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Amazing Uses of “White Flower Mangrove” Commonly Known As “Kulasi” In The Philippines

Kulasi also known as “White Flower Mangrove” in the family combretacea. This plant can be found in beach swamps and along tidal streams in Rizal, Bataan and Quezon Provinces; and in Mindoro, Panay, Negros, Cebu and Mindanao.Also occurs in India through Malaya to Australia and Polynesia.

Properties
– Studies have suggested antibacterial, antioxidant, cytotoxic, hepatoprotective, antihypertensive , antiplasmodial properties.

Parts used
Stem.

Uses
Folkloric
– Fluid substance made from incisions in the stem, mixed with coconut oil, used as anti-herpetic and as cure of itches.
– Elsewhere, used for treatment of diabetes.

Others
– Wood: Used for piles, poles, house posts, ties, paving blocks, bridges, ship planks, decks, handles and cabinetry.
– Fuel: Wood used as fuel for its caloric value.
– Tanning: Bark used for tanning.

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