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10 DOH
APPROVED
HERBAL
MEDICINE
PAOLO M. ZABAT, RN
HERBAL MEDICINE

 As

part of primary health care and
because of the increasing cost of
drugs, the use of locally availab...
HERBAL MEDICINE

REPUBLIC ACT 8423
 Otherwise

known as TAMA

TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
ACT OF 1997
 An

act ...
HERBAL MEDICINE

10 HERBAL MEDICINES APPROVED
BY THE DOH
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10.

Sambong
Aka...
HERBAL MEDICINE

Reminders on the Use of
Herbal Medicine

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



Avoid the use of insecticides as these may
leave p...
HERBAL MEDICINE

Reminders on the Use of
Herbal Medicine







Decoctions loose potency after some time.
Dispose of d...
HERBAL MEDICINE

SAMBONG
A

plant that reaches 1
½ to 3 meters in height
with rough hairy leaves.
 Young plants around
m...
HERBAL MEDICINE

SAMBONG
USES:
 Anti-edema
 Diuretic
 Anti-urolithiasis
PREPARATION:
 Boil chopped leaves in water for...
HERBAL MEDICINE

AKAPULKO







Ringworm Bush
Bayas-bayasan
This plant is about 1 to 2
meters tall
The leaves are em...
HERBAL MEDICINE

AKAPULKO
USES:
 Anti-fungal:
Tinea
Flava, Ringworm, Athlete
’s Foot and Scabies
PREPARATION:
 Fresh, ma...
HERBAL MEDICINE

NIYUG-NIYOGAN
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





Chinese Honey Suckle
A vine which bears tiny
fruits and grows wild in
backyards....
HERBAL MEDICINE

NIYUG-NIYOGAN
USES:
 Anti-helmintic (used to expel parasitic
worms.)
PREPARATION:
 Seeds of niyug-niyog...
HERBAL MEDICINE

TSAANG GUBAT
 Forest

Tea or Wild Tea
 A shrub with small, shiny
nice-looking leaves that
grows
in
wild...
HERBAL MEDICINE

TSAANG GUBAT
USES:
 Diarrhea
 Stomach ache
PREPARATION:
 Boil the following amount of
chopped leaves i...
HERBAL MEDICINE

AMPALAYA
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




Bitter Gourd or Bitter melon
A climbing vine with tendrils
that grow up to 20 cms long...
HERBAL MEDICINE

AMPALAYA
USES:
 Lowers blood sugar levels
 Diabetes
Mellitus
(Mild-non
insulin dependent)
PREPARATION:
...
HERBAL MEDICINE

LAGUNDI







5 Leaved-Chaste Tree
A shrub growing wild in vacant
lots and waste land.
Matured
bran...
HERBAL MEDICINE

LAGUNDI
USES:
 Asthma and cough
 Fever, Dysentery, Colds &
Pain
 Skin diseases and wounds
 Headache
...
HERBAL MEDICINE

LAGUNDI
PREPARATION:
 For
Asthma, cough and
fever, boil chopped raw fruits
or leaves in 2 glasses of wat...
HERBAL MEDICINE

LAGUNDI
PREPARATION:
 For
skin
diseases
(dermatitis, scabies, ulcer, ecze
ma) and wounds, prepare a
deco...
HERBAL MEDICINE

ULASIMANG BATO
 Silver

bush or Shiny

bush
 Pansit-pansitan
 A weed with heartshaped leaves that
grow...
HERBAL MEDICINE

ULASIMANG BATO
USES:
 Lowers uric acid (Rheumatism
and Gout)
PREPARATION:
 Wash the leaves well. One
an...
HERBAL MEDICINE

ULASIMANG BATO
PREPARATION:
 May also be eaten as
salad. Wash the leaves
well. Prepare one and a
half cu...
HERBAL MEDICINE

BAWANG
 Garlic
A

low herb and grows
up to sixty cms high
 Leaves are flat and
linear
 Bulbs consist ...
HERBAL MEDICINE

