Benefits of Violeta Image by Onderwijsgek / CC BY-SA 2.5 With its scientific name viola odorata, this plant is also called “English violet”, “Garden violet”, “Violet”, “Scented violet” or the “Sweet violet” in English. This species is introduced in the Philippines. It is usually cultivated as a border plant for houses. It best grows in Baguio and Benguet but not in the places with lower altitudes. Violeta contains anti-inflammatory, anticancer, demulcent, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, and purgative properties. It is believed to help cure conditions such as poison, skin diseases, breast and lung cancer, fever, cough and hoarseness, colds, bronchitis, and more. Due to its fragrance, Violeta is also utilized for making perfumes. Read More


Benefits of Verbena Image by Javier martin / CC BY-SA 2.0 With its scientific name verbena officinalis, this plant is also known as the “Common vervain” or the “Herb of the cross” in English. This species usually grows in waste places with low to medium altitudes. Verbena can only be spotted growing in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Viscaya. Berbena contains analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anticontusive, antifebrile, antispasmodic, antitumor, astringent, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, stimulant, and tonic properties. It is also believed to help cure conditions such as amenorrhea, influenza, malaria, hepatitis, edema, sprains, eczema, dermatitis, rheumatism, fever, headaches, dysentery, dropsy, leprosy, and more. Read More