Thoothuvalai has multiple health benefits but it's ability to fight fever and common cold that make it a popular hack for many home remedies in Tamil Nadu and the rest of South India. It's also a popular ingredient to combat sinusitis and asthma ailments
Almost all parts of thoothuvalai has anti bacterial properties, the flowers, the fruits and the leaves all exhibited powerful anti bacterial properties and the effect was more effective against gram positive bacteria than gram negative bacteria. The best part is thuthuvalai extract proved to be more effective than even antibiotics!
Thuthuvalai has wonderful anti diabetic properties too. Thuthuvalai not only helps reduce blood sugar levels but has a protective effect on our kidneys too. People who have diabetes will greatly benefit if they regularly include thuthuvalai in their diet. You can read the study that supports this claim