Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Medicial Plants for Digestive System Ailments

1.       Guava or Bayabas
Decoction of bark and leaves are used for diarrhea.
Guava jelly is  also for constipation.

 2.       Papaya
Nearly every part of the papaya has strong medicinal properties that kill worms. The milky juice of the papaya contains papain, the seeds are rich in caricin, and the alkaloid carpaine found in the leaves all have the powerful ability to destroy and expel intestinal worms. It has been used throughout history as a useful laxative, analgesic and antibacterial, giving the papaya the ability to cure intestinal parasites.

3.       Sambong
Tea is used for colds and as an expectorant; likewise, has antispasmodic and antidiarrheal benefits and for stomach pains.

4.      Malunggay
Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms and helps ulcers.
5.        Banana
Bananas regulate the bowel system due to its richness in fiber.  Bananas help ulcer patients  because of its capability of fighting intestinal disorders. Eating a raw banana reduces irritation in the stomach and reduces the effect of over acidity.
6.       Acacia or Rain Tree
Root decoction used in hot baths for stomach cancer. Rain tree is a traditional remedy for colds, diarrhea, headache, intestinal ailments and stomach ache like diarrhea.
7.       Luya or Ginger
As digestive aid and for flatulence and tympanism, decoction of the rhizome drunk as tea.
8.       Chico
Decoction of the bark used for diarrhea and fever. Leaf decoction used for fever, hemorrhage, wounds and ulcers.
9.       Tuba Tuba
Roots are used in leprosy; decoction of leaves used as purgative and stomachic. Latex used on ulcers.

10.        Okra
Young pods for fevers, difficult urination and diarrhea and ulcer for its  significant gastroprotective effects.



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