Asian Spider Flower, botanically known as Cleome viscosa is an annual herb that belongs to the Cleomaceae family. It is also called Jakhiya in the Himalayas of Northern India
The Asian Spider herbs are typically tall. However, it can grow to a height of up to a meter. The plants are hairy.
The seeds of the Cleome viscosa plant are edible. It is rich in potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, manganese, silicon, boron, chloride, nitrogen, zinc, copper, and phosphorous.
The extracts from the flower and leaves of Cleome viscosa manifest effective antimicrobial activity. In addition, it is shown to be significant against bacteria and fungi.
Research also cites that the whole plant is widely used in traditional medicine. For example, the leaves of the Asian Spider Flower are used for the treatment of infections, fever, and headaches.