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.