The scientific name of banato is mallotus philippensis. Other variety is called Croton philippinense, echinus philippinensis.

Other name for banato are apuyo, buas, darandang, kamala, panagisen, panagisian, pangaplasin, pikal, rottlera, sala, tafu, tagusala and tutula.


Leaves and seeds are used as herbal medicine.  For dermal fungal infection pound leaves or seeds and apply on affected areas.

Active component of banato are rottlerin (reddish-yellow resin), 47-80%, fixed oil, 5-24% citric acid, mallotoxin, and kamalin.

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