When I go for my early morning walk, I invariably get a blocked nose. My yoga teacher suggested that I should put a drop of the juice of the wild leucas aspera leaves in my nostrils. It worked wonders! Now I am not troubled by blocked nose in the mornings.
The humble white flower attracts bees by droves.The juice of the leaves is used to treat skin diseases like psoriasis. The flowers are a good cough remedy. The whole plant is used by organic farmers to control pests.
The red variety is more attractive, though not so versatile.I have grown the red one in my garden to add colour during drought.