Alimpai herbal medicine






Local name: Alimpai (Tag.).


Alimpai is found only in Benguet, Pangasinan and Rizal Provinces in Luzon, and in Palawan, in thickets and ravines at low altitudes, ascending to 400 meters. It is also reported form India to Southern China and southward to Sumatra, Java, Christmas Islands, and Borneo.

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Scientific name:

Gracilaria compressa, gelidium corneum.

Also known as:

Agar-agar, Ceylon moss, guraman, gurguraman, kanten



Constipation- strain mucilaginous decoction and take extracted jelly.

Diarrhea- strain mucilaginous  decoction , add enough water to prevent jelling and take as needed.

Food- blanch entire plant and eat as salad.


Active component:

Gelose, protein, fat, carbohydrates, galactose, fructose, pentose, iodine.


Source: National Formulary


Medicinal Papaya



One of the most common fruit trees, papaya can be found in tropical and sub-tropical countries and usually grows in lowlands. A typically small tree, it can grow from 3 to 6 meters high. Its fleshy fruit comes from the female flowers and can grow from 5 to 30 cm. big. It is yellow or yellowish-orange when mature, with black seeds embedded in the pulp. The parts used as fruits, leaves and latex of trunk and fruit.


For constipation:


Get the ripe fruit of the tree. Eat the fruit liberally. Yellowing of the skin, especially the palms and soles may occur but this is harmless.


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