Justicia gendarussa Health effects and herbal facts

Justicia gendarussa, commonly known as willow-leaved justicia, is a small erect, branched shrub, endemic to India. It is useful in asthma, rheumatism and colics of children. It may have the potential to be the basis for a birth control pill for men. Clinical tests are being conducted in Indonesia.

Justicia gendarussa

Medical use

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan
    Uncertain
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Naturalized
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java
    Uncertain
    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Moluccas; Malaysia ; Philippines

Biological activities

Androgenic
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Angiogenic
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Anorexic
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Antiadenomic
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Antiandrogenic
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Antibacterial
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Antiedemic
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Antiestrogenic
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Antifeedant
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Antifertility
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Antigonadotrophic
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Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
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Antiinflammatory
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Antileukemic
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Antilymphomic
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Antimutagenic
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Antiophidic
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Antioxidant
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Antiprogestational
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Antiprostaglandin
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Antiprostatadenomic
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Antiprostatitic
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Antipyretic
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Antiviral
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Apoptotic
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Artemicide
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Cancer-Preventive
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Candidicide
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Caspase-8-Inducer
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Estrogenic
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Febrifuge
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Gonadotrophic
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Hepatoprotective
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Hypocholesterolemic
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Hypoglycemic
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Hypolipidemic
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Pesticide
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Spermicide
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Ubiquiot
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Ulcerogenic
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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]