10 DOH-approved medicinal herbs in the Philippines

Medicinal herbs have been the Filipinos’ inexpensive treatments for a variety of illnesses since time immemorial. Some of these have been nothing more than folkloric treatments that had little or no medicinal value while there are others which have yet-undocumented therapeutic properties. In 1992, the then Department of Health Secretary Juan Flavier spearheaded the Traditional… Read More 10 DOH-approved medicinal herbs in the Philippines

Lagundi (Vitex negundo) — scientifically and clinically proven cough remedy

I have personally proven lagundi as an effective cough remedy in my family. I’ve seen its powers too many times to doubt it. Whenever I notice any of the members in my family coughing or sneezing, I just pick a cupful of lagundi leaves from my garden and make lagundi juice, the recipe of which… Read More Lagundi (Vitex negundo) — scientifically and clinically proven cough remedy

Lagundi juice — the tried and tested cough remedy in my family

Lagundi — scientific name Vitex Negundo — is one of the herbal plants that my husband bought for my garden. It has been growing for more than a year before I finally got around to using it in treating those nasty bouts of cough and sniffles that seem to afflict my family whenever typhoon season… Read More Lagundi juice — the tried and tested cough remedy in my family