Ulasimang- bato (Peperonia Pellucida)
- A weed, with heart-shaped leaves also known as “pansit-pansitan”, grows in shady parts of the garden and yard. It is effective in fighting arthritis and gout. The leaves can be eaten fresh (about a cupful) as salad or like tea.
- Lowers uric acid. (Rheumatism and gout)
- Wash leaves well. One and a half cup leaves are boiled in two glassfuls of water over lower fire. Do not cover pot. Cool and strain. Divide into three parts and drink each part three times a day after meals.
- May also be eaten as salad. Wash the leaves well. Prepare one and a half cups of leaves. Divide into 3 parts and take as salad three times s day.
Sources: Cuevas, Francis Public Health Nursing in the Philippines. 10th Edition 2007