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Malabar Night Shade “alugbati”:laxative,anti Boils and Other Medicinal Uses

The roots are prepared as poultice for local inflammations or swellings.Leaves are crushed or pounded and placed over boils and ulcers.Leaves are also prepared as mild laxative for pregnant women.

Medicinal Uses of Malabar Night Shade “Alugbati”

1.  The roots are prepared as poultice for local inflammations or swellings.

2.  Leaves are crushed or pounded and placed over boils and ulcers.

3.  Leaves are also prepared as mild laxative for pregnant women.

Nutritive Values of Malabar Night Shade “alugbati”

1.  The young, fleshy and delectable leaves are usually cooked with other vegetables or with fish and meat.

2.  The leaves are rich in food value, especially in minerals and vitamins.

Description 

Malabar Night Shade is a twining.  Herbaceous vine which grows to several meters in length.  It has  luxuriant, succulent, heart shaped edible leaves growing on green purplish stems.  It bears small flowers and fruits.  The flowers are pinkish. 

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Reference:

Philippine Herbs (Medicinal Plants for Barangay Herbal Garden), Editha M. Alcodia and Rolando E. Cabanting, R. Obed’s Enterprises, Philippines 1996

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