BLUE SNAKE WEED (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis L. Vahl)

Common name: Pecut kuda(mal); Common Snakeweed, Blue Porter Weed, Blue Snake Weed, Cayenne Snake Weed; (Chinese): 假马鞭, 长穗木
Botanical name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis L. Vahl, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Stachytarpheta villosa
Family: Verbenaceae
      
Herb & Spice (Medicinal)
In Nigeria, Snakeweed is traditionally used to treat diabetes and fever. In West Africa, the juice from the plant is used to treat cataract and sores on children’s ears. In Brazil, fresh leaf is crushed and applied on ulcers.

Folklore medicine : Cure boil, skin with pus and wound, and also hepatitis A.

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