Bonnaya hyssopoides (L.) Benth.
Gratiola hyssopioides L.
Ilysanthes hyssopioides (L.) Benth.
Lindernia hyssopoides is an erect or somewhat ascending annual plant with stems that can be unbranched or diffusely branched. It can be up to 30cm tall growing from a fibrous rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The species is locally common and has no threats. It is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia.
Dry fields, wet areas; at elevations around 1,200 metres[
]. Often forming dense mats in perennially moist places and harvested rice fields[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Most Lindernia species are very bitter and many are used medicinally. This is one of several species that are often used more or less interchangeably.to treat dysentery and other intestinal problems[
]. A decoction of the leaves is given after childbirth[
The aerial parts are widely used in poultices for relieving boils, sores and itches[
]. The juice of the aerial parts, mixed with turmeric (Curcuma longa) and heated with a little water, is applied to infected fingernails[
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