Mentha citrata Ehrh.
Mentha lavanduliodora ined.
Mentha piperita var. citrata (Ehrh.)Briq.
Family: Lamiaceae - Mint family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Pudina.
Tribal Name: Kuruea (Marma).
Herbs annual or perennial, aromatic. Upper leaves sessile or subsessile.Blade margin dentate, serrate, or crenate, lanceolate to linear.Flowers bisexual or pistillate.Calyx funnelform to campanulate, 10-13-veined, throat glabrous or hairy.Corolla funnelform, slightly irregular. Stamens 4, subequal, divaricate, erect. Nutlets ovoid, dry, smooth or slightly tuberculate, apex rounded, rarely hairy.
Powder prepared from burned bark applied externally in boils and read 'mantra', used thrice daily. For headache powder applied to forehead to relief pain and general weakness (Marma).
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