Clinacanthus nutans

  • Belalai gajah
  • Phaya yo
  • Phaya yo
  • Nutans
  • Sabah Snake Grass


Clinacanthus nutans is a perennial, shrub plant of the Acanthaceae family.




< −53.9 °C

Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).

The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.



Clinacanthus nutans can grow up to 1m tall
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The whole plant is used to regulate menstrual function; reduce swelling; remove blood clots; relieve pain; to set a broken bone; treat injuries from falls, fractures, contusion and strains; anaemia, jaundice and rheumatism
Sabah Snake grass was popular to it benefits in alternative medicine to cure various kind of diseases. Traditionally it was used as a herb to cure snake bite. It is believe that it able to neutralized the poison from the snake. Recently, it is well known for its healing properties such as cure for cancer and kidney failure aliviation.


Propagation Methods
propagated by stem cuttings but little is known about the genetic relationships between existing accessions and the extent of homogeneity


Native Country