Many traditional medicinal uses reported, modern scientific studies have shown evidence of the following benefits: anti- oxidant, weight loss, bone healing, anti- ulcer, analgesic, antiostereoporotic, anabolic and androgenic activity, anti- inflammatory, antihemorrhoidal and venotonic activity. Studies showed no signs of detrimental effects to rats. From Philippine Alternative Medicine
This plant is otherwise known as Asthishrinkhala in Sanskrit. The entirety of the plant can be used for different benefits. The stem itself is a rich calcium source. For respiratory or vocal problems, the juice of the stem is taken internally. The juice can also be made into a paste and be put on fractures for faster healing and also aids in burns or cuts. Taken internally, the skeletal-muscular system can be aided in joint pains, fatigue or lethargy.
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