Anayop

Benefits of Anayop

Anayop (Callicarpa caudate Macim.) is an evergreen shrub. Sometimes it is harvested from the wild for local medicinal purposes. This shrub requires cross-pollination for fruit production. It can be found on steep, open slopes in parts of Luzon and in Mindanao. It also occurs in Southeast Asia, Northeastern Australia and Solomon Islands.

In the Philippines, a decoction of fresh or dried leaves is used to relieve stomach pains. The leaves are also used by applying it externally to relieve earache.

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