Skip to main content - Merremia mammosa is a twisted grow plant that can reach 3-6 meters. This plant needs a host or a creeper. The leaves are oval-shaped, with the base of the liver. The tuber like a potato, and different from isuy carayun (Merremia peltata) which one genus. It grows up to 6 to 7 pieces and weigh up to 5 kg or more as if grown on dry, loose, and waterless soil. Skin color yellow-brown tubers, thick skin gummy white color, when dry the color to brown. The flowering compound, which amounts to 1-4 buds, make umbrellas, white, and food into fruit, the petals do not fall. The seeds hung gray to black, with brownish edges.

According to some literature, Merremia mammosa origin of Southeast Asia which then spread to Indo-China, India, and Southeast Asia. Cultivated in Malaysia.  Further, this plant spread to the Philippines, Ambon, and Bali.

10 Herb Benefits Of Merremia Mammosa

Forest is their habitat. Sometimes is cultivated because the tuber can be eaten. It grows well in the tropics of the lowlands to a height of 250 above sea level. Propagation by stem cuttings or planting tubers. In addition, it can also be propagated by seed.

There has been no in-depth scientific research to explore the benefits of  Merremia Mammosa, but treatment has been applying thousand years ago as one of amazing herb.

Merremia mammosa have a bitter taste and are cool. the chemicals contained include resins, resins, starches, and bitter substances. The pharmacological effects of upas ladies include anti-inflammatory, relieving pain, eliminating swelling, laxatives, and neutralizing toxins.

The health benefits of Merremia mammosa :

1. Cough treatment

Clean grandchild 15 grams of fresh bulbs, grate add water as much as 2 tablespoons, wring out the grated, then strain. Drink filtered water along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Repeat before bed at the same night.

2. Sputum and slimy mucus

Boil 50 grams of the tuber with 2 cups of water until remaining 1/2 cup. Add enough brown sugar, strain and drink little by little until healed.

3. Diphteri

Wash 60 gr fresh bulbs freshly scented lavender and press until 100 - 150 ml of juice is obtained. Use the juice obtained to rinse for 2-3 minutes then drink. Do it regularly 1 time a day

4. Snake Bites

Wash clean fresh bulbs and paste the grated results to the wound 

5. Diabetes

Wash 50 gr fresh bulbs, grated, squeeze. After the juice collected as much as 50 ml, drinking water juice 1 times a day. Do it regularly every morning.

6. Preventing leprosy and cancer

Bulbs of Merremia mammosa  able to prevent cancer and leprosy. Prepare 15 gr fresh bulbs Merremia mammosa then wash clean and scar. Add 2 tablespoons of boiled water, squeeze and strain to take the water. Add 1 tablespoon honey to the juice of the filtered Merremia mammosa bulbs. Drinking and filtering water 2 times a day morning and afternoon.

7. Treat scarring

One of the remedy treatment for Scars removal is applying Merremia Mammosa with simple herbs. Take bulb to uproot enough spinach then wash and sliced thinly and paste on the affected part of the wound.

8. Treat vomiting of blood and typhoid

To overcome the vomiting of blood and treat typhoid fever is wash 60 gr fresh bulbs Merremia Mammosa then grate until smooth and squeeze to take the water. Drink at once the juice 1 times a day.

9. Food allergies

There are some people who suffer from allergies to certain types of foods, causing symptoms such as poisoning of nausea or dizziness. To overcome the disorders caused by food allergies. Just take bulb of  Merremia Mammosa tuber sufficiently then grate until smooth and then squeeze to get ½ glass sari. After that Drink the water immediately.

10. Treating dry cough and sore throat

Apply 8 grams of Merremia Mammosa tuber, 3 grams of cardamom seed, 3 pieces of betel leaf, 6 grams of kencur and take some of the water. All materials are finely ground and then mixed with water. Use this little herb to rinse and the rest taken twice a day.

Caution: Consult your practitioner before consuming Merremia Mammosa herb. Some of the benefits are taken from herbalist experience only.
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