Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Efficacy Mahkota Dewa

This Plant is very usefull and popular in indonesia. Mahkota Dewa or God's petals in english is one of Indonesian medicinal plants with an abundance of benefits. Indonesian native plants that grow on the island of Papua is believed to have the ability to treat various diseases. Ranging from cancer, diabetes, gout, hepatitis able to be cured with herbs crown god.

Latin name of this plant is Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff.) Boerl., Which has several synonyms including, Phaleria calantha Gilg, Phaleria papuana Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb., And Phaleria wichmannii Valeton.

In addition to the named mahkota dewa, these medicinal plants in some areas are also called several different names. The mention of it include Makuto rojo, Makuto ratu, makuta dewa (Java), simalakama (Malay). In the English language is often named as the Crown of God, besides called by using its scientific name, Phaleria macrocarpa.

Physical description and Distribution Mahkota Dewa

Physical plant mahkota dewa (Phaleria macrocarpa) is not too high. High maximum range of 3 meters. Woody stems, round, rough skin surface, brown, and a gummy. Simpodial branched system with branch direction is upward sloping.

Single Mahkota dewa leaf facing each other lies, and dark green. Leaves lanceolate or shape with the tip and base of the tapered leaves, average leaf edge. Pinnate leaves pinnate leaves and slippery surfaces. Leaf length ranges from 7-10 cm with a width of 2-2.5 cm.

Flower of mahkota dewa appears in the armpit leaves and along the stems. Short flower stalks, while a crown of flowers of small tube, white, and fragrant. Flowers appear throughout the year.

Phaleria (Phaleria macrocarpa) are round with a diameter between 3-5 cm. Green when young and turn red when ripe. White flesh, fibrous, and watery. Seeds round, hard, and brown.

Plants growing in height between 10-1200 meters above sea level can be propagated by seed (generative) and graft.

Efficacy Mahkota Dewa

Almost all parts of the plant mahkota dewa is believed to have efficacy in treating various diseases. But that is often used is the leaves, fruit flesh and skin. mahkota dewa contain antihistamines, alkaloids, saponins, and polyphenols (lignans). Leather fruits contain alkaloids, saponins, and flavonoids.

With such a variety of content, mahkota dewa is believed to cure cancer, tumors, diabetes (diabetes mellitus), hepatitis, and uric acid. Also helpful to address skin inflammation, eczema, acne up.

However, it should be noted that the seeds contain toxins gods crown. Including the time-consuming fresh fruit directly which can cause swelling in the mouth, mouth ulcer, drunk, seizures, unconscious.

Scientific classification. Kingdom: Plantae. Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Magnoliopsida. Order: Myrtales. Family: Thymelaeaceae. Genus: Phaleria. Species: Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff) Boerl.

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