Sampalok is not only famous to Filipinos but also in other countries for the medical uses of the bark, leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds. A decoction of the leaves is used as a bath in fevers, puerperism, and convalescence and are applied as disinfectant to wounds, sores and cuts. The bark is astringent. The bark, in lotions and in poultices relieves sores, ulcers, boils, and caterpillar rash.


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