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Makabuhay as it is called in the Philippines has a long history of medicinal use
in India. Makabuhay has long been used in Ayurveda medicine (traditional medicine
in India) for thousands of years. Ayurvedic practitioners in India used Makabuhay
to promote longevity, prevent diseases and to treat various illnesses from arthritis
to treatment of cancer.
In the Philippines, Makabuhay plant extract is traditionally combined with coconut
oil to treat rheumatism and arthritis, abdominal pains (kabag), scabies, skin ulcers
and others.
Makabuhay can be found in wild forests and can be identified by its heart shaped
leaves. Makabuhay is a shrub whose aerial roots climb other trees usually neem or
mango trees. Makabuhay plant has succulent bark that is creamy white to grey in
colour; it has deep clefts spotted with lenticels. It has a sweet-acidic-bitter taste.
Makabuhay has yellow flowers, growing in lax racemes from nodes on old wood.
Makabuhay bears fruits that are drupes, turning red as it ripens.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals
caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the
genus Plasmodium. Commonly, the disease is transmitted by a bite from an infected
female Anophelesmosquito, which introduces the organisms from its saliva into a
person's circulatory system. In the blood, the parasites travel to the liver to
mature and reproduce. Malaria causes symptoms that typically
include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death.

• Aqueous extract used for treatment of stomach trouble. used as tonic and antimalarial. ordinary and cancerous wounds. Cut 100 gms of the vine in small pieces. has been used for a variety of rheumatic and arthritic complaints. or ingredient in cocktails. • Tropical ulcers and wound healing: Decoction of the stem as wash. Folkloric • Decoction of leaves and stems used for malaria and fever and as a tonic (40 gms to pint of boiling water). antioxidant. Uses Edibility • The basis of a popular preparation used as cordial. antimicrobial. • In Malaysia. hypolipidemic properties.Considered febrifuge. tonic. • Preparation with coconut oil use as cure for rheumatism. • Used for athlete's foot. and diarrhea. water is added. mixed with coconut oil. Decoction of stem used as vulnerary for itches. antiproliferative.Properties . strained. • For stomach ulcers: stem is pounded inside a plastic bag. soak in oil for 12 hours and apply oil extract on affected areas. and insecticidal. • Internally. • Used for fertility regulation. extract taken orally to treat hyperglycemia. Place in bottle and "cook" under the sun for 5-7 days.Studies suggest cardiotonic. • Used by nursing mothers to assist in weaning infants off breast-feeding. • Scabies: Crush fresh stem and apply juice over the affected. • Decoction or powder form of plant used as febrifuge. externally. mix with 3 ounces of coconut oil. Also. as parasiticide. indigestion. parasiticide. or crush stem. also for flatulence (kabag) in children. Parts utilized Stems and leaves. antidiabetic. • Rheumatism and flatulence: mixture of the vine with oil. and drank once daily. . The bitter juice of the stem is applied to the nipple area causing the infant's aversion to breastfeeding and facilitating transfer to breast feeding. tonic. then drank. antimalarial. thinly sliced. decocted. stems are dried. • Pounded stem. antidiarrheal. also for abdominal colic. . vulnerary.

Anecdotal benefits for a variety of HIV-related complaints. rice stem borers) using pounded chopped vines stirred in one liter of water and sprayed on seedlings before transplanting or soaking the seedlings overnight before transplanting. Remove the stems then add half a glass of grated white candlewax. rice green leafhoppers. Recent uses and preparations • Used Preparation of ointment: Wash and chop 1/2 glass of stem. pour into clean bottle and label. patients with cardiac disorders.htm .org/wiki/Malaria • Makabuhay.wikipedia. Caution: Should not be used by pregnant save the face area. Bibliography: http://www.html http://en. Sauté chopped stem on low fire for about five minutes in one glass of coconut oil. for three consecutive nights. When the wax is melted. with madre de cacao and hot red pepper extract in water sprayed on rice plants at weekly intervals. Use the ointment over the whole body. New applications Being studied for it possible stimulant effect on the immune system.Others • As pesticide (rice blackbugs.stuartxchange.