Philippines Herbal Medicines


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Yerba Buena
This Philippine Herbal Medicine Site list the most popular medicinal plants used in the Philippines. These herbs and even some fruits are used as traditional and alternative medicine in the country. Featured herbs and herbal remedies on this site are: Akapulko (Cassia alata), Adelfa (Nerium oleander), Ampalaya (bitter melons), Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa), Balanoi, Bayabas (Guava), Bawang (Garlic), Carrot, Gumamela, Lagundi, Luyang Dilao (Yellow Ginger), Mabolo, Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.), Malunggay, Makabuhay, Niyog-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L.), Oregano, Pansit-Pansitan, Pandan, Sabila (Aloe Vera), Saluyot, Sambong, Silymarin (Milk Thistle), Tsaang Gubat (Wild Tea), Ulasimang Bato (Peperomia pellucida) and Yerba Buena (Mentha Spicata). Featured as well on this site are the ten (10) herbal medicines approved by the Philippine Department of Heath (DOH) as alternative herbal medicine. These list of medicinal herbs has been clinically tested for their efficacy against many common ailments and disorders afflicting many Filipinos especially in rural areas. We will continue to add more medicinal plants and herbs to this site whenever we can. This site also contains is a sub-section (see the list below) on other Philippine plants, fruits and trees, some of which are also Philippine medicinal herbs.


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About Herbal Medicine in the Philippines


Herbal medicine is defined as the use of natural herbs and plants for the treatment or prevention of diseases, disorders and for the promotion of good health.

Medicinal plants and herbs has been used by our Filipino forefathers for many centuries. This knowledge was passed on from generation to generation. In the past few years, a renewed interest on this natural method of treatment arose not only in the Philippines but worldwide. This popularity will continue as medical science validates the affectivity of many medicinal herbs as alternative medicine.

This Philippine herbal medicine site is presented in a layman's language for easy understanding. The contents herein are based on sources such as medical publications, bulletins, articles and other reliable sources that we have gathered, condensed and edited for easy reference.

We have chosen to publish here on our website, the more commonly utilized medicinal plants and herbs that are used as alternative medicine in the Philippines. These herbs have undergone clinical and laboratory test and have been proven to have therapeutic value and have been generally recognized and recommended by most researchers and medical practitioners to be effective alternative medicines and/or supplement to Western drugs.

This site is meant as a general reference and guide only. It is not intended as a substitute for the services of a licensed medical practitioner. Consult with a doctor knowledgeable with herbal medicine or Philippine medicinal plants before taking, administering or mixing any herb with prescription and non-prescription drugs. Laboratory test show that some herbal medicines have adverse reaction when mixed with other drugs.

We welcome contributions and we will continue to add more medicinal herbs as we develop this site.

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