BAWANG
USES:
 For hypertension
 Toothache
 Lowers cholesterol levels in the
blood
PREPARATION:
 May b...
HERBAL MEDICINE

BAWANG
PREPARATION:
 For toothache, pound
a small piece and
apply to affected
part.
CAUTION: Take on ful...
HERBAL MEDICINE

BAYABAS
 Guava
A

tree about 4 to 5
meters high with tiny
white
flowers
with
round or oval fruits
that ...
HERBAL MEDICINE

BAYABAS
USES:
 For washing wounds
 For toothache
 For diarrhea
PREPARATION:
 Warm decoction is used f...
HERBAL MEDICINE

YERBA BUENA
 Peppermint
A

small
multibranching
aromatic
herb. The leaves are
small, elliptical and
wit...
HERBAL MEDICINE

YERBA BUENA
USES:
 For pain in different parts
of the body as head
ache, stomach ache
 Rheumatism, arth...
HERBAL MEDICINE

YERBA BUENA
PREPARATION:
 For pain in diff. parts of the
body,
boil
chopped
leaves in 2 glasses of water...
HERBAL MEDICINE

YERBA BUENA
PREPARATION:
 For cough and cold, get about
10 fresh leaves and soak in a
glass of hot water...
HERBAL MEDICINE

YERBA BUENA
PREPARATION:
 For Menstrual pain and gas
pain, soak a handful of leaves in
a glass of boilin...
HERBAL MEDICINE

THANK YOU!

