Benefits of Banag
Banag also known as Smilax bracteata Presl. are mostly found in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Rizal, Bataan, Laguna and Quezon Provinces in Luzon.
The plant properties are depurative and emmenagogue. In the Visayas, decoction of fresh or dry rhizomes used as emmenagogue. Decoction of rhizomes and roots used as depurative, rheumatism. Decoction of roots or bark used by the Higanon tribe in Mindanao to relieve and prevent muscle pains or over fatigue in women after childbirth.