It is a strongly aromatic herb that can reach up to 3 m tall. The stems are erect, coarse and half woody. The leaves are leathery in texture, serrated at the margins and narrowly oblong-shaped with tapered
base. The aggregated flower heads are yellow, sometimes reddish yellow that is 6 to 7 mm long.
• Alleviates rheumatism
• Diuretic agent
• Known to dissolve kidney stones
• Treatment of colds & fever
• Anti-diarrheic properties
• Relief of stomach pains and gas pains
Parts Utilized: Whole plant
Indications and Direction of Use:
1. Traumatic injuries, Abscesses, Boils - Fresh leaves that are crushed can be applied as poultice.
2. Arthritis, Rheumatism - Pound fresh leaves and mix it with coconut oil. Rub it over affected area. To relieve rheumatic pains on the back or waist - soak affected area with warm decoction of boiled blumea camphor leaves.
3.Headache - Use the pounded fresh leaves as poultice on the forehead and hold it in place with a clean piece of cloth. Some would mix the leaves with coconut oil before rubbing it on the forehead.
4. Cough and colds - the tea is used as an expectorant.
5. Gas pains(children)- rub the ointment consisting of crushed leaves and coconut oil.
Decoction of roots and leaves are also used for cystitis and fever. One can use the lukewarm decoction as a sponge bath. Tea is also used to cure diarrhea.
THOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS BLOG HAD BEEN TRIED & TESTED AND HAD BEEN USED AS FOLK/HERBAL MEDICINE IT IS STILL BEST TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.