Incredibly Beneficial and Fragrant Weed-like Plant Works Wonders for Health and Beauty

This is a type of wild plant that grows abundantly in Vietnam. Simply throwing a handful of mature flowers is enough for the plant to grow vigorously. It can be picked and used as an effective medicine for many diseases and for beauty purposes.


The pig manure tree, with a very bad name and growing wild in fields, wastelands, and roadsides. But they are a type of tree with fragrant essential oils and many health and beauty benefits.

The pig manure tree has purple and white flowers, but the type mainly used is the purple flower tree. Folklore has it that the name pig manure comes from ancient times when people saw this tree growing in pig manure areas. The pig manure tree has a layer of fur on the outside, symmetrical leaves, small flowers like the little finger, and small petals like threads. The entire flower is like a bunch of threads assembled together. The pig manure tree grows all year round, so it is available to use in any season. Using a handful of old flowers with seeds dropped on the ground, the tree will grow quickly and flower all around.

The pig manure tree has many useful effects

The pig manure grass according to Eastern medicine has a slightly bitter taste, cool nature, and the effect of cooling heat, detoxifying, dissolving swelling, and stopping bleeding. In traditional medicine and folklore, pig manure grass is often used to treat inflammation, anti-edema, and allergies in cases of runny nose, acute and chronic sinusitis. When encountering external injuries, swelling, pustules, itching sores… the pig manure tree helps to treat the disease well. The specific uses of the pig manure tree include:

Treating sinusitis: This is the most prominent effect of the pig manure tree. Many production units have grown a large area of pig manure trees to make products for businesses to treat sinusitis. To treat allergic sinusitis, otitis media, people take fresh leaves, rinse them thoroughly with diluted saltwater, rinse with clean water, crush them, squeeze out the juice, apply it inside the painful nose, or put it in the painful ear. Dried branches and leaves of the pig manure tree can be used with a dose of about 15 – 30g brewed with 500ml of water, leaving 200ml, both inhaling the nose and drinking twice before meals. Pig manure grass is also made into products for patients by some traditional medicine facilities. Especially, they do not cause side effects.

Used for hair washing to beautify the hair: Since ancient times, pig manure grass has been picked by our ancestors to boil hair washing water that not only helps clean the scalp but also creates a pleasant fragrance and makes the hair smooth. Pig manure grass can be combined with Indian aloe.

Treating postpartum bleeding in women: Use 30 – 50g of fresh pig manure grass, rinse it clean, crush it, add some water, then squeeze out the juice, and drink it twice before meals. Drink continuously for 3 – 4 days.

Some specific prescriptions from the pig manure tree:

Reduce symptoms of sinusitis, cough, sneezing, runny nose: Use 30 – 40 grams of fresh leaves and flowers of the pig manure tree (or 20 – 30 grams of dried pig manure tree), then rinse them clean, put them into a warm pot of water, boil it until half of the pot remains, divide it into 3 meals, and drink it warm before meals. You can use it for about 5-7 days each session. When the symptoms are gone, it is recommended to use it for an additional 1-2 days and then stop.

Treating chronic sinusitis: Take a handful of fresh leaves and flowers of the pig manure tree, rinse them clean, rinse with saline water to drain, then crush the leaves and flowers to extract the juice. Use that juice to drop into the nose, 2 – 3 drops each time, 4 – 5 times a day. Each course of treatment lasts about 1-3 weeks continuously, when the symptoms decrease, reduce the drops and combine with drinking.

Steam inhalation for sinusitis treatment: Wash pig manure grass, then put it in boiling water, use that water to steam the face. You should steam for about 15 minutes to avoid steaming for too long. When steaming, remember to inhale deeply so that the essential oil enters the sinus, which helps to kill bacteria effectively.

Treating irregular menstruation: Use about 50g of fresh leaves and flowers of the pig manure tree, rinse them clean, crush them, add some warm water, squeeze out the juice, and drink it in the morning, after breakfast. Drink once a day and continuously for 4 days for the best effect.

The pig manure tree grows abundantly in rural areas, so you can pick pig manure flowers, dry them, and use them gradually. In the city, you can sow them in plastic pots for daily use.

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