Yet Another Color and Appearance of Tawa Tawa Herb

Tawa tawa herb. The popular alternative cure for dengue fever. It has been tried and tested by many patients. Press to jump and read various cure stories.

Based from my observations, there are two varieties available. The one with light green stalks and leaves. The other appears to have reddish complexion. The stalk, leaves, root systems and flowers are basically the same. Only the color appearance vary.

While cleaning corn experimental area, I noticed another color variation of tawa tawa. Again, all the physical structures are the same, only the color differs. The leaves has prominent dark color on edges. I am not sure if it can be used for dengue treatment too.

Has anyone tried it already? Please note that I am not encouraging anyone to try it.

darker tawa tawaThe plant was found in Cavite State University Nursery grounds.

Another. Look very much like tawa tawa herb but the flower is different. The flower resemble the agave plant. I guessed this one is not applicable for dengue treatment.

agave like flower tawa fakeFound in a place not too far from nursery.

A Simple Test for Colored and Printed Tissue Paper

Tissue paper are like handkerchief. It can wipe off dirts  and stains on hands, arms and face. It is water absorbent and used to dry wet surfaces.  Handkerchief is washable and far more durable. Tissue papers is thin and tears easily. Contact with water greatly amplifies this weakness. Single use only. Cannot be rewashed. Should be disposed every used.

The disposable property of tissue paper is its one major advantage. A towel or handkerchief used for sneezing should be folded and brought back to packet. The practice is unclean but disposing it after use is not practical. Imagine how many handkerchiefs will be wasted. On the other, tissue paper is thrown away after usage. Thus having a tissue paper is more sanitary than bringing a towel.

Most tissue paper are plain white. Some come with various colors. Some have printed logo as way of advertisement. White colored brands without prints are definitely the recommended choice. In case colored brands with prints are desired, be aware that some of them are using poor quality dyes. When the tissue comes in contact with water, the color might stain skin or clothes. You might also eat those dyes in indirect manner. Having this kind is a mess.

Colored and printed tissue papers should be tested before buying in bulk. Wet the printed portion and set aside. A small piece can be soaked in water for few minutes as alternative. Spreading of colors would mean rejection.

The tissue paper below passed the test.

printed tissue paper

tissue paper soaked in water