Sunday, October 3, 2010

ALIM (Melanolepis multiglandulosa var. multiglandulosa)

local name: Alim
scientific name: Melanolepis multiglandulosa var. multiglandulosa
family: Euphorbiaceae

habitat: This small tree can be found growing in thickets and secondary growth forests at low and medium altitudes.
uses: Bark, leaves and flowers are used to treat scurf like dandruff, chest pains and fever. In Papua New Guinea, components of this tree are also used to treat snake bites. Wood is used as lumber.
properties: Sudorific and vermifuge.


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