Ashitaba

Benefits of Ashitaba

With its scientific name syngonium podophyllum, this plant is also known as the American evergreen, goosefoot plant, arrowhead vine, or nephthytis in English. It is known to be native in Mexico and Costa Rica and was just recently introduced in the Philippines. Its barks and roots can be utilized.

In some places, arrow leaf’s bark and roots are used in treating superficial and deep wounds. It can also be used to treat other skin disorders. Studies have also shown that arrow leaf can be used as an air purifier, therefore, is effective in removing indoor air pollutants.

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