Corchorus Olitorius: Saluyot (Power Herb)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Vita Plus: Corchorus Olitorius - Saluyot

Corchorus Olitorius is ever-present in clearings, farms and waste places in the Philippines.

Reported to be demulcent, deobstruent, diuretic, lactagogue, purgative and tonic, it may also be a remedy for aches and pains, dysentery, enteritis, fever and pectoral pains.

Nutritional Value

Per 100 g., the leaves are reported to contain 43-58 calories, 80.4-84.1 g h20, 4.5-5.6 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 7.6-12.4 g total carbohydrate, 1.7-2.0 g fiber, 2.4 g ash, 266-366 mg Ca, 97-122 mg P, 7.2-7.7 mg Fe, 12 mg Na, 444 mg K, 6410-7850 ug beta carotene equivalent, 0.13-0.15 mg thiamine, 0.26-0.53 mg riboflavin, 1.1-1.2 mg niacin and 53-80 ascorbic acid. Leaves contain oxydase and chlorogenic acid.

Remedy for:

  • Lactagogue (Increases the flow of breast milk in a woman)
  • Demulcent (Soothes irritated or inflamed skin or internal parts of the nose, mouth, or throat.)
  • Diuretic (Causing increased flow of urine)
  • Purgative (Stimulates evacuation of the bowels)
  • Tonic (To feel stronger, more energetic, and generally healthier)
  • Aches and pains, Chest or Pectoral Pains, Tumors, Fever
  • Enteritis (Enteritis is an inflammation of the small intestine caused by a bacterial or viral infection)
  • Dysentery (Disease of the lower intestine: the disease of the lower intestine caused by infection with bacteria, protozoa, or parasites and marked by severe diarrhea, inflammation, and the passage of blood and mucus)
  • Hemorrhoids (Painful varicose veins in the canal of the anus)
  • Ascites(An accumulation of fluid (serous fluid) in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling)
  • Cystitis, Dysuria and Gonorhea (Urinary Tract Infection) an inflammation and disease of the bladder

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