Introduction: Weeds have been reported to be disadvantage in agriculture, however the advantage in the environment. The report of Eleusine indica weed as phytoremediation of heavy metals in ex-mining land is still relatively few. The article review was aimed to examine the mechanism of Eleusine indica weed in the phytoremediation of several heavy metals. Review results: Eleusine indica weed is classified as a hyperaccumulator plant because it was able to remediate several heavy metals. Based on previous research, Eleusine indica weed had the phytostabilization and phytoextraction mechanism in remediating several heavy metals.