Latin name : Nepeta hindostana
Sanskrit/Indian name : Billilotan, Badranj boya
Urdu Name : Badranj Boya
General information :
In Indian medicine, Cal Mint is used to treat various cardiovascular ailments such as angina pectoris, cardiac thrombosis, trachycardia and cardiac weakness. Other uses include cardiac asthma, syncope, pyrexia and anxiety.
Therapeutic constituents :
The main constituent of the plant is a triterpenoid called aldehyde nepehinal. Other terpenoids found in Cal Mint include nepetidone, nepedinol and triterpenic acid, which render the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits :
- The herb is known to promote heart health in several cardiovascular conditions.
- It is also known to relieve asthma and anxiety.