Benefits of Balatong-pula
Balatong-pula is also known as Tephrosia diffusa (Roxb.) Wught & Arnott. (scientific name) are found in open grasslands or waste places at low altitudes. Mostly found in Cavite and Batangas Provinces in Luzon, Bukidnon and Misamis provinces in Mindanao. It may also be found in India to southern Chna through Malaya to tropical Australia.
It is considered as cooling, deobstruent, cordial, diuretic, laxative and tonic. Internally it is used as blood purifier. Some parts of the plant are also used as antiallergic, anticarcinogenic, antilipidperoxidative, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.