There are no edible uses listed for Justicia gendarussa.
The dried leaves are used to repel insects from clothing
The leaf is antispasmodic, carminative
and has antiperiodic properties
. The leaves and tender young shoots are diaphoretic
. A decoction is used in the treatment of chronic rheumatism
. An infusion of the leaves is taken internally in the treatment of pains in the head, paralysis of one side of the body and facial paralysis
. The leaf juice is used in the treatment of earache
The bitter root is anodyne, diaphoretic, diuretic and laxative.
The root bark is emetic.
The whole plant is emetic and febrifuge
. A decoction is used to treat bruises
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when large enough to handle and grow on in the greenhouse for at least the first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts and give some protection over the winter.
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We have very little information on this species, it is probably not hardy in this country but might succeed outdoors in the mildest areas. One report says that it should be grown in a warm greenhouse and treated like a Fuchsia
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