Ayapana

Benefits of Ayapana

With its scientific name eupatorium ayapana, this plant is also known as ayapana tree, triplinerved eupatorium, white snakeroot, and yapana in English. It is known to be introduced from Mexico and is occasionally planted in the Philippines for medicinal purposes. It rarely is cultivated in gardens and is not spontaneously grown.

It has stimulant and tonic effects when consumed in small doses, and laxative when taken in large quantities. Furthermore, it has sudorific, tonic, febrifuge, alterative, stomachic, antiscorbutic, astringent, anticoagulant, depurative, cicatrizing, antitumorous, and antiseptic effects. In the Philippines, its leaves are used for cleaning the surfaces of foul-smelling ulcers.

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