Latin name: Leucas cephalotes
Synonyms: Phlomis cephalotes
Medicinal use of Spiderwort:A decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of malarial fever. A paste of the plant is boiled with mustard oil and applied externally to boils. The juice of the plant is used in the treatment of urinary complaints. The dried inflorescences are smoked and the smoke exhaled through the nose to treat nosebleeds.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Open areas at elevations around 1700 metres in western China.
Edible parts of Spiderwort:Tender leaves and young shoots - cooked. Used as a pot herb.
Propagation of the herb:Seed -
Cultivation of Spiderwort:Open areas at elevations around 1700 metres in western China.
Known hazards of Leucas cephalotes:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.