Fleurya interrupta (L.) Wight
Schychowskia interrupta (L.) W.Wight
Urtica interrupta L.
Laportea interrupta is an erect, annual plant with stems that become more or less woody at the base. It grows up to 2 metres tall. The plant has stinging hairs, particularly towards the top[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
The plant has stinging hairs[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to Australia and the southwest Pacific.
Partially shaded positions in disturbed habitats, especially at low elevations[
]. Monsoon forests and vine thickets at elevations up to 800 metres in Australia[
The whole plant is anthelmintic and expectorant. It is boiled, together with Phyllanthus amarus, Phyllanthus debilis, or Phyllanthus urinaria, and the solution is drunk to relieve whooping cough[
The leaves are applied to carbuncles, they are rubbed on the head to relieve headaches, and on the stomach to ease stomach-aches[
A decoction of the root is taken as a diuretic, and also prescribed as a remedy for coughs and asthma[
The flowers are applied externally to sores on the sole of feet[
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