Site Search. It has been used in folk medicine for its many health benefits that include the treatment of septic wounds, respiratory infections, stomach pains and kidney stones. Scientific Name: Blumea balsamifera L. Sambong Tag. Subusub, Blumea camphor Engl.
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Sambong Blumea balsamifera L. Sambong scientific name: Blumea balsamifera is an amazing medicinal plant. Coming from the family of Compositae, it goes by several names locally. It is known in the Visayas as bukadkad and as subsob in Ilocos. The plant is a strongly aromatic herb that grows tall and erect.
Its height ranges from 1. It is an anti-urolithiasis and work as a diuretic. It is used to aid the treatment of kidney disorders.
The Sambong leaves can also be used to treat colds and mild hypertension. Since it is a diuretic, this herbal medicine helps dispose of excess water and sodium salt in the body. Sambong is one herbal medicine of ten approved by the Philippine Department of Health DOH as an alternative medicine in treating particular disorders.
This plant possesses a multitude of properties that make it worthy of the DOH approval. It functions as an astringent and as an expectorant, and has been found to be anti-diarrhea and anti-spasm.
As an astringent, preparations made of sambong leaves may be used for wounds and cuts. It is also suggested to be incorporated to post-partum baths, as well as considerable immersion of particular body areas that are afflicted with pains caused by rheumatism.
Its expectorant properties make it as a popular recommendation to be taken in as tea to treat colds.
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