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Herbal Meds

Herbal Meds

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Published by: Sharlyn Nayne Glodove on Oct 05, 2010
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Submitted by:
Sharlyn N. Glodove
Submitted to:
Ma.Corazon Lourdes Lucin, RN MAN 
Scientific Name: Vitex Negundo
Studies have shown that Lagundi can prevent the body'sproduction of leukotrienes, which are released during anasthma attack. Lagundi contains Chrysoplenol D, asubstance with anti-histamine and muscle relaxantproperties.
ant Description: 
he Lagundi plant can grow up to five meterstall. It can be described as a cross between a shrub and a tree with a single woody stem (trunk). One of Lagundi'sdistinctive features is its pointed leaves with five leaflets set like a hand. 
Herbal Benefits Preparation and Use
Relief of asthma, cough and fever Recommended relief of rheumatism, dyspepsia, boils, diarrhea
reatment of dysentery, colds, and pain inany part of the body as in influenzaHeadacheSkin diseases and woundsAromatic bath for sick patients
Boil half cup of chopped fresh or dried leaves in2 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes.Pound the leaves on the affected partBoil a handful of leaves and flowers in water andflowers to produce a glass full of decoction threetimes a day.
Crushed leaves may be applied on the forehead.
Prepare a decoction of leaves. Wash and cleanthe skin/wound with the decoction.
Prepare leaf decoction for use in sick and newlydelivered patients.
Scientific name: Cassia, a
ata L.
A medicinal herb that contains chrysophanicacid, a fungicide used to treat fungalinfections, like ringworms, scabies, and eczema.Akapulko also contains saponin, a laxativethat is useful in expelling intestinal parasites.
ant Description:
he shrub belongs to the familyofLeguminosae, and grows about one to two meters tall. It has thick branches and the leaves areembraced with 8 to 20 leaflets that are oblong-elliptical in shape.
he flowers of the Akapulko haveoblong sepals, and its fruits are tetragonal, which are also winged and glabrous.
Herbal Benefits Preparation and Use
Anti-fungal: tinea flava, ringworm, athletes foot,and scabiesMouthwash in stomatitisExpectorant for bronchitis and dyspnea
Alleviation of asthma symptoms
Used as diuretic and purgative
or cough & fever 
As a laxative to expel intestinal parasitesand other stomach problems.
Note: A strong decoction of Akapulko leaves is anabortifacient. Pregnant women should not take decoction of the leaves or any part of this plant.
resh, matured leaves are pounded. Apply assoap to the affected part 1-2 times a day.As the expectorant for bronchitis and dyspnea,drink decoction (soak and boil for 10 to 15minutes) of Akapulko leaves.
he samepreparation may be used as a mouthwash,stringent, and wash for eczema.As laxative, cut the plant parts (roots, flowers,and the leaves) into a manageable size thenprepare a decoction Note:
he decoction losesits potency if not used for a long time. Disposeleftovers after one day.
he pounded leaves of Akapulko havepurgative functions, specifically againstringworms.

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