Saturday, 9 May 2015
Leban, Yellow Halban, also known as the Mother of the Traditional Herbal Remedy.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vitex pubescens Vahl.
India, Sri Lanka (rare), Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands and the Philippines (Palawan); introduced in tropical Africa and South America.
USE AND HOW
Halban leaves are used to treat wounds, sores and fever. For treating wounds, crunch leaves and rub on the wound. To treat fever, pound the leaves and apply on the head and body. Its leaves are boiled and eaten as a side dish to get rid of the wind in the body.
Halban roots can also be used as ingredients in postpartum, body aches, as antioxidants, relieve cough and for better blood circulation.
The leaves and bark serve as ingredients use for postpartum wellbeing.