti-allergy.

Traditional uses:

  1. 1-3 grams of the juice of the leaves can be taken for Colic, Gastric upset and for recurrent fevers.

  2. Inhalation of vapors of the hot infusion of leaves helps with releiving congestion and also relieves symptoms of headache and fever by inducing sweating.

  3. Decoction of the plant is used for fomentation of painful joints due to rheumatism.Essential oil can also be used externally for application to help with rheumatism.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


Indian Materia Medica by Dr A.M.Nadkarni

Antiepileptic potential of flavonoids fraction from the leaves of Anisomeles malabarica

Anti-Diabetic Potential of the Leaves of Anisomeles malabarica in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats

Evaluation of biochemical mechanisms of anti-diabetic functions of Anisomeles malabarica


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