Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tsaang Gubat

What is tsaang gubat
Scientific Names:
Carmona retusa
Carmona heterophylla Cav.
Ehretia buxifolia Boxb.
Ehretia heterophylla Spreng.
Ehretia microphylla Lam.

Also known as:
Alangit (Bis.) Kalamoga (Tag.)
Alangitngit (Tag., Bis.) Kalimomog (Tag.)
Balingsaa (C. Bis.) Kalimumog (Tag.)
Buntatai (P. Bis.) Mangit (Tag., Bis.)
Buyo-buyo (Sul.) Mara-mara (Bis., S.L. Bis.)
Buyok-buyok (Sul.) Maratia (Ibn.)
Cha (Tag.) Mura-mara (P. Bis.)
Chaang-bundok (Tag.) Palupo (Iv.)
Chaang-gubat (Tag.) Putputai (Bik.)
Gari (Bag.) Santing (Sul.)
Icha-nga-atap (Ilk.) Tsa (Tag.)
Icha-ti-bakir (Ilk.) Fukien tea tree (Engl.)
Itsa (Ilk.) Scorpionbush (Engl.)
Wild tea (Engl.)

Tsaang Gubat is used as herbal medicine and is a shrub that grows wild in the tropical climate of Philippines. Tsaang gubat is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine. The tsaang gubat were studied for possible anti-allergic substances to counter the histamine release from mast cells that cause type-1 reactions. The tsaang-gubat, contains rosmarinic acid and microphyllone which is attributed for its efficacy to control allergy. Tsaang gubat studies also shows it has antibacterial, antinocicpetive and anti-inflammatory properties. Study of tsaang gubat leaves showed a mixture of triterpenes– a-amyrin, ?-amyrin and baurenol and a wide range of bioactivity. The tsaang gubat showed analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal and antibacterial activities. Tsaang gubat is commonly prepared in pills capsules and in herbal tea bags form.

Tsaang gubat is an erect, shrub with green compound leaves. The tsaang gubat shrub grows to about 1 to 4 meters high and can be found in secondary forest in low and medium altitude. Tsaang gubat leaves grows in clusters on short branches, 3-6 cm long, somewhat toothed or lobed near the apex and pointed at the base, short stalked and rough on the upper surface. Tsaang gubat bears small white flowers, axillary, solitary, 2 or 4 on a common stalk. It bears yellow fruits when ripe about 4-5 mm in diameter, fleshy, with a 4-seeded stone.

Tsaang Gubat , herbal medicine for allergy and skin disinfectant

Tsaang gubat is used as herbal medicine for the treatment of mild allergy attacks and skin wounds, eczema, scabies and itchiness wounds in child birth

Preparation and application of tsaang gubat herbal medicine

Pound tsaang leaves, boil in water and let it seep. when still warm to touch wash to the affected area. If symptoms persist or worsen stop use and consult your doctor.
It may also be taken as tea. See below how to prepare tsaang gubat tea.

TSAANG GUBAT , herbal medicine for stomach problems

Tsaang Gubat is used as herbal medicine for the following stomach problems Stomach pains Gastroenteritis Intestinal motility Dysentery Diarrhea or Loose Bowel Movement (LBM)

Preparation and application of tsaang gubat herbal medicine for treatment of stomach problems

Pound or cut a cup of tsaang gubat leaves into manageable sizes then let it seep in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes to create a tsaang gubat herbal tea. Let it cool and drink a cup three times a day. The potency of tsaang gubat herbal tea is good to last for one day. Make new tsaang gubat herbal tea as needed. When symptoms persist or irritation occurs stop the use and consult your doctor.

 Tsaang Gubat , herbal medicine for mouth problems
Tsaang gubat is used as herbal medicine for the following mouth problems:
mouthwash in stomatitis, teeth strengthener

Preparation and application of Tsaang Gubat herbal medicine for mouth problems

For the treatment of mouth infections such as stomatitis, gargle the tsaang gubat herbal tea three times a day until symptoms improve. If symptoms persist and irritation occurs, stop the use and consult your doctor.

(Source: http://www.medicalhealthguide.com)

Tsaang gubat also contains fluoride and can help strengthen the teeth.