Plant Medicinal

There are very popular herbal plant leaves that used to treat many different diseases. Acapulko, also known as bayabas-bayabasan, is applied to cure tinea infections, insect bites, ringworms, eczema, scabies, and itchiness. The leaves can be pounded and used to the affected skin problem. The leaves include chrysophanic acid, a fungicide which is applied to cure fungal or skin infections. The leaves can also be applied in homemade soaps, shampoos, and lotions. Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd is an herbal medicine has been found to be effective in the treatment of diabetes, hemorrhoids, coughs, burns and scalds, and being studied for anti-cancer attributes. Also, the leaves have medicinal effects and also it is affected rheumatism and gout. Bayabas leaves or Guava is another herbal medicine. Guava leaves are just as medicinally useful as the nutritional powerhouse fruit they grow with. The leaves of the guava tree are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials, and even tannins that can have considerable health benefits, from treating stomach troubles to chronic diseases like cancer. Just like the popular tropical fruit can be made into beverages, jams, and other foods, its leaves can too. They can be brewed to make a tea, for example, which releases beneficial substances like vitamin C and flavonoids like quercetin. Guava leaves’ high lycopene content is biotic to treat cancers, such as breast, prostate, and oral. Its cancer-fighting properties help prevent the production of androgen, which is the male hormone responsible for the growth of cells in some types of prostate cancer, according to studies. Guava leaves are so powerful that it has the potential to treat patients with gastric (stomach) cancer. Its anticancer and antitumor attributes come from compounds, like lycopene, quercetin, and vitamin C, which work as antioxidants to negate free-radical damage in the body.