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Shekinnah Kate Cusilit
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Medicinal Plants

Abang-abang
Distribution
- Common in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines. - Also reported in Taiwan, the Caroline Islands, and Yap.
Properties
Considered vulnerary, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive.
Parts used
Roots, branches, leaves.
Uses
Folkloric
- Decoction of roots, branches and leaves used for wound healing.  - In Thailand, root used for diarrhea and hallucination. 
- In southern Western Ghats, leaf juice of the plant is mixed with coconut milk, given three times daily for treatment of dysentery with blood discharge.  - Leea guineense popularly used for treating hypertension.

- In West Africa and Guinea-Bissau, plant used for epilepsy.

Bagilumbang
Distribution
- Widely scattered in forests at low and medium altitudes in La Union, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Rizal, and Camarines Provinces in Luzon; in Negros; and in Mindanao. - Sometimes, planted.
- In India, commercially cultivated for its tung oil.
- Planted in tropical and subtropical areas.
- In Taiwan, planted as a garden or shade tree.
Properties
- More suitable for varnish making than tung oil; although with very poor keeping qualities. - Seed is purgative.
- Fresh kernels have a nutty flavor but causes a burning sensation in the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. Even a small part of the nut can cause violent vomiting within half an hour, or a terrible diarrhea, a few hours after eating and lasting 12 to 24 hours. Parts used

Seed, bark sap.

Uses 
Folkloric
- Seed is a strong purgative.
- Bark sap is used as a cure for scurf (dandruff).
Others
- Insecticide: Oil for the seeds is an effective insecticide. - Soap: Seed from oil is a natural soap with weak cleaning function.

Caimito
Distribution
- Cultivated for its edible fruit and as an ornamental tree. - Recently introduced...

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