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Justicia gendarussa is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
E. Asia - India to Burma.
Beds of streams in moister areas of the Himalayas[
The leaf is antispasmodic, carminative[
] and has antiperiodic properties[
]. The leaves and tender young shoots are diaphoretic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism[
]. An infusion of the leaves is taken internally in the treatment of pains in the head, paralysis of one side of the body and facial paralysis[
]. The leaf juice is used in the treatment of earache[
The bitter root is anodyne, diaphoretic, diuretic and laxative[
The root bark is emetic[
The whole plant is emetic and febrifuge[
]. A decoction is used to treat bruises[