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Philippine Tea Commonly Known As “Tsaang Gubat” Traditional Medicinal Uses

Tsaang gubat is largely used in traditional herbal medicine for various conditions.
Tsaang gubat is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine for skin diseases and stomach problems where it is available in tablet and tea bags forms while there are other claimed health benefits as follows:

Allergy, canker sores, colic, cough, diarrhea, diabetes, dysentery, eczema, gastroenteritis, itching, inflammation, scabies, skin diseases, stomach problems, teething problems and wounds,

Scientific Studies Relating to Carmona retusa (Tsaang gubat)
Anti-allergy. The tsaang gubat were studied for possible anti-allergic substances to counter the histamine release from mast cells that cause type-1 reactions. The tsaang-gubat, contains rosmarinic acid and microphyllone which is attributed for its efficacy to control allergy.

Antibacterial. In a study done to evaluate the antibacterial activity of Carmon retusa, three different extracts have been prepared with petroleum ether, methanol and chloroform separately from Carmona retusa. Antibacterial activity of petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol extracts obtained from the leaf of Carmona retusa were tested against four bacteria using the agar diffusion method.

Tsaang gubat Tea Preparation
Pound or cut about half cup of Tsaang gubat leaves
Then add in 2 cups of water for
Boil for 10 to 15 minutes, with open pot cover
Let it steep and strain.
Store in a glass jar.
Consume within the day.
When symptoms persist or irritation occurs stop the use and consult your doctor.

How to use Tsaang gubat decoction:
1. Herbal tea. Take one cup three times a day.
2. Herbal wash. To be applied directly as a wash over the affected area.
3. Herbal gargle. Can be gargled to treat canker sores and for theething problems.

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