Healing Powers of Physic Nut Leaves
How amazing... leaves can really cure.
Scientific name: Jatropha curcas Linn.
Common Names: Physic Nut Tree / Big-Purge Nut / Purging Nut Tree
I wonder why they commonly called this shrub a “tree”?
Physic Nut Tree is a smooth, erect branched shrub that grows 2 – 5 meters high. The branches are stout, cylindric and always green.
This shrub is very popular and grows anywhere in the Philippines; you can always see this in thickets, along roadsides and sometimes used as a hedge or fence.
In Tagalog, this is called “Tubang-Bakod” meaning "hedge" or "fence".
Physic Nut Tree grows is tropical and subtropical areas or regions and can grow on almost any terrain or even on wasteland.
It is mainly propagated by cuttings and can grow on poor and stony soils.
We have Physic Nut Tree on our backyard because of its medicinal purposes. What I’m going to share is very safe and very effective way of using this Physic Nut leaves to cure the most common type of sickness.
You can use this without a second thought because this will not harm you in any ways.
Preparing for a Physic Nut Bandage
Below are the two common types of minor pains that we can use Physic Nut leaves:
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Since I was a child, my mom used Physic Nut leaves to lower down my high temperature. She would carefully hand-picked the leaves, wipe it with a clean cotton cloth and prepare a long rectangular cloth.
Then she would put the leaves on a rectangular cloth long enough to encircle my forehead so that she could tie the end of the cloth together.
The sap of these leaves tend to stain the cloth so make sure you’re not using the one that you cannot afford to put on a standby-by position later on.
The leaves of this shrub are known to have a cooling effect wherein it absorbs the high temperature of your body. That’s why when you check those leaves on your forehead; you can feel that it’s hot.
For Stomach-aches / Stomach Pains
The main cause of stomach-ache is the cold penetrating deep inside your stomach. Physic Nut is very effective against this type of sickness.
Heat first the leaves over the fire before putting it on a long rectangular cloth to be used as a bandage.
Make sure that the cloth is long enough to circle your waist so you can tie both ends. The heated leaves will then stabilize the temperature and will absorb the cold one.
You can leave it for like 15 - 20 minutes before replacing it with new fresh heated leaves if pain persists.
It works every time. It’s very effective and can save you a lot of pain.
Physic Nut leaves truly work wonders.
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