Herbal Medicine (Sambong)

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Sambong ( Blumea Balsamifera)
  • A plant that reaches 1.5 to 3 meters high with rough hairy leaves. Young plants around mother plant may be separated when they have three or more leaves.
English name:
  • Blumea camphora
Parts utilized:
  • leaves
Uses:
  • Anti- edema, diuretic, anti- urolithiasis -boil chopped leaves in water for 15 minutes until one glassful remains. Cool and strain. Divide decoction into 3 parts. Drink one part 3 times a day. Remember that sambong is not a medicine for kidney infection.

Sources: Cuevas, Francis Public Health Nursing in the Philippines. 10th Edition 2007
http://www.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph/prosea/proseaherbal

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