Indian Patchouli – Kollan Kola
Common Classification Common Names Indian Patchouli Sinhala Name Kollan Kola, Gan Kollan Scientific Classification Family Lamiaceae Genus Pogostemon Scientific Name Pogostemon heyneanus Synonym Pogostemon patchouly Ecology Category Herb Growth Habit Small-Shrub Duration Perennial Origin Indigenous Status Natural Property Culinary / Edible No Use as Herb Yes Other Use n/a Poisoned / Toxin No Identification
Indian Patchouli or called in Sinhalese as Kollan Kola is a evergreen perennial plant species of Lamiaceae family native to Sri Lanka and.India. It is small woody tree grows up to 3 -4 meters in height. It is occurs naturally or cultivated tree mostly in wet zone in the low country. The plant cultivated for herbal plant that has various medicinal properties.