Benefits of Anonas
With its scientific name annona reticulate, it is also known as Bull’s heart, bullock’s heart, custard apple and sweetsop in English. It is believed that this plant was introduced in the Philippines from tropical America by the Spaniard. Now, it is cultivated throughout the country.
It has an antiheminthic effect when eaten and suppurant and insecticidal when its external properties are used. Its bark has astringent and tonic effect. In the Philippines, anonas leaves are used as topicals and applied to the stomach to treat indigestion for children. Its fruits are antihelminthic, while the roots are used to treat epilepsy.
Benefits of A las doce
With the scientific name hibiscus cannabis, and various English names such as Bastard Jute, Brown Indian Hemp, Hemp Hibiscus, Roselle Hemp, Hibiscus Hemp, Thorny Mallow, And Wild Stockrose, a las doce’s flower are hermaphrodite (develop both male and female flower) which can be pollinated by insects or be self-fertile.
Its main uses include antibilious, aphrodisiac, poultice, and purgative. The juice from its flowers mixed with sugar and black pepper is used to treat biliousness with acidity. Its seeds are also used as aphrodisiac or weight gain when added to the diet. Externally, they are made into poultice to relieve pain and bruises. A las doce’s leaves are with purgative effect. Infused leaves on drinks are also good to treat coughs.
In particular places such as Africa and India, a las doce is used to treat blood and throat disorders, bilious conditions, fever, and puerperium. While in African folk medicine, it is used to treat anemia and liver diseases.