Tuesday, May 27, 2008


High blood pressure is a serious condition that can take to coronary heart diseases heart, failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.

Cholesterol is found in every cell in our body. Cholesterol is used by our body to build healthy cells, as well as some vital hormones.

When we have high cholesterol, we may develop fatty deposits in our blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through our arteries. Our heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to our brain can cause a stroke.

High cholesterol is largely preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol.

This plant can help prevent and treat High blood:

Centella Asiatica: English name: Gotu Kola , Filipino term: yahong-yahong


Rich in Vitamin B, calcium,phosphorus and iron.Good for Anemic and High Blood. it can be eaten as a salad or vegetable dish.

Traditional use:

Infectious hepatitis, measles, respiratory tract infections - colds, tonsillitis, laryngopharyngitis, bronchitis.
· Fresh material: 3 to 10 grasp, dried material: 15grasp:

Boil in 2 glass of water and drink 2 time a day.

1. Counterirritant: Pound fresh leaves, mix with vaseline or oil and apply over affected area as poultice.

2.Wounds and sore: The sap of the leaves is used on wounds and skin sores.

In many folkloric systems, used for tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery, hypertension, venous extremity problems and common cold.

( ALLIUM SATIVUM ) English name: Onion , Filipino name: AHOS :
Other filipino name: Bawang

Use the fresh garlic so that its antibiotic would be retained.Keep these away from children.

Fresh garlic would be preferable.

For highblood:

Pound 1 piece of garlic.Put in 1 glass of water,mix with 2 tablespoon of sugar.Drink.

Drink this 3-4 times daily.

For urinary infection(women): Boil 5 chopped of garlic in 1 glass of water. Apply on the infected area.

Anti-cancer: Possible anticarcinogenic properties, specifically colon, stomach and prostate cancers. In
stomach cancers, probably through its inhibitory effect on H. pylori. In epidemiologic studies on stomach
and colorectal cancer prevention, the garlic use was 3.5 grams to 30 grams of fresh or cooked garlic per week.

The leaves of garlic is rich in Vitamin A, Calcium and Phosphorus which are very important in our body.

Chatharantus roseus: Periwinkle:
Other filipino name: Tsitsirika,Rosas sa Baybay,.

PREPARATION: whole plant can be use;
wash it and chop,then make it dry

Pink or white Periwinkle:

Use for the Highbloob: 1/2 to 1 grms of dried plants or 1/2 to 1 grms of fresh plant.boiled 2 glass of water drink if it is needed
Decoction: 2 young leaves boiled in 2 cups of water for 3-5 minutes; take 1 cup twice daily for stomach cramps.
Plant decoction used in diabetes.
Root decoction for intestinal parasitism; as emmenagogue; may produce abortion.
Crude leaf extract has anticancer activity.
Recent use of roots for anticancer applications.
Juice of leaves use for wasp stings.
The anti-cancer drugs, vincristine and vinblastine, are derived from the alkaloids of periwinkle.

( Theobromo Cacao ) English name: Cacao, Filipino name: KAKAW

Cholesterol is a fat like substance that circulates in the blood and is produced by the body from dietary cholesterol and saturated fats in food. Cholesterol is not harmful if kept within acceptable limits.

It is used by the body to perform a variety of vital functions, including building and maintaining cell membranes, hormone synthesis, and the manufacture of Vitamin D. It is only when blood cholesterol levels become too high, that too much cholesterol can become a problem