Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Murdannia Nudiflora in herbal medicine

Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan commonly termed as Doveweed is one of only two recognized species of the genus Murdannia, the other being Murdannia spirata (L.) G. Bruckn.

Traditionally used for the treatment of asthma, leprosy and piles, stomach complaints, giddiness, astringent. Root paste with the mixture of goat milk is prescribed orally to cure asthma, whole plant paste with common salt is applied on the affected areas of leprosy.

Evidences shows the presence of significant group of phytochemicals such tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids while the ethanolic extract has shown significant level of analgesic effect.

How to use the plant:
*10 grams of plant paste is applied twice daily from 6 months on leprosy
*Leaf paste is used on forehead to cure from headache
*One table spoonful of leaf juice is given to cure asthma, piles, stomach and urinary complicacies
Murdannia Nudiflora in herbal medicine
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