Agoho

Benefits of Agoho

With the scientific name Casuarina Equisetifolia and Casuarina litorea, Agoho is also known as the Australian beefwood and beach she-oak in English. It usually grows on sandy shores, pinelands, disturbed sites, filled wetlands, roads shoulders, cleared land, and undeveloped lots in tropical America but is now also grown throughout the Philippines. It is mostly cultivated in Manila as an ornamental foliage tree.

Physically, agoho resembles the appearance of a pine tree. Its parts are known to be useful as treatments for various diseases but the whole plant is considered antidiarrheal, anticancer, antibacterial, and antifungal. Its barks are considered astringent, emmenagogue, ecbolic, and tonic while its leaves are hypoglycemic, molluscidal, and cytotoxic. Also, its seeds are considered anthelmintic, antispasmodic and antidiabetic.

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