Herbal Medicine is the oldest kind of medication and has at one particular time been the dominant healing therapy through all cultures and the peoples of the planet. The first examples of the use of herbs as medicines date back again to the quite dawn of mankind. Archaeologists have located a lot of evidences of the use of herbs by Neanderthal man in Iraq some sixty thousand a long time ago. All of the historical civilizations – the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, Indian and Roman utilized herbs as an integral portion of their different medical systems. The very first renowned Herbalist, who stressed the value of nature in healing, was Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Medicine”.
It is on the extended and steady background of herbs as medication, together with knowledge taken from modern scientific research, that today’s herbalism is primarily based.
The Philippine Institute of Classic an Option Health Care has accepted the 10 most common herbal medicines and as accredited by the Division of Well being.
Scientific Identify: Cassia Alata
It Includes chrysophic acid, a fungicide and saponin, a laxative.
Makes use of
Remedy of skin dideases such as insect bites, ringworm, eczema, scabies and itchiness
Expectorant for bronchitis and dyspnea
alleviation of asthma symptom
Diuretic and purgative
Laxative to expel intestinal parasites and other abdomen problems
Ampalaya or Bitter Melon. Scientific Title- Momordica Charanti Very good for rheumatism and gout
Excellent for conditions of spleen and liver
Aids in decreasing blood sugar amounts
Will help in decreasing blood stress
Disinfects and heals wounds and melts away
Can be utilized as cough and fever treatment
Treatment of intestinal worms, diarrhea
Aids stop some varieties of cancer
It is an antioxidant, parasiticide, antibacterial and antipyretic
Garlic. Scientific Title- Allium Sativum
Herbal medication known to cure Diabetes (flavanoids and alkaloids). It is great source of Nutritional vitamins A, B, and C, iron, folic acid, phosphorous and calcium.
Scientific Identify: Mormordica Charantia
Aids reduce negative cholesterol degree (LDL) Aids in decreasing blood stress Treatment for arteriosclerosis Could aid stop specified types of cancer Boosts immune technique to battle infection With antioxidant qualities Relieves sore throat, toothache
Scientific Title- Allium Sativum
Helps decrease negative cholesterol degree (LDL)
Aids in lowering blood stress
Treatment for arteriosclerosis
Might help stop specified varieties of cancer
Boosts immune system to battle infection
With antioxidant qualities
Relieves sore throat, toothache
Scientific Name: Psidium Guajava
The new leaves are used to facilitate the healing wounds and cuts. A decoction or infusion of refreshing leaves can be utilised for wound cleansing to prevent infection. Guava is also successful for toothache.
Makes use of
Antiseptic, astringent and antihelmintic
Kills bacteria, fungi and amoeba
Utilized to handle diarrhea on young children
For hypertension, diabetes and asthma
Scientific Name: Vitex Nigundo
It prevents the body’s creation of leukotricnes which are released for the duration of an asthma assault. It contains Chrysoplenol D. It is a substance with anti-histamine qualities and muscle relaxant. The leaves, flowers, seeds and roots of Lagundi can all be employed as herbal medication.
Reduction asthma and pharyngitis
Recommendes relief of rheumatism, dyspepsia, boils, diarrhea
Treatment of cough, colds, fever, and flu and other bronchopulmonary ailments
Relieve signs or symptoms of Chiken Pox
Elimination of worms
Scientific Name: Blumea Balsamifera
Good as a diuretic agent ( antiurolithiasis)
Effective in the dissolving kidney stones
Aids in treating hypertension and rheumatism
Treatment method of colds and fever
Anti-diarrhetic and Anti-gastralgic qualities
Helps eliminate worms, boils
Treats dysentery and sore throat
Scientific name: Ehretia Microphylla
Now accessible in capsules and tea bags.
Belly pains (antispasmodic)
Very good for Intestinal motility
Excellent for diarrhea or unfastened Bowel Movement (LBM)
Use as mouth gargle due to substantial in fluoride content
Use as entire body cleanser/wash
Scientific name: Mentha Spicata
The word Yerba Buena arrived from the Spanish phrase indicates “good herb”
It consumed for hundreds of years as tea and natural medicines as a pain reliever (analgesic)
Relief of intestinal gas
Consume as tea for common very good wellness
Scientific Title: Quisqualis indica
Its common title- Tartaraok, (Tagalog), Balitadham, (Visaya), and Rangoon creeper, Chinese honey suckle, liane vermifuge, yesterday and tomorrow.
Indications and preparations: Fruit(kernel) antihelmintic leaves poultice for headache
Roots, seeds, fruit decoction- employed as vermifuge, stpops diarrhea
It alleviates nephritis
Treatment for boils, and ulcers
Relieves ache triggered by fever
Utilized as mouth gargle against toothache
ten. Ulasimang Bato
Scientific Identify: Peperomia pellucida
Anti hyperuricmea ( Arthritis and gout)
Ideas on Dealing with Medicinal Plants
If achievable, purchase herbs that are grown organically, with out pesticides
Medicinal components of the parts are finest harvested on sunny mornings. Prevent choosing leaves, fruits or nuts for the duration of and major rainfall.
Leaves, fruits, flowers or nuts ought to be mature prior to harvesting. Much less medicinal substances are located on youthful elements.
Store plant elements in sealed plastic bags or brown bottles in a awesome dry location without sunlight ideally with a moisture absorbent content like charcoal. Leaves and other areas that are prepared correctly, effectively-dried and stored can be used up six months
Decoctions unfastened potency right after some time. Dispose of decoctions following one particular day. To keep fresh in the course of the day, keep lukewarm in flask or thermos.
Always consult with a physician if symptom persist or if any indication of allergies
Written by Clarissa Fernandez