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Surprising Uses Of “Poinsettia” That No One Might Not Told You About

The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). The species is indigenous to Mexico. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is [...]

The Healing Power Of ”Painted Euphorbia” Commonly Known As “Pintado” In The Philippines

Pintado is an erect, branched, smooth, half-woody herb or shrubby plant. Leaves are alternate and extremely variable in shape, most often oblong-ovate, the lower ones usually entire, the upper ones variously lobed, sinuate, dentate, or [...]

Common Uses Of “Bird’s-Nest Fern” Commonly Known As “Pakpak-Lauin” In The Philippines

Pakpak-lauin is a huge herbaceous epiphyte at minor or moderate altitudes. Entangled rhizome is a mass of roots below. Leaves are erect and flaring from the crown aggregated in a dense tuft above. Leaves are [...]

The Numerous Healing Power Of “Blumea Camphor” Better Known As “Sambong” In The Philippines

In the Philippines, where it is most commonly known as sambong, Blumea balsamifera is used in traditional herbal medicine for the common cold and as a diuretic. It is also used for infected wounds, respiratory [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Purple Rain” Better Known As “Sanggumay” In The Philippines

Denbrobium anosmum is a tufted epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic herb. Stems are terete, nodose and erect or pendulous. Leaves are coriaceous or entire, flat, often articulate with sheaths. Flowers are borne on leafless stems, each flower [...]

The Ornamental Windowpane Oyster (Capiz Shells)

The windowpane oyster (Placuna placenta) or Capiz shells or Pios shells are shells that are found in a province in the Philippines called Capiz and is a bivalve marine mollusk in the family of Placunidae. [...]

Uses And Benefits Of “Pea Eggplant” Commonly Known As “Tandang-aso” In The Philippines That Everybody Should Know

Tandang-aso is coarse, erect, branched, half-woody herb. Branches are covered with short, scattered spines, and in most parts with stellate-shaped hairs. Leaves are alternate, ovate to oblong-ovate with sinuate-lobed margins, acuminate with inequality base. Inflorescences [...]

All About “Flat-Podded Snow Pea” Commonly Known As “Sitsaro” In The Philippines

Sitsaro is an annual climber with compound leaves terminated by branched tendrils. Peas have hypogeal germination: the cotyledons remain enclosed within the seed coat beneath the soil surface. Flowers are white, developing into inflated pods. [...]

Medicinal Uses, Benefits, Dosage And Properties Of “Abrus Precatorius (Rosary Pea)” Commonly Known As “Saga” In The Philippines

Saga is a slender, twining, branched, annual vine. It is sparingly hairy or nearly smooth. Leaves are alternate, and compounded into pinnate arrangement of about 20 to 40 leaflets to each leaf; each leaflet oblong, [...]

Surprising Uses Of “False Sandalwood” Commonly Known As “Sapang” In The Philippines

Sapang is a small tree, with scattered spines. Leaves are compound, up to 50 centimeters long. Pinnae are about 20, opposite, and 10 to 20 centimeters long. Leaflets are obliquely oblong to oblong-rhomboid. Flowers are [...]