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  1. 1. 10 DOH APPROVED HERBAL MEDICINE PAOLO M. ZABAT, RN
  2. 2. HERBAL MEDICINE  As part of primary health care and because of the increasing cost of drugs, the use of locally available medicinal plants and herbs in the Philippine backyard and field have been found to be effective in the treatment of common ailments as attested to by the National Science Development Board, other government and private agencies/ persons engaged in research.  The DOH is advocating the use of the following ten herbal plants.
  3. 3. HERBAL MEDICINE REPUBLIC ACT 8423  Otherwise known as TAMA TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ACT OF 1997  An act creating the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) to accelerate the development of traditional and alternative health care in the Philippines, providing for a traditional and alternative health care development fund and for other purposes.
  4. 4. HERBAL MEDICINE 10 HERBAL MEDICINES APPROVED BY THE DOH S A N T A L U B B Y 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Sambong Akapulko Niyog-niyogan Tsaang Gubat Ampalaya Lagundi Ulasimang Bato Bawang Bayabas Yerba Buena
  5. 5. HERBAL MEDICINE Reminders on the Use of Herbal Medicine       Avoid the use of insecticides as these may leave poison on plants. In the preparation of herbal medicine, use a clay pot and remove cover while boiling at low heat. Use only the part of the plant being advocated. Follow accurate dose of suggested preparation. Use only one kind of herbal plant for each type of symptoms or sickness. Use only half the dosage prescribed for fresh parts like leaves when using dried parts.
  6. 6. HERBAL MEDICINE Reminders on the Use of Herbal Medicine     Decoctions loose potency after some time. Dispose of decoctions after one day. To keep fresh during the day, keep lukewarm in a flask or thermos. Leaves, fruits, flowers or nuts must be mature before harvesting. Less medicinal substances are found on young parts. Stop giving the herbal medication in case untoward reaction such as allergy occurs. If signs and symptoms are not relieved after 2 or 3 doses of herbal medication, consult a doctor
  7. 7. HERBAL MEDICINE SAMBONG A plant that reaches 1 ½ to 3 meters in height with rough hairy leaves.  Young plants around mother plant may be separated when they have three or more leaves. Scientific Name: Blumea balsamifera
  8. 8. HERBAL MEDICINE SAMBONG USES:  Anti-edema  Diuretic  Anti-urolithiasis PREPARATION:  Boil chopped leaves in water for 15 minutes until one glassful remains. Cool and strain.  Divide decoction into 3 parts. Drink one part 3 times a day.  NOTE: Sambong is not a medicine for kidney infection
  9. 9. HERBAL MEDICINE AKAPULKO      Ringworm Bush Bayas-bayasan This plant is about 1 to 2 meters tall The leaves are embraced with 8 to 20 oblongelliptical shaped leaflets It has flowers with oblong sepals Scientific Name: Cassia alata
  10. 10. HERBAL MEDICINE AKAPULKO USES:  Anti-fungal: Tinea Flava, Ringworm, Athlete ’s Foot and Scabies PREPARATION:  Fresh, matured leaves are pounded.  Apply as a soap to the affected part 1 to 2 times a day.
  11. 11. HERBAL MEDICINE NIYUG-NIYOGAN     Chinese Honey Suckle A vine which bears tiny fruits and grows wild in backyards. The seeds must come from mature, dried but newly opened fruits. Propagated through stem cuttings about 20cm in height. Scientific Name: Quisqualis indica L.
  12. 12. HERBAL MEDICINE NIYUG-NIYOGAN USES:  Anti-helmintic (used to expel parasitic worms.) PREPARATION:  Seeds of niyug-niyogan are eaten raw two hours before the patient’s last meal of the day.  Adults may take 10 seeds; children 4 to 7 years of age may eat up to four seeds only; ages 8 to 9 may take six seeds and seven seeds may be eaten by children 10 to 12 years old.  Not to be given to children below four years old.
  13. 13. HERBAL MEDICINE TSAANG GUBAT  Forest Tea or Wild Tea  A shrub with small, shiny nice-looking leaves that grows in wild uncultivated areas and forests. Scientific Name: Carmona retusa
  14. 14. HERBAL MEDICINE TSAANG GUBAT USES:  Diarrhea  Stomach ache PREPARATION:  Boil the following amount of chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes or until amount of water goes down to 1 glass. Cool and strain.  Wash leaves and chop. Boil chopped leaves in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Cool and filter/strain and drink.
  15. 15. HERBAL MEDICINE AMPALAYA     Bitter Gourd or Bitter melon A climbing vine with tendrils that grow up to 20 cms long. Leaves are heartshaped, which are 5 to 10 cms in diameter Fruits have ribbed and wrinkled surface that are fleshy green with pointed ends at length and has a bitter taste. Scientific Name: Momordica charantia
  16. 16. HERBAL MEDICINE AMPALAYA USES:  Lowers blood sugar levels  Diabetes Mellitus (Mild-non insulin dependent) PREPARATION:  Gather and wash young leaves very well. Chop. Boil 6 tablespoons in two glassfuls of water for 15 minutes under low fire. Do not cover pot. Cool and strain. Take one third cup 3 times a day after meals.
