By Explorer2017
1 years ago

Tawa Tawa, Dengue Alternative Cure

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Tawa Tawa, Dengue Alternative Cure

What is dengue? Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash, according to Wikipedia

Tawa Tawa or Gatas Gatas (Euphorbia hirta Linn) manifests to have good effects on rehydration and even in treating dengue patients as claimed by users.

Former Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed at a particular forum that the initial research work on the local plant "appears" to have "some effects" on replenishing loss of water in the body.

The Department of Health (DoH) has asked the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to look into plants, including "tawa-tawa," that may help in the treatment of the mosquito-borne disease, which has claimed hundreds of children lives nationwide.

Ona was optimistic of the preliminary results in terms of isolation for they indicate that there is an active component. He said we should be very happy with that.

Last year, the health department raised concerns about the growing interest in the local plant as an alternative remedy for dengue. The DOH warned the public against experimenting with the plant in the absence of an official study on its reputed anti-dengue properties.

Since the finding was "very preliminary", the DOH held in abeyance any official recommendation about the plant for its possible dengue-fighting properties.

Tawa Tawa Users' Testimonies:

Talawatawa or tawa tawa s very effective and is proven in a dengue patient like my daughter before and in our province... Just try this you'll not spend a single cent just walk outside your house and you will find this.... Try it before its too late! - Sarah

tawa tawa cured my son twice when he was infected with dengue. this is a wonder plant which is very effective fight against dengue in just 24 hours. uproot the plant and boiled it including the leaves, stems and roots. - Kenneth

In Region VIII, this weed is called "gatas-gatas" because of its milky sap... a proven cure for dengue as I have several of my children and grandchildren who were cured when they had dengue... So, the doctors have nothing to worry about this because people will still go to them for diagnosis but maybe, as an alternative to high cost medicines, maybe this can be an alternative... - Miles

It is effective. - Delle

The health officer, however, warned that patients not to depend on tawa-tawa. As much as possible, they consult their doctor. Instead of drinking "tawa-tawa" tea, drink oral rehydration solution (Oresol) to prevent dehydration.

Though there's no harm in trying, but inaction is very fatal to the patients! Better visit your doctor before it's too late.

Anyway what is this weed called Tawa Tawa? Who discovered this and recommended that it has a therapeutic effect on dengue patients?

Tawa Tawa or Gatas-gatas is usually very abundant throughout the Philippines in waste places, open grasslands, etc. It is pantropic in distribution.

The plant is an annual, hairy herb, usually much - branched from the base - these branches being simple or forked and ascending or spreading - up to 40 centimeters long, and often reddish or purplish. The leaves are opposite, distichous, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 1 to 2.5 centimeters long, toothed at the margin, and usually botched with purple in the middle. The involucres are very much numerous, greenish or purplish, about 1 millimeter long, and borne on dense, axillary, stalkless or short-stalked clusters or crowded cymes. The capsules are broadly ovoid, about 1.5 millimeters long or less, hairy, and three-angled.

Its Local names: Bambanilag (If.); botobotonis (Tag.); bolobotonis (Pamp.); bobi (Bis.); botonis (Ilk.); bugayau (S.L. Bis.); butobutonisan (Tag.); gatas-gatas (Bis., Tag.); magatas (Pamp.); malis-malis (Pamp.); maragatas (Ilk.); pansi-pansi (Bik.); patik-patik (Sul.); piliak (Sub.); saikan (Tag.); sisiohan (Pamp.); soro-soro (Bik.); tababa (Bis.); tairas (Iv.); tauataua (P. Bis.); teta (Bon.); Australian asthma weed, snake weed, cat's hair (Engl.).

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n.b. - Repost from my original post published in my website, Gil Camporazo RandomThoughts with the same title, August 29, 2011
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Shavkat Nice article
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fortune Fortunately we have not this here.
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Deliana Very interesting!
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maelors It's called "mangagaw" in our native language. 😊
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