Gardenia augusta is a special plant with scent that is similar to jasmine flowers. How to care of this plant also easy. Gardenia belongs to the class of herbaceous plants. Although this plant can grow in hot areas, gardenia prefers a cool region like in the mountains. This very fragrant flower is also used as one of the ornamental plants. Until now, many gardenia flowers are cultivated.
The gardenia flowers are pure white and have petals like roses. However, as the flowers grow older, the color changes gradually to slightly yellowish. Meanwhile, gardenia leaves are dark green and single with short stalks and oval-shaped. Almost all parts of this plant can be used for medicare.
In general, gardenia leaves are used to treat heatiness, which can lead to chapped mouth. Swollen gums are also healed with gardenia leaves. Many people grow gardenia in the yard of the house. This plant is easy to grow and does not require special care. Gardenia plant also contain essential oil, so it is also often used in oil.
Gardenia leaves benefits
Not only beautiful and fragrant, gardenia plants save a lot of benefits for health, including in helping diabetes treatment. Although it has not been found exactly how the mechanism of gardenia works as an antidiabetic, the results show that infusion of gardenia leaves in wistar mice given a glucose load before, can lower blood sugar levels much. Various active compounds in gardenia leaves are flavonoid compounds, saponins, and glycoside iridoids. A study also found a substance contained in gardenia flowers. The substance found is linaloldan styrolyl. So, how to make herbs for diabetics? Here is a step that must be done to make traditional medicine.
- Take 12 fresh gardenia leaves. Then wash it clean.
- Boil gardenia leaves with two glasses of water.
- Wait until the volume of boiled water decreases to half.
- Strain and drink boiled water regularly one glass per day.
That’s the step that must be done to make an antidiabetic potion with gardenia leaves. Other benefits of gardenia are as a sedative, overcoming hemostasis, jaundice and hepatitis, nosebleed, overcoming constipation. Anti-bacterial properties in gardenia are useful to fight skin fungus. To prevent fungal skin, simply by drinking boiled water of gardenia fruit regularly. You can consume the extract fruit, at least 2 times a week. Generally gardenia consumption as a medicare with a dose of 3-12 grams per day. Do not take excessive gardenia tea potion because it can cause diarrhea.