Cordyline plant is one of the plants grown in the garden as a hedge plant. This plant is often found in the Pacific region, Southeast Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand. Cordyline plant is commonly found in the garden as an ornamental plant.
This ornamental plant has health benefits as well due to the pharmacological effects present in this plant. Cordyline plant has about 15 species with different scientific names. The leaves are green and red. At a glance, cordyline is similar to lilies, but are classified into the Asparagaceae group. In English, this plant is called cabbage palm. Red cordyline (Cordyline fruticosa) can grow in a dry climate. This article reviews the benefits of red cabbage palm, also called ‘Torbay Red.’
Cabbage palm contains some essential substances such as flavonoids, iron, tannins, saponins, thymidine, polyphenols, polysaccharides, steroids, and calcium oxalate. Some of these compounds are also present in flowers, stems, and roots. Cabbage palm leaves have antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiproliferative, and slightly sweet properties.
Red cabbage palm benefits
Cabbage palm flowers are not limited to home decor. The leaves can also be used to overcome various health problems. Here are the benefits of cabbage palm leaves and its uses:
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract. To relieve coughing of blood due to tuberculosis, you can use Torbay red leaves. Dry cabbage palm leaves, roots, and flowers to dry. Once dry, wash all the ingredients thoroughly then boil until boiling for a few minutes. Drink the water while warm, 3 times a day.
Irregular menstruation can be treated with cabbage palm leaves. Besides that cabbage palm leaves also can relieve excessive bleeding. How to make this traditional herb is not delicate. Boil the roots and cabbage palm leaves in a pot made of pottery for a few minutes. Drink the water after a little cold, 2 times a day.
Fight against insect bites
To treat scars from insect bites, mash the leaves of Torbay red then bake for a while. Mix with salt, then apply to skin bitten by insects. Replace the herb 3 times a day.
Overcoming bloody urine
Do not panic if you see blood mixed with urine. This health disorder can be treated with a leaf or cabbage palm root. Take the leaf and boil it into 3 glasses of water. Let the water shrink as much as 2 cups, then strain. Drink regularly in the morning and evening, ½ cup each time drinking.
Torbay red can cope with swollen gums. Take the leaves and then puree it and mix with a little salt. Apply to swollen gums to relieve pain.
The solution to this problem is a self-made natural medicine. Take 15 grams of the root or 90 grams of dried leaf. Boil the root or leaves with 3 glasses of water until the remaining one glass. Drink 3 times a day, 1/3 cup each time drinking.
With the many substances contained in the Torbay red plant make this plant as a traditional herb. Pregnant women should not use this plant. Proper herbal and dosing prescriptions are also necessary to get the optimal benefits of Torbay red.