Frog Fruit is a flowering, broadleaf plant native to South America. It is grows in a groundcover or turflike manner, and is often present in yards. The inflorescence consists of a purple-coloured centre encircled by small white-to-pink flowers. The flower takes on a match-like look, which is why the plant is called matchweed. The leaf arrangement is opposite. Each leaf has one to seven teeth on each edge starting at the widest point and continuing to the tip. Frog Fruit is native to the whole of Africa, temperate and tropical Asia, Australasia, Europe and tropical America. In India, it occurs in almost all states at lower altitudes. It is also found in the Himalayas, from Kumaun to Nepal and NE India, at altitudes of 600-1400 m.
Good for Diarrhoea and Cough.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Phyla Nodiflora||Frog Fruit||छोटा ओकरा / Chota okra||ജലതിപ്പലി / Jala thippali|