Archive for the ‘Herbal Medicine’ Category

Marigold Herbal properties

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Marigold’s scientific name is Tagetes erecta Linn.  commonly it is called as Ahito and Amarillo in the Philippines.  It is a good source of lutein, Roots can be use as laxative. (more…)

Coconut Sugar good for diabetes

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Coco Sugar Good for Diabetics


Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Oscar G. Garin bared in a press conference that the result of tests conducted on the glycemic index of sugar obtained from the sap of the coconut revealed glycemic index of 35. (more…)

alugbati herbal medicine

Monday, March 26th, 2012






Basella alba Linn.

Basella lucida Linn.

Basella cordifolia Lam.


Local names: Alugbati (Bis.); arogbati (Bik.); dundula (Sul.); grana (Tag.); ilaibakir (Ilk.); libato (Tag.); Malabar nightshade (Eng.); Lo k’uei (Chinese.).


Alugbati is found in settled areas, in hedges, old cultivated areas, etc., throughout the Philippines. It is certainly not a native of the Archipelago but is of prehistoric introduction. It occurs also in tropical Asia, Africa and Malaya, often cultivated.