Klas mulatu (Tournefortia volubilis) often grows in fences. The plant does not crawl on the ground, but grows between the branches of trees. The twigs are very fragile. The plant has a small white flower, which later becomes a white berry with four seeds in it. In the dry season it has no leaves and you have to pay attention to where it is, because it is completely mingled in the fence as stems. Because it has no leaves, you can easily confuse it with other plants. The elderly say that the klas mulatu can be used for a lot of complaints. To clean the body, one cooks the branches and drinks the moisture while it is still warm. An iron pot is used for boiling the water.
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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