(Acanthaceae) Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall.
Local name(s): ລາ ສາ ບີ (la sa bee)
Medicinal use(s): Bitter flavor in cooking
Part(s) used: aerial parts
Field Characters: Herbaceous plant ~20cm tall, stem ~.25cm; leaves opposite, lanceolate; flowers small, white, dark purple inside, growing from leaf nodes; stem square. Plant has a potent bitter taste.
Locality: Vientiane City, Sissatanak District, Area around the ITM, Pon Papao Village.
Habitat: Cultivated in disturbed area. Full sun.
Altitude: 170 m asl
Collector(s): M. Xayvue
Collection number(s): KFL 50
Collection Date: August 14, 2009
Additional information:Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2320036.
Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 19 Page 474
Useful references:Yuvejwattana, S. (2020, December 30). Thailand Clears Use of Herbal Medicine for Covid-19 Treatment - Bloomberg. Retrieved January 6, 2021, from https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-30/thailand-clears-use-of-herbal-medicine-for-covid-19-treatment