Phyla nodiflora

General Information:

Frogfruit is a creeping, evergreen herb that is used as ground cover since it spreads vigorously. It’s purple flowers provide nectar for birds and insects and is often grown as an ornamental. The frogfruit can tolerate both drought and flooding in temperate and tropical regions. It can grow 3-6 inches tall, is found in ditches, on beaches and in fields, and is classified as perennial.

Medicinal Uses:

It is most commonly used for knee joint pain, constipation, ulcers, boils, and swelling in cervical glands. It has shown antibacterial activity against gonorrhea, E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. 

Did You Know:

Since the frogfruit thrives in warmer climates, it has been known to go dormant during hard winters.