Herb latin name: Strobilanthes cusia

Synonyms: Strobilanthes flaccidifolius

Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Medicinal use of Strobilanthes cusia:

The roots and leaves are depurative and febrifuge. A decoction is used in the treatment of epidemic mumps, sore throat, erysipelas and fever-caused rashes.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Hilly areas.

Other uses of Strobilanthes cusia:

The plant yields a blue dye. The part used is not specified.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed -

Cultivation of Strobilanthes cusia:

Hilly areas.

Known hazards of Strobilanthes cusia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.