Labisia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Primulaceae, native to the Malesia biogeographical region.[3] Its best known species is Labisia pumila, which is cultivated as a medicinal herb in Malaysia and Indonesia for, among other things, improving libido in women, induction of childbirth, and relieving postmenopausal discomfort.[4][5]

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Labisia serrulata botanical illustration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Myrsinoideae
Genus: Labisia

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  • Angiopetalum Reinw.


Currently accepted species include:


  1. ^ Edwards's Bot. Reg. 31: t. 48 (1845)
  2. ^ "Labisia Lindl". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ Sunarno, B. (2005). "Revision of the Genus Labisia (Myrsinaceae)". Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants. 50 (3): 579–597. doi:10.3767/000651905X622879.
  4. ^ Manda, Vamshi K.; Dale, Olivia R.; Awortwe, Charles; Ali, Zulfiqar; Khan, Ikhlas A.; Walker, Larry A.; Khan, Shabana I. (2014). "Evaluation of drug interaction potential of Labisia pumila (Kacip Fatimah) and its constituents". Frontiers in Pharmacology. 5: 178. doi:10.3389/fphar.2014.00178. PMC 4126480. PMID 25152732.
  5. ^ Fathilah, Siti Noor; Mohamed, Norazlina; Muhammad, Norliza; Mohamed, Isa Naina; Soelaiman, Ima Nirwana; Shuid, Ahmad Nazrun (2013). "Labisia pumila regulates bone-related genes expressions in postmenopausal osteoporosis model". BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 13: 217. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-217. PMC 3847139. PMID 24007208.