In Malaysia, the Malay ladies use the leaves for a traditional treatment called bertungku. Bertungku is a traditional Malay compress technique used to compliment any form of massage especially Malay traditional massage. Bertungku is done with the use of heated river stone or iron cast equipment as the compress.
Besides mengkudu and jarak pagar leaves, sirih and lengkuas leaves can also be used.
Jarak pagar leaves can be used instead of mengkudu leaves.
Pandan, mengkudu and jarak pagar leaves which can be used for bertungku.