Hophead Philippine Violet.

Barleria lupulina. Family: Acanthaceae
Bisa Ular, Hophead Philippine Violet.

Medicinal plant from India with showy striped leaves, yellow flowers and thorns. Attracts butterflies. Red-brown branches, flowers bloom in clusters. Traditional and therapeutic use is anti-inflammatory for insect bites, herpes simplex use by its fresh leaves, and roots for anti-inflammatory centipede bites.


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