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Ma. Veronica Rica Labajoy graduated in Dr. Jose P.

Rizal
Elementary School as the Class Valedictorian, Jake Ejercito
Leadership Awardee, Excellence Awardee, Linguistic
Awardee. She loves reading books, singing, cooking, biking,
literary book consumption and writing. She wants to pursue
either a course related to Medicine or Law someday. She
believes that she is as sweet as sugar, cold as ice, hurt me
once and I’ll kick you as twice.

Mark Rhenziel Hernandez graduated middle school with


Fourth Honors in Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School. He was a
former photojournalist– he was the 1st Placer in the Division
Schools Press Conference and the 5th Placer in the Regional
Schools Press Conference. He loves watchin anime and
solving puzzles. He believes that if you believe, you can
achieve. He wants to pursue Marine Engineering.
Argenieddy Diana graduated in Dasmariñas II Central School,.
She received the 2nd Place award in three poster-making
contests. She loves watching anime, studying Biology and
Science, reading manga and drawing. She wants to pursue
either Fine Arts or Landscape Architecture. She believes that
success should not be chased. Studying hard will make
success chase you.

Lessel Kaye Root graduated middle school in Salitran


Elementary School. She likes singing, writing, and reading.
Someday, she wants to pursue either Accountancy or
Engineering.

Treena Villapaz graduated middle school in Mary Mediatrix Of


All Grace as 3rd honors, and is the best in Spelling on her
batch. She likes playing instruments and playing computer
games. She believes that life is short, time is fast, nor replay,
no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.
Neil Florenz Espinosa graduated middle school as the class
Valedictorian in St. Mary’s Academe and he received
academic awards being the Best in English, Best in Math, and
Best in MAPEH. He wants to pursue Secondary Education,
Major in Social Studies. His hobbies are reading, gardening,
and doing anything related to arts such as drawing. He is also
interested in musical plays and in theater arts. He believes
that mercy triumphs over judgement, as said in James 2:13.

Josiah David Macelo graduated middle school as the Second


Honorable Mention in Fracisco E. Barzaga Memorial School
and is a former journalist. He became the Second Best
Infomercialist and became a part of the Best Radio
Boradcasting team in the 2014 Division Schools Press
Conference, and he also is a finalist at the Mar Dunong Word
Challenge– City Spelling Bee (Season IV). He loves to write
stories, reading, blogging, being a volunteer worker, and
being an audiophile. He wants to pursue either BS
Information Technology or BS Education, Major in English. He
believes that Journalism is the living proof that history is a
continuous process and will never end.

Dianne Princess Mendoza graduated middle school as the class


Salutatorian at Dasmariñas II Central School. She became the 3rd
placer in the Panlalawigan Mind Challence Environmental Science
Quiz Season 7, a member of the Top 10 at the Grand Finals of the
Mar Dunong Word Challenge– City Spelling Bee (Season IV). She is
also a journalis in practice– winning the 2nd Place in Copywriting
and Headline Writing at the Division Schools Press Conference.
Likes reading mystery, sci-fi and fantasy books, listening to music,
and watching movies. She wants to pursue Civil Engineering. She
believes that No man chooses evil because it is evil. He only
mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks, a quote by Mary
Wollstonecraft.
Akapulko
(Cassia alata Linn.)

English name:
Ringworm bush
Description:
Akapulko or Acapulco in English is a shrub found throughout the
Philippines. It is known under various names in different regions
in the country. The shrub belongs to the family
of Leguminosae, and grows about one to two meters tall. It
has thick branches and the leaves are embraced with 8 to 20
leaflets that are oblong-elliptical in shape. The flowers of the
Akapulko have oblong sepals, and its fruits are tetragonal, which
are also winged and glabrous.
Active substances:
Chrysophanic acid (chrysophanol); oxymethyl anthraquinone,
2.2%; aloe-emodin; rhein; cassiaxanthone; tannins; saponins
Medicinal Uses:

