Such as bushes, growing wild in the forest, river embankments or maintained as a medicinal plant. grows at an altitude of 1-500 meters above sea level. Grow up, may reach a height of 2 meters. Young branches dark purple, and when the old color to brown shiny. Leaves opposite position, a single leaf with a length of 5-20 cm, width 1 to 3.5 cm, dark green leaf color. Small flowers white. The fruit is elliptic.
Chemical properties and pharmacological effects: feeling hot, slightly acidic, neutral. Blood circulation (Circulation promoting, stag-nant blood dispelling), antireumatik. Chemical Ingredients: Justicin, essential oils, potassium and somewhat poisonous alkaloid.
Bruises, broken bones, Rheumatic, Ulcers (to compress)
In India and Southeast Asia, used as a fever, vomiting, stimulating, anti-rheumatic, treatment of headaches, facial paralysis, eczema, sore eyes and ears.
Attention:Pregnant women are prohibited from using this plant.