Monday, October 12, 2009

Sambong - English

 
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          Sambong (Blumea camphor, Ngai camphor in English, Alibum, Alimon, Ayoban, Bukodkud, Dalapot, Gabuen, Gintin-gintin, Kambibon, Lalakdan in Visayas and Sob-sob, Subusub, Subsob in Ilocos.) with a scientific name, Blumea balsamifera is one of the 10 herbal alternatives endorsed by the DOH (Department of Health) of the Philippines. It is antiulithiasis and work as diuretic, helps dispose excess water and sodium (salt) in the body and also help treat kidney disorder, used also to treat colds and mild hypertension, also known with Anti-diarrheic, Anti-gastralgic, anti-diarrhea and Anti-spasm properties.

          Also use as bath for women after child birth, clean wounds and cuts.

Use as herbal remedy for:

Leaves
     Dissolve kidney stones
     Edema
     Hypertension
     Rheumatism
     Colds
     Asthma
     Bronchitis
     UTI
     Stomachic
     Vermifuge
     Respiratory problems
     Sores
     Dysentery
     Sore throat
     Worms
     Boils
     Anti-diarrheic
     Anti-gastralgic

Dried leaves as cigarette
     Sinusitis.

Roots
     Fever

How to prepare:

As drink
  1. Wash the leaves and cut into pieces
  2. Measure 2 glasses of water and 1 glass of chopped leaves.
  3. Boil in low fire for 15 minutes without cover.
  4. Set aside, cool and strain.
    Drink 1/3 glass 3x a day.

As bath

          Include a lot of leaves into a casserole of water and let it boil, and add it to the water for bathing, you can also use the leaves as sponge.

          Leaves can be crushed or pounded and mixed with coconut oil and apply on forehead and temples for headaches

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