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Desmodium adscendens Hardstick, amor seco   Fabaceae


Desmodium adscendens, Hardstick, Fabaceae

Hardstick is a weedy perennial herb; it grows up to a height of no more than 3 feet; it has alternate oval leaves.
A common weed found along roadsides and in yards. It produces small green beans in 1 - 1" pods and has small light purple - or pink flowers.
Medicine use : Treats stomach ache. Used against asthma and other diseases associated with smooht muscle contraction. Against fever pain and epilepsy. Plant decoction as laxative and treat convulsions, and soothe urinary disorders in case of venereal diseases.