Combretum – Sakae Naa: The Sakae Naa (Latin name Combretum quadrangulare) is one of the many medicinal herbs in the world. Sakae naturally produces a compound known as “Combretol”. Combretol is an O-methylated flavonol that’s found in C. quadrangulare. Chemicals such as these are the source of plants medicinal and psychoactive powers. The leaves or foliage is used to relieve muscular pain.
Common Use of Sakae Naa: There are many different ways that you can use the leaves of the Sakae Naa. If you purchase them raw and in their original state you can either chew them or eat them. If you decide to chew the leaves, then it would be best to slowly chew them and keep them in your mouth for as long as possible. By doing this, the beneficial minerals in the leaves will enter your body through the soft tissue of your cheeks and reach your circulatory system. If you prefer to eat the leaves, then it is suggested that you turn them into powder first.
Reported Effects of Sakae Naa: The basic effects of the Sakae Naa are mood alterations and enhancements. The herbs helps individuals relieve stress and yet feel more energized at the same time. These effects are similar to caffeine, but they do not negatively impact the stomach and digestive system the way that caffeine does, and are more quickly released.
This means that the Sakae Naa can be used in similar ways to caffeine but without all the negative side effects and dehydration. Other uses of the herb are to help with pain. If you have muscles tension and if your joints hurt, you can massage the oil of the Sakane Naa into the area that is painful and you will soon notice that the pain quickly goes away.