Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuba-tuba - English

Tuba-tuba   - English
Kung gusto po ninyong mabasa sa Pilipino (Tagalog)
 Pumindot lamang po dito! 

Tuba-tuba is a herbal medicine with a scientific name Jotropha curcas, known in the Philippines as a remedy to bruise, and sprained ankle.  Yellow dye can be obtained from its  roots and blue dye from the bark.   The most promising part of this plant is the seed, that can be processed to produce alternative biofuel.
It is a plants that grows from a meter  to 8 meters of more, with a wide 5 lobed leaves, 5 to 8 inches long.

Use as herbal remedy for:


Sprained ankle

How to prepare:

As a patch
  1. Wash the leaves
  2. Wipe it dry with clean cloth.
  3. Heat it in a low fire, then put some oil, natural oil from coconut is better, others use efficascent oil.
  4. Put it in affected area, wrap some used cloth or bandage.
       Replace it when the leaves are dry or brittle. 

Flower and fruit (ripe and dried)