Fresh cut (Dianthera Pectoralis) can be classed as one of the rare herbs that is
very useful in treating cuts, bruises and wounds. It probably got its
name from these uses. The main parts used are the leaves and a
combination of the crushed leaves with white rum may be used as a plaster to
fresh cuts. Fresh cut herbal tea is a good remedy for colds and flu and
baby's colic. It is also a very good eye wash. A common name for
fresh cut herb is garden balsam.