Kakawati herbal medicine


Kakawati

Scientific name: Gliricidia sepium, Gliricidia maculate, galedupa pungam , milletia luzoniensis, milletia splendidissima.

 

Also known as:

Kakaoati, madrecacao, madre de cacao, madre kakau, mandiri kakau.

Uses:

Itching- apply juice or decoction of leaves, bark, or roots on then skin as antipruritic.

Counterirritant- Crush leaves and apply as poultice for rheumatic pain and close fractures.

 

Active component:

Coumarin

 

Source:  national formulary

 

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