Sabah snake grass (Clinacanthus ntans (Burm.f.) lindau)


Snake grass (SG) belong to acanthaceae family. Its scientific name is Clinacanthus nutans also known as – 沙巴蛇草 – Sha Ba She Cao, 鰐嘴花 – E zui hua, 憂遁草 – You Dun Cao in Mandarin or Belalai Gajah or Tarum Siam in Malay or Dandang Gendis in Indonesia. It grow well in tropical weather such in Malaysia and Thailand. It is fast growing and can multiply through stem cuttings.

Benefits
Snake grass was popular to it benefits in alternative medicine to cure various kind of diseases. Traditionally it was used as a herb to cure snake bite. It is believe that it able to neutralized the poison from the snake. Recently it is well known for its healing properties for cancer and kidney failure.

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