These herbal plants have been proven effective and have been in use for hundreds of years.
During economic crisis like this, let’s all be practical, save money by treating common illnesses and sickness by using alternative medicines like herbal plants. These herbal plants have been proven effective and have been in used for hundreds of years. Tropical countries like the Philippines are endowed by nature with plenty of plants which can provide health and medicinal benefits to humans. Here are some herbal plants and the medicinal benefits they provide.
Herbal Plants for Cough
1. Blumea balsamifera
This herbal plant is locally called sambong in the Philippines. Just boil the leaves and drink like a tea 3x a day. Commercial tea bags are available in the markets. The leaves can also be crushed or pounded and mixed with coconut oil and apply at the back of the patient. See image here. Other health benefits from this plant include the following;
- Good as a diuretic agent
- Effective in the dissolving kidney stones
- Aids in treating hypertension & rheumatism
- Treatment of colds & fever
- Anti-diarrheic & Anti-gastralgic properties
- Helps remove worms, boils
- Treats dysentery and sore throat
Aswete is an herbal plant in the Philippines where the matured seeds are used for food coloring. Apply oil on two leaves and patch it at the back of the patient. It is also a good remedy for injured bone because it helps relieve pain and inflammation. See image here.
Oregano is the local name of this herbal plant. To treat cough, a teaspoonful of extracted juice from the leaves is taken every 2 hours. The extract is also good for asthma and bronchitis.
3. Allium odorum
Crush some leaves and apply at the back of the patient. It can also cure lump, just apply it on the affected area. See image of herbal plant here.
Herbal Plants for Fever
4. Manihot esculenta