Friday, June 20, 2008


CURCUMA Longa : Philippine Name: DULAW
Turmeric longa:
Other Phillipine Names:

Curcuma Longa is very usefull in wounds and injuries and inflammation caused by them. It change skin texture and complexion. It supports in relieving from pain. Turmeric is impressive in respiratory disorders. It helps is relieving from poisoning and infection that takes place in the body. It modifys the taste in the mouth. It aggravates blood. Curcuma is helpful in regulating blood density and prevents thinning of blood cells. It is very effective in diabetes. It helps in finding any abnormality in the urinary tract. It bring downs the extra amount of heat in the body that is why it is quite useful in fever. It also modify digestion.

It can be used in:

Inflammation,Pain,Pigmentation,Skin related problems,Infection,Wounds and injuries, Worm infestation,Blood loss,Cough and cold,Asthma,Appetizer
Diabetes,Decreased sperm count,Jaundice,Itching,General body weakness,Chronic,fever,Poisoning,Urticaria,Nervous weakness,Anemia,Allergy



It is use on wounds and injuries. It is also applied on skin related ailments, itching and burns. It brings together the skin texture. It also helps in promoting healing and it also lighten up the scars on the body. It is also applied on abdomen in case of hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. It can be also used on piles.


smoke of turmeric is usefull in relieving from respiratory infections and disorder. It is also helpfull in suppressing pain in case of scorpion poisoning.

Powder and juice:

The powder is used in suppressing pains in case of any external injuries. It is also apply in nervous weakness. It adjust the digestive activities of the body and prevents tastelessness, indigestion and constipation. It strengthens the liver and prevents jaundice. It is also has good part in asicitis. This is very useful in worm infestation. It cleance blood and also govern blood production and hence given in anemia. It is very effective in terms of allergy of any sort. It is very good in case of throat infection and respiratory disorders. It is very useful in diabetes. It is also helpful in all kinds of fever especially chronic one. It is also helpful in poisoning and general body weakness.

(Mangifera indica ):English: Mangoo ; Philippine name: Mangga

Other philippine name: Paho.


a. Root, diuretic; bark, astringent; seeds, astringent and mifuge; leaves, pectoral.
b. Considered antiseptic, antibacterial, antiinflammatory, diaphoretic, stomachic, vermifuge, cardiotonic and laxative.

Parts used and preparation:

Leaves, kernel, bark and fruit.


Good source of iron (deficient in calcium); excellent source of vitamins A, B, and C. Fruit contains citric, tartaric and mallic acids.

Food: As fruit or mango-ade.

Traditional Uses:

Decoction of root is considered diuretic.
Bark and seeds are astringent.
Resin is used for aphthous stomatitis.

Cough: Drink infusion of young leaves as needed.

Diarrhea: Take decoction of bark or kernel as tea.
Hot lotion from bark used for rheumatism.
Gum resin from bark, mixed with coconut oil, used for scabies and other parasitic skin diseases.
Juice of leaves used for dysentery.
Tea of leaves with a little honey used for hoarseness and aphonia, 4 glasses daily.
Powdered dried leaves, 1 tbsp to a cup of warm water, 4 times daily, used for diabetes.
Ashes of burned leaves used for scalds and burns.
Infusion of young leaves used in asthma and cough.
Tea of powdered dried flowers, 4 times daily for diarrhea, urethritis.
Juice of peel of unripe mangoes used for skin diseases.
Seed is vermifuge and astringent.
Infusion of powdered dried seeds used fir asthma, diarrhea, dysentery, menorrhagia, bleeding piles, round worms.

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