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Philippine medicinal plants

There are at least 10 Philippine medicinal plants that have been tested and endorsed by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) to have medicinal value in the relief and treatment of various aliments. These are: Akapulko (for ringworms and skin fungal infections); Ampalaya (diabetes); Bawang (cholesterol and blood pressure control); Bayabas (disinfectant; tooth decay and gum infection); Lagundi (coughs and asthma relief); Niyog-niyogan (elimination of intestinal worms); Sambong (excretion of urinary stones); Tsaang Gubat (intestinal motility); Pansit-Pansitan (arthritis and gout);and Yerba Buena (analgesic).

Source:
Philippine Herbal Medicine
Contributed by Xsaltire

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