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Scientific Name  : Lagerstroemia Speciosa
Common Name   : Queen's Crape Myrtle
Philippine Name : Banaba
Lagerstroemia Speciosa

There has been much resource done on Banaba leaves and their ability to reduce blood sugar, and its "insulin-like principle." In the Philippines, Banaba is a popular medicine plant and is used in treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is high in corosolic (colosolic) acid which is used in many drugs for diabetes. It is also used in weight-loss products. The leaves are also known to be diuretic and purgative. The bark is used to stop diarrhea. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Momordica Charantia
Common Name   : Bitter Melon
Philippine Name : Ampalaya
Momordica Charantia

A monoecious climber with slender stem and yellow flowers.
Its principal constituents are lectins, charantin and momordicine. The fruits have long been used in India as a folk remedy for diabetes mellitus. Lectins from the bitter gourd have shown significant antilipolytic and lipogenic activities. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Blumea Balsamifera
Common Name   : Blumea Camphor
Philippine Name : Sambong
Blumea Balsamifera

Prescribe Sambong for the dissolution of kidney stones. The leaves of Sambong are used as a tea in the Philippines, and as a cure for colds. It is also said to have antidiarrhetic and antigastralgic properties. It is also used as an expectorant. It is given for worms and dysentery. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Mentha Cordifolia
Common Name   : Wild Mint
Philippine Name : Hierba Buena/Yerba Buena
Mentha Cordifolia

A downy perennial herb with running rootstocks and rigid branching stem.

The herb yields on steam-distillation, a volatile oil, known in the trade as Japanese Mint Oil or Japanese Peppermint Oil; the leaves and flowering tops give the highest yield. The main constituent of the oil is menthol. The oil is useful in neuralgia when applied externally and a febrifuge in fevers. It is useful in treating pain and inflammation of muscles and joints due to its counter irritant actions. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Vitex Negundo
Common Name   : Five-Leaved Chaste Tree
Philippine Name : Lagundi
Vitex Negundo

A large, aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish, tomentose branchlets.

Its principal constituents are casticin, isoorientin, chrysophenol D, luteolin, p hydroxybenzoic acid and D-fructose. The leaves possess discutient properties and are applied to rheumatic swellings of the joints and in sprains. It can be applied locally in rheumatic arthritis and sprains. The juice of the leaves is used for the treatment of fetid discharges. They show anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and analgesic activities. It is useful in the treatment of superficial bruises, injuries, sores and skin infections. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Tinospora Rumphii Boerl
Common Name   : N/A
Philippine Name : Makabuhay
Tinospora Rumphii Boerl

The name in Tagalog (Philippines) means "to give life."

It contains a bitter principle, colombine, and a glucoside, berberine. The Philippines and Malay in general consider this vine as a universal medicine. It is commonly used for stomach trouble, indigestion, diarrhea, and ulcers. It is known as a febrifuge, and is said to have anti-malaria properties. Recent studies in the Philippines have found it useful as an insecticide for rice crops. Not for pregnant women, as can cause abortions. More Info...

Scientific Name  : Guava Psidium
Common Name   : Gujava
Philippine Name : Bayabas
Guava Psidium

Leaves and bark are known to be astringent, vulnerary, and antidiarrhetic. The bark is used in the chronic diarrhea of children. The fruit is known to be anthelmintic, and is used for high blood pressure, poor circulation, diabetes and asthma. The fruit also have a high concentration of vitamin C. More Info...

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