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Multiple Medicinal Uses Of “Ardisia Elliptica” Commonly Known As “Tagpo” In The Philippines

Tagpo is a shared common name of two species of plants: Tagpong-gubat, tagpo(Psychotria luconiensis), and Tagpo (Ardisia squamulosa Presl). The latter is a small tree growing to a height of about 10 meters, with fragrant [...]

Uses And Benefits Of “Algae” That May Surprise You

As a general rule, algae are capable of photosynthesis and produce their own nourishment by using light energy from the sun and carbon dioxide in order to generate carbohydrates and oxygen. In other words, most [...]

Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore This “Creeping Cucumber” Better Known As “Pipinong Gubat” In The Philippines

Creeping Cucumbers are tiny, delicious, cucumber-flavored fruit that look like little watermelons when young but then turn a dark purple/black when ripe. Do not eat the ripe (purple/black) fruit. At that stage they are an [...]

Multiple Uses And Benefits Of “White Silk Cotton Tree” Better Known As “Buboi” In The Philippines

Buboi or kapok is planted in settled areas throughout the Philippines. It is possibly a native of tropical America, and is now pantropic in distribution. Buboi is an erect, deciduous tree, growing to a height [...]

Reasons Why Ketchup Is Perilous For Your Health

Ketchup goes with just about everything— French fries, eggs, hash browns, burgers, deli meats...the list goes on and on. This red condiment has been touted as being healthy by some, but does that mean we [...]

The Amazing Uses And Benefits Of “Betel Leaf” Commonly Known As “Buyo Or Ikmo”

The betel belongs to the family Piperaceae. It is classified as Piper betle. The betel nut palm belongs to the family Arecaceae (or Palmae) and is classified as Areca catechu. Betel, common name for a [...]

Properties And Medicinal Uses Of “Philippine Dandelion”

The dandelion is a perennial plant found, to the dismay of many, almost everywhere. Dandelion has rounded head with yellow petals, but this one looks different. The two drooping unopened buds are immature flower heads, [...]

Uses And Benefits Of “Common Purslane or Hogweed” Better Known As “Alusiman” In The Philippines

Purslane is considered to be a medicinal herb and is a rich source of Vitamin C. In addition, it contains alpha-linolenic acid which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a succulent plant [...]

The Healing Wonders, Uses And Benefits Of Gumamela Plant (Hibiscus)

Gumamela is a shrub that is highly cultivated as an ornamental plant in the Philippines. It is the local term used in the Philippines for Hibiscus, China Rose, and Shoe Flower. This plant has a [...]

Lower Your High Blood Pressure The Natural Way

High blood pressure (Hypertension) is defined as systolic blood pressure -- the top number -- averaging 140 mmHg or greater, and/or diastolic blood pressure -- the bottom number -- averaging 90 mmHg or greater. The [...]