Vishamooli is a plant that can be found in Malaysia and some parts of India and South East Asia. It belonging to the Acanthaceae family. It is a tall, erect herbaceous perennial that can sometimes become a rambling shrub, growing up to 1 metre tall. The leaves are simple, opposite, narrowly elliptic oblong or lanceolate.
This plant has diverse and potential medicinal uses in traditional herbal medicine for treating skin rashes, insects and snake bites, lesions caused by herpes simplex virus, diabetes, and gout in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
This plant is well recognized as anti-snake venom activity used by the traditional curers. It has also been used to treat diabetes mellitus, fever, diarrhea and dysuria.