by; G. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Narasimhan, Centre for Floristic Research, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram. (0 ratings). Common Name: Spiderwort. Leucas cephalotes. Drawing of the plant. Photograph by: Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 4: t. Objective: Keeping this background in mind this study was carried out on the leaf of Leucas cephalotes, basically a folklore drug also used in Unani Medicine.

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In other projects Wikispecies. Or, Login with your user account:. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Verticillasters on branches, globose, The leaves are ovate to lanceolate in shape. Dronpushpi can be seen easily in rainy season. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It is commonly occur in Drona earthen berm. A few uploads earlier identified as Leucas cephalotes:. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Lamiaceae-Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng.

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It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng.


Used as a culinary herb. Stewart notes it as a “common hot weather field weed”. Hedge Leucas capitata Desf. Leucas cephalotes regulates both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism cephaloes, improves body antioxidant defense systems in both types cephaltoes diabetes.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Remember me Forgot password? Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Link should have ref. The ethanol extract of leaves of Leucas cephalotes was administeredand mg kg -1 bw to diabetes induced IDDM and NIDDM rats and carbohydrate, lipid, antioxidant, urea and creatinine profiles were assessed.

Indian Flora facebook group. Beta sitosterol have been isolated from the plant of Leucas cephalotes. Of the three doses used, mg kg -1 bw dose was found to be more potent in its effects lducas to those of glibenclamide and metformin. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. A total of species belo Login eFloras Home Help. Labellenic acid Cephalotess — 5, 6-dienoic acid has been reported in seed oil.

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Leucas cephalotes

In many parts of India particularly in North India. User specific search options User. It is also steeped in water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock. Medicinal weeds in groundnut fields of Chhattisgarh India.


The extract cephalotez improved hepatic glycogen content and hexokinase activity, decreased glucosephosphatase activity, blood urea, creatinine contents and decreased lipid peroxidation in diabetic rats. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

Leucas cephalotes – Useful Tropical Plants

It is cultivated itself for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets. All the three doses of extract decreased plasma glucose and lipid profiles and, improved the antioxidant status of both types lejcas diabetic rats. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

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Stars of the month. In rainy season, many Indian tribal communities take bath with water having Dronpushpi leaf extract.

Common species found in India are L.