Botanical name: Meriandra benghalensis Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Synonyms: Salvia bengalensis
Bengal Sage is a herb from the mint family. It has elliptic-oblong green leaves with serrated margins. Tiny while flowers arise on a long vertical spike, much like that in Tulsi. The herb is cultivated for medicinal uses.
Medicinal uses: Fresh leaves are given for reducing high blood pressure. Extracts of inflorescences is used as gargle in tonsilitis.
Identification credit: Thingnam Sophia
The flower labeled Bengal Sage is ...