Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I took the pictures of the Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica) or Akar Dani plant in Bahasa Melayu when I was back in my neighbourhood in Ipoh. It was so lovely and beautiful. It is also known as Burma Creeper. It also bears fruits. In Malaysia it is planted more as an ornamental plant but in the Phillipines it is used as traditional medicinal to kill worms and treat coughs, diarrhea and body pains. In India it is used to treat flatulence.

Medicinal uses:
In the Philippines, the parts of the plant are taken to rid people of parasitic worms. Some also use these to help alleviate coughs and diarrhea. The leaves are used to cure body pains by placing them on specific problematic areas of the body.

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