Not only as decoration, these 5 plants have medicinal properties

JAKARTA – These days, many people spend their free time tending decorative plants. In addition to beautifying the appearance of the house, a number of ornamental plants can also be efficacious as medicines.

Most of the ornamental plants that have medicinal properties, can be grown in the yard of the house. In addition, to take care of it is also not too difficult.

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Reported from the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture’s Instagram, Jakarta, Sunday (3/1/2021), here are some ornamental plants that can be used as alternative medicine methods.

1. Cat’s Whiskers (Orthosipon stamineus Benth)

The cat’s whiskers plant contains orthosifonim glucosides, tanning substances, essential oils, fatty oils, saponins, and potassium salts. From a number of these ingredients, it is known to be efficacious for treating kidney and bladder diseases.

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2. Betel (Piper betle)

Betel is believed to be able to treat vaginal discharge, heart disease, king lion (syphilis), allergies or hives, diarrhea, cough, and others. This plant contains essential oils, such as kadinen, kavikol, cineol, eugenol, kariofolene, carvakrol, terpinene, and sexuiterpenes.

3. Cocor Duck (Kalanchoe pinnata)

The cocor duck plant contains applezuur, resin, mucilage, magnesium malate, calcium oxalate, formic acid, and tannins. This plant can cure headaches, coughs, chest pain, ulcers, and other skin diseases.

4. Tread Dara (Catharanthus roseus)

Tapak Diri has efficacy as a medicine for diabetes (diabetes mellitus), high blood pressure (hypertension), leukemia, bronchitis asthma, fever, stomach ulcers, dysentery, anemia, mumps, and overcoming swelling.

5. Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)

This plant contains substances barbaloin, isobarbaloin, betabarbaloin, and resin. Aloe vera is efficacious for curing coughs, hemorrhoids, diabetes, syphilis, trachoma, joint pain (rheumatism), and as a hair fertilizer.

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