Marwa or Dawna

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Satish Phadke

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Aug 17, 2009, 11:42:43 AM8/17/09
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An aromatic herb often planted in pots as religious.
Request for botanical name and extra information
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 17, 2009, 11:58:19 AM8/17/09
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Looks like Origanum majorana. Another species O. vulgare grows in Himalayas.
 
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 17, 2009, 12:07:09 PM8/17/09
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Origanum majorana Linn., sometimes placed under Majorana hortensis Moench. Hindi: Murwa; Bengal: Murru; Tamil: Murru, Maruvu; Kan: Maruga; Mal: Maruvamu; Kumaun: Bantulsi; Deccan: Murwa.
 Leaves used as condiment (Oregano) and flavouring. Seeds used in confectionery. Leaves and flowering tops yield oil used in perfumes. Infusion of plant in medicine.
 
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Satish Phadke

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Aug 18, 2009, 5:58:30 AM8/18/09
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Thanks Gurcharanji!
Dr Phadke

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