  17. 17. HERBAL MEDICINE LAGUNDI      5 Leaved-Chaste Tree A shrub growing wild in vacant lots and waste land. Matured branches are planted. The flowers are blue and bellshaped. The small fruits turn black when ripe. It is better to collect the leaves when are in bloom. Scientific Name: Vitex negundo
  18. 18. HERBAL MEDICINE LAGUNDI USES:  Asthma and cough  Fever, Dysentery, Colds & Pain  Skin diseases and wounds  Headache  Rheumatism, sprain, contu sions, insect bites.  Aromatic bath for sick patients
  19. 19. HERBAL MEDICINE LAGUNDI PREPARATION:  For Asthma, cough and fever, boil chopped raw fruits or leaves in 2 glasses of water left for 15 minutes until the water left in only 1 glass (decoction). Strain.  For Dysentery, colds and pain, boil a handful of leaves and flowers in water to produce a glass full of decoction 3 time a day.
  20. 20. HERBAL MEDICINE LAGUNDI PREPARATION:  For skin diseases (dermatitis, scabies, ulcer, ecze ma) and wounds, prepare a decoction of the leaves. Wash and clean the skin/wound with the decoction.  For headache, crushed leaves may be applied on the forehead.  For rheumatism, sprain, contusions and insect bites, pound the leaves and apply on the affected part.
  21. 21. HERBAL MEDICINE ULASIMANG BATO  Silver bush or Shiny bush  Pansit-pansitan  A weed with heartshaped leaves that grow in shady parts of the garden and yard. Scientific Name: Peperomia pellucida
  22. 22. HERBAL MEDICINE ULASIMANG BATO USES:  Lowers uric acid (Rheumatism and Gout) PREPARATION:  Wash the leaves well. One and a half cup leaves are boiled in two glassfuls of water over low fire. Do not cover pot. Cool and strain. Divide into three parts and drink each part 3 times a day a day.
  23. 23. HERBAL MEDICINE ULASIMANG BATO PREPARATION:  May also be eaten as salad. Wash the leaves well. Prepare one and a half cups of leaves (not closely packed). Divide into three parts and take as salad 3 times a day.
  24. 24. HERBAL MEDICINE BAWANG  Garlic A low herb and grows up to sixty cms high  Leaves are flat and linear  Bulbs consist of several tubers Scientific Name: Allium sativum
  25. 25. HERBAL MEDICINE BAWANG USES:  For hypertension  Toothache  Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood PREPARATION:  May be fried, roasted, soaked in vinegar for 30 minutes, or blanched in boiled water for 5 minutes. Take two pieces three times a day after meals.
  26. 26. HERBAL MEDICINE BAWANG PREPARATION:  For toothache, pound a small piece and apply to affected part. CAUTION: Take on full stomach to prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers.
  27. 27. HERBAL MEDICINE BAYABAS  Guava A tree about 4 to 5 meters high with tiny white flowers with round or oval fruits that are eaten raw. Scientific Name: Psidium guajava
  28. 28. HERBAL MEDICINE BAYABAS USES:  For washing wounds  For toothache  For diarrhea PREPARATION:  Warm decoction is used for gargle.  Freshly pounded leaves are used for toothache. Guava leaves are to be washed well and chopped. Boil for 15 minutes at low fire. Do not cover pot. Cool and strain before use.
  29. 29. HERBAL MEDICINE YERBA BUENA  Peppermint A small multibranching aromatic herb. The leaves are small, elliptical and with toothed margin.  The stem creeps to the ground, and develop roots. Scientific Name: Mentha cordifelia
  30. 30. HERBAL MEDICINE YERBA BUENA USES:  For pain in different parts of the body as head ache, stomach ache  Rheumatism, arthritis and headache  Cough and cold  Swollen gums & toothache  Menstrual and gas pain  Nausea and fainting  Insect bites & Pruritus
  31. 31. HERBAL MEDICINE YERBA BUENA PREPARATION:  For pain in diff. parts of the body, boil chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes. Cool and strain.  For rheumatism, arthritis and headache, crush the fresh leaves and squeeze sap. Massage sap on painful parts with eucalyptus.
  32. 32. HERBAL MEDICINE YERBA BUENA PREPARATION:  For cough and cold, get about 10 fresh leaves and soak in a glass of hot water. Drink as tea. Acts as an expectorant.  For toothache, cut fresh plant and squeeze sap. Soak a piece of cotton in the sap and insert this in aching tooth cavity. Mouth should be rinsed by gargling salt solution before inserting the cotton. To prepare salt solution: add 5g of table salt to one glass of water.
  33. 33. HERBAL MEDICINE YERBA BUENA PREPARATION:  For Menstrual pain and gas pain, soak a handful of leaves in a glass of boiling water. Drink infusion. It induces menstrual flow and sweating.  For nausea and fainting, crush leaves and apply at nostrils of patient.  For insect bites, crush leaves and apply juice on affected part or pound leaves until paste-like and rub this on the affected part.
  34. 34. HERBAL MEDICINE THANK YOU! -END

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