commelina communis

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asiatic dayflower

asiatic dayflower

In Spiderwort family. Blue flower with 2 petals. Each flower blooms only one day. Leaf tea used for detoxing, flu, sore throats, tonsillitis, urinary and intestinal problems.
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Anticariogenic [beta]-carboline alkaloids from Commelina communis. Archives of Pharmacal Research 3, 220-223.
Anti-influenzavirus activity of total alkaloids from Commelina communis L.
[alpha]-Glucosidase inhibitors from Commelina communis. Planta Medica 65, 437-439.