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English: Elumea , Ngaicamphor Tagalog : Sambong

Blumea Balsamifera:

Is an amazing medicinal plant. One herbal medicine (of ten) approved by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) in treating particular disorders. Blumea Balsamifera


Sambong is found throughout the Philippines, and grows wild on Mt. Banahaw . Doctors in the Philippines prescribe Sambong for the dissolution of kidney stones. It is one of the most common used medicinal herbs in the Philippines. Sambong


Sambong is used as herbal medicine and is a shrub that grows wild in the tropical climate countries such as Philippines, India, Africa and found even in eastern Himalayas. Sambong is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine. Sambong leaves are known for its ngai or Blumea camphor that is used as herbal medicine to treat kidney stones , wounds and cuts, rheumatism, anti-diarrhea, anti spasms, colds and coughs and hypertension. The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) has develop the technology for a sambong herbal medicine tablet. Sambong is an aromatic shrub, that grows from 1 to 4 meters in height. It is considered as a weed in some countries and is difficult to eradicate. Sambong has yellow flowering heads that is 6 mm long. Sambong leaves are green obloid that spreads in a pyramidial pattern. Sambong bears fruits that are ribbed and hairy on top. Sambong fruit has 1 seed. Description


Good as a diuretic agent, a ntiurolithiasis Effective in the dissolving kidney stones Aids in treating hypertension & rheumatism Treatment of colds & fever Used as an expectorant Anti-diarrheic & Anti- gastralgic properties Helps remove worms, boils Treats dysentery, sore throat Benefits

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