Healing plant presentations

SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany healing plants of Micronesia presentations
Rico covered the use of young breadfruit leaves to staunch bleeding from a cut.
Nayleen Doses described the use of four, paired young guava leaves to stop diarrhea.
Charlotte Eperiam noted that the young leaves of ketiou, Ixora casei, can be used to staunch bleeding. I do not recall that use of ketiou having been presented before.
Jenny Gabriel spoke about the use of black, ripe topwuk (Premna obtusifolia) fruit to stop the spread of chickenpox on the skin and to relieve itching.
Francisco Hadley covered the use of soursop tea (sei) to prevent the development of cancer.

Carlinda Joab noted that sakau plant leaves (Piper methysticum) can be used to staunch bleeding.
Lilly-Jane John spoke of the use of "fedin" to staunch bleeding. One would come to the conclusion that there is an awful lot of bleeding around here.
Lilly-Jane
Jamie Barnabas spoke of the use of Piper betel leaves to staunch bleeding. I noted to the class that all of the plants on the island in genus Piper staunch bleeding including the local Piper ponapense (konok).

McGurruth "Mikey" Miguel spoke of the use of koloawan ni weita for moasoa (mese). The small, young, reddish roots of the coconut tree are cleaned and squeezed into the eye to relieve eye pain. Not pink eye, just eye pain, such as an eye ache.
Lerina Nena also spoke on a treatment for chickenpox (kilitopw) using the leaves of the local Syzygium apple tree.
Senioreen Nickolas described how to use the flowers of Morinda citrifolia (weipwul, noni) to treat pink eye. Pound the flowers, squeeze the juice in the affected eye.
Arlen Rafiyeouit talked about the use of lel (noni) to cure tooth ache. A young plant is uprooted, the skin is scraped off the roots, and the skin scrapings are packed in around the aching tooth (metagil ngil).

Hanae Shimuzu of Japan spoke about using green onion to treat a sore throat. Eat the green onion and/or use a cloth to secure green onion externally around the neck. Will relieve a sore throat.

Japanese characters for green onion and sore throat.


Cari-Ann Yauwelmong covered the use of yaabas, guava (leaves) for diarrhea (dar), lack of blood, and fever (meselpeg). Carie is from Yap state, providing interstate evidence of the efficacy of guava as a diarrhea treatment. She also noted that one can steam bath (talumw)with the leaves to treat fever.
Sandra You of Rumung in Yap spoke about the use of the singular leaf form of Microsorum scolopendria (gob, mada'd) as found on coconut trees, to treat minor cuts. The leaves are used in pairs, either two or four. Gob and gob u laey are the two terms I am familiar with for M. scolopendria on Yap, mada'd is new to me.

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