Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cassava as an Ulcer and Heartburn Medicinal

Cassava plants (Manihot esculenta Crantz) was first recognized in South America. Cassava plants including shrubs species. Cassava plants can be harvested after 6 -7 months from the time of planting. Cassava plants can grow wherever the place, unless the place is muddy and waterlogged. Cassava is a plant that has a high adaptability to various soil conditions and does not require special treatment.

Cassava as an Ulcer and Heartburn Medicinal
The characteristics of cassava herbs:
• Leaves: Leaves shaped like a finger, has a sheet that hung like a human finger, with a width of 2-4 cm long and 7-12 cm.
• Bulbs: It has a 2-3 cm diameter, with a length of 50-80 cm. Yellowish or white also.

Substances contained in plant cassava:
Cassava plants this herb is a plant nutrient content that have a fairly complete. So widely used as a base for the manufacture of various foods, and also in its use for medical. The content of substances in the cassava plant is: Carbohydrates, Phosphorous, Calcium, Vitamin C, Protein, Iron, Fat, and Vitamin B1.

Benefits and uses of cassava plants: 
1. Cassava leaves can be used as a blood booster drug because it has high iron content.
2. Cassava leaves can be used to compress on a burn because it can accelerate the cooling process.
3. Cassava tubers can also be used as a thermal cure in a manner first shredded and taken water juice. Juice of cassava tubers proved to contain latex and flour it can be used to cure ulcers and heartburn.
4. Cassava tubers juice can treat stomach ulcers, because of its function as an antibiotic. Whereas in patients with heat in the juice of cassava tubers can cool the digestive area.
5. Cassava tubers as a base for the manufacture of tapioca flour / starch.
6. for the manufacture of various food preparations.
7. Cassava leaves utilized by the residents for vegetables.