Other Names: peeal (Puluwat), piti (French Polynesia)
Parts utilized: Entire plant.
Traditional Folk Uses: Roots are reported to be diuretic, tonic, anti-syphilitic and vermifuge. In Veracruz, decoction of flowers and bark are used for stomach pains. In some parts of Mexico and in central and south America, the plant is used in the treatment of diabetes.
Other Uses: In Guadalajara, roots used for making beer.
From Philippine Alternative Medicine
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