Thursday, January 15, 2015
Alang-alang ( Imperata Clindrica )
Reeds rapidly multiply seeds in the wind or the remaining pieces of rhizome are still lagging behind in the soil.
Behind its existence as a weed, it turns reeds also has a good role in protecting the soil from erosion. Rapid growth and root development interlocked between trees to form a strong fabric of the rhizome that can withstand the surrounding soil.
The leaves of reeds are also widely used for the roof of the house. Another part of the reeds that can be used are fine fibers of panicle flowers can be used to fill the bedding / pillows instead of cotton.
From some of the research that has been done. Reed contains a number of chemical elements that are beneficial to health. These elements are found in many parts of the root. The chemical elements some of which are: mannitol, glucose, citric acid, malic acid, arundoin, coixol, fernerol, silindrin, anemonin, simiarenol, achine, saponins, alkali, polyphenols, and taninin.
With the elements mentioned above, reeds have antipyretic properties that are lowering the heat, which is shed urinary diuretic, hemostatic that can stop the bleeding, can create cool and relieve thirst.
Below are some of the benefits of reeds as a medicinal plant, among others, can treat:
-Swelling due to acute kidney inflammation
-Swelling due to hit
-Treating infections in the digestive tract
-Bleeding due to the heat of the blood, such as nosebleeds, coughing up blood, vomit blood, etc.
-Bleeding in women
-Difficulty urinating or urinate
-Fever that accompanied thirsty
-Inflammation of the lungs
-Vaginal discharge in women
-Cough, flu, diarrhea
-High blood pressure