Benefits of Ibaiba-an Image by Raffi Kojian / CC BY-SA 3.0 Ibaiba-an also known as leafflower and in scientific name Phyllanthus urinaria, it is a member of the Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).  It is an  erect, branched, slender, glabrous or nearly glabrous herb,  native to Asia, but has found its way across the southeast and into Texas, and also in waste places throughout the Philippines. Ibaiba-an is considered abortifacient, ecbolic, febrifuge, antihepatotoxic, antiviral, antibacterial and hypoglycemic. And some of studies shown that this plant is anticancer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiviral, anti inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, anti-telomerase. Read More


Benefits of Idsa Image by Wingchi / CC BY-SA 2.5 Idsa also known as Whole mountain fragrant and in scientific name Gaultheria leucocarpa var cumingiana, belongs to Ericaceae family. It is typically found in thickets, ravines, and sometimes on open slopes at altitudes from 1,300 to 2,400 meters in Bontoc, Lepanto, Benguet, Quezon, Laguna; in Mindoro, Negros and Mindanao. And also occurs in Taiwan. A decoction of leaves taken as tea and good for stomachic. And some of studies, it is also used as anti inflammatory and antibacterial. In other country like China is using Idsa for treating rheumatic arthritis, menstrual problems, cold, cough, asthma, eczema, ascites, wounds, amebic dysentery, prostatitis. Read More


Benefits of Igat-igat Image by EdwardSteven / CC BY-SA 2.0 gat-igat also known as Javanese fanpetals and in scientific name Sida javensis, it is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is found in dry thickets, along trails, etc., at low altitudes in La Union, Pangasinan, Bataan, Rizal, and Laguna Provinces and Manila, in Luzon. And also occurs in India to Malaya. The part of the plant that can used are the leaves, flower, stem, and the root. The entire plant or leaf decoction used as specific for gonorrhea. Read More


Benefits of Igiu Image by Edward Steven / CC BY-SA 2.0 Igiu also known as Ivory Mahogany and in scientific name Dysoxylum decandrum, it is a flowering plant genus of trees and shrubs, constituting part of the mahogany family (Meliaceae).Typically found in thickets and forests at low altitudes from Cagayan to Sorsogon in Luzon, and in Mindoro, Palawan, Masbate, Leyte, Negros, Mindanao, and Basilan. And also occurs in Java to New Guinea. The part that can used are the bark, sap, leaves. The juice of the bark is bitter, and the bark considered febrifuge, antitussive, emmenagogue, and emetic, And also leaves considered abortifacient, emmenagogue, and parturient. Read More


Benefits of Ikmo Image by  DavidStang / CC BY-SA 4.0 Ikmo also known as Betel Pepper and in scientific name Piper Betle, it  is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family. It is cultivated throughout the Philippines and occurs wild in most provinces of Luzon. And it also occurs in Sri-Lanka, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and East Africa. The part that can use are the vine, leaves, roots, and the fruits. The leaves considered antitussive, carminative, astringent (juice of leaves with oil), stimulant, expectorant, antiseptic, sialagogue, stomachic, febrifuge and aphrodisiac. And some of studies, it is also used as antibacterial, antihyperglycemic, antifungal, antioxidants, antimalarial. Read More


Benefits of Ilang-ilang Image by Forest&KimStarr / CC BY 3.0 ilang -ilang also known as Perfume tree and in scientific name Cananga odorata, South Asian tree of the custard apple family (Annonaceae). Ilang-ilang means flowers of flowers, It is native to Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, India, Jamaica, Madagascar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka. The part that can used are the flowers, barks, and oil. The essential oil considered antidepressant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, nervine and sedative, And some of studies shown that it can used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibiofilm, anti-inflammatory, antivector, antidiabetic, antimelanogenesis, cytotoxic, antifertility. Read More

Ilang-ilang gubat

Benefits of Ilang-ilang gubat Image by Vinayaraj / CC BY-SA 4.0 Ilang-ilang gubat also known as Dwarf ylang ylang shrub and in scientific name Desmos cochinchinensis belongs to family Annonaceae. It is typically found in thickets and forests at low and medium altitudes in Palawan, Basilan, Mindanao (Zamboanga). And also occurs in India, Assam, and Burma to southern China, and southwards throughout Malaysia and the Malay Peninsula. Ilang-ilang gubat is used as a medicine. The Decoction of dried leaves used for gastrointestinal distention, indigestion, nephritis-edema, bronchitis and the leaves used for treating bruises, pain, intestinal parasitism, rheumatism, diarrhea. And it is also  anti malaria and anti microbial. Read More

Indian borage

Benefits of Indian borage Image by DineshValke / CC BY-SA 2.0 Indian Borage also known as  Trichodesma indicum (scientific name), it is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Located in  Rizal, Quezon and Laguna Provinces in Luzon, as a weed in cultivated grounds, especially in peanut plantations. Also occurs in Iran, India, and Mauritius. Some of studies, It can used as anti inflammatory, antitussive, anti-diarrhea, antimicrobial. Also It is considered thermogenic, emollient, alexeteric, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, carminative, constipating, diuretic, depurative, ophthalmic, febrifuge and pectoral. Read More

Indian Catmon

Benefits of Indian catmon Image by Tatters / CC BY-SA 2.0 Indian Catmon also known as  Elephant apple and in scientific name Dillenia indica, is the most common edible species of the family Dilleniaceae. It is introduced in the Philippines in 1908, and occurs in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaya. Some of studies, it is considered as antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti microbial, anti leukemic. The part that can used are the barks, fruits and leaves. Barks and leaves are astringent, fruit is slightly laxative; in excess, may induce diarrhea, and its used for relieving abdominal pains. Read More

Indian rubber fig

Benefits of Indian rubber fig Image by B.navez / CC BY-SA 3.0 With its scientific name ficus elastica, this plant is also known as the Indian rubber tree, Rubber plant, Rubber tree, and Assam rubber, in English. It was known to be introduced in the country and has become pantropic in cultivation. This species is popularly planted in parks and on the roadsides. It is usually cultivated in pots. It has astringent, vulnerary, and styptic effects. It is also believed to help treat conditions such as skin eruptions and dermatitis, wounds, cuts, sores, parasitic worms, and as a fertility enhancement. In the Philippines, Indian rubber fig decoction of aerial rootlets is used as a vulnerary. Read More