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Wampi

Benefits of Wampi Image by WingkLEE / CC BY-SA 2.0 With the scientific name hibiscus cannabis, and various English names such as Bastard Jute, Brown Indian Hemp, Hemp Hibiscus, Roselle Hemp, Hibiscus Hemp, Thorny Mallow, And Wild Stockrose, a las doce’s flower are hermaphrodite (develop both male and female flower) which can be pollinated by insects or be self-fertile. Its main uses include antibilious, aphrodisiac, poultice, and purgative. The juice from its flowers mixed with sugar and black pepper is used to treat biliousness with acidity. Its seeds are also used as aphrodisiac or weight gain when added to the diet. Externally, they are made into poultice to relieve pain and bruises. A las doce’s leaves are with purgative effect. Infused leaves on drinks are also good to treat coughs. In particular places such as Africa and India, a las doce is used to treat blood and throat disorders, bilious conditions, fever, and puerperium. While in African folk medicine, it is used to treat anemia and liver diseases. Read More Benefits of A las doce Image by Bernard DUPONT / CC BY-SA 2.0 With the scientific name hibiscus cannabis, and various English names such as Bastard Jute, Brown Indian Hemp, Hemp Hibiscus, Roselle Hemp, Hibiscus Hemp, Thorny Mallow, And Wild Stockrose, a las doce’s flower are hermaphrodite (develop both male and female flower) which can be pollinated by insects or be self-fertile. Its main uses include antibilious, aphrodisiac, poultice, and purgative. The juice from its flowers mixed with sugar and black pepper is used to treat biliousness with acidity. Its seeds are also used as aphrodisiac or weight gain when added to [...]

Watercress

Benefits of Watercress Image by Masparasol / CC BY 3.0 With its scientific name nasturtium officinale, this plant is also called the “Nasturium”, “Cress” or the “Xi yang cai” in English. This species abundantly grows in shallow waters and small streams with an altitude branging up to 1,300 meters. Watercress can be found in the Trinidad Valley and Benguet areas. Watercress is believed to help cure conditions such as tubercular pain, chest and kidney complaints, skin irritations and inflammations, and lymphatic swellings. It is also known to have stimulant and phrodisiac properties. In some places, it is used to promote hair growth. Read More

Water willow

Benefits of Water willow Image by J.M.Garg / CC BY 3.0 With its scientific name justicia procumbens, this species commonly grows in open places with low and medium altitudes. This can be found in the Islands of Batan and northern Luzon and in most islands and provinces. It can also be found in the countries of China and South Australia. Water willow contains alterative, astringent, expectorant, laxative, and diuretic properties. In the country, Water willow leaves are used as a treatment for certain skin eruptions. In other places, it is believed to help cure conditions such as asthma, coughs, rheumatism, ophthalmia, plethora, flatulence, and more. Read More

Wedelia

Benefits of Wedelia Image by J.M.Garg / CC BY-SA 3.0 With its scientific name wedelia trilobata, this plant is also known as the “Creeping oxeye”, “Trailing daisy”, or the “Yellow dots” in English. This species make an excellent decorative ground cover. However, Wedelia is rarely cultivated. Wedelia is believed to help cure conditions such as reproductive problems, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, colds, flu, fevers, and inflammation. Read More

Wild sunflower

Benefits of Wild sunflower Image by AntanO / CC BY-SA 4.0 With its scientific name tithonia diversifolia, this plant is also known as the “Shrub sunflower”, “Tithonia”, or the “Tree marigold” in English. This species is known to be introduced in the Philippines are an ornament. However, it has escaped garden cultivation and now grows freely as a weed in waste places. In studies conducted, they have revealed that Wild sunflower contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also believed to help cure conditions such as wounds and hematomas. Read More
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