Benefits of the duck foot tree or Phaya Satban tree good for health

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Benefits of the duck foot tree or Phaya Satban tree good for health.

Every time winter comes Who grows duck foot trees or  Phaya Satban trees  in their neighborhood? You will clearly smell the scent from the flowers of this tree. Some say it smells refreshing. Some say it stinks to the point of dizziness. But no matter what, the pawpaw tree has become a symbol of “cold wind” by default. In addition to the pawpaw tree being a large tree that provides shade for us very well, It also has good properties. that helps treat various symptoms as a Thai herb as well

Phaya Satban or Satban or Ped’s Foot  is a large perennial plant with a height of approximately 12–20 meters in the Apocynaceae family, originally native to Southeast Asia. and can found in every region in Thailand and is the provincial tree of

Characteristics of the pawpaw tree

The pawpaw tree has thick but brittle bark. The surface of the plant has small scales, white mixed with brown. The slits appear to have a white sap. The stem is straight. The branches are many and have a layered appearance. The inner bark is brown. Contains white latex The leaves clustere at the tip of a branch with approximately 5–7 leaves. The petiole is short. The leaf blades oval, parallelogram-shaped to lanceolate, parallelogram-shaped. Or round shape, line shape. The tip leaf is slightly lob. The upper leaves are dark green. The bottom is soft white. 

If you pluck the leaf stalks, there will white sap. The leaves are long and oval with rounded tips and pointed bases. The leaf size is about 10–12 centimeters long. Light green flowers bloom in clusters at the ends of the branches. The tubular mouth of the petals has long, fluffy hairs. The flowers have a strong, pungent odor. Inhale just a little and you will feel the fragrance. If you inhale a lot you will feel dizzy. In the evening, the smell is stronger than at other times.

The flowers clustere like spike flowers. There will be about 7 groups of flowers in one bouquet. The flowers are white and yellow. Normally, it blooms from October to December. The fruit is long pods, double or single pods. It is fibrous, round and slender, approximately 20–30 centimeters long. When it is old it will crack. There are white fluff similar to cotton. That can blown away by the wind in the pod. There are small seeds attache to the fluff.

Good benefits for health of the pawpaw tree

  1. The bark of the trunk is bitter. Can made into medicine that helps with appetite. Helps reduce blood sugar levels Helps relieve symptoms of diabetes, colds , coughs, and bronchitis.
  2. bark of the trunk Helps treat dysentery, diarrhea, and chronic diarrhea. Intestinal and intestinal infections
  3. The bark of the trunk, boiled in water for bathing, reduces rashes.
  4. The sap from the stem is use as ear drops to relieve earache. and use it as a filling to relieve toothache.
  5. Young leaves are boiled to drink to treat scurvy.
  6. The leaves and resin are used by Indians to treat wounds, eczema, pustules, and joint pain. 

Precautions for the pawpaw plant or Phaya Satthaban

Remember, alstonia scholaris and water pawpaw are the same as alstonia scholaris. Or the sea pawpaw tree (Cerbera odollam) is not the same. The paw paw tree has a smaller trunk. and found near water, along canals, or in mangrove forests It has white flowers with a light scent. The result is a round loop. If the fruit falls off the tree and dries up Can water and planted as a new plant.

The pawpaw tree has a taller trunk. The flowers are in a bouquet resembling a spike. The fruit will come out as a long, fibrous, round and slender pod, and most importantly, it will emit a more intense aroma.