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.
- Blumea camphora
- 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