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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.


• 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


• 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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