Action Leaf and flowering top— carminative, stimulant, antiseptic, febrifuge. Used for digestive disorders and headaches. Essential oil—antibacterial.
Chief components of the volatile oil are 1,8-cineole 28.8, piperitone 13.9,
cispiperitone oxide 15.4 and piperitenone
13.8%. The aerial parts contain flavonoids—3’ -hydroxy-4’,5,6,7-tetra- methoxyflavone, hesperetin-7- rutinoside, luteolin, ursolic acid and betasitosterol. The essential oil acts as a CNS depressant and has somnifacient properties. Phenolic extract showed

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