Herbal Medicine (Akapulko)

 Akapulko (Cassie, alata L.)

  • It is also known as “bayabas-bayabasan” and “ringworm bush” in English, this herbal medicine is used to treat ringworms and skin fungal infections.
Parts utilized:
  • leaves
  • Anti-fungal: Tinea Flava, ringworm, athlete’s foot and scabies.
  • Fresh, matured leaves pounded. Apply as soap to the affected part 1-2 times a day.

Sources: Cuevas, Francis Public Health Nursing in the Philippines. 10th Edition 2007 http://www.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph/prosea/proseaherbal