It’s a Thursday and it’s a good day to talk about the health benefits of mayana.
It’s an ornamental plant that can do a lot of good things to your body.
The mayana plant seems to have a lot of different names like ahijado, coleus, Coleus blumei, flame nettle, malaina, painted leaf, painted nettle, Plectranthus scutellarioides, and poor man’s croton.
Here are some of the health benefits of mayana that I came across the internet.
1. Mayana Has Antihistamine And Anti-asthma Qualities
Mayana has been seen to have the ability to relax the muscles in your respiratory tract to increase lung capacity.
It is also able to reduce the production of histamine which causes the contraction of certain muscles and the dilation of capillaries.
2. Helps Treat Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids is now used as a term for the disease when your hemorrhoids or piles are inflamed or swollen.
You can boil mayana leaves and make a tea out of it.
To make it more potent or effective, you can add turmeric.
3. Mayana Relieves Headaches
If you’re suffering from a headache, you can use mayana leaves to treat it.
You can pound the leaves untile the juice extracts are released. You can probably use a juicer or a powerful blender too.
You then wipe or massage it on the affected part of your head.
4. Helps Treat Boils
Mayana has been used to treat boils for centuries.
You need to heat mayana leaves but not to the extent of burning it. Then place the leaves on the affected parts of your body.
I’ll give you another plant that you may be unfamiliar with but is also good with boils.
It’s niyog-niyogan. Check my article about its health benefits here.
5. Mayana Heals Bruises And Swelling
It’s been said that using mayana leaves can speed up the process the healing of bruises and lessen swelling.
Just like treating your headache, you just need to get the juice extracts of the mayana leaves and then spread them to the affected part.
6. Treats And Lowers Down Fever
Apparently, mayana can help you if you have fever.
Boil the leaves of mayana and then strain it.
You can then drink the concoction to improve your condition.
7. Mayana Has Antioxidants
Mayana also has antioxidants that can help you fight free radicals in your body.
You can either infuse, boil, or make it a mayana leaf tea to consume it.
8. Relieves Symptoms Of Cough
If you’re having problems with cough, drinking the liquid after boiling mayana leaves can help you.
It has qualities that are able to remove the phlegm from your respiratory tract.
9. Mayana Has Anti-hypertensive Effects
Mayana seems to have the ability to help you lower down blood pressure levels.
It has a certain compound called forskolin which can relax your muscles and dilate blood vessels.
This contributes to keeping a good normal blood flow.
10. Helps With Digestive Disorders
Consuming mayana can help you with some digestive disorders.
It can help relieve stomach pains and heartburns.
It may also help with enteritis.
11. Mayana Helps With Hypothyrodism
Forskolin which can be found in mayana can help with hypothyrodism.
It can regulate different enzymes and hormones in your body.
In effect, it is able to help with thyroid gland malfunctioning.
There you have it. These are just some of the health benefits of mayana.
This plant may be quite uncommon to most of our readers. I’m unfamiliar with it too.
I like the antioxidants that you and I can get from consuming mayana.
What’s your favorite health benefits of mayana?
Please make sure to talk first with your doctor or medical professional if you’re thinking of consuming mayana.
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