(Stachytarpheta jamaicensis [L.] Vahl.)
S. marginata Vahl., S. pilosiuscula H.B.K., S. villosa Turcz., S. urticifolia Dalz. et Gibs., Verbena indica L., V. jamaicensis L.
Horse whip grows wild in the street, terrain, and other abandoned places. Plants originating from tropical America can be found in sunny areas, is being, protected from sunlight, and at an altitude of 1-1500 m above sea level. Annual herb, erect, 20-90 cm tall. Single leaves, stemmed, where the deal. Strands of egg-shaped leaves, base narrow, pointed tip, serrated edge, clear surface grooved, 4-8 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, dark green. Compound interest are arranged in an elongated grain axis, like a whip, the length of 40-20 cm. Flowers bloom at different times, small size, the color purple, rarely white. Line-shaped fruit, seed 2. Needle-shaped seed, is black. For this type of Stachytarpheta indica Vahl., height reaches 2 meters, maintained as a hedge plant and drug efficacy, the same type of Stachytarpheta jamaicensis [L.] Vahl. Horse whip can be propagated by seed.
Nature and ussage bitter taste, cold in nature. Efficacious as a blood cleanser, anti-inflammatory, and laxative urine (diuretic).
Parts used are herbs, flowers, and roots. For storage, after being washed and cut into pieces, dry in the sun to dry.
Herbs are used for treatment:
- Infections and urinary tract stones,
- Sore throat due to inflammation (pharyngitis), cough,
- Rheumatoid arthritis, and
- Irregular menstruation.
Flowers and stems are used for treatment:
- Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis A).
The roots are used for treatment:
- Vaginal discharge (leukore).
HOW TO USE
For drugs taken, boiled or dried herb 15-30 g 30-60 g of fresh herbs, and drinking boiled water.
For external use only, minced fresh herbs until smooth, then paste it into the body of the sick, such as ulcers, purulent inflammation of the skin, and wounds.
EXAMPLES OF USAGE
Sore throat, cough
Provide 50 g fresh herb horse whip, 2 medium-size fruit kencur, 2 cloves of garlic. Wash the materials, then mash until smooth. Add 1 / 2 cup sugar, stirring flat water, then squeeze and strain. Furthermore, drinking water collected, do 3 times a day, for 3-5 days.
Wash 50 g root fresh horse whip, and then sliced as needed. Add 3 cups water, then boiled until remaining 1 glass. Once cool, strain and filter divided for 2 times drinks, morning and afternoon, each 1 / 2 cup.
Wash the flower stalk 5-10 horse whip thoroughly, then potongpotong necessary. Add rock sugar to taste, then boiled in 3 cups of water until remaining 1 glass. Once cool, strain and filter drinking water. Do it every day until cured.
Wash 30-60 g fresh herb horse whip, then cut into pieces as needed. Boiled in 3 cups water until the remaining 1 cup boiled water. Once cool, strain and filter drinking water 2 times a day, each 1 / 2 cup.
Pregnant women are forbidden to drink boiled concoction of this drug because it can cause miscarriage.