For years, herbs have been used to treat several ailments. Here
is a list of herbal medicines and their uses:
has gained popularity for its use in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Studies
have suggested that ampalaya contains a certain plant "insulin"
responsible for its blood sugar lowering effect. Available in capsule form, it
is recommended as an adjunct or supplement to traditional therapeutic regiments
for diabetes. Aside from that, ampalaya is also an excellent source of Vitamin
B, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. It has twice the amount of beta-carotene in
broccoli and twice the calcium content of spinach.
does have anti-hypertensive effects, it has been proven that its effects are not
as dramatic as once thought. Presently, on-going studies are checking its
beneficial effects on serum cholesterol and LDL levels. Herbalists however
believe that cooking diminishes its medicinal potency and thus recommend eating
garlic cloves raw. Available in capsule form, one medium clove is equivalent to
a 600 mg capsule.
can be used effectively as a diuretic in the treatment of hypertension and fluid
retention and in the dissolution of kidney stones.
The crushed leaves and juice extract of AKAPULKO
can be used for skin diseases, such as ringworm, tinea pedis (athlete's foot or
"alipunga"), eczema and insect bites. You can use the seeds for
intestinal parasitism, while a decoction of leaves and flowers can be used for
Frequently found growing in your own backyard, BAYABAS
leaves can be used for diarrhea, toothaches and wounds.
Available as a syrup or tea, LAGUNDI
has proven to be a soothing cure for irritating cough.
A decoction of boiled leaves of NIYOG-NIYOGAN
can be used for urinary infections, diarrhea, fever and skin diseases.
is known to cure boils, pustules and pimples.
GUBAT has been used in the
treatment of diarrhea and cough.
One of the oldest household herbal remedies known, YERBA
BUENA has been used in the treatment of headaches, toothaches, cough