The Vick's plant has a strong odour as leaves are crushed with the same medicinal properties as the Vicks used for colds, coughs and sinus problems. The perennial herb growing up to 0.3–2 m tall, covered with moderately to densely greyish hairs. The woody stems are fleshy at the base. The fleshy leaves are egg-shaped or elliptic, with slightly to prominently scalloped edges. Inflorescences are white or pale mauve and are fragrant too.