Balatong-aso

Benefits of Balatong-aso

Balatong-aso is also known as Cassia occidentalis Linn. (scientific name) is found throughout the Philippines at low and medium altitudes as a weed in waste places in and about towns. This plant is a native of tropical America. It is now pantropic.

Roots are very bitter. It is considered to be used as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimutagenic, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, vasoconstrictor, antioxidant, laxative, insecticidal and antidote. The plant is also considered as tonic, diuretic, stomachic, febrifuge. Its seeds were considered antiperiodic, analogous to inquire.

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