Corchorus olitorius (Saluyot) is rich in polyphenolic antioxidants, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, steroids, triterpenes, vitamins, and minerals. Studies show that the leaf extract possesses inhibitory activity towards α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) thus making it useful to combat diabetes and high blood pressure. Such enzyme inhibitory activities are attributed to the presence of specific compounds called caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, and isorhamnetin.

Medicinal uses include prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes in pregnant women, arthritis, fever, colds, diarrhea, ulcer, gonorrhea, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, asthma, and cancer. Saluyot tea or leaf infusion is also used to help treat headache, stomachache, and dysentery.

Jute mallow/Saluyot

Other Names: 
Jute, Tugabang, Jew’s mallow, Egyptian spinach, Pasau
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antidiabetic
    • Antihypertensive
    • Diuretic
    • Laxative
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Anti-aging
    • Analgesic
    • Antipyretic
    • Boosts immunity
    • Reduces cholesterol
    • Helps fight infection
    • Supports eye health
    • Mantains healthy skin and reduces wrinkles
    • Increases stamina
    • Increases libido and fertility
    • Reduces cancer risk/Anti-tumor
References: 
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