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Old 09-21-2010, 04:49 PM   #1 
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Terminalia catappa or indian almond tree uses

why asian use this leaf for betta care





The leaves contain several flavonoids (like kaempferol or quercetin), several tannins (such as punicalin, punicalagin or tercatin), saponines and phytosterols. Due to this chemical richness, the leaves (and also the bark) are used in different traditional medicines for various purposes. For instances, in Taiwan fallen leaves are used as a herb to treat liver diseases. In Suriname, a tea made from the leaves is prescribed against dysentery and diarrhea. It is also thought that the leaves contain agents for prevention of cancers (although they have no demonstrated anticarcinogenic properties) and antioxidant as well as anticlastogenic characteristics.
Keeping the leaves in an aquarium is said to lower the pH and heavy metal content of the water[citation needed]. It has been utilized in this way by Betta breeders in Thailand for many years[citation needed]. Local hobbyists also use it for conditioning the betta's water for breeding and hardening of the scales[citation needed].
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Uh, we also use this leaf for betta care because its found in their natural habitat. :p Not to mention the darker, natural shade of the water makes them feel more secure. It's not only for medicinal purposes.
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yes keep the info coming folks
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