Aloewood is the wood of oily Nepal paper plant. Some of Nepal paper plants (Scientific name: Aquilaria), during the growth, due to any impact, cause “injuries / infections”, after long days, accumulate a plastic substance (oil), then spreading out, altering timber molecules, creating a variety of colors (black, brown, indigo and gray, ...), some properties (hard, soft, flexible and brittle...), many flavors (bitter, spicy, sour and sweet, ...), different shapes (round, twisted, acute, long, ...), at many positions (body, branches and roots) in the Nepal paper plant. This is Aloe wood, having International trading name, Agarwood or Eaglevvood.
Special feature of Aloewood is fragrance when burned or not burned. When oil content is greater than 25%, Aloewood can be immersed in water. High-class Aloewood can acquire oil content of 60-80%. Based on oil infection levels, color, flavor, shape, weight and origin ..., Aloewood has different names such as Tram Mat Tu, Tram Mat Dao, Tram Bo Sanh, Tram Bong, Tram Da Bao, Tram Diep La, Tram Diep Trai, Tram Kien Xanh, Tram Kien Lon, Tram Ruc, Tram Sanh and so on....
Some uses of Aloewood:
- Air Cleaning
- Reducing stress, helping sleep tight
- Removing odors, musty, tobacco
- Some people burn Aloewood before living in a new house for good luck and especially, to detoxify due to painting at the new house
- As indicated flavor in the manufacture of perfume and luxury cosmetics
- Massage, particularly effective for muscle or nerve pain
- Disinfection, sterilization
- Curing mosquito bites, insect bites, soothing burns or itchy spots
- Placed in cars to clean the air in the cars
Remedy from Phyllanthus acidus
Fruit of Phyllanthus acidus has sour taste, cool property, antipyretic effect, liver tonic, blood tonic; its leaves used for bath water to cure urticaria sores.
Leaves and roots have hot property; roots are toxic, have effects of congestive removal, disinfection, sputum loss, pasteurization, especially, anti-trust for snake venom.
Phyllanthus acidus or also called Phyllanthus distichus is a fruiter appearing in our country. The blooming season is in March - May, the riping season is in June - August. Fruit of Phyllanthus acidus is usually directly eaten or stewed to coolen. Fruit is a kind of berries, knurled; when riping, it has light yellow, sour mixed light sweet taste.
The fruit has effects of cooling, liver tonic and blood tonic. Juice is for refreshment. Leaves of Phyllanthus acidus are used to bath for curing sores, urticaria and other skin diseases. Bark is capable of removing malicious nodes, ulcers, sputum, remains at bronchus. Dropping alcohol soaked bark into ear cures earache and applying cures scabies, ulcers, wounds; holding in mouth cures toothache, sore throat.
How to make alcohol soaked bark of Phyllanthus acidus: Dry bark, finely pulverize. White wine with high concentration, per 200gr flour soaked with 1 liter of rice wine in 10 days can be used.
In addition, powdered bark pickled vinegar also cure hemorrhoids, take 2 times per day with 1 tablespoon. Roots and root bark are toxic, so we should boil root bark; inhalation cures cough and headache. Decoction from bark of Phyllanthus acidus (thickened) and alcohol soaked roots of Phyllanthus acidus can cure Psoriasis.
Notes: forbidden to drink thickened water as well as alcohol soaked bark of Phyllanthus acidus because it is toxic, potentially lethal with light cases of headedness, Dizziness or hard cause of severe abdominal pain and the worst can be fatal.
The fruit of Phyllanthus acidus contains 0.73 to 0.90% Protide, 0.6 to 0.76% Lipide, 5.89 to 7.29% Glucide, vitamin C reaching 40mg%, root bark contains Saponin, Galic Acid and Tanin, some triterpenic compounds (Philanthol, B - Amiryn) and much Phenol Acid.
The fruit of Phyllanthus acidus has sour taste, properties of cooling and wringing. Leaves and roots have hot property; roots are toxic, have effects of congestive removal, disinfection, sputum loss, pasteurization, especially, anti-trust for snake venom. Roots and seeds have wiping-out effect.
In traditional medicine, they use Phyllanthus acidus as healing herbs:
- To relieve pain (back, leg or groin): Apply fresh leaves of Phyllanthus acidus crushed with pepper onto pain.
- To cure weakened heart: Infuse one amount of bark with two amounts of Vong Dong bark to acquire thick jelly. When using, mix with white wine, take two coffee tablespoons per day, divide into 2 times.
- To relieve itchy sores, hives, wounded sores: dry bark, powderize, distill with coconut oil and used to external applying.
And it is very simple if you want your skin smooth as baby skin, eat 200gr Phyllanthus acidus per day, especially when the weather is hot, dear!
According to Doctoc Pham Hong Nga - Family Doctor