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  Justicia spicigera Schlect.
 
Scientific Name  Justicia spicigera Schlect.
Family Name  Acanthaceae
Common Name  Mexican Honeysuckle, Firecracker bush, Muicle
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New10-2003/Justicia%20californicaVC.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk Uses include hypertension, "blood purification," skin diseases, and respiratory infections (Poder Natural, http://www.podernatural.com/Plantas_%20Medicinales/Plantas_M/p_muicle.htm, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared cold infusion (Quinoa).
Phytochemistry  Several lignans (of the cyclolignan type) (Chapman and Hall/ CRC, Version 13:1; 1982-2005)
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found.
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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