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Zamia

Benefits of Zamia Image by Valérie75 / CC BY-SA 3.0 With its scientific name zamia pumilla, this plant is also known as the “Cardboard palm”, “Comfort root”m “Coontie”, “False sago palm”, “Florida Arrowroot” and the “Sago zamia” in English. This species was just recently introduced in the Philippines. Its roots, fruit, and rhizomes can be utilized. Zamia is believed to help cure conditions such as skin ulcers, coughs, and is used to improve one’s singing voice. In folk medicine in some places, the Zamia fruit is used as a therapeutic shampoo. Read More

Zamioculcas

Benefits of Zamioculcas Image by David Stang / CC BY-SA 4.0 With its scientific name zamioculcas zamiifolia, this plant is also known as the “Aroid palm”, “Emerald fronds”, “Golden tree”, “Succulent philodendron”, “Zanzibar gem”, “Zu Zu plant” or the “ZZ plant” in English. This species is known to be native to eastern Africa, Kenya, and South Africa. This plant is commonly cultivated in pots in the Philippines. Zamioculcas is believed to help cure conditions of stomachaches. It is also used as an air purifier and is included in the list of “Plants that Detoxify the Air.” Read More

Zinnia

Benefits of Zinnia Image by Simonizer / CC BY-SA 2.0 With its scientific name zinnia elegans, this plant is also known as the “Common zinnia”, “Zinnia” or the “Youth-and- old-age.” This species is known to be native to Mexico and is widely distributed in the Philippines. It can be propagated through seed and best grows in deep loamy soil. In studies conducted to test Zinnia, it has been revealed that it contains antifungal property. Read More
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