Alibangbang

Benefits of A las doce

With its scientific name bauhinia monandra, alibangbang is widely known to an orchid tree. Orchid tree is a common name shared by other species of Bauhinia such as: variegata,purpurea, and monandra. It is also called as the “butterfly tree” because its leaves are shaped like butterflies which are a common feature of bauhinia species.

Alibangbang is known to originate from Borneo at was naturalized in the tropical America. Now, it is widely cultivated in the towns and cities throughout the Philippines. It is believed that this plant has astringent, febrifuge, and laxative effect. Ointment made from its barks also have anti-inflammatory properties.

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