Sugar cane - traditional medicine
Both the roots and stems of sugar cane are used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat skin and urinary tract infections, as well as for bronchitis, heart conditions, loss of milk production, cough, anaemia, constipation as well as general debility. Some texts advise its use for jaundice and low blood pressure.
A common folk remedy is to mix fresh stem juice with dry ginger in order to relieve hiccups . A plaster made from equal parts of sugar and yellow soap is used externally for treating boils, while crude sugar is applied to carbuncles.
|Sugar cane stem is used in Ayurvedic medicine.|
This information is provided for general interest only. It is not intended as guidance for medicinal use. Further information on using herbal medicines is available.