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  • HERBAL MEDICINE BY:DANIEL THOMAS A. BERBERABE
  • DEFINITION
    • Also called herbalism
    • traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts.
    • The type of environment (climate, bugs, soil quality) in which a plant grew will affect its components, as will how and when it was harvested and processed.
  • HOW DO HERBS WORK?
    • For most herbs, the specific ingredient that causes a therapeutic effect is not known. Whole herbs contain many ingredients, and it is likely that they work together to produce the desired medicinal effect.
  • HERBAL MEDICINE VS. MODERN MEDICINE??
    • Used correctly, many herbs are considered safer than conventional medications, but because they are unregulated, herbal products are often mislabeled and may contain undeclared additives and adulterants.
  • EXAMPLES OF ADVERSE REACTIONS IN HERBAL MEDICINES
    • Bleeding time may be altered with the use of garlic, ginkgo, feverfew, and ginger, among others.
    • Evening primrose ( Oenothera biennis ) may increase the risk of seizures in patients taking drug known to lower seizure threshold, such as anticonvulsants.
  • EXAMPLES OF ADVERSE REACTIONS IN HERBAL MEDICINES
    • Valerian may cause oversedation, and in some people it may even have the unexpected effect of overstimulating instead of sedating.
  • EVENING PRIMROSE
  • VALERIAN
  • EXAMPLES AND PREPARATIONS OF HERBAL MEDICINE
  • SAMBONG
    • 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
  • SAMBONG
  • AKAPULKO 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
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  • NIYUG-NIYUGAN
    • 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
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  • TSAANG GUBAT
    • S.N. Carmona retusa
    • 1. Uses: Stomachache
    • Preparation- Chopped leaves are boiled in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Cool, filter and strain
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  • AMPALAYA
    • 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
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  • ULASIMANG BATO
    • 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
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  • BAWANG
    • 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
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  • GUAVA LEAVES
    • 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
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  • YERBA BUENA
    • 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
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