Jiwòf dlo is used with other herbs to bring on menstruation. It is drunk as a tea with fonn san (Blechum brownie) or in a complicated formula using, in addition to a branch of jiwof glo, three leaves of fonn san, a nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) cut in thirds, three leaves of planten (Plantago major), three leaves of motel (Erythrina corallodendrum) and a branch of bouton do (Spilanthes uliginosa) boiled together. Each day fresh leaves are used with the same nutmeg. This plant is also used for ground itch by boiling it and washing the feet with the hot water.
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