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What is Kasuba Flower?

Posted on October 24, 2013 | No Comments on What is Kasuba Flower?

Kasubha is vertical branched, soft flowering plant growing up to 90 centimeters high whose flowers are orange-red and about a half inch in length. It was believed to be original from Egypt and was planted in the Philippines for dyeing purposes as its flowers yield a coloring principle, carthamin. Incidentally, Kasuba Flower dye from the flowers is used for coloring food.

Kasuba, especially the flower, is tonic, abortifacient and emmenagogue. It helps stimulate menstrual blood flow which helps in easing menstrual cramps and pains or dysmenorrhea. However, it is not advised for women expecting pregnancy because Kasuba Flower is also used as abortifacient. Some people used it to remedy itches, its oil for rheumatism, its juice diuretic and tonic and for reducing cholesterol. Some people used it as a supplement for their weight loss. Meanwhile, some use its seeds for improving bone formation or preventing osteoporosis.

Among the other uses of Kasuba flowers are for protecting the heart from disease, prevention of renal dysfunction, antioxidation for cleaning the body from free radicals, promotion of good HDL-cholesterol, prevention of cellular deterioration and degeneration, lowering of blood pressure, inhibition of breast cancer and other tumors, pain reliever for muscles, bone formation promotion and prevention of ulcer.

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