Tawa-Tawa is a hairy herb that is also called gatas-gatas, Euphorbia Hirta, or asthma plant because of its milky juice. Tawa-Tawa is an herb that grows in open grasslands, on roadsides, and pathways. According to research, this herb helps in solving health issues like asthma and dengue.

Health benefits of Tawa Tawa leave

To begin, because of the anti-inflammatory properties this plant has, it has been proven that it helps treat respiratory issues like asthma, cough, and bronchitis. It also helps to relieve any irritations you might have in your respiratory tract. Secondly, Tawa Tawa leaves contain nutrients that help fight and relieve your diarrhea. It is also used to treat skin problems like wounds, boils, and sores. Taking Tawa Tawa tea after a stressful day can help make you feel more relaxed and relieve you from depression.

Furthermore, for men, other than treating urinary tract infections, Tawa Tawa also helps heal sexually transmittable diseases. This herb helps to prevent premature ejaculation, increases sex drive and also, it enhances the man’s libido. Also, for nursing mothers who have difficulties producing milk, the roots of the Tawa Tawa herbs help to stimulate the breast milk so that it will flow.

In continuation, Tawa Tawa contains nutrients that help to eliminate intestinal worms, fight against eye infections, and reduce the signs of pink eye or conjunctivitis. Tawa-Tawa leaves are used to make tea that can help treat dengue fever.

N.B: It is important to note that, despite all the health benefits this herb has, it is advisable that before consuming these herbs, consult a doctor to seek medical advice first, because if taken wrongly, it can cause more health damage since it contains toxic chemicals that may be harmful when consumed.

Side effects of consuming Tawa Tawa herbs

The first side effect of this is that, if consumed in large quantities it can induce vomiting, and if you are on medication or have special health problems, then do not consume this herb.

Secondly, it is advisable to keep this herb away from your eyes because if it comes into direct contact with your eyes it can cause eye irritations and inflammations.

In places like the Philippines, this herb is very recognized but make sure you consult your doctor before consuming this herb.