The chamber bitter can grow up to 2 feet in height and is considered a summer annual plant. The leaves grow in a similar pattern to legumes. The flowers seen are small, greenish-white and inconspicuous. They require temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate, which is why they are most commonly seen during the summer months.
It is most commonly used in folk medicines for jaundice, diabetes, malaria, and liver diseases. It can be used topically for ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness.
Did You Know:
The fruits of the chamber bitters can forcefully expel the seeds over short distances to propagate.