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Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The name is derived from the Greek words ἰατρός (iatros), meaning “physician”, and τροφή (trophe), meaning “nutrition”, hence the common name physic nut.

The benefits and health impacts of jatropha leaves have been widely and popularly used to cure various diseases since ages. However, it is only less herbalists who master and understand well which part and
how to process the jatropha leaves into such powerful herbs.

Therefore, for some common societies, it needs to be learnt how jatropha leaves can be utilized to be processed into herbs to heal the healthy illness. Many parts of jatropha leaves from its root up to leaves can be mixed into the medicine therapy.

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands, or Moluccas, in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice, flavoring, or fragrance in consumer products, such as toothpaste, soaps, or cosmetics. 

Cloves are a versatile spice that add flavor while also providing health benefits. They are high in antioxidants, may help regulate blood sugar, can kill bacteria, and more

Ocimum gratissimum, also known as clove basil, African basil, and in Hawaii as wild basil, is a species of basil. It is native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia.

The scent leaf is not just popular alone for its aroma, it is also known for its health benefits. It is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and vitamin A. The oils from scent leaf are known to possess some antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties and this is why it is referred to as the ‘fever’ leaf.

Do you wonder why people take pepper soup and scent leaf when cold attacks? It is because it fights against cold and catarrh. It can also be used to cure stomach illnesses like cholera, and dysentery. When mashed into a paste, it is good for skincare and fights skin conditions like ringworm. When having menstrual cramps, brew it into a tea and it will help with the pain.

Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory action and antibacterial ability that fights infections and kills germs and people consuming guava leaves at home will help curb toothaches. The juice from the guava leaves is also said to provide relief from swollen gums and oral ulcers. You will be surprised to know that guava leaves can help you in improving conditions like constipation and acidity. Not just that but guava leaves tea works like a detox to eliminate trapped gas in the stomach.
The mango leaves are reddish or purplish when tender and new, and grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside. These leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in nutrition. They exhibit powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties due to their high content of flavonoids and polyphenols.

The mango leaves are very useful for treating diabetes.
Mango leaves may help lower the blood pressure as they have anti-hypertensive properties
They help in strengthening the blood vessels and treating the problem of varicose veins.
The mango leaves may help treat kidney stones and gallstones

The daily intake of a finely ground powder of mango leaves, which are dried in the shade, with water kept in a tumbler overnight, helps in breaking the stones and flushing them out.

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