Herbal Medicine (Tsaang Gubat)

Tsaang Gubat (Carmona retusa)
  • A shrub with small, shiny nice- looking leaves that grows in wild uncultivated areas and forests. Mature stems are used for planting.
Parts utilized:
  • leaves
  • Diarrhea – boil the following amount of chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes or until amount of water goes down to 1 glass. Cool and strain. Divide decoction into 4 parts. Let patient drink 1 part every 3 hours.
  • Stomachache- washes leaves and chops. Boil chopped leaves in 1 glass of water for 15 minutes. Cool and filter, strain and drink.

Sources: Cuevas, Francis Public Health Nursing in the Philippines. 10th Edition 2007