Warer willow (Justicia gendarussa)

Justicia gendarussa, Gendarussa vulgaris
Family: Acanthaceae
Common name: Gandarusa Jalur, Daun Rusa, Gandarusa, Warer willow
A decidious shrub growing to 1m.The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). The plant prefers light sandy, medium loamy and heavy clay soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Root: diuretic, remedy for fever and diarrhea.


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