Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa) is also called Gatas-gatas because of the healing properties of its milky juice. It contains contain triterpenes, phytosterols, tannins, polyphenols, and flavonoids.  This herb has gained widespread attention because of its ability to help patients recover from dengue. Folk wisdom regard it as a hemostatic, which may help explain why blood platelets increase after ingestion of a boiled decoction of the plant



Asthma weed/Tawa-tawa

Other Names: 
Asthma plant, Asthma weed, Gatas-gatas, Boto-botones
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Anti-asthmatic
    • For other respiratory ailments (cough, bronchitis)
    • Anti-malarial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antioxidant
    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Anthelmintic
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Analgesic
    • Antipyretic
    • Antispasmodic
    • Diuretic
    • For digestive problems
    • Sedative/Anxiolytic
    • Antimalarial
    • Antihyperglycemic
    • Antihistaminic
    • Galactagogue
    • Anti-cancer/Anti-tumor
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