Malunggay is an exotic species but grows well throughout the Philippines.
The tree can grow well throughout the Philippines. The tree can grow as tall as 3-5 meters in a span of 1 year and can reach a height of about 15-30 meters without cutting.
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-Decoction of leaves used for hiccups, asthma, gout, back pain, rheumatism, wounds, and sores.
-Pods are cure for intestinal parasitism.
-Leaves and fruits are cure for constipation.
-Leaves and pods are helpful in increasing breast milk in the breastfeeding months. 6 tablespoons of leaf powder will provide nearly all the woman’s daily iron and calcium needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
-The tree’s bark, roots, fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds, and gum are also used medicinally.
-Uses include as an antiseptic and in treating rheumatism, venomous bites, and other conditions.