What is the use of tuba-tuba?

Tuba-Tuba is a medicinal plant with a variety of benefits. From its sap which contains anti-Cancer properties to its leaves that can be used either as a poultice for muscle pain or into a natural insect repellent, Tuba-Tuba is definitely an alternative antidote for a wide array of illnesses.

Are tuba-tuba leaves poisonous?

Tayag added that while the sap, juice and oil from the stems and leaves of tuba-tuba are known purgative, anti-rheumatic and anti-helminthic, the seeds are highly toxic. He warned the seeds contain curcin, a toxic substance that cause hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or bloody diarrhea.

What is the benefits of Tuba-Tuba leaves?

The sap, oil, twig, wood and leaves are all reportedly being used externally for healing wounds, bleeding, rheumatism and skin diseases. Other medicinal uses include: laxative, cough remedy, antidote for poisoning, cure for toothache, treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis and healing agent for sprains.

What are the uses of Jatropha?

The latex of Jatropha contains an alkaloid known as “Jatrophine” which is believed to have anti-cancer properties. It is also used for skin diseases, rheumatism and for sores on domestic livestock [2]. The white latex serves as a disinfectant in mouth infections in children.

Why are tubas so expensive?

Tubas are expensive not only because of the large amount of metal required to make them, but also because of the significant labor required. Trumpets, which do not use as much metal, can nevertheless be quite expensive as well if they are very finely made.

Is playing the tuba hard?

Learning how to play the tuba can be a fun and exciting adventure, but becoming comfortable with the larger-than-average instrument can be hard, especially for those who are new to the instrument, younger students, or those who feel they may be too small to handle the instrument.

What is the tuba tuba plant?

Tuba-tuba, Jatropha gossypifolia, RED PHYSIC NUT, Ye lie yan ma feng shu : Philippine Herbal Therapy / Alternative Medicine. Jatropha gossypiifolia Linn.

What is the scientific name of tuba tuba?

Jatropha gossypiifolia Linn. RED PHYSIC NUT. Ye lie yan ma feng shu.

How do you use tuba tuba?

Tuba-tuba leaves are really effective in getting rid of them. Just take about 5 pieces of its leaves, rinse and crush them until they are smooth and apply on the affected area every night before sleeping. Tub-tuba leaves can also be used on lessening the lice.

Are Jatropha leaves poisonous?

A literature review showed that this plant has caused poisoning in children in many parts of the world but no case of Jatropha poisoning in adults has been reported.

Why is Jatropha curcas important today?

Use in developing world. Currently the oil from Jatropha curcas seeds is used for making biodiesel fuel in Philippines, Pakistan and in Brazil, where it grows naturally and in plantations in the southeast, north, and northeast of Brazil.

Why did Jatropha fail in India?

Availability of Jatropha seeds remains a major problem in increasing the production of biodiesel in India. However, due to constraints like very poor Jatropha seed yield, limited availability of wasteland and high plantation and maintenance costs, biodiesel projects became unviable.