Benefits of Badok
With its scientific name gnaphalium luteo-album, this plant is also known as cudweed, everlasting cudweed, and weedy cudweed in English. It is known that Badok is native to Europe and Asia but is also grown in India, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Borneo. It typically grows in the provinces of Ifugao, Lepanto, Bontoc, Benguet, Cagayan, Pangasinan and Camarines.
Badok has astringent, cholagogue, diuretic, febrifuge, hemostatic, and vulnerary effects. It is believed that this plant is anti-diarrheal and a counter-irritant to gout. In Bangladesh, crushed Badok is used to heal fractured bones, and a treatment for dermatitis.