Indian borage

(also known as mexicon mint)

Scientific name: Plectranthus amboinicus

Student names : Bharathi kumari,Shilpashree

College name: CMR National PU college ,ITPL


Clade: Angiosperms , Order: Lamiales , Family: Lamiaceace , Genus: Plectranthus , Spieces: P.amboinicus,

Fig .1. Stoma of a leaf under a microscope

Fig .2. Stomata of leaf under foldscope .

In botany, a stoma (also stomate; plural stomata) is a tiny opening or pore that is used for gas exchange. They are mostly found on the under-surface of plant leaves.Almost all land plants have stomata.Stomata have two main functions. First is gaseous exchange i.e. intake of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen. Second is facilitating the process of transpiration in plants.

Here we have took the lower section of the Mexicon mint & obeserved under . Below are some of the uses about the Mexicon mint.

The compounds contained in the herb act as a powerful expectorant to eliminate mucus and phlegm from our respiratory tract.

This can also help to boost our immune system by preventing bacteria or other pathogens. 

One of the most popular uses of Indian borage is as an effective skin treatment. From bug bites and stings to eczema and psoriasis, Indian borage possesses the anti-inflammatory compounds that can quickly reduce redness and swelling while also eliminating itchiness and irritation.

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