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Jasmin

Benefits of Jasmin Image by JavierMartin / CC0 1.0 With its scientific names jasminum grandiflorum and jasminum officinale, this plant is also known Jasmin, Royal jasmine, or Spanish jasmine, in English. This species doesn’t grow spontaneously anywhere. It is known to be native from India and is now cultivated in Manila and other large towns mainly for its fragrant flowers. It has deobstruent, anthelmintic, diuretic, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-tumor, anticarcinogenic, tonic, and aphrodisiac effects. In the Philippines, the water in which the flowers were macerated the night before is used as an eyewash. Is some places, Jasmin is considered helpful in treating conditions such as rheumatism, ulcerative stomatitis, ulcers, wounds, skin diseases, ulcers of the mouth, otorrhea, hepatitis, and cancer. Read More

Jerusalem cherry

Benefits of Jerusalem cherry Image by Taragui / CC BY-SA 3.0 With its scientific name solanum pseudo-capsicum, this plant is also known as the Madeira winter cherry, Christmas cherry, and Coral bush, in English. In the Philippines, this species are grown in the gardens for ornamental l awareness. It can be commonly found in the commercial botanical garden in Baguio. Jerusalem cherry has antimicrobial, antiviral, antispasmodic, antihypertensive, antioxidant, and hepatoprotective effects. It is also believed that this plant can help treat conditions such as acute lower abdominal pain, somnolence, boils, and gonorrhea. Read More

Juniper

Benefits of Juniper Image by KENPEI / CC BY-SA 3.0 With its scientific name juniperus chinensis, this plant is also known as the Chinese juniper and Chinese pyramid juniper, in English. This species is known to be grown widespread in temperate countries. It is native to northeast Asia, and is now cultivated and grows in Baguio gardens. It doesn’t grow well in lowlands and can also be found in China, Mongolia, Japan, and Korea. It has anti-tumor, antibacterial, antifungal, abortifacient, anti-platelet, vasorelaxant, and antiviral effects. It is also believed to help treat conditions such as common colds, pulmonary tuberculosis, urinary infections, rheumatic arthritis, and coughs with bleeding, dysentery, hemorrhage, leucorrhea, parasitic skin problems, and hepatitis. Read More
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