Benefits of Bakwit

This weed is popularly known as “Tropical cupgrass” in English and comes with scientific name Eriochloa procera. It is a weed with high seed productivity as its seeds easily dispersed by water and animals. It is actually considered as a good fodder grass. Well, Bakwit are usually found in damp grasslands, waste places, and along ditches in Manila, Quezon City and the suburbs throughout Philippines. Also, it occurs in the Pacific Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii, Palau, Japan, China, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia.

Though known as fodder, studies have shown that Bakwit is effective as Hepatoprotective. This means that its aqueous extracts showed that it had the highest hepatoprotective effect. In fact, it can be used to induce liver injury.

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