Medicinal plants which have various actions like a laxative, blood purification, anti-viral, anti-helminthic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, diuretic properties.
It is an annual herb with branches up to 25 cm long, with numerous adventitious roots; stems with latex. Leaves opposite, distichous, simple; stipules linear, petiole, blade ovate, base unequal, one side cuneate, the other side rounded, apex rounded, margins shallowly toothed, glabrous above, sparsely long-hairy beneath.
Inflorescence a terminal or axillary cluster of flowers, called a cyathium, on short leafy shoots; cyathia almost sessile, with a funnel-shaped involucre, lobes triangular, minute, margin hairy, female flower surrounded by few male flowe ¹ Flowers unisexual male flowers sessile, bracteoles hair-like, perianth absent, Fruit an acutely 3 lobed, almost sessile. Seeds conical, acutely 4 angled, shallowly transversely wrinkled, reddish brown, without caruncle. The leaves, seeds and fresh juice of the whole plant are used in worm infections, as a stimulant, astringent. The fresh plant is considered vulnerary and galactagogue, used in ophthalmia.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%