Oronine Ointment- as the supposed solution to all of my problems is called- is a thick, white cream that is can be used to treat acne, “eruptions,” minor burns, chapped skin, chilbains (somewhat similar to frostbite), minor cuts, dry athlete’s foot, and ringworm.
Described as an erect shrub that grows wild having dark green leaves that have an orange rachis and has 16-28 leaflets. It can be found in abundance throughout the archipelago and is popularly used as herbal medicine in the treatment of fungal infections such as ringworms, scabies and eczema. This shrub is most prized for its leaves and sap which have diuretic, sudorific and purgative properties. Akapulko is also widely used to treat intestinal parasites, bronchitis and even asthma.