Balanoy

Benefits of Balanoy

Balanoy is also known as Ocimum Americanum Jacq. (scientific name), are plants found throughout the Philippines. Mostly in settled areas at low and medium altitudes. It is often spontaneous in open waste places.

It is used as carminative, stimulant, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, diuretic, demulcent, mucilaginous, cooling. The leaves and flowers were considered excitant, diuretic and stimulant for weak digestion. Both seeds and flowers considered stimulant, diuretic and demulcent. Its seeds alone are mucilaginous and cooling.

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