Anagalloides procumbens Krock.
Lindernia erecta (Benth.) Bonati
Lindernia kitaibelii G.Don
Lindernia procumbens (Krock.) Borbás
Lindernia pyxidaria All.
Pyxidaria procumbens (Krock.) Borbás
Tittmannia erecta Benth.
Torenia erecta Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Torenia trichotoma Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Vandellia erecta Benth.
Lindernia procumbens is an erect, clump-forming annual plant with a much branched stem 5 - 20cm tall growing from a slender rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
This species is naturally scarce throughout its range - however, it occurs over a vast area and it faces no known widespread threats. The plant is therefore classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. Europe, through western Asia to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia
A classic species of nutrient-rich or organic silt in the drawdown zones of lakes, reservoirs and ponds, also found on the beds of drained fishponds, oxbow lakes, rice fields, sandy humid waste ground, marshes, river banks and wet low-lying areas[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
In traditional Chinese medicine, the plant is said to clear liver heat, cool the blood, diminish inflammation and detumescence. It is used as a remedy for gonorrhoea and the juice is given to children who pass green-coloured stools[
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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