Young leaves increases the flow of milk. Pods for intestinal parasitism.
Constipation: Leaves and fruit
Decoction of boiled roots used to wash sores and ulcers.
Decoction of the bark used for excitement, restlessness.
Pounded roots used as poultice for inflammatory swelling.
Juice of roots is used for otalgia.
Decoction of roots is use as gargle for hoarseness and sore throat.
Boiled leaves used to help increase lactation.
Seeds for hypertension, gout, asthma, hiccups, and as a diuretic.
Rheumatic complaints: Decoction of seeds; or, powdered roasted seeds applied to affected area.
Juice of the root with milk used for asthma, hiccups, gout, lumbago.
Poultice of leaves applied for glandular swelling.
Pounded fresh leaves mixed with coconut oil applied to wounds and cuts.
The flowers boiled with soy milk thought to have aphrodisiac quality.
- In some provinces, seeds occasionally used as a coffee substitute.
- Leaves and seeds used as human food in Central America, Indonesia and Thailand, and eaten in processed or unprocessed forms. In Java, seeds are fermented into tempe and eaten as sprouts or bean cake. ( 37 )
- Tempe lamtoro, food prepared from fermented Leucaenal seeds, lacks mimosin, probably from the combined effects of washing, soaking, boiling, drying and fermenting. ( 37 )
- In the Philippines, not much utilized as a medicinal plant.
- Roasted seeds used as emollient.
- Used for Intestinal parasitism: ascaris and trichinosis.
- Roots in decoction used as emmenagogue.
- In Latin America, d ecoction of bark and roots is a powerful emmenagogue.
- Decoction of root and bark used as contraceptive, depilatory, ecbolic.
- In the West Indies , used as abortifacient.
- Bark eaten for internal pain.
- Decoction of root and bark
- In China, seeds are eaten to rid of round worms.
- In Latin American, root and bark taken as contraceptive and depilatory. In Mexico , used for diabetes. In Indonesia, aqueous extract from boiled seeds used for diabetes. ( 26 )
Leaves: Leaves are high in protein and can be used as feed supplement.
Wood : In the Philippines, popular use as firewood and reforestation work. Also, used for carving.
Cover crop: Also much used as a cover crop and exterminator of kogon.
Dye: Produces a brown dye.
Seeds: Used for decorating bags .
Forage : Highly nutritious forage tree. In the 1970s and early 80s, it was called the "miracle tree" because of its worldwide use as a long-lived and highly nutritious forage tree, along with various other uses. ( 4 0 )
Seed Gum : Used as binder in tablet formulation.
Pulp : Used in paper and rayon industries.
One option for chewing coca is with a tiny quantity of ilucta (a preparation of the ashes of the quinoa plant) added to the coca leaves; it softens their astringent flavor and activates the alkaloids . [ citation needed ] Other names for this basifying substance are llipta in Peru and the Spanish word lejía , bleach in English. The consumer carefully uses a wooden stick (formerly often a spatula of precious metal) to transfer an alkaline component into the quid without touching his flesh with the corrosive substance. The alkali component, usually kept in a gourd ( ishcupuro or poporo ), can be made by burning limestone to form unslaked quicklime , burning quinoa stalks, or the bark from certain trees, and may be called ilipta , tocra or mambe depending on its composition.   Many of these materials are salty in flavor, but there are variations. The most common base [ citation needed ] in the La Paz area of Bolivia is a product known as lejía dulce ( sweet lye ), which is made from quinoa ashes mixed with aniseed and cane sugar, forming a soft black putty with a sweet and pleasing flavor. In some places, baking soda is used under the name bico .