Mayana – Scientific name: Coeus blumei Benth

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Tagalog: Mayana

Erect, branched, fleshy annual herb, about 1 m high. Stems, purplish and 4-angled. Leaves are blotched or colored, ovate, 5-10 cm long, with toothed margins. Flowers are purplish, numerous, in simple or branched inflorescences, 15-30 cm long.

Distribution
Introduced in the Philippines. Cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Constituents
Volatile oils.

Parts used and preparation
Seeds, bark, and wood.

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Medicinal uses:
Bruises and sprains: Crush or pound 10-12 leaves and apply over the ankles, wrists or affected areas for 30 minutes, three times daily. Use a bandage to hold the poultice in place.
Carminative: Take decoctions of leaves.
Headache: Pound leaves and apply over temples and nape.
Mild bleeding of wounds: Wash the young leaves; crush and extract the juice. Drop a few drops of the juice directly on the wound. Apply the crushed leaves as poultice.
Sinusitis: Heat 10-12 fresh leaves over a fire; apply while still hote over the forehead for the frontal sinues or over the cheeks for the maxillary sinuses, twice daily.
Decoction, taken internally for dyspepsia; also used as eyedrops for eye inflammation.


18 thoughts on “Mayana – Scientific name: Coeus blumei Benth

  1. abygail crus

    hahahaha………………. mayana leaves………………………….. it is good………………………………………………………for healing wound……

  2. aileen cruz

    sandali lang hahaha ………….. mayana…………… katakataka naman yan……………… mahilig kang maki………………………aloevera sa iba……………uminom ka na lang ng………………..tuba……………………….. hehehehehe ……………..medicinal plant. lhat YAN……hehehehe…………

  3. angela

    I Am searching this leaf just for my assignment and I am not looking for me to use this as my medicine because I have any diseases.. that’s all thanks 🙂

  4. jan billy

    Yung native na mayana ay all purple ang ang dahon yung batikbatik ay hybrid na…please look for the allpurple leaves kasi di sia Modified…

  5. menalyn a. dalangin

    I have about 25 varieties of mayana and still searching for more because i love this ornamental/medicinal very much.i hope those who have more varieties will share it with me.thank you.

  6. Lyka

    Pwede po ba ang Mayana Leaves gawing Antiseptic cream? para po pag may sugat ka hindi masyadong grabe ‘yung pagblebleed

  7. Calixto S. Salde

    Thanks sa mga ideas and comments shared with us. My MAYANA plants is almost 30 varieties. Nakakawala ng stress at nag eenjoy po ako sa pagaalaga.

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