Scientific name: Neurolaena lobata
Origin: Mexico and C America
Medicinal use: Jackass bitters is an extremely powerful indigenous medicinal plant that cleanses or purifies the blood which helps to keep us healthy. On the skin, it is a tonic that heals bite pimples. The leaves of the hawk contain active principles that help to alleviate stomach problems, skin conditions, lower fever, as a diuretic, etc. It can also be used as a repellent against ticks.