Strobilanthes crispa

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Strobilanthes crispa
Pokok pecah beling (Strobilanthes crispa) 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Strobilanthes
S. crispa
Binomial name
Strobilanthes crispa

Strobilanthes crispa is a shrub which originated from Madagascar,[1] and is now found across south east Asia.[2] It is a member of the family Acanthaceae.[1] It is known as pokok pecah kaca or pokok pecah beling in Malaysia,[1] and pecah beling, enyoh kilo, kecibeling or kejibeling in Indonesia.[citation needed] The leaves are used traditionally for treatment of cancer and diabetes,[1] usually taken as a tea or infusion of the leaves.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Yap, Ling-Sze; Lee, Wai-Leng; Ting, Adeline-Su-Yien (2017). "Endophytes from Malaysian medicinal plants as sources for discovering anticancer agents". In Agrawal, Dinesh Chandra; Tsay, Hsin-Sheng; Shyur, Lie-Fen; Wu, Yang-Chang; Wang, Sheng-Yang (eds.). Medicinal Plants and Fungi: Recent Advances in Research and Development. Springer. p. 328. ISBN 9789811059780.
  2. ^ a b Quattrocchi, Umberto (2016). "Strobilanthes Blume Acanthaceae". CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press. p. 3587. ISBN 9781482250640.