Jacaranda mimosifolia for treatment of venereal diseases
Jacaranda is a beautiful garden tree and its beauty enhances manifold when the tree is infull bloom. Though Jacaranda species are not native to Indian soil, they were introducedin gardens for their ornamental and aesthetic value. Now Jacaranda is part of the Indianmedicinal system, with homoeopathy embracing it in its myriad preparations. Jacaranda species are originally used in tribal medicine, but thanks to their medicinalvalues, particularly their ability to fight fungal and bacterial infections; the speciesare now increasingly adopted in Ayurveda and Unani formulations. The herbal market isflooded with formulations prepared from Jacaranda species, particularly Jacarandamimosifolia. Readymade water extracts of Jacaranda as well as its essence are available in herbalstores. Jacaranda essence is believed to work “extra-medicinally” too i.e. the lovelyfragrance of Jacaranda flowers are said to turn the negative qualities in a person topositive ones. It is believed to work particularly on negative traits like procrastination or postponing things without a valid reason. Jacaranda species have been found to be effective for treatment of venereal diseasesincluding syphilis and gonorrhoea. Application of Jacaranda extract on syphilitic soreshelps them heal fast. It control the painful urination accompanied by pus in gonorrhoeapatients. It also fights against epileptic seizures. ------------------- Home remedies ------------------- A teaspoon of juice obtained from the leaves of Jacaranda mimosifolia cures healthproblems associated with venereal diseases. The juice has to be taken at least threetimes a day. Take a few Jacaranda leaves, clean them in water, and obtain their juiceusing a mixer. Dilute the juice with water and drink it, a teaspoon thrice a day. The leaf extract or juice can also be applied externally for relief from sores or ulcerscaused by venereal diseases. The bark infusion is also used for the purpose. Take alittle of the Jacaranda bark, clean it in water. Then put it in a glass of water, allowit for 10 hours. Throw away the bark, and the infusion can be used internally for relieffrom syphilitic sores. The volatile oil obtained from Jacaranda leaves and bark has been found to be effectivein the treatment of buboes (swelling in the lymph nodes in groin or underarmcharacterized by blisters). Buboes are caused by venereal diseases, besides tuberculosis.