Coleus aromaticus

Indian borage (Coleus aromaticus) Plant

Indian borage has lots of traditional uses. Leaves are useful for infants conditions and is good source of cooking herb too. Leaves  volatile oil, largely carvacrol. The juice of the leaves for dyspepsia, asthma, chronic coughs, bronchitis, colic, flatulence, rheumatism. In India these plants are also used for malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesicle calculi, hiccup, helminthiasis, colic, and convulsions. Leaves are applied to cracks at the corners of the mouth, for thrush, headaches; against fever as a massage or as a wash.

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