Friday, May 6, 2011

Sampaguita - Halamang Gamot / Herbal Medicine

 Scientific Name: Jasminum blancoi Hasak
English Name: Sampaguita, Jasmin
Tagalog Name: Sampagita


Parts used and preparation
Flowers, roots and leaves.
Collect buds and newly opened flowers, sun-dry after harvest.

Uses
  • A favorite floral offering and adornment for altars.
  • Fever or cough: Take decoction of flowers or leaves as needed.
  • Ulcers: Pound flowers or leaves and apply on affected areas.
  • Fever, abdominal distention, and diarrhea: use 3 to 6 gm of dried flowers or leaves, combined with other drug materials, use in decoction form.
  • Reddening and swelling pain in the eye, use decoction of dried flowers as eyewash.
  • Sprains and fractures: use root material in combination with other drugs and apply as external poultice.
  • Flavor: Use flowers to flavor tea.
  • Lactifuge: Bruised leaves are applied to the breasts.
Cosmetic
  • Infusion of flowers used as a face wash because of its fragrance, cleansing and soothing properties.
  • Flowers in ben oil or coconut oil for hair, facial or body use or as a perfume oil or perfume base.
  • Digestion with vegetable oil to make oil tinctures or liniments.
Availability
Cultivated for ornamental use.