Brunella vulgaris Linn

Synonym ► Prunella vulgaris Linn.

Family ► Labiatae; Lamiaceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan at altitudes of 1,400-4,000 m, in Khasi Hills and hills of South India.

Unani ► Substitute for Ustukhudduus. (Lavandula stoechas Linn.)

Action ► Wound healing, expectorant, antiseptic, astringent, haemostatic, antispasmodic. Leaf-used in piles; and as a cooling herb for fevers.

The herb contains vitamins A, B, C and K; flavonoids; rutin. Flower spikes are liver-restorative, hypotensive, an-tioxidant.

Lupeol, stigmasterol and beta-sitos-terol are obtained from the unsapo-nifiable fraction from the leaves, the saponifiable fraction gave lauric,

Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz. 103 stearic, palmitic, myristic, oleic and

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