Artemisia Vulgaris (Damong Maria): Mugwort

Artemisia vulgari (Damong Maria), famous as mugwort, belongs to family Compositae. And, is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. Mugwort’s generic name is from that of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, a patron of women. The common name may be from the old English word moughte meaning “moth.” Also, mucgwyrt, meaning “midgewort,” referring to

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Phyllanthus Niruri: The Stone-breaker

Did you know that Phyllanthus Niruri is famous as Sampa-sampalukan in the Philippines? Phyllanthus niruri (Sampa-sampalukan) or “Stone-breaker” originated in India. Furthermore, Phyllanthus niruri is a small herb distribute throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres. Its wide variety of phytochemicals and their pharmacological properties. Usually occurring as a winter weed throughout the

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Turmeric: The Aromatic Plant

Wondering where the famous Turmeric came from? Turmeric is an aromatic medicinal plant that is from Indians since ancient times. Records say, turmeric was grown in the forest regions of Java, Indonesia as early as 5th century AD. There are Sanskrit texts belong to 5 and 6th centuries AD describe the uses of turmeric. Turmeric

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Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa): Asthma Plant

Euphorbia hirta or tawa-tawa is native to Central America. It is a very common weed of the tropics and subtropics. Also, it occurs throughout tropical Africa and also in South Africa. Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa) has an infusion use as a cure for asthma and bronchitis. Therefore, it is famous as “Asthma Plant”. Euphorbia comprises about

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Serpentina: King of Bitters

Did you know that the history of Serpentina: King of Bitters is one of the most fascinating one? According to the history, ancient literature mentions about the Serpentina plant. It includes in the works of Charaka (1000-800 B.C.). Where the plant describes as Sarpagandha, under its Sanskrit name. It is a useful remedy against snake-bite

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Guyabano

Ever wonder where does our famous Guyabano fruit comes from? Soursop, or Graviola, guyabano, and in Latin America, guanábana is the fruit of Annona muricata. It is a broadleaf flowering evergreen tree, but the exact origin of the fruit is unknown. Moreover, it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean.

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Ashitaba: Longevity Herb

Ashitaba is an herb also known as Longevity herb. It is an herb for many medical issues. According to the oldest written record of Ashitaba, it appears more than 2,000 years ago. Longevity Herb or Ashitaba belongs to the 1% category consider to be medicinal plants.  Ashitaba originated in Hachijo Island. As a present a

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