Description: Slender perennial herbs, somewhat woody at the base, creeping and rooting at the lower nodes, branches ascending; young shoots purple. Leaves simple, opposite, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, base cuneate, acuminate at apex distantly toothed or nearly entire margins, triplinerved. Inflorescence a lax, few-headed corymbs. Achenes, narrowly oblong, 5-angled; pappus ca 3 mm long.
Habitat: Grown as medicinal plant
Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
Parts used: Leaves
Properties & Uses: Cardiotonic and digestive. The leaves are used in ulcer, cough, asthma, fever, stomach troubles, piles, skin irruptions and scabies.