How does it work?
The extract of the tawa-tawa plant is found to have anti-asthmatic properties. It causes the bronchial tubes to relax and has a depressant effect on respiration.
This is why tawa-tawa tea is mainly used to help cure or treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, helping patients breathe better.
Ethanol is also found in the extract of tawa-tawa, which contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
In addition, the polyphenol extract of the plant is found to be anti-amoebic. Tawa-tawa leaves can be used for wounds, boils, and athlete’s foot.
The diuretic effect of tawa-tawa helps cleanse the body from toxins, since it induces the production of more urine. Tawa-tawa is also found to have antioxidant activity, which helps protect our cells from damage.
Tawa-tawa extracts have also shown improved galactogenic activity in guinea pigs, increasing the development of mammary glands and induced secretion. This make tawa-tawa an effective breast milk stimulant for breastfeeding mothers.
Other properties of tawa-tawa is that it is antimalarial, antidiarrheal, and anticancer.