My mum finally bought the Red Trailing Bauhinia from the Farmer's Market yesterday morning. She had been eyeing the pot of plant for a few months and finally bought it after the trader was willing to sell it to her for RM30.00 (less RM8.00).
I had done an earlier post about this plant but at that time I only referred to it as Bauhinia kockiana. Here is more information including the traditional medicinal uses.
Common name: Red Trailing Bauhinia, Katup-katup, Ketup-ketup, Kangkatuk, Dedaup
Scientific name: Bauhinia kockiana
Family: Fabaceae / Leguminosae
Chinese name: 素心花藤
The stem and the roots is used as traditional medicine by woman who have nerve problems.
To treate toothache and gum problems, the stem and the roots are pounded into a paste and pasted on the teeth or gums.
Taman Hiasan: Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan by Ong Hean Chooi