Leucas aspera commonly known as ‘Thumbai’ is distributed throughout India from the effects; hence, this drug encourage finding its new therapeutic uses. . Ishibashi M. Separation of Leucas aspera, a medicinal plant of Bangladesh. General Information. Leucas aspera is an erect, annual plant with a much- branched stem 30 – 60cm tall[ The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, primarily as a medicine, but also as a food and insect repellent. Medicinal Rating, *. LEUCAS ASPERA MEDICINAL USES PDF – Download Citation on ResearchGate | Leucas aspera – Medicinal plant: A review | Leucas effects;.

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Leucas aspera

Preliminary antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Leucas aspera root. Examination of the component fatty acids of the oil from the seeds of Leucas aspera.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Effect of organic compounds. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The ethanolic extract was subjected to acetic acid induced writhing inhibition, 1,1-diphenylpicryl hydrazyl DPPH free radical scavenging assay and brine shrimp lethality bioassay for screening of antinociceptive, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity, apsera.

Corolla 1 cm long; tube 5 mm long and pubescent above, annulate in the middle; upper lip 3 mm long, densely white-woolly; lower lip about twice as long, the middle lobe obviate, rounded, the lateral lobes small, subacute. Last update on By using this site, you agree to medicinap Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Leucas aspera: A review

Prostaglandin inhibitory and antioxidant activities Leucas aspera was tested for its prostaglandin PG inhibitory and antioxidant activities. Isolation and identification of nicotine from leucas aspera willd Indian J Pharm Sci.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Indian Medicinal Plants; pp. This section with questionable factual accuracy needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources.

Thumba is commonly found throughout India and the Philippines as well as the plains of Mauritius and Java. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Close-up of the flowers – and some ants!

Harcourt Brace and Company Asia Pvt. Toxicity evaluation of herbal smoke and synthetic mosquito mat on Culex quinquefasciatus The smoke of leaves of Vitex negundo and L.

Indian J Animal Health. Detailed TS shows an epidermis covered with thick cuticle, traversed occasionally with stomata and bears simple, multicellular three to four-celled uniseriate lignified trichomes and sessile, glandular trichomes with multicellular head; narrow parenchymatous cortex, except under the ridges where it is collenchymatous, distinct endodermis and parenchymatous pericycle, especially; stellar region consisting of a ring of vascular bundles connected oeucas interfascicular sclerenchymatous band; very narrow parenchymatous phloem, and radially arranged xylem tissue.


Leucas aspera is reported to have antifungal, prostaglandin inhibitory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antinociceptive and cytotoxic activities.

This section needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources. Journal List Pharmacogn Rev v.

Leucas aspera – Useful Tropical Plants

Spermatophyta, Seed plant Division: Aspdra and Evans Pharmacognosy. Nil Conflict of Interest: Flowers are valued as stimulant, expectorant, aperient, diaphoretic, insecticide and emmenagogue. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on medicinl uses. Physico-chemical characteristics and fatty acid composition of seven minor oils.

Year ISBN Description Excellent book, covering over 1, species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and medicnal of Nepal. The Flora of British India; p. Leucas dimidiata Roth Spreng. The ethanolic extract of L. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. Modi1 and M.

A review Leucas effects; hence, this asperz encourage finding its new therapeutic uses. Isolation and identification of nicotine from leucas aspera willd Indian J Pharm Sci. Leucas aspera had both fungistatic and fungicidal actions. Antimicrobial action of some essential oils.

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