Med Plant Data Base


Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
Evaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


Phlomis tuberosa

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Magnoliopsida » Order: Lamiales » Family: Lamiaceae

Phlomis tuberosa


Phlomis tuberosa


Kingdom: Plantae

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Lamiales

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Phlomoides

Species: tuberosa (L.)

Plant description

Named for the small tubers that
grow from its roots, this selection is perhaps the most unusual of all. Fuzzy
leaf stems and large green leaves with toothed margins give the plant a
coarse texture that is softened by lilac blossoms with reddish calyxes and
deep crimson flower stems. Such distinctive character mixes especially well
with grasses and Lavenders.

Blooms JuneAugust.

Size: 4' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.

Diffusion area

Central Europe, Mediterranean
area, Asia.


This plant grows in forests,
bushes, hay fields, orchards, vinezyards. Grows solitarily in the whole

Therapeutic actions

The plant has anti-inflammatory
effect, antifever, anticonvulsants, haemostatic and healing. Used in folk
medicine to treat diarrhea, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis,
fever, wound healing. Estrigent effect, collar, anticonvulsants, antipneumonie,
inflammatory and regenerating wounds. Is given in diarrhea, inlamarea lungs,
tuberculosis, bronchitis, hemorrhoids.

Biologically active substances

In the grass was found
alkaloids, tannins, ascorbic acid, essential oil, iron, magnesium, zinc,
copper, manganese, nickel, titanium. The roots contain saponins.

Indigenous medicinal plants in databases

Maces Rosa canina L.

Malin Padus avium Mill.

Marar Anethum graveolens L.

Mesteacan Betula pendula

(B.verrucosa Ehrh.)

Mur Rubus caesius L.

Musetel Chamomilla recutita L.

(Matricaria chamomilla L.)

Centers, institutes, research labs of medicinal plants


1. Khokhrina T. A., 1979 - A
comparative anatomical study of leaf epidermis in Siberian species from the
genus Phlomis L. Ukrain. bot. Zh. 36. 488-90.

Genetic characteristics

2n= 14, 21, 22 chromosomes.

Gathering place (figure should be increased)

Phlomis tuberosa

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