It’s a wonderful Wednesday which is a great day to talk about the health benefits of Tawa-Tawa.
Tawa-Tawa plant may be more familiar to you if they’re called Euphorbia Hirta or asthma plant.
This is my list of the health benefits of Tawa-Tawa that you and I can use as a reference.
1. Tawa-Tawa Is An Effective Insect Repellant
Besides treating diseases from mosquito bites, Tawa-Tawa can prevent this from ever happening because it’s a good insect repellant.
It’s been used to repel malaria-causing and dengue-causing mosquitoes.
2. Helps Keep The Urinary System Healthy
Drinking Tawa-Tawa tea can help treat or prevent urinary tract infections.
This is due to the antibacterial and antiviral properties in this plant.
Another unknown plant that can help you with your urinary tract system’s health is bignay.
3. Tawa-Tawa May Help With High Blood Pressure
There are articles that will tell you that Tawa-Tawa can help in reducing high blood pressure levels.
In layman’s terms, this plant seem to have the ability to inhibit the creation of enzymes that can cause the narrowing of your blood vessels.
If this is the case, it should help in keeping blood pressure levels normal.
4. Helps Improve The Immune System
An improved immune system means that you lessen your risk of getting diseases caused by external agents like bacteria and viruses.
Tawa-Tawa seems to be a good job in doing this when you consume it regularly.
5. Tawa-Tawa Helps You Relax
Tawa-Tawa is also known for its relaxing effect.
It can be helpful to relieve some of your depressive mood and stress.
You can just make your own Tawa-Tawa tea from its leaves and drink a cup or two regularly.
6. Improves Sexual Health
Besides urinary tract infections, Tawa-Tawa has been used to treat venereal diseases or sexually transmitted diseases.
Some things observed in men after consuming Tawa-Tawa are:
- Enhanced libido.
- Increased sex drive.
- Prevents premature ejaculation.
7. Tawa-Tawa Help Improve Respiratory Health
I think that Tawa-Tawa is best known for this particular health benefits.
This is probably why it’s also called an asthma plant.
It’s able to treat respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, bronchial irritation, chronic coughing, sore throats, and more.
8. Treats Dengue Fever
In the Philippines, Tawa-Tawa leaves are used to make a tea that can help treat dengue fever.
If left unattended medically, the disease caused by the dengue virus can be harmful and deadly.
It’s been observed that your blood platelet count drops if you have dengue disease.
And the consumption of Tawa-Tawa seems to be able to counteract this effect.
In general, Tawa-Tawa can be used to reduce to bring down fever because of its antipyretic nature.
9. Tawa-Tawa Helps Improve Gastrointestinal Health
One of the things that Tawa-Tawa can do for you is that it can kill intestinal worms and parasites that can be harmful to you.
It’s able to soothe your gastrointestinal system that should prevent diarrhea and dysentery.
It can also ease and normalize your bowel movements.
10. Treats Eye Infections
The flowers of Tawa-Tawa are traditionally used to fend off infections and inflammations in your eyes.
Some of these conditions that this plant can help with are conjunctivitis and pinkeye.
11. Tawa-Tawa Is Good For The Skin
Making an ointment out of the Tawa-Tawa plant can be very helpful for different skin conditions.
It can speed up the healing process of boils, burns, rashes, and wounds.
It’s said that it’s because Tawa-Tawa is able to stimulate the blood flow to the skin which improves cell regrowth.
12. Treats Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers and thrush are annoying and Tawa-Tawa can help treat this and speed up the healing process.
Just make a tea or decoction and use it to gargle or as a mouthwash.
13. Tawa-Tawa Has Anti-inflammatory Qualities
Tawa-Tawa is believed to be able to decrease the inflammations in your skin.
Some detailed examples were from snake bites. However, I think it is best to call an emergency number for snakebite cases.
There a study conducted with rats here that would show Tawa-Tawa has significant anti-inflammatory activity.
They mentioned that this is possible because of different substances like flavonoids and saponins in the plant.
Based on the study, it may be able to help people suffering from inflammations caused by arthritis and other diseases similar to it.
14. Helps Remove Toxins
Tawa-Tawa has diuretic qualities that stimulate the flow or release of water waste and toxins out of your body.
This can be helpful too in keeping your kidneys and bladder healthy.
But some articles state that it’s anti-diuretic.
They say that it’s able to fight dehydration by absorbing electrolytes and water.
There you have it. Some of the health benefits of Tawa-Tawa.
I personally know that this plant can help treat dengue fever since it was even mentioned on TV.
But for my favorite health benefit of Tawa-Tawa, I’ll definitely go with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Anything that can help with my arthritis condition would be my bet.
How about you? Do you think you can benefit from using Tawa-Tawa?
The same with all my other articles here, please make sure that you talk first with your doctor or health professional before using this plant for its medicinal purposes or health benefits.
And if you know someone who can benefit from this article, please feel free to share this. Thank you!
Stay strong and healthy. We’re still not out of the woods yet with the current COVID-19 pandemic.