uses of balatong

Balatong

The scientific name of balatong are Glycine max, Glycine hispida maxim, Glycine soja,  Soja max piper, Soja hispida Moench.

In tagalong we call it utau and in English it is called soybean

 

Usually as a herbal medicine the bean and root is used.

For cuts and laceration the decoction of roots is used as wash.

Constituents:

Fixed oil, 14-22%; protein, 50% ; carbohydrate, 16.2% diastase; urease, lipase, allantoinase; peroxidise; pentosans; sojasterol; sitosterin; phasin.

 

Source Philippine Formulary

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