Baging galapok

Benefits of Baging galapok

Baging galapok is an herbal vine that usually seen clinging on trees. It is a woody leafless vine with a height of 10 meters or more. By simply twisting the terminal vine’s outer bark, it can easily be separated from the center part. However, a sticky sap will be emanated whenever the vines were cut.

This vine is commonly found in secondary forest in Quezon area here in Philippines. Unlike any other herbal plants, this vine is not famous. Nevertheless, this is still considered as herbal plant. In fact, the bark of Baging galapok is used in a concoction for wound healing and it can also prevent scarring – pulverized and mixed with dried langka leaves and a small amount of coconut oil.

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