Ethnobotanical And Chemotaxonomic Study Of Some Kenyan Medicinal Labiatae Species.
Githinji, Catherine W.
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The Labiatae is a large and cosmopolitan family growing in a large variety of climate. In Kenya there are about 70 genera currently recorded at the East Africa Herberium and collected from all parts of the country. This family is characterised by a pleasant scent emitted by the essential oils produced by glands in the leaves, hence are known by the more common name "the mint family