Apot

Benefits of Apot

GLABROUS SARCANDRA

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With its scientific name sarcandra glabra, this plant is also known as glabrous sarcandra in English. Itwidely grows throughout the Philippines usually in primary forests at medium and high altitudes. It also occurs in India, Japan, and southward to Malaya.

It is known to have detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effect. It is reported that infusion of apot plant is used to treat headaches. It is also a known traditional Chinese medicine which is used to treat various conditions such as bruises, bone fractures, arthritis, nausea, joint swelling, and cough. It is also believed that apot has anti-tumor, antibacterial, and is a good way to increase blood platelets.

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