The Philippines Top Ten Medicinal Plants

Medicinal plants are used to make herbal medicine and is generally defined as a natural plant used to prevent disease and treat illness, disease and disorders. It is used to promote excellent health.

In the Philippines medicinal herbs used in herbal remedies have been used for thousand of years. It is a tradition that has been passed down through the generations with little modifications. There has been a renewed interest in herbs in all cultures and in the Philippines these are the top ten medicinal plants. As science verifies and validates the efficacy of these plants their popularity will only rise as a good alternative medicine.

Top Ten Herbs

Bawang-Allium sativum – Garlic
Anti-hypertensive

Akapulko
Cassia alata
Anti-fungal

Bayabas – Guava
Psidium guajava
Antiseptic

Yerba buena – Mint
Mentha arvensis
Analgesic

Pansit pansitan
Peperomia pelludica
Anti-arthritic

Lagundi
vitex negundo
Anti-tussive

Ampalaya – Bitter Melon
Momortaca charaatia
Anti-diabetic

Niyog niyocan – Rangoon Creeper
Quisqualis indica
Anti-helminthic

Isaangglbat-Wild tea
Ehretia microphylla
Anti-spasmodic

Sambong
Bluema balsamifera
Anti-diarrhetic

Many countries have their own local top ten medicinal plants. Some will crossover to other countries and be used for different reasons. It is always wise to learn everything you can and that way you can find what works best for you. Here in the States the top ten medicinal herbs are found here.

Filed under: Healing Herbs

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