Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Akapulko (Acapulco) (Ringworm bush ) Herbal Medicine

Suffering from Tinea infections, insect bites, ringworms, eczema,

scabies and itchiness.

Here is the Herbal medicine for you.

Akapulko or Acapulco in English is a shrub found

throughout the Philippines. A medicinal herb that

contains chrysophanic acid, a fungicide used to treat

fungal infections, like ringworms, scabies and eczema.

Akapulko also contains saponin, a laxative that is

useful in expelling intestinal parasites.

The extracts from the Akapulko plant is commonly

used as an ingredient for lotions, soaps and shampoos.

Uses of Akapulko:

• Treatment of skin diseases:

Tinea infections, insect bites, ringworms, eczema,

scabies and itchiness.

• Internal:

Expectorant for bronchitis and dyspnoea, mouthwash

in stomatitis, alleviation of asthma symptoms, used as

diuretic and purgative, for cough & fever, as a

laxative to expel intestinal parasites and other

stomach problems. A strong decoction of the leaves is

an abortifacient.


• For external use, pound the leaves of the Akapulko

plant, squeeze the juice and apply on affected areas.

• For internal use: cut the plant parts into a

manageable size then soak and boil for 10 to 15

minutes let cool and use as soon as possible. Note:

The decoction looses its potency if not used for a long

time. Dispose leftovers after one day.

Intestinal parasitism: The seeds used for intestinal parasitism.
Tincture from leaves reported to be purgative.
Cough: Decoction of leaves and flowers for cough.
Ringworm, scabies, eczema, tinea infections, insect bites, herpes: Crushed leaves and juice extract.
Preparation: Pound enough fresh leaves; express (squeeze out) the juice and apply on the affected skin morning and evening. Improvement should be noticed after 2 - 3 weeks of treatment.
Decoction of leaves and flowers used as mouthwash in stomatitis.


apurva said...

I have always appreciated herbal treatments and such kind of discoveries are increasing the advancement in herbal treatment.

Softwares said...

i am intersted in herbal treatments
andthis blog is increasing my interest :) life said...

I have always searched the benefits of herbal medicines and trust me i have always found them worthful thanks for this information.

Borris said...

This is a good thing to know. I used aloe vera for my son's rashes which was a fungal infection after lab test but it keeps on coming back. Wish I could find this in our place in the desert.

Misha-chan said...

i am actually making my research paper and this helps a lot. :)

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Herbs&Herbs said...

Thank You for the Informative post. Where can I buy this acapulco extract or dried herb?

Unknown said...

Where do we find akapulko or what specific place in the Philippines, please reply i really need it for my research papers.

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