Plants growing wild in coastal areas, river banks, as well as brackish ground muddy and watery. Annual bush, trunked wet, growing up, from 0.5 to 2 m high. Single leaf, short-stemmed, facing location. Elongated leaf, the base and pointed tip. Gathered flowers 6-30 cm in length, out of the tip of the stem, purple petals. Pieces of fruit boxes, oval, ± 3 cm long, brown. Seeds kidney-shaped, 2-4 in number of fruit.
The roots contain flavone and amino acids
Roots, efficacious as anti-inflammatory / antiflogistik and ekspektorans. Nutritious seeds as a blood purifier.