Monday, July 7, 2014

Sambong - Halamang Gamot / Herbal Medicine

Scientific name: Blumea balsamifera
English: Elumea, Ngaicamphor
Tagalog: Sambong

 Sambong is found throughout the Philippines, and grows wild on Mt. Banahaw. Doctors in the Philippines prescribe Sambong for the dissolution of kidney stones. The leaves of Sambong are used as a tea in the Philippines, and as a cure for colds. It is also said to have antidiarrhetic and antigastralgic properties. It is also used as an expectorant. It is given for worms and dysentery. It is one of the most common used medicinal herbs in the Philippines.