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Baling-ual PRODUCT NAME

Flagelleria indica Linn. SCIENTIFIC NAME

Common Name: Baling-ual
Local Name: Annuad (Union); Auai (Batanes Island); Auai si gayang (Isinai in Nueva Viscaya); Balinguai (Laguna, Pampanga, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Tayabas, Palillo, Batangas, Mindoro, Basilan): Boboaya (Agusan); Bulakaui (Mindoro, Cebu); Hoag (Camarines, Albay, Sorsogaon, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Cebu, Agusan); Hoag-uai (Sorsogon); Inuad, Inual (Pangasinan); Kaliuauai, Tewung (Ibanag in Isabela); Kaluuaiuai (Cagayan); Uai ti uak (Iloko in Isabela); Paua, Taua (Negros Occidental); Sagakap (Capiz) Ue na gayang, Anuad (Iloko in Nueva Viscaya); Uag (Camarines, Butuan, Zamboanga); Uog (Culion).
Family: Flagelleriaceae
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Product Description: A slender vine with alternate leaves, the bases of which surround the stem. The leaves are slender and terminate in a curried tendril. The flowers are borne in rather large clusters at the ends of branches. The fruits are rounded, white, and about 5mm in diameter.
NTFP Classification: Crafts and furniture making

DISTRIBUTION

Countries Found: This species is very common and widely distributed in the Philippines
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USES AND PARTS USED

Parts Used: leaves, leaflets flowers stems
Uses: Young leaves used for hairwash. Decoction of flowers used as diuretic. The split stems are used for tying purposes. It is also used for baskets where better material is not available. Decoction of stems and rhizome used as diuretic.
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Partners: Bureau of Forestry, Philippines

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