Plant part Ailments Method of


Rojas-Sandoval, J., & Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. (2013, August). Antigonon leptopus (coral vine). cured preparation
Retrieved from http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/112316#toDescription Flower Psoriasis Boil a handful of flower
Abbas (2012, July). White Butterfly Ginger - Not a culinary root: Health benefits and Uses of
heads in a liter of water.
White Butterfly Ginger [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://herbs-
treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2012/07/white-butterfly-ginger-not-culinary.html Cool, then use as swabs
Stuart, G. (2016, February). Kamia. Retrieved from http://www.stuartxchange.org/Kamia.html on the skin lesions
Herbarium Digital Library (2006, March). Philippine Camia. Retrieved from
http://www.pnh.com.ph/category/7-Philippine-Endangered-Species/36-Philippine-Camia- Chilblains Soak hands and feet to a
page-1.html warm infusion of water,
Wikipedia,the free Encyclopedia. (2017) Begonia coccinea. Retrieved from: amarillo flowers and a
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Begonia_coccinea tablespoon of salt
Philippine Medicinal Plants (2016) Buntot-pusa Retrieved from:
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Buntot-pusa.html Hypo Make an amarillo tea.
Wikipedia,the free Encyclopedia. (2017) Buntot-pusa.
menorrhea Boil 200 ml of water. add
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buntot-pusa
2 tablespoons of salt,
Philippine Medicinal Plants (2016) Cabello de Angel. Retrieved from:
leave for 10 minutes then
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Cabello de Angel.html
www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition.html strain. drink 3-5 cups
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition.html daily
www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition.html Eye irritation Use a warm amarillo
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition.html flower tea as an eyewash
or, a hot compress by
soaking clean cloth to the
tea and compressing it
gently to your eyes.
Calendula – A Natural Remedy for Irritated Eyes (n. d.) Retrieved from
https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/calendula-a-natural-remedy-for-irritated-eyes/
Amarillo Marigold Tea Amazing Benefits and Uses + Recipes (n. d.)
Tagetes patula L. https://www.healtholino.com/marigold-tea-amazing-benefits-and-uses-recipes/
Stuart, G.(2016). Philippine Medicinal Plants – Anonas. Retrieved from
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Anonas.html
Gonza, J. (n.d.) Healing Wonders of Philippine Medicinal Plants. Retrieved From
http://www.filipinoherbshealingwonders.filipinovegetarianrecipe.com/anonas.htm
http://www.healthbeckon.com/custard-apples-benefits/
Custard Apple And Its Health Benefits (2017). Retrieved from
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Custard-apple-and-its-
health-benefits/articleshow/7150878.cms
Stuart, G.(2016). Philippine Medicinal Plants – Aratiles. Retrieved from
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Aratiles.html
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/13-health-benefits-kerson-fruit-dr-paul-haider
Stuart, G.(2016). Philippine Medicinal Plants – Atis. Retrieved from
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Atis.html
English name: Uses and Health Benefits of Sweetsop or Sugar apple. (n.d.) Retrieved from
Marigold http://Uses%20and%20Health%20Benefits%20of%20Sweetsop%20or%20Sugar%20App
Description: le%20Trees%20_%20hubpages.html
Amarillo is an erect, smooth, branched, strong-smelling herb, Philippine Medicinal herbs.(n.d.). Retrieved from
0.3 to 0.8 meters high. Leaves are 4 to 7 centimeters long, http://Atis%20_%20Annona%20squamosa%20Linn.%20_%20SWEETSOP%20_%20sugar
heads are solitary, 1.5 to 2 centimeters long, 2 to 4 centimeters %20apple%20_%20Fan%20li%20zhi%20_%20Philippine%20Medicinal%20Herbs%20_%
in diameter, and flowers are pale to deep yellow, sometimes 20Philippine%20Alternative%20Medicine.html
red. Sugar Apple (Sweetsop) Benefits, Nutritional Facts, Recipes. (n.d) Retrieved from
Active Substances: http://Sugar%20Apple%20(Sweetsop)%20Benefits,%20Nutritional%20Facts,%20Recipe
 Flowers contain a yellow crystalline substance, s.html
quercetagetine. The dye was found several shades browner Stuart, G. (2016, January) Cadena de amor. Retrieved from
than quercetin, contains volatile oil, 0.57%. http://www.stuartxchange.com/CadenaDeAmor.html
 Fruit contains phytomelan, 3.2%. Apaya, M. L., & Chichioco-Hernandez, C. L. (2014, August). New steroidal saponin from
 Study of roots, leaves and flowers yielded thiophenes, Antigonon leptopus Hook. and Arn. Retrieved from
steroidal and terpenoidal type constituents. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4189264/
Rojas-Sandoval, J., & Acevedo-Rodriguez, P. (2013, August). Antigonon leptopus (coral
vine). Retrieved from http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/112316#toDescription
Ampalaya / Bitter Melon Herbal Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved from Medical Study of essential oil of flowers yielded eight
Health Guide: http://www.medicalhealthguide.com/articles/ampalaya.htm major constituents of volatile oil viz., β-ocimene,
PHILIPPINE HERBAL PLANTS AND THEIR USES: Ampalaya. (n.d.). α-terpinolene, trans-caryophyllene, Z-
Retrieved from PHILIPPINE HERBAL PLANTS AND THEIR USES: ocimenone, dl-limonene, piperitenone, β-pinene
http://pharmacyinformatics2014- and car-3-en-2-one.
csab.blogspot.com/2014/07/ampalaya.html Medicinal Uses:
Stuart, J. (n.d.). StuartXchange: Ampalaya. Retrieved from Plant part Ailments cured Method of
StuartXchange: http://www.stuartxchange.org/Ampalaya.html preparation
Home Cures that Work. (2016) Healthy cauliflower Recipes. Retrieved Flower Psoriasis Boil a handful of flower heads
from: in a liter of water. Cool, then
use as swabs on the skin lesions
https://www.homecuresthatwork.com/20228/healthy-cauliflower-recipes/
Wikipedia,the free Encyclopedia. (2017) Cauliflower. Retrieved from: Chilblains Soak hands and feet to a warm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauliflower infusion of water, amarillo
Country Farm Lifestyles. (2008-2015) A-Z of Medicinal Herbs and How to flowers and a tablespoon of salt
use Them. Retrieved from:
http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/medicinal- Hypo menorrhea Make an amarillo tea. Boil 200
ml of water. add 2 tablespoons
herbs.html#.WXchjRWGPIV
of salt, leave for 10 minutes
Wikipedia,the free Encyclopedia. (2017) Calendula officialis Retrieved then strain. drink 3-5 cups daily
from:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis
Natural News. (2009) Not Just a Beautiful Flower: The Marigold Brings Eye irritation Use a warm amarillo flower tea
as an eyewash or, a hot
Natural Health. Retrieved from:
compress by soaking clean
http://www.naturalnews.com/026958_Marigold_flowers_tea.html cloth to the tea and
Philippine Medicinal Plants (2016) Cham-poi. Retrieved from: compressing it gently to your
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Cham-poi.html eyes.
Stuart, G.(2016). Philippine Medicinal Plants – Amarillo. Retrieved from
http://www.stuartxchange.com/Amarillo.html
Natural Home Remedy – Marigold (2016). Retrieved from
http://naturalhomeremedies.co/Marigold.html
Ampalaya
(Momordica charantia Linn.)

