Common Name: Rang Jeud, Blue Trumpet Vine, Laurel Clock Vine Botanical Name: (Thunbergia laurifolia) Origin: Thailand
Description: Thunbergia laurifolia is a vigorous climber native to India, Thailand and Malaysia. While cultivated for its amazing large blue trumpet flowers, in many regions such as Australia it is now considered an invasive weed.
Ethnobotanical History: Rang Jeud is used in Thai and Malaysian traditional medicine to treat drug addiction, particularly to cocaine and amphetamines. Rang Jeud may stimulate dopamine production. The tea is also used for detoxifying alcohol and other poisons and as an antipyretic, as well as externally for wound healing and inside the ear for deafness.