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.