I am looking for health benefits and medicinal uses of upo. Please share your knowledge here. Any bit of information will be of great help.
For the start, here are some medicinal uses. (courtesy of the Department of Agriculture)
1) The young shoots and leaves are used medicinally for enema – an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
2) The pulp is occasionally employed as an adjunct to purgatives and is also used as ingredient in various confections; it is useful in coughs, and as an altitude to certain poisons.
3) The pulp is applied as a poultice and cooling application to the shaved head in delirium, and to the soles in burning of the feet.
4) The seeds yield clear, limpid oil, which is used as an emollient application to the head and as a means of relieving headache. This oil is also administered internally.