Mirabilis jalapa bright pink flower and green leaves

Photo by Khalid Mahmood, 2007 / Public domain

Clavillia (Mirabilis jalapa), also known as "marvel of Peru," is a perennial herb mainly used to kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. This plant has many active compounds such as triterpenes, proteins, flavonoids, alkaloids, and steroids. A group of amino acid-based proteins called MAPs protect against plant viruses.