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Ruellia asperula (syn. Stephanophysum asperulum Mart. & Nees) is a medicinal plant native to Brazil and growing in Caatinga vegetation and Cerrado vegetation. Flowers, leaves, and roots of this plant are usually macerated and used to treat asthma, bronchitis, fever, flu, and uteral inflammation.

Ruellia asperula
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Ruellia
R. asperula
Binomial name
Ruellia asperula

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