Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mayana 101: Its Amazing Healing Properties

Tagalog: Mayana
Scientific Names: Coleus blancoi, Coleus blumei Benth, Coleus blumei

Erect, branched, fleshy annual herb, about 1 m high. Stems, purplish and 4-angled. Leaves are blotched or colored, ovate, 5-10 cm long, with toothed margins. Flowers are purplish, numerous, in simple or branched inflorescence, 15-30 cm long.

Medicinal uses:
Bruises and sprains
Mild bleeding of wounds
Healing wounds
Weak lungs
Common colds and Flu
Skin Irritations and Allergies
Ear Infections
Cataract and Glaucoma*
Eye Infections and Irritations*
EENT Problems*
Asian traditional medicine for asthma, angina, bronchitis, epilepsy, insomnia, and various digestive problems.

*Also used as eyedrops for eye inflammation, sore eyes, cataract and glaucoma natural cure/prevention.

Introduced in the Philippines. Cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Volatile oils.

Parts used and preparation:
Seeds, bark, and wood.

PANLAPU* is one of the amazing and miraculous herbal eye drops.

More details? Read it Here.

• Antimicrobial / Diterpenes:
Diastereomeric Diterpenes from Coleus blume: Study yielded a new abietane type diterpene that whowed antimicrobial activity against B subtilis, P aeruginosa and C albicans.
• Antioxidant:
Antioxidant Activity of Coleus Blumei, Orthosiphon Stamineus, Ocimum basilicum and Mentha arvensis from Lamiaceae Family: Study showed all methanol samples exhibited antioxidant activity and suggested that Lamiaceae plants has pharmaceutical potential for its antioxidant properties.
• Forskolin / Erectile Dysfunction:
Study has shown forskolin may enhance smooth muscle relaxation. Studies are needed to assess the use of coleus in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
• Anthelmintic:
Leaf extract showed high efficacy against Hymenolepsis nana (mice).
• Analgesic / Anti-Inflammatory / Antimicrobial:
Study isolated a mixture of sterols and triterpenes from the leaves of Coleus blumei. The isolates exhibited analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities. The study also isolated capesterol, a-amyrin and b-amyrin.

Update: Hi avid readers!

I wrote this blog in 2011 and my grandmom and mom-in-law were really using Panlapu for both cataract and glaucoma respectively. 

But we suddenly lost contact with the inventor and could NOT find him and her family anymore so we could no longer buy Panlapu. 

In as much as we would like to help you guys, we do not have the means to help you get/buy/try the eye drop. It was in 2013 when we could no longer avail this amazing product. 

Thus, as soon as we're able to get in touch again with the inventor and his team, we will gladly share the good news and let you know. 

Thanks again and God bless us all. Cheers!

No comments: