Leucas ciliata is an annual plant growing 30 - 90cm tall. The slender stem is usually branched at the apex and sometimes also near the base[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
Roadsides, streamsides, grasslands, thickets; at elevations from 500 - 2,800 metres[
The plant is used medicinally[
In general, the crushed leaves of Leucas species are applied to wounds, sores, especially those of the eyes and nose, chronic skin diseases, such as psoriasis and scabies. The crushed leaves are also used to treat mild fevers, colds, rheumatism and snake bites, and as a decoction against roundworm, mainly for children[
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