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Surprising Medicinal Uses Of “Artillery Plant” Better Known As “Alabong” In The Philippines

Alabong is a small,soft, smooth herb, 10 centimeters or less in height. This plant can be propagated by dividing the root ball, or taking herbaceous cuttings and rooting them with rooting hormone. The plant enjoys [...]

Healing Properties Of “Leopard Lily” Commonly Known As “Abaniko/Palma” In The Philippines

Abaniko is an erect and tufted perennial rhizomatous herb with a thick creeping rootstock. Traditionally considered aperient, purgative, antipyretic, diuretic, expectorant, deobstruent, carminative and resolvent. It’s pulp considered stomachic. Studies have shown anticancer, antifungal, antioxidant, [...]

Healing Properties Of “Prayer Beads” Commonly Known As “Saga-saga” In The Philippines

Saga is a slender, twining, branched, annual vine that reaches a length of 9 meters or less. It is sparingly hairy or nearly smooth. Properties – Roots are sweet-tasting, neutral in effect, and antipyretic. – [...]

Tuba-tuba (Kasla) Plant And Its Miraculous Benefits

Also known as Tubang Bakod in Tagalog, Physic Nut in English or interchangeably tuba-tuba or Jatropha. The latest craze to hit the agri-business in the Philippines. Cultivated primarily for its oil to produce biodiesel. The [...]

Uses and Benefits of “Rangon Creeper” Commonly Known As “Niyog-niyogan” in the Philippines

Niyog-niyogan is a tropical plant in South East Asian countries including Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Niyog-niyogan became popular to many people in Philippines because of its benefits as an herbal remedy for many different [...]

Origin, Properties, Uses And Benefits Of “Catmon Fruit”

Before it was called Santa Barbara (a place in Iloilo), historical accounts say it was named catmon, as this variety of trees were landmarks in the route up Central Panay. Katmon (Family: Dilleniaceae, Synonyms: Dilenia [...]

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 [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Swollen Windmill Grass” Commonly Known As “Korokorosan” In The Philippines

Korokorosan is a annual, tufted, erect grass, growing 0.5 to 1 meter high. Leaves are thin, linear-lanceolate, rounded at the base, acuminate, flat, 8 to 15 centimeters long, with a flowering stalk at the tip [...]

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 [...]