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  • Dr. Lorena C. Balacanao
    • As part of PHC- the Department of Health advocate the use of the following 10 herbal plants that is indigenous to tropical countries
    • R.A. 8423 – Traditional and alternative medicine
    • Scientific name: Blumea Balsamefera
    • 1. Uses: Anti-edema, Diuretic, anti-urolithiasis
    • Preparation- Chopped laves are boiled in a glass of water for 15 minutes. Drink one part 3x a day
    • 2. Diarrhea
    • Preparation- Same as above and drink one part every 3 hours
    • S.N. Cassia, Alata L.
    • 1. Uses: Anti-fungal ( Tinea Flava, ringworm, athlete’s foot and scabies)
    • Preparation- Fresh matured leaves are pounded. Apply soap to the affected area
    • S.N. Quisqualis indica
    • 1. Uses: Anti-helmetic
    • Preparation- The seeds are taken 2 hours after supper. If no worms are expelled, the dose may be repeated after one week
    • S.N. Carmona retusa
    • 1. Uses: Stomachache
    • Preparation- Chopped leaves are boiled in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Cool, filter and strain
    • S.N. Mamordica charantia
    • 1. Uses: Diabetes Mellitus ( mild non-insulin dependent), lower blood cholesterol
    • Preparation- chopped leaves get the juice (about 6 tablespoons) boiled it in 2 glasses of water for 15 mins. Take 1/3 cup 3x a day after meal
    • S.N.-Vitex negundo
    • 1. Uses: Asthma, cough and fever; Dysentry, colds and pain
    • Preparation- Decoction- Boil raw fruits or leaves for 15 mins; Decoction- boil a handful of leaves and flower to produce a glass of water, drink 3x a day
    • 2. uses: Skin disease ( dermatitis, scabies, ulcer, eczema & wounds )
    • Preparation- wash and clean the skin/ wound with the prepared decoction of leaves
    • 3. use in Headache
    • Preparation- Crush leaves then apply on forehead
    • 4. uses: Rheumatism, sprain, contusion and insect bites
    • Preparation-Pound leaves and apply on affected areas
    • 5. Use as aromatic bath
    • Preparation- for sick and patient undergo operation ( wash or bath- if indicated)
    • S.N. Peperonia pellucida
    • 1. Use Lowers uric acid level in rheumatism and gout
    • Preparation- One and half cup of leaves are boiled in 2 glasses of water. Drink 1 part 3x a day
    • Garlic
    • 1. Use in Hypertension-
    • Preparation- may be fried, soaked in vinegar for 30 mins or blanched in boiled water for 15 mins.
    • 2. Use in toothache
    • Preparation- Pound a small leaves and apply to affected areas
    • S.N. Psidium guajava L
    • 1. use for washing the wounds
    • Preparation- decoction-boil the leaves for 10 mins. Water is use to wash the wounds 2-3x a day
    • 2. for diarrhea- may be taken 3-4 x a day
    • 3. mouthwash and to relieve toothache
    • Preparation- chopped leaves boiled for 15 mins. Warm decoction is used for gargle. Freshly pounded leaves are use for toothache
    • S.N. Mentha cordifelia
    • 1. for pain- ( headache and stomache)
    • Preparation- chopped leaves are boiled in2 glasses for 15 mins. Drink one part every 3 hrs
    • 2. Rheumatism, arthritis and headache
    • Preparation- Crush leaves and squeeze sap. Massage sap on painful parts w/ eucalyptus
    • 3. Cough and colds
    • Preparation- Soak 10 fresh leaves in hot water. Drink as a tea
    • 4. Swollen gums-
    • Preparation- Steep 6 g. of fresh leaves in a glass of boiling water for 30 mins. Use the solution to rinse mouth
    • 5. Toothache
    • Preparation get a sap, put it inside a clean cloth then insert it to the cavity
    • 6. Menstrual and gas pain- Soak handful of leaves in a glass of boiling water, drink the infusion
    • 7. Nausea and Fainting- crush leaves and put it on the nosetrils
    • 8. Insect bites- crush the leaves and apply juice on the affected area
    • 9. Pruritis- decoction- boil plant alone or with eucalyptus