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Acanthaceae family

Ruellia blechum L.,
Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1120.  1759 “blechnu.”
Syn.: Blechum brownei Juss. (1807).
Syn.: Blechum blechum (L.) Millsp. (1900).
Syn.: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb. (1918).


Zo nwè.  Fonn san.     
Indigenous trailing very common herb of open disturbed areas.
Found throughout the island except at higher elevations.
West Indies, Mesoamerica, South America.

Local medicinal uses