Today’s healing halaman is what my title says it, the Calumpang tree and the Kalumpit shrub fruit wiki. According to an episode of the Healing Galing program today by Edinell Calvario, the Calumpang tree or wild almond tree is used to heal your “butlig” (balat na pumuputok). This tree leaves look like a star fish while the fruit that it bears is the one used to heal certain skin diseases. An example of it was described above in Tagalog.
Procedure of Use:
You have 2 choices for use which may either be by boiling the leaf and boil down or extract the seed oil and use it as a scrub or oil on the skin.
Other names of Calumpit tree are: Colloquially known as tropical chestnut, sterculia foetida is its scientific name with an unpleasant aroma on its flowers. We usually see this tree fruits looking like or resembling the tuba fruit but when we see this tree bearing fruits, it usually sheds off it leaves. (See photo of the leaf and the tree)
Kalumpit fruit – According to online research and information, the Kalumpit fruit is one of the most effective natural healing for eczema and some other skin diseases. If you want to try this nature’s produce, try listening to FM radio in the Philippines, 92.3 from 6:00 AM up to 8:00 AM every Saturday and 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon every Sunday. (full photo credits to www.stuartxchange.org)
Scientific name is: Terminalia Edulis
While other research had me finding out that this fruit can be eaten and other online information I found is that this fruit is good to make as wine or lambanog, I am not so sure about them apart from the fact that this fruit can be used to cure eczema and other skin diseases.
– Fruit pulp considered by Hindu physicians as astringent and laxative.
– Some reports consider the kernels as narcotic.