A vigorous braching
creeper with succulent leaves and stems, rooting freely at the nodes.
Leaves are ovate and short acuminate, the upper surface dark green to
purple, with silver bands at the side. The undersurface is purple. Flowers
are small and purple.
Native to Mexico.
Popular as a ground cover.
Leaves and stems.
folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines.
Elsewhere, used for treatment of common cold, hypertension, tuberculosis,
A favorite Jamaican cold cure.
In combination with other herbs, used to purify the blood and for amenorrhea.