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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Akapulko


Akapulko

Scientific Name: Cassia Allata
English: Ringworm bush
Visaya: Palochina, Sunting


Akapulko is a shrub that grows wild in the Philippines. This plant is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine, as its leaves contain chrysophanic acid, a fungicide that is used to treat fungal infections.

Below are the lists of skin diseases that Akapulko can be used as herbal medicine:
  • Tinea infections
  • Insect bites
  • Ringworms
  • Eczema
  • Scabies
  • Itchiness
Akapulko’s anti-fungal properties, it is a common ingredient in soaps, shampoos, and lotions in the Philippines.
It is widely known that Akapulko leaves are also known to be sudorific, diuretic and purgative, used to treat intestinal problems including intestinal parasites.

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