Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Rafflesia hasseltii

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In peninsular Malaysia, flower buds are sold as traditional medicines. These buds are seen as a sign of fertility, and are given to help mothers recover after birth.

Use only described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data.
The flower is used as an astringent and as an aphrodisiac for women. It is also reported to be used for medication after birth (purifies uterus), after menstruation and to expedite delivery.(11)

Water extract of this forest cabbage is used for treating haemoroid and dysentery.
The fresh flower buds are pounded, mixed with henna leaves (Lawsonia inermis L.) and shaped into small balls and is used in reducing body weight. The perianth lobar tea is used by women after birth. It is also used for other diseases by mixing with other medicinal plants in a certain proportion.(12)

Residents in Malaysia are encouraged to save the flowers on their private property, and are encouraged to charge small entrance fees to see the flower.