Benefits of Baling-uai
Baling-uai also known as Flagellaria indica Linn. (scientific name) are mostly found in Batanes Islands to Mindanao and Palawan mostly in islands and provinces and in secondary forests at low and medium altitudes. It occurs also in tropical Africa, and in tropical Asia through Malaya to tropical Australian and the Marianne Islands.
The stems and rhizomes of the plant are diuretic. The leaves are astringent and vulnerary.