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chitralekha P

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Jul 3, 2011, 11:48:19 AM7/3/11
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Please identify this plant. I have seen this in Hyderabad as well as in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. Have not seen flowers. Leaves smell like Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) and are used in making pakoras.
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Chitralekha
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Smilax004

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Jul 3, 2011, 11:58:45 AM7/3/11
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Coleus aromaticus of Lamiaceae family. It is a medicinal plant
(steamed or raw leaves) used for fever, cough and cold especially for
kids.

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Giby
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satyendra tiwari

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Jul 3, 2011, 12:06:43 PM7/3/11
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Dear All,
Is the all coleus leaves edible?
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Giby Kuriakose

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Jul 3, 2011, 12:17:39 PM7/3/11
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No, leaves of all Coleus species (most of the wild species) are not edible. 

Regards,
Giby

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Vijayasankar

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Jul 3, 2011, 1:43:04 PM7/3/11
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I agree with Giby's id.
The current name is Plectranthus amboinicus.
 
Regards 
 
Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Chitralekha

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Jul 4, 2011, 12:39:31 AM7/4/11
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Thank you Giby Kuriokose and Vijayasankar Raman. When and where does
it flower?
Chitralekha

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Jul 5, 2011, 8:24:53 AM7/5/11
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Yes its Coleus aromaticus (mostly found on rocky places in
Maharashtra, some old forts or caves), roots are more medicinally
important, though leaves are also used.

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