Most people can recognize this flower in an instant, this is the neighborhood's Santan which can be seen on almost all places here in the Philippines.
Ixora coccinea or commonly called Santan was said and known to have many uses; the flowers can be used for dysentery and leucoorhea, its decoction can be a remedy for hypertension and menstrual problems. Leaves are very useful for sprains, boils and eczema, its'decoction is good for wounds and skin ulcers. Even the roots are very useful for diarrhea or mouthwash for sore throat. According to studies this flower is a good antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and helps to heal wounds.
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