Zodia or Evodia sauveolens is a type of plant that only exists in Papua. The local people usually use zodia to repel bugs, especially mosquitos. To repel mosquito, the local people rub zodia leafs on their body. This plant is also believed to be beneficial as a herbal plant with many medicinal purposes. It is believed that the active compounds in zodia plant, including Evodiamine and rutaecarpine, can be used to fight the virus that causes malaria and can relieve fever. Zodia plant is also believed to have important compounds that can be used to fight the activity of cancer cells. Moreover, if you have odor problems, such as bad breath or bad body odor, you can use this plant to reduce it.
Papua’s natural resources are not only its mineral resources, but also their unique flora with many benefits. These three herbal plants only exist in Papua. Adding to the uniqueness and richness of the Papuan nature.