Some plants can help cure particular diseases.
Here are some of the more common medicinal plants.
For Dizziness Sniff the crushed leaves of the following
Suha, Dayap, Dalanghita, Kalamansi, Guava and Herbabuwena
For Fever Boil the leaves of any of these plants
Sambong, Alagaw, Sampaguita, Kamias, Balimbing, Suha, Dayap
Use the water for a sponge bath.
For Diarrhea Drink tea made with boiled leaves
Guava, Mangosteen, Star Apple, Avocado
For Headache Crush the leaves of any of these plants and place them on the forehead of the patient.
Sambong, Lagundi, Alagaw, Damong Maria, Mansanilya, Mayana, Pandan
For Cough Boil the leaves of the following
Sampaloc, Alagaw, Oregano, Mango tops
Drink the liquid.
For Constipation Eat one or two cups of any of the following cooked vegetable leaves
Kangkong,, Camote, and Malunggay
You may also eat boiled peanuts, pili, cashew seeds, or ripe papaya fruit.
For Burns Get the juice of any of these
Gumamela flower, Oregano, Sabila
Apply the juice on the burned part.
For Toothache Crush a Garlic clove and insert into the cavity of the aching tooth, let it stay there for 15 minutes.
For Scabies Pound the stem of Makabuhay or Kalatsutsi leaves.
Apply the juice on the affected skin.
For Sprains Heat and pound Ikmo, Mayana or Kakawati leaves
Apply it on the sprained joint.
Some powerful drugs taken from plants.
Caffeine This medicine comes from coffee pods and tea.
Caffeine builds up the activity of the nervous system. But too much caffeine in the body is not good. It makes the person nervous or fearful.
Penicillin This medicine is used to kill or stop the growth of harmful bacteria. It is taken from a kind of mold. A mold is a plant that grows on decaying wood and other materials.
Opium This is taken from the juice of the poppy plant. Morphine comes from opium. Morphine is used to put a very sick person to sleep because it is a painkiller.
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