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Diseases that can be treated by "Palo Maria"

Scientific Name: Calophyllum inophyllum Linn

Tagalog: Palo Maria, Dangkalan

English: Sweet-scented Calophyllum, Alexandrian Laurel

Palo maria is a tree of medium height known for its white and fragrant flowers.  The leaves are thick, smooth and broad.  It also has a yellowish rounded fruit.  The plant is usually found in parks and sidewalks, and can be easily found in other parts of the Philippines near the beaches.

The nutrients and chemicals that can be obtained from Palo Maria:

* Wooden bark - is available in tannin and oleoresin.  It also has benzoic acid.

* Fruit - is a source of oil called bitaog oil.

Diseases that can be treated by Palo Maria:

1. Hemorrhoids - the blighted leaf is an effective antidote to the hemorrhoids.

2. Gastritis - gastric ulcer can be helped by wiping the stinging fruit of the Palo Maria on the hurt stomach.

3. Dyspepsia - abdominal pain due to impasse can be helped by wiping the plant's fruit from the sore.

4. Wounds - Effectively apply oil to the skin that is available on the wood skin to facilitate healing and prevent infection.

5. Rheumatism - pain in the joints can be alleviated with the help of oil balm derived from the wood bark of the Palo Maria.  Extracted fruit can also be placed in the affected joint.

6. Eye Inflammation - can help the eye condition by placing a swab of Palo Maria leaves on the affected eye.

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