COMMON FILIPINO NAME : Saluyot
COMMON ENGLISH NAME : Jute
SCIENTIFIC NAME : Corchorus Capsularis
Usually found in warm tropical countries to wet forest zones. Saluyot is locally used as an ingredient in Philippine cuisines or viands. Moreover, it also has nutritional contents which may also be used as herbal medicine.
MOST POPULAR SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT/S :
Saluyot leaves contain Vitamin A which helps improve eyesight. It is also known for its anti-ageing benefits that help reduce wrinkles and maintain youthful skin.
OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT/S :
It may also be used to control blood pressure and the cholesterol level. It also contains minerals that strengthen bones and teeth.
CURATIVE BENEFITS / MEDICINAL QUALITIES :
Jute leaves are used as a remedy for:
• Stomach ache/Ulcer
• Urinary bladder problems
It may also lower the risks of having asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS CONTENT / NUTRITIONAL VALUE:
Saluyot leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals such as:
• Vitamins A, C (in the form of ascorbic acid), E
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