Mallotus Philippinensis or Kamila's many parts are used to cure a variety of conditions, including bronchitis, cancer, diabetes, diarrhea, jaundice, malaria, urinogenital infection, and antifungal tape worm eye illness.

It also exhibits antioxidant, insectile/pesticidal, anti-microfilaria, anti-lithic, and hepatoprotective actions in reducing swellings of the joints from acute rheumatism and of the testes from repressed gonorrhea.

Benefits of Mallotus Philippinensis For Health

Ayurvedic texts list a few traditional uses for this plant. For cutaneous issues, the glands/hairs of the fruit and leaves of M. philippensis are advised, and the oil made from fruit powder and gingili oil is superior for wound healing.

When coconut oil and M. philippinensis powder are appropriately combined, Pama kushtha (a skin lesion with white and red, black, itchy eruptions), burning wounds, and other wounds can all be treated.

M. philippensis is used to clean chronically infected wounds and to treat wounds and burns. Dermatitis, especially the oozing variety, is seen as a beneficial condition to treat.

Microbiological Activity

Hexane, chloroform, and ethanol leaf extract all demonstrated considerable antibacterial efficacy when used to treat human diseases like Streptococcus pneumonia, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio species, and Candida albicans.

The evaluated extracts' antimicrobial activity demonstrated dose-dependent efficacy against all the tested microorganisms, with a zone of inhibition measuring 12 to 26 mm. Only the ethanol extract, with a zone of inhibition ranging from 16 to 22 mm, however, demonstrated antimicrobial efficacy against the tested mould Candida albicans.

Anti-HIV Initiatives

The capacity of four M. philippinensis-isolated phloroglucinol derivatives to suppress the activity of HIV-reverse transcriptase was examined.

Anti-Oxidant Function

The total antioxidant activity, DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical) scavenging activity, reducing power, total phenolics, and tannin levels of M. philippensis fruit and bark extracts were assessed. The bark extract displayed the most potent antiradical activity and capability of reduction.