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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 [...]

Healthy Ideas That You Should Know About “Musk Basil” Commonly Known As ” Loktokong” In The Philippines

Loktokong is an erect, much-branched, nearly smooth herb. Stems are prominently 4-angled. Leaves are long-stalked, thin, ovate to oblong-ovate,glandular and hairy on both upper and lower surfaces, with both ends pointed and with toothed margins. [...]

The Healing Power Of “Sacred Basil” Better Known As “Sulasi” In The Philippines

Sulasi is an erect and herbaceous branched plant. Stems and younger parts are covered with spreading hairs. Leaves are oblong-ovate with pointed or blunt tips, and somewhat toothed margins. Flowers are pink or purplish. Calyx [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Hedge Euphorbia” Commonly Known As “Soro-soro” In The Philippines

Hedge Euphorbia was introduced as a garden plant prior to 1688. The first record of it growing in a garden was in Amsterdam. It is primarily used as an outdoor garden border plant, but certain [...]