Monday, February 21, 2011
MAYANA Herbal Plant
Scientific Name: Coleus blumei Benth
Common Name: Mayana
English Name: Painted Nettle
Mayana is an herbs that are usually cultivated as ornament. It has acer rubrum leaves which are dotched or colored with mostly purple. Some leaf colors are yellow, green, red, pink, and sometimes blue.
Indications and Preparations:
1. Cough: Infusion - put clean, fresh leaves into a pitcher of water and use as drinking water everyday.
2. Headache: Pound the leaves and extract the juice. Wipe the juice to the area of pain. It provides cooling effect to the head and can relieve headache.
3. Swelling and Bruises: Press the leaves slightly to reveal its juice and put it on top of swelling area.