Headache may be a symptom of any of the following diseases or conditions:
Migraine-sever headache, pulsating in character, usually involving only one half of the head
High blood pressure
Eye disease-error of refraction
Disease with fever like colds , flu and others
Let the person rest in a quiet, cool and dimly lighted place. In most cases of headache secondary to fatigue or emotional stress, rest , an ice pack or massage over the forehead and nape would relieve the affliction.
Use any of the recommended medicinal plants. Consult a doctor if there is no relief of the headache after 1 day.
Consult a doctor when any of the following is observed:
The headache is severe enough to awaken the person in his sleep.
There is an increase in frequency and severity of the headache.
The headache is felt after an injury involving the head.
There are other associated symptoms like vomiting, convulsion or loss weight.
The person is known to have high blood pressure.
The headache is felt after reading.
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LEUCOSYKE CAPITELLATA (Poir.) Wedd.
Urtica capitellata Poir.
Leucosyke alba Zoll. & Mor.
Missiessya fagifolia Gaudich.
Local names: Alagasi (Bis., Tag.); alangasi (Bis.); amagasi (Bik., Tag.); anagau (Bik.; anugas (Bik.); alalasi (Bon., Ilk.); aragasi (Bik., S. L. Bis.); ararasi (Bon.); arasi (Bon.); bahibahi (P. Bis.); bauaua (S. L. Bis.); bilan0bilan (Sub.); bunkilan (Yak.); damakdios (P. Bis.); gasigasi (Sul.); ginagasi (Tag.); gugutu (Ig.); haganasi (Bik.); hangalasi (Tag.); hilagasi (Tag.); hinagasi (Tag.); hinlagasi (P. Bis.); isis ngipin (Tag.); karikasin (Neg.); lagasi (Tag., C. Bis.); laglag (P. Bis.); lalasi (Ig.); langasi (Bis.); lapsik (Ig.); layasin (tag.); liasin (Tag.); manombila (Buk.); sagombibilan (Mbo.); salagiso (Bik.); salasi (Bon.); tinagasi (Bik.).
Alagasi is found in thickets, second-growth forests, etc., at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines. It is also reported from Formosa to Java and New Guinea. Continue reading “ALAGASI”
MEDICINAL USES OF SAMBONG
To use sambong for headache, simply heat enough fresh leaves over a fire until slightly
wilted. Then pound the leaves a little and place on the forehead and temples. A cloth
bandage may also be used to keep the leaves in place. Change the dressing every four
hours when needed.
For gaseous distention
Gaseous distention is caused by excessive air in the stomach. It is produced by
swallowing air, indigestion or eating too much gas-forming foods like rootcrops and
For these simple cases of gaseous distention, boil 1 tablespoon of crushed dried (or 1
tablespoon chopped fresh) leaves of sambong in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Strain
and drink and boiled mixture while lukewarm. For children, follow the same steps but
use only ½ tablespoon leaves.
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