The binahong plant has been found since a long time ago, but research on the benefits of binahong leaves was discovered recently. Binahong is used for external medicine and internal medicine. ‘Anredera cordifolia’ is a potential medicinal plant to overcome various diseases. This plant comes from China.
In Indonesia, binahong is not widely known. The binahong tree grows and reaches 5 meters in length. The stem is soft cylindrical. The leaves are single and have short stems, arranged alternately alternating and form the heart. The leaves have a length between 5-10 cm and a width of 3-7 cm. All parts of this binahong plant can be utilized.
Benefits of binahong leaves can be seen from the chemical content contained in them. Based on a study, binahong contains active compounds of flavonoids, terpenoids, and saponins. These flavonoids act as antibiotics by disrupting the function of microorganisms in the form of bacteria and viruses. Alkaloids have hypoglycemic activity. Terpenoid compounds help the body to restore cells.
Benefits of binahong leaves as an external medicine
Binahong leaves can be used as external medicine or internal medicine. The benefits of binahong leaves as an external medicine are as follows.
Reducing high heat in infants
If your baby has a high heat, lower the heat by applying binahong leaves that have been finely ground throughout his body.
The leaves and stems of the binahong plant can be used to treat bruises due to blows, sparks, rheumatism, rheumatic pain, and tenderness. You do this by pounding the leaves and stems until smooth then rubbing on the affected part.
Its roots, can be used to treat toothache, by fine mashing and then squeezing, take the water and drop it on the tooth that is experiencing pain.
Speed up health recovery after surgery
As an external medicine, you can apply binahong leaves to parts of the body due to surgery. For example due to childbirth and circumcision.
Benefits of binahong leaves as internal medicine.
After discussing the benefits of binahong leaves for external medicine, you should also know the benefits of binahong leaves as an internal medicine.
Cure scars of surgery, ulcers, and typhus
To increase stamina, you can use binahong tubers to taste. Then washed, boiled, and filtered the water. Taken 2-3 times every day.
Prevent and overcome cancer
Binahong leaves can be used to treat cancer. The trick is to take 30 grams of dried binahong leaves, then boil it in 1 liter of water. Bring to a boil until 600 ml of water remains. The cooking water is taken 3 times a day, with a size of 200 ml each.
Cure dysentery and prevent stroke, gout, and lumbago
To cure dysentery and prevent stroke, gout, and back pain, the way is to make the following concoctions. Take 3 pieces of binahong tuber, wash it, boil it with 5 cups of water, and filter it. The result is in 2-3 days.
Maintain body vitality
To maintain vitality and fitness, use the following ingredients. Boil binahong tubers with 5 cups of water. Then filtered. If you are going to drink it, add eggs and honey.
The benefits of binahong leaves that have been proven overseas have not been fully utilized in Indonesia. You who already know the benefits of binahong leaves and other parts, start planting binahong in your yard. Use binahong for prevention and handling according to the correct recipe.