Anisomeles malabarica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Malabar-catmint

Anisomeles malabarica is a species of herbaceous plant native to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Mauritius, Réunion, northern Australia.

Anisomeles malabarica

Medical use

Economic importance of Anisomeles malabarica

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas ; Malaysia - Penang; Papua New Guinea
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Native
    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, Western Australia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Anisomelic-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Citral found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Citral found in Plant
Antiallergic
Citral found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Citral found in Plant
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Citral found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Citral found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Citral found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Citral found in Plant
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antioxidant
Citral found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Antiseptic
Citral found in Plant
Antishock
Citral found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Citral found in Plant
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Antiulcer
Citral found in Plant
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Barbituate-Synergist
Citral found in Plant
Bronchorelaxant
Citral found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Citral found in Plant
Ovatodiolide found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Citral found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Citral found in Plant
Caspase-3-Inducer
Citral found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Citral found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Citral found in Plant
Estrogenic
Citral found in Plant
Expectorant
Citral found in Plant
FLavor
Citral found in Plant
Fungicide
Citral found in Plant
Glaucomagenic
Citral found in Plant
Glutathionigenic
Citral found in Plant
Herbicide
Citral found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Citral found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Citral found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Citral found in Plant
Nematicide
Citral found in Plant
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Citral found in Plant
Perfumery
Citral found in Plant
Pesticide
Citral found in Plant
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (100 ppm);found in Plant (100 ppm)
Prostatitigenic
Citral found in Plant
Sedative
Citral found in Plant
Teratogenic
Citral found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Citral found in Plant
Trypanocide
Citral found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Citral found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Anisomelic-acid Plant
Betulinic-acid Plant 100
Plant 100
Citral Plant
Eo Flower 700
Stem 50
Root 50
Leaf 250
Gerainic-acid Plant
Ovatodiolide Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]