JUSTICIA PECTORALIS

JUSTICIA PECTORALIS

FAMILY :: ACANTHACEAE
A tender, aromatic, spreading ground cover to 2-3′ tall from the upper Amazon. Normally grows along sandy stream banks in rich soil. As curia, it is an aromatic additive to a Venezuelan lickable tobacco preparation called chimó. In Central America and the Carribean Islands, it is dried and snuffed or smoked along with Cannabis sativa as an aphrodisiac.