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Herbal Medicine: Sambong (Blumea balsamifera L.)

Posted Aug 24 2008 3:44pm
Research by Neill Abayon



Sambong (scientific name: Blumea balsamifera) is a amazing medicinal plant. It is a antiurolithiasis 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, it 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) in treating particular disorders.



Benefits:



• Good as a diuretic agent



• Effective in the dissolving kidney stones



• Aids in treating hypertension & rheumatism



• Treatment of colds & fever



• Anti-diarrheic & Anti-gastralgic properties



• Helps remove worms, boils



• Treats dysentery, sore throat







Preparation:



• Boil the leaves as like tea and drink 3 or more times a day.



• The leaves can also be crushed or pounded and mixed with coconut oil.
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