Erect, much branched, smooth, herbaceous, or half-woody plant 25 to
80 cm in height.
Leaves: opposite and whorled, lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate,
0.5 to 2 cm long, pointed at both ends and narrowed below the short
stalk, and toothed in the margins.
Flowers: while, small, very numerous, and in pairs;
Ubiquitouos weedIn throughout the settled areas in low to medium
altitudes; along roadsides, sides of ditches, and other more or less
shaded and moist places.
Collected from April to June.
Wash, cut into pieces, dry under the sun.
Sweet and has cooling nature.
Cold and fever, enteritis, diarrhea, beriberi, edema, difficulty in
urination: Use decoction of 15 to 30 gms dried material.
Miliaria: Rub the squeezed juice from fresh plant.