Alim herbal medicine






Croton multiglandulosa Reinw.

Rottlera multiglandulosa Blume

Mallotus moluccanus Muell.-Arg.

Adelia monoica Blanco

Melanolepsis moluccana Pax. & Hoffm.

Mallotus calcosus Muell.-Arg.


Local names: Aem (Ting.); ahem (Iv.); alem (Ilk.); alim (Tag., P. Bis.); alum (Bik., Tagb., P. Bis., Sul., Mag.); arum (P. Bis.); aling (Bik.); ayum-ayum (Sbl.); girangan (Tagb.); pakalkal (Tag.). Continue reading “Alim herbal medicine”

Alikbangon herbal medicine




Commelina nudiflora Linn.

Tradescantia cristata Naves


Local names: Alibangon (Tag.); bangar-an-lalaki (If.); gatiking (Bon.); katkatauang (Bon.); kitkitauang (Bon.); kohasi (Iv.); kalasi (Ilk.); kulkul-lasi (Ilk.).


Alikbangon is found throughout the Philippines in open grasslands, waste places etc. at low and medium altitudes. It is pantropic in distribution.

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Alibungog herbal medicine




Ehretia beurreria Blanco

Ehretia blancoi A. DC.


Local names: Aliboñgog (Ism.); alibuñgog (C. Bis.); anonangin (Bik.); bayukon (Tag.); halimumog (Tag.); kalamuñgog (P. Bis.); kutup (Sul.); liñguñgug (Mbo.); ludungla (Bon.); salimomo (Tag.); talibobong (Bik.).


Alibuñgog is an endemic species found in thickets and forest at low and medium altitudes from the Babuyan Islands and northern Luzon to Palawan and Mindanao.


This is a small tree growing to a height of 5 meters or more with crooked branches and smooth and slender branchlets. The leaves are alternate, oblong-ovate to broadly lanceolate, about 10 centimeters long and 4.5 centimeters wide, entire, pointed at the tip, and somewhat rounded at the base. The inflorescences are usually terminal, and most equal the leaves in length. The flowers are white and fragrant, and clustered upon short pedicels. The calyx is small and ovately segmented. The corolla is somewhat enlarged at the cylindric base, with its narrow lobes ultimately reflexed. The fruit is rounded, about 3 millimeters in diameter, juicy, and orange with a reddish tinge when mature. Continue reading “Alibungog herbal medicine”

Uses of bani



Scientific names : Pongamia pinnata, Pongamia glabra, Pongamia mitis, Caju pinnatum, Cytisus pinnatus, Dalbergia arborea, Galedupa indica, galedupa pinnata, pterocarpus favus, robinia mitis


Other names: Bagnei, balikbalik, balok, balok balok, balotbalot, balu-balu, balut balut, banit, baobao, bayog bayog, bayok bayok, butong, kadol, magit, malok balok, marobahai, marok barok, maruk baruk.


Seeds, roots and bark

Indication and directions for use

Coughs, take decoction of leaves as needed.

Gastric disorders (tympanism, dyspepsia, diarrhea) take decoction of leaves as needed.

Hemmorhoids- use finely pounded leaves as poultice or roll into an elongated mass and insert into the rectum as suppository at bedtime.

Skin diseases- roast seeds, pound, and apply over affected areas.

Skin ulcers- crush roots or leaves and apply juice over affected areas.

Active components: fixed oils , crystalline bitter principle.


Source: Philippine formulary