Commonly known as Sabah Snake Grass. The whole plant is well known anti-snake venom & insect bites among the traditional healers. It is used medicinally to regulate menstrual function; reduce swelling; remove blood clots; relieve pain; treat injuries from falls, fractures, contusion and strains; anaemia, jaundice and rheumatism. The plant is used in the treatment of eye diseases. Fresh leaves have long been traditionally used in Thailand as an anti-inflammatory drug to treat insect and snake bite, skin rashes, allergic responses, herpes simple virus(HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) lesions, (Santi, et al., 2006). Recently it is well known for its healing properties for cancer and kidney failures.
1.Take 1 teaspoon of Belalai Gajah tea cut in 180mL of hot water and brew for 3 – 5 minutes. Best serves hot.