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10 Herbal Medicines Approved by the Philippine Department of Health (Essay Sample)

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tabulated list of the different herbal medicines in the philippines. this task was asked on one of our subjects. pictures were provided, together with the common names of the plants, indications, scientific names, uses, as well as the preparation and how to administer the medication. Written on the paper are only the most commonly used, there are so much more of the plants that can be used as medications.

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NAME: LUCABEN, ANGELICA R.
10 Herbal Medicines Approved by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH)
Common and Local Name/s

Scientific Name

Uses

Preparation

Administration

Photo

1. SAMBONG

Blumea balsamifera

Anti-edema
Diuretic
Anti-urolithiasis

1. Gather and chop the fresh leaves into small pieces.
2. Wash thoroughly under running water.
3. Boil the chopped leaves into a 1L water for 15 minutes until 1 glassful remains.
4. Cool and strain.

Divide decoctions into 3 parts.
Drink one-part 3x a day.


2. AKAPULKO

Cassia alata

Anti-Fungal:
(Tinea flava)
Ringworm
Athlete’s foot and Scabies
Antiherpetic

For external use:
Take some fresh leaves of the plant, wash with clean water, pound the leaves and squeeze the juice.
For decoction:
Take fresh leaves of the plant, wash and boil and soak into boiling water for 10-15 minutes.

For the pounded leaves:
Apply as a soap to the affected area 1-2x a day.
For decoction:
Drink the decoction 2x a day to use as an expectorant for bronchitis, and also may be used as a mouthwash, stringent and wash for eczema (Philippineherbalmedicine.org)


3. NIYUG-NIYOGAN
Aka Chinese Honey Suckle
Reference:
Medical Health Guide 2016

Quisalis indica L.

Anthelminthic
Alleviate nephritis
Boils and skin ulcer remedy
Headache, Diarrhea, and fever remedy
Anticancer (Acc. To Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth of the DKFZ)

For Tea preparation:
1. Pound or cut about a tablespoon of flowers of niyog-niyogan
2. Then add in 2 cups of boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
3. Strain.
4. Let it cool.

For Tea:
Drink tea 2-3x a day. Use and prepare as needed
Fruit:
Fruits or seeds are eaten raw or cooked 2 hours before the patient’s last meal of the day.
Adults: 10 seeds
4-7 y/o: 4 seeds maximum
8-9 y/o: 6 seeds
10-12 y/o: 7 seeds
*not to be given to children <4y/o


4. TSAANG GUBAT
Aka. Forest Tea or wild tea
Reference:
Cuevas, Francis Public Health Nursing. 10th Edition 2007

Carmona retusa

Diarrhea
Stomach ache

For Diarrhea:
Boil the chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes, or until amount of water goes down to 1 glass. Cool and strain.
For Stomachache:
Wash leaves and chop. Boil chopped leaves in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Cool and strain and filter.

For Diarrhea:
Divide decoction into 4 parts. Let patient drink 1 part every 3 hours.
For Stomachache:
Drink as needed.


5. AMPALAYA
Aka. Bitter gourd or bitter melon.

Momordica charantia

Lowers blood sugar levels
T1 DM

1. Gather young leaves and wash thoroughly.
2. Chop into small pieces.
3. Boil 6 tablespoons into 2 glassfuls of water for 15 minutes under low fire.
4. Do not cover pot.
5. Cool and strain.

Drink 1/3 cup 3x a day.


6. LAGUNDI

Vitex negundo

Asthma and cough
Fever, Dysentery, Colds and pain
Skin disease and wounds
Headache
Rheumatism, sprain, contusions, insect bites
Aromatic Bath for sick patients

For Asthma, cough, and fever:
Boil chopped raw fruits or leaves in 2 glasses of water. Leave for 15 minutes until the water left is 1 glassful. Let it cool and strain
For Dysentery, colds and pain:
Boil a handful of leaves and flowers in water to produce a glassful of decoction.
For skin diseases and wounds:
Boil a handful of leaves and flowers in water to produce a decoction.
For headache:
Gather leaves and wash thoroughly. Crush and pound the leaves.
For rheumatism, sprain, contusions, and insect bites:
Gather leaves and wash thoroughly. Crush and pound the leaves.

For Asthma, cough and fever:
Divide into 3 parts. Drink 3x a day.
For dysentery, colds, and pain:
Drink decoction 3x a day.
For skin diseases and wounds:
Wash and clean the skin/wound with the decoction 2x a day.
For headache:
Apply the crushed leaves on forehead.
For rheumatism, sprain, contusions and insect bites:
Apply crushed leaves on the affected part.


7. ULASIMANG BATO

Peperonia pellucida

Lowers uric acid (for rheumatism and gout)

As a decoction:
Wash the leaves well. One and a half cup of leaves is boiled in 2 glassfuls of water over low fire. Do not cover. Cool and strain.
Raw:
Gather and wash the leaves thoroughly. Prepare one and a half cups of leaves. Do no pack closely.

Decoction:
Divide into 3 parts and drink each part 3x a day.
Raw:
Divide into 3 parts and take as salad 3x a day.


8. BAWANG

Allium sativum

Hypertension
Toothache
Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood

For hypertension and high cholesterol:
May be fried, roasted, soaked in vinegar for 30 minutes, or blanched in boiled water for 5 minutes.
For toothache:
Pound a small piece.

For hypertension and cholesterol:
Take 2-3 pieces 3x a day after meals.
For toothache:
Apply the pounded garlic to the affected part.
**Take on full stomach or after meals to prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers.


9. BAYABAS

Psidium guajava

Wounds
Toothache
Diarrhea

For wounds:
Gather fresh leaves and wash thoroughly. Chop into small pieces. Boil for 15 minutes at low fire. Do not cover pot. Cool and strain before use.
For toothache:
Gather an

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