Geogenanthus ciliatus is a perennial plant, forming a mat of growth about 15cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. An attractive ground cover plant, with deep-purple, round leaves about 15cm across[
S. America - northern Peru, Ecuador.
A terrestrial herb in primary rain forest[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in deep to moderate shade. Grows best in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
A decoction of the plant is applied topically as a remedy for swollen knees[
The plant is mashed with cold water and an infusion is given orally to infants as a remedy for worms[
The leaf is patted on the buttocks of one suffering from flatulence[
An attractive ground cover plant, with deep-purple, round leaves about 15cm across[
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