Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.
Description: It is an evergreen shrubby plant with some upright shoots growing up to one metre tall. Leaves of this plant are strongly scented and are thick, fleshy and toothed along margins. The plant bears terminal spikes of small, bluish and bi-lipped flowers.
How to Grow: In addition to its use as medicine, Coleus makes a very good plant for the households due to its evergreen foliage and scent. One plant either maintained in a pot of 25 to 30 cms size or in the ground is adequate for the purpose of medicine.
Care regime: The plant requires periodic trimming to maintain its shape. It is a hardy plant and needs only occasional watering (twice a week). Excessive watering may cause the plant to rot.
Parts Used: Leaves
Collection: Mature leaves can be individually plucked by hand. Since the plant needs periodic pruning, leaves can also be collected from the pruned branches.
Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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