English names:
Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd
Description:
Ampalaya Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) also known as
Bitter Melon is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family
Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in the Amazon, Carribean, South
east Asia such as Philippines for its edible fruit.
Ampalaya Bitter Melon is a climbing vine that grows up to 5m,
with tendrils up to 20cm. long. Amplaya leaves are heart-
shaped, 5-10 cm across, cut into 5-7 lobes. Each Ampalaya
Bitter Melon plant bears separate yellow male and female
flowers. Ampalaya bears fleshy green fruit, oblong shaped with
pointed ends, ribbed and wrinkled, bursting when mature to
release seeds. Ampalaya seeds are flat with ruminated
margins.
Active substances:
Vitamin composition (PPM) yielded A traces, E
800±14, C 66000±141, B12 5355±7.10, folic acid
20600±42.43. Mineral analysis (PPM) yielded calcium
20510±5.77, magnesium 255±0.69, sodium
2200±1.15, potassium 413±1.45, iron 98±0.23, zinc
Medicinal Uses: 120±1.15, manganese 156±0.33, copper 32±1.85.
(Bakare et al., Nutritional and chemical evaluation of
Momordica charantia. J Medicinal Plants Res. 2010;
Part Used Ailments Methods of 4:2189-2193.)
Cured preparation
Fruit Anti-inflamatory and May be eaten raw, Medicinal Uses:
anti-oxidant dried, canned, or
Plant Part Ailments Method of Preparation
soaked in Chinese Cured
liqour Leaves Coughs, fever, Juice Ampalaya leaves
worms, and drink a spoonful
diarrhea, daily
diabetes

Seeds, leaves, flowers Diarrhea, Cut or crush a cup of


dysentery, and Ampalaya seeds,
chronic colitis. leaves and flowers
Steep in 4 cups of
boiling water for 10
to 15 minutes
Let it cool and strain
Drink a cup three times
a day.
Anonas Champoy
(Annona reticulata Linn.) (Myrica rubra)

English name:
Champoy
English name: Description
Custard Apple Champoy is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 meters high. Bark is
Description: brownish-gray, rough with deep vertical wrinkles. Leaves are
Anonas is a tree growing to a height of 10 meters or less. crowded towards the ends of branchlets, obovate to elliptic, 5 to 10
Leaves are shiny, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, up to 20 centimeters long, entire or toothed, with a pale or rust-colored
centimeters long, 2 to 5 centimeters wide, pointed at the lower surface,minutely gland-dotted and aromatic. Flowers are
tips, with petioles 1 to 1.5 centimeters long. Flowers are minute and without perianth. Male flowers, in catkins, are 7 to 25
greenish-yellow, fragrant, 2 to 2.5 centimeters long, millimeters long, with 3 to 4 orbicular bracts. Stamens are 6 to 8.
occurring in two or three together on lateral peduncles. Female flowers are in axillary, erect spikes, 12 to 25 millimeters
Active substances: long, with 2 filiform stigmas. Fruit is a drupe, sessile, scaly,
spherical, 12 to 18 millimeters in diameter, with a knobby and
Calories (80-101), protein (68g), fat (0.5g), carbohydrate
brilliant red surface, with a red flesh, the stone wrinkled and pitted.
(20g), fiber (0.9 g), calcium (17.6 mg), phosphorous (14.7mg),
Iron (0.42 mg), carotene (0.007 mg), thiamine (0.075 mg),
riboflavin (0.086 mg), niacin (0.528m), ascorbic acid (15 mg), Active Substances
nicotinic acid (0.5 mg). cyanidin-3-glucoside, sesquiterpenes β-caryophyllene, and β-
caryophyllene oxide
Medicinal Uses:
Plant Part Ailments Method of
Cured Preparation

Fruit Weight loss and Regular consumption


anemia as a snack or dessert

Medicinal Uses:
Diarrhea and dysentery Custard apple in its
unripe form is further
dried and crushed and
Plant Part Ailments Method of Preparation is mixed on 500ml of
Cured water. Drink this as an
electrolyte-drink
Head Reduce risk of Can be roasted, grilled, or substitute
cancer and aids in sautéd at medium heat Control sebum Mix custard apple
production paste with lemon juice
weight loss together with some salt and and use it three times a
butter week to control sebum
production
Lice problems Using the unripe
custard apple fruit
powder, mix it with
water or coconut oil
and apply it on the
scalp. Wash it off after
10 minutes to treat hair
lice and nits.
Bark Several types of cancer contains astringent
and tumors properties and tannins,
which is utilized for
making herbal
supplements. Consume
as prescribed by a
doctor
Aratiles
(Muntingia calabura Linn.) Cauliflower
(Brassica oleracea)

English names:
Cherry tree, kerson tree
Description:
Aratiles is a fast growing tree, 5 to 10 meters high, with
spreading branches. Leaves are hairy, sticky, alternate, English name:
distichous, oblong-ovate to broadly oblong-lanceolate, 8 to 13 Cauliflower
centimeters long, with toothed margins, pointed apex and Description
inequilateral base, one side rounded and the other acute. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes
Flowers are about 2 centimeters in diameter, white, extra-
called "curd" (similar appearance to cheese curd). The cauliflower
axillary, solitary or in pairs. Sepals are 5, green, reflexed,
head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower
lanceolate, about 1 centimeter long. Petals are white,
obovate, 1 centimeter long, deciduous and spreading. Fruit is heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds
a berry, rounded, about 1.5 centimeter in diameter, red on as the edible portion.
ripening, smooth, fleshy, sweet and many seeded Active Substances
Active substances: Sulforaphane, isothiocyanates and glucosinolates
Fruit extract yielded phenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins
tannins, saponins, etc. A methanolic fruit extract yielded 1.49
g/100g gallic acid of phenolic content, 3 mg/g CE of flavonoid,
and 300 µg CGE/100g fresh mass fruit of anthocyanin.
Medicinal Uses:
Plant part Ailments cured Method of
preparation
Fruit Pain associated with gout Consuming 9 to 12
Medicinal Uses: cherries three times a
day

Plant Part Ailment/s Method of


Cured Preparation
root cough Boil with milk, and Flowers Antiseptic agent for skin The flowers are boiled
wounds, treating for tea
drink for cough abdominal cramps
wounds Poultice of carrots
may be applied to
infected wounds
and to the chest, in
case it is going to be Leaves Body pain Leaves are made into tea
used to aid in an
individual’s chest
pains Prevention of heart attacks The leaves are made into
and myocardial tea
inflammation.
Ground seed Increase urine flow Ground seeds of the High blood pressure Tea made of the leaves
plant may be taken lowers blood pressure
because it contains nitric
as tea, in order to
oxide which relaxes
increase urine flow blood vessels thus
improving blood flow.

Headaches The leaves are made into


tea
Atis
(Annona squamosa Linn.) Carrot
(Daucus carota subsp. Sativus)

English names:
Sugar apple, Sweetsop
Description: English names:
Atis is a small tree 3 to 5 meters in height. Leaves are somewhat hairy Carrot
when young, oblong, 8 to 15 centimeters long, with a petiole 1 to 1.5 Description:
centimeters long. Flowers occur singly in the axils of the leaves, about The carrot plant produces a rosette of 8–12 leaves above
2.5 centimeters long, pendulous, hairy, three-angled, light green to ground and a fleshy conical taproot below ground. The plant
yellow. Fruit is large, somewhat heart-shaped, 6 to 9 centimeters long, produces small (2 mm) flowers which are white, red or purple
the outside marked with knobby polygonal tubercles. When ripe, the in color. The root can grow to between 5 and 50 cm (2.0–20
fruit is light yellowish-green. Flesh is white, sweet, soft, and juicy, with in) long and reach 5 cm (2.0 in) in diameter. The foliage of the
a mild and very agreeable flavor. plant can reach a height of 150 cm (59.1 in) when in flower.
Active Substances The carrot plant can be annual or biennial and may also be
Water= 73.23g Total fat= 0.29g referred to as wild carrot.
Sodium= 9mg Energy= 393 kg (.94 kcal) Active substances:
Polyunsaturated fatty acids= 0.040g Protein= 2.06g Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Phytochemicals and
Carbohydrates= 23.64g Calcium= 24mg Glutathione, Calcium and Potassium, and vitamins A, B1, B2,
Total dietar fibers= 4.4g Potassium= 247mg C, and E
Phosphorus= 32mg
Medicinal Uses:
Medicinal Use
Plant part Ailments cured Method of
preparation
Plant part Ailments Method of Leaves Ulcer Take the sweetsop's leaves

Cured Preparation then wash and milled into


powder. Add a bit of water
and salt. Put this paste
over your ulcer and
bandage it properly.
Stems Rheumatis Decoction/Boiling Change daily and do this it
for about 2-3 days.
m
Intestinal worms Wash and boil about 15
pieces of sweetsop leaves
with 5 cups water.
Continue boiling until you
get about half of the
original quantity. Strain the
mixture and once cool
Rhizoids Tonsilitis Decoction/Boiling drink three times daily.

or raw chewing
Leaves and/or seeds Cat and dog fleas Crushed the seed and/or
leaves of sweetsop or
sugar apple and boil for
about 5 minutes. Then
strain the water and once it
cools down, use it to bathe
the cat or dog.

Fruit Asthma attack prevention Regular consumption as a


snack or dessert
Camia
(Hedychium philippinense)

English Names:
White Ginger, Butterfly Lily/Butterfly Ginger
Description:
An epiphytic herb with 1 to 3 stems. The terminal flowers are white
with a shade of yellow and with crinkled margins. The fruit is a
three-sided capsule which turns orange-yellow and bears dark red
seeds.
Active Substances:
Dried rhizome contains: starch, glucose, albumen, essential oil. The
flower yields a fragrant essential oil; the rhizome, a volatile oil.
Rhizomes yielded carbohydrates, flavonoids, saponins, steroids,
and alkaloids.
Calendula Balbas- Pusa
(Calendula officinalis) (Orthosiphon aristatus.)

English name English name:


Cat’s whiskers
Pot Marigold Description:
Description The Orthosiphon aristatus is a perennial herb measuring from 20 to
A self-seeding flower that likes full sun and a well-drained soil. Grows to height of 60 cm tall and grows in Asia, particularly on the island of Java, where
his name.Leaves in distant pairs, narrowed into the stalk,ovate, 5 to
nearly 2 feet. It is a plant in the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae. 10 centimeters long, pointed at both ends, coarsely toothed at the
Active Substances margins. Flowers are borne in very lax racemes. Calyx is bell-shaped,
α-cadinol, isorhamnetin-3-O-β-D-glycoside, faradiol- 3-O-myristate, and faradiol- with a naked throat and two slender lower teeth. Corolla is 2.5
centimeters long, smooth, white or purplish, very slender in the tube,
3-O-laurate
and thrice as long as the calyx.
Medicinal Uses Active substances:
-Leaves contain a high percentage of potassium salts (0.738 gm in 100
Part Used Ailments Cured Methods of grams of fresh leaves).
preparation -From dried leaves, a small amount of volatile oil and a bitter alkaloid,
orthosiphonin.
Flowers digestive disorders, Dried flowers as tea: per - Studies yielded flavonoids, carbohydrates, tannins, saponins,
including colitis, and 1 cup boiling water and phenols and terpenoids.
As a mouth wash for allow to steep for 10 -Earlier studies reported bioactive pentacyclic triterpenes betulinic
acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid and β-sitosterol from the leaves of
gum disease. minutes this plant.
Athlete`s feet, Nose As ointment: Chop some -Twenty phenolic compounds were isolated from this plant including
scabs, Varicose veins, fresh flowers and add it lipophilic flavones, flavonol glycosides and caffeic acid derivatives
such as rosmarinic acid and 2, 3-dicaffeoyltartaric acid, were
Eczema and skin to some coconut oil.
identified and quantified by HPLC.
infections Heat slightly and then let
cool.
Medicinal Uses:
Plant Part Ailments Method of
Cured Preparation
Roots Kidney, bladder Place 3
and urinary tract tablespoons of
problems dried leaves into
a saucepan,
cover the herbs
with a quart of
water, slowly
heat the water
and simmer.
Balimbing
Medicinal Uses: (Averrhoa carambola Linn.)
Plant Part Ailment/s Cured Method of
Preparation
Leaves disinfecting wound Boil one cup of Bayabas
leaves in three cups of water
for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

sore throat Use decoction as


mouthwash, gargle.
disinfecting wound Use as wound disinfectant -
wash affected areas with the
decoction of leaves 2 to 3
times a day. Fresh leaves
may be applied to the
wound directly for faster
healing. English name:
toothache For toothaches, chew the Starfruit
leaves in your mouth. Description:
diarrhea For diarrhea, boil the The fruit is about 5 to 15 centimetres (2 to 6 inches) in length and is an
chopped leaves for 15 oval shape. It usually has five prominent longitudinal ridges, but in rare
minutes in water, and strain.
instances it can have as few as four or as many as eight. In cross
section, it resembles a star. The skin is thin, smooth, and waxy and
Let cool, and drink a cup
turns a light to dark yellow when ripe. The flesh is translucent and light
every three to four hours.
yellow to yellow in color. Each fruit can have 10 to 12 flat light brown
seeds about 6 to 13 mm (0.25 to 0.5 in) in width and enclosed in
nosebleed To stop nosebleed, gelatinous aril. Once removed from the fruit, they lose viability within a
densely roll Bayabas leaves, few days.
then place in the nostril Active substances:
cavities. Studies indicate the presence of saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids and
nasal congestion Chopped garlic then steam, tannins.
together with vinegar and Seeds yield an alkaloid, harmaline, C13H14N20.
water, and inhale Phytochemical screening of leaf extract yielded alkaloids, glycosides,
phenol, tannins, flavonoids, protein and diterpenes.
Study on fruit extract showed total phenolic (1.216 mgGAE/g extract),
flavonoids (767 mgCE/g extract), proanthocyanidin 586 mgCE/g
extract, and condensed tannins (18.35 mgCE/g extract.
Bayabas
Medicinal Uses:
(Psidium guajava Linn.)
Plant Part Ailments Cured Method of
Preparation
Leaves Aphthous stomatitis, Tea of boiled leaves
headaches, ringworms used for aphthous
stomatitis.
Crushed shoots or
leaves used externally
for headaches and
ringworm: 50 gms to a
pint of boiling water;
drunk in normal doses.
Fruits Eye affections Juice of fresh fruit for English Name/s:
affections of the eyes. Guava
Description:
Bayabas is a somewhat hairy plant reaching a height of 8 meters. Young branches
are 4-angled. Leaves are opposite, oblong to elliptic, and 5 to 1 centimeters long,
the apex being pointed, and the base usually rounded. Peduncles are 1- to 3-
Seeds Asthma Seed is used for flowered. Flowers are white, 3 to 3.5 centimeters across, with in-curved petals,
asthma and colic: coming out solitary or two to three in the leaf axils. Numerous stamens form the
Powdered seeds, 10 attractive part of the flower. Inferior ovaries develop into round or obovoid green
gms to a cup of warm fruits 4 to 9 centimeters long, turning yellow on ripening and have edible,
water, drunk 4 times aromatic, seedy pulp.
daily.
Active Substances Properties
Flowers Worm expulsion Boiled flowers used to
expel worms ethyl acetate Anti-allergic, anti-
inflammatory
guava leaves essential oil Anti-parasite
polyphenolic and Anticancer
isoflavonoids
Banaba
Plant Part Ailment/s Method of (Lagerstromeia speciose Linn.)
Cured Preparation
garlic bulb disinfecting Crush juice the garlic
wound bulb and apply. You
may cover the
afflicted area with a
gauze and bandage.
skin sore throat Peal the skin and
chew for several
minutes. Swallow
the juice.
garlic juice athletes foot Soak feet in salty
water then apply
garlic juice. Do English name:
this 3X day for a Queen’s flower
week. Description:
Garlic clove reduce the Cloves of garlic may Banaba is a flowering plant that grows in warm climates like the
pain caused by Philippines and India. Banaba is widely used in the Philippines and
be crushed and
arthritis, other Asian countries in traditional medicine as herbal treatment for
applied to affected diabetes. In India, Banaba is also used in Ayurvedic medicine for
toothache,
areas to reduce the the treatment of diabetes. Banaba is a tropical flowering tree that
headache, and
pain caused by grow up to 10 meters high. Banaba has large green oblong leaves
rheumatism.
arthritis, toothache, that is about 3 inches in width and 7 inches in length. The flowers or
headache, and Banaba are racemes and colored pink to lavender. Banaba bears
rheumatism. nut-like fruits that are arranged in large clumps.
Active substances:
nasal Chopped garlic then Rich in tannin: fruit, 14 to 17 %; leaves 13 %; bark, 10%.
congestion steam, together with Corrosolic acid is being studied for its glucose lowering effect.
vinegar and water,
and inhale
garlic bulbs and fever Decoct the bulb and
leaves leaves
Medicinal Uses:
Bawang
(Allium sativum Linn.)
Plant Part Ailments Method of
Cured Preparation
Leaves Bladder Place 3
inflammation, tablespoons of
dysuria dried leaves into a
saucepan, cover
the herbs with a
quart of water,
slowly heat the
water and
simmer.
(Decoction)
Fruit Aphthous Place 3
stomatitis tablespoons of
English name:
dried fruit into a
Garlic
saucepan, cover
Poor Man's Treacle
the herbs with a
Nectar of Gods
quart of water,
Stinking Rose
slowly heat the
Description:
water and
simmer.
Bawang is a low herb, 30 to 60 centimeters high. True stem is
(Decoction)
much reduced. Bulbs are broadly ovoid, 2 to 4 centimeters in
Barks Place 3
diameter, consisting of several, densely crowded, angular and
tablespoons of
shortened tubers. Leaves are linear and flat. Umbels are
dried barks into a
globose, many flowered. Sepals are oblong, greenish white,
saucepan, cover
slightly tinged with purple. Stamens are not exerted from the
the herbs with a
perianth.
quart of water,
Active substances:
slowly heat the thiacremonone, diallyl trisulfide, Allyl methyl sulphide, Allicin
water and (diallyl-dithiosulfinate), Diallyl sulphide
simmer.
(Decoction)