Other Uses and Medicinal Benefits of Tawa-tawa/Gatas-gatas Plant

The potency of tawa-tawa as dengue cure is proven not only by studies but by a series of people testimonies. It can cure dengue fever even at its late stage, stage four.

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Tawa-tawa is also known as gatas-gatas and with a scientific name of Euphorbia hirta. Its uses never stop at treating dengue fever cause it can be used to relieve variety of illness.

1) Antibacterial / Antimicrobial. It is antibacterial and noncytotoxic (not toxic to cells). Plant ethanol extracts are found to inhibit bacterial growth. Also effective against amoeba and fungal infection.  Prepare 25 grams plant per two cups water. Boil for three minutes. Take three to five cups a day.

2) Antiasthmatic. The herb is good for asthmatic persons. It breaks up mucus and relaxes spasm. It is combined with bronchial sedatives in inhaler preparation. Steep one teaspoon of leaves per cup of water for ten minutes. Take three to four glasses a day. May also be form into cigarette – burn and inhale smoke.

3) Antidiuretic. Drinking coffee and alcoholic beverages promotes excretion of body fluids, diuretic effect.  Rapid loss of body fluids is also experienced by person suffering from diarrhea or loose bowel movement. Too much dehydration can be fatal.

Gatas-gatas is different. It has antidiuretic effect. It contain active extracts of phytochemical tannins and flavonoids that promote water adsorption and electrolyte re-absorption. Indication is similar to antibacterial.

4) Anthelmintic effect. Tawa-tawa is an effective worms and its eggs killer, dewormer. Application is same as antibacterial.

5) Antihypertensive. It counteract high blood pressure by inhibiting the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme and increasing urine output and electrolytes. Steep one to three teaspoons of leaves in one cup water for five minutes. Drink two glasses as tonic.

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6) Sedative. Help in threating anxiety. Mode of application is the same as antibacterial.

7) Antidysentery. Dysentery – an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea. Taking in small quantities calm the digestive system but large doses has purgative effect. Steep one teaspoon leaves in one cup water for ten minutes. Take four glasses a day.

8) Antispasmodic. It contains shikinic acid and choline that are  responsible for stopping early and late stage allergy. Application is similar to antibacterial.

9) Treatment of skin diseases. Good for treatment of sores, boils, warts, fungi and open wounds. Threating open wounds will turn skin to bluish black. Apply fresh latex to sores, boils, warts, fungi and open wounds. Sprinkle dried or fresh powdered leaves as wound dressings.

10) Galactagogue. A breast milk stimulant. Massage fresh latex to breast to increase milk flow. Root decoction maybe taken – preparation is same as antibacterial.

Tawa-tawa is indeed effective but should be taken with caution. Large doses may cause gastrointestinal reaction, nausea and vomiting. Prolonged intake may interfere with iron adsorption. Not recommended for pregnant women.

16 thoughts on “Other Uses and Medicinal Benefits of Tawa-tawa/Gatas-gatas Plant

  1. Tawa tawa is not just good for human dengue but for dogs as well.. Years ago my 3 month old dog got dengue and from the normal 150 platelet, he’s down to 50. He is super weak, cannot eat. He is the favorite of my dad so i looked online and searched for some herbs or anything that could help my dog. I found tawa tawa and i immediately asked my mom to find tawa tawa. We found one and boiled it. We used it as a replacement for water (take note my dog refuse to drink water too), so i forced him to drink it ,i used the syringe (without the needle). Voila! After 3 days of drinking it my dog became healthy and he is back to normal(makulit and matakaw) i continued it for more days and i still follow the meds given by the vet until the 21st. Ut that day, i kow he is healthy again! My dog, Choco is now 3 years old :)
    After that whenever my dogs got sick i let them drink tawa tawa because i know that it has different uses as well. Thank you God for the gift of healing and for the miracle plant you created. :)

    • Thanks for sharing your experience. God created everything for our cure. It is available to every human near their backyard. We went to the modern way of quick fix problems. It doesn’t work sometimes, got dangerous side effects and expensive after all.
      Back to nature for cure!

    • Hi Gina. My dog was diagnosed with erlichiosis. Her platelet was down to 10 (especially after having gone through a surgery). This is my first time to try tawa-tawa. May I ask how much amount of tawa tawa did you make your dog Choco drink every day? What intervals? Thank you. I hope this will help save my dog too.

    • i got a dog who also had low blood platelets due to erlichiosis iam very much interested in giving her tawatawa but i dont know the right dose and which is better the powder type or the leafy type and we always got ot qc circle and i dont know if the organic stores have and what is the right dose to give her and shes taking her medication would that not interfere with her medication should i continue to give the meds together with the tawatawa. Hope for your kind reply thanks.

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  3. I know first hand that this miracle herb called ‘tawa-tawa’ has cured our nephew, Jordan from Dengue. He recovered from Dengue Fever last middle of July, 2012. His platelets went down to 9 from 400. By the time they got him to the hospital, his blood platelets went down to 9! A dear friend told her to pull some ‘tawa-tawa’ plants before going to the hospital in Tuguegarao. My sister simmered (not boiled–she cooked it on low flame) the fresh herbs in Tuguegarao where they are staying and Jordan drank 1 quart the first hour. My sister continued to give him ‘tawa-tawa’ tea until his Dengue symptoms disappeared. I praise the Lord for this miracle herb that He made for it saved our nephew’s life!

  4. nice read. but it would have been great if the author had included his source of the significant studies conducted (if there were) to validate the medicinal values/claims of the plant.

    if there is, indeed, truth to the above-mentioned benefits/capabilities, then tawa-tawa is nothing short of a miracle plant. but how come it’s not that popular? i’m quite skeptical.

    • The use of herbal has been known in this country ever since but somehow less promoted in the urban community. It is really up to you if you believe in this type of medicament. No matter how skeptical you are it really doesn’t matter to the people who used and experienced relief from suffering/ illness after using this herbal treatment not to mention the observers.
      I’m from Cebu and have known how the less privileged were satisfied with this kind medicine.
      Try listening Healing Galing of Radio 5 every morning of Saturday and Sunday.
      Good luck to you.

  5. in our research, we must prove that tawa tawa will help to increase blood platelets. that was the hyphotosys of our team and the statement of our problem is in terms of testing of that proposal , the proper ways and the equation needed in that particular test.

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