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Syzygium Polyanthum Leaves Benefits To Cure Chronic Diseases

The leaves are common herbs use by Indonesians, is a spice producer that commonly use in cooking and traditional herb mixes. Syzygium polyanthum leaves benefits to cure various chronic diseases and skin diseases. These plant also named Bay-leaf or Indonesian Laurel, this spice is well-known to the European countries.

Syzygium Polyanthum Leaves Benefits

Our parents have used the leaves as a dish, and some use them as traditional medicine, height ranges from 30 meters, the bark has gray-brown, split or scaly. The single leaf located opposite, has a 12 mm stalk. The shape of the leaves is oblong, lanceolate, bald, and there are 6 to 11 secondary leaf veins, and marked with very fine spots of oil glands.

Syzygium Polyanthum Leaves Benefits

In the manufacture of traditional cuisine, the leaves mixed in a state of dry or fresh. The mixture gives a distinctive, gentle herbaceous aroma, thus enhancing the regional specialties. The bark has tannins and used for dyeing and preserving nets, woven bamboo, and others. The skin and leaves used as a herb to cure stomach ache and acute diarrhea. In addition, it leaves benefits used to treat gout, stroke, cholesterol, blood circulation, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, itching of the skin, and diabetes.

Syzygium polyanthum leaves benefits to treat type 2 diabetes, to cure cholesterol, uric acid, acute ulcer, hypertension, and indigestion. Here's how to make a simple herb:
  1. Take 10 fresh leaves, then boil them into 3 glasses of water to become a glass of water.
  2. Strain water, and drink while warmed 2 times daily.

Chemical content of leaves consists of essential oils, tannins, and flavonoids. The dried leaves contain 0.17% of the essential oil, composed of eugenol and methyl chavicol compounds. Ethanol extracts used as an anti fungal and antibacterial, methanol extract can used as an helminth therapy.

Syzygium polyanthum leaves contain caffeic acid, quercetin, euganol and catechin. These compounds can protect the body from cancer attacks, containing phytonutrient (parthenolide) to prevent cervical cancer cells.


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  • Syzygium Polyanthum, image courtesy of Wikimedia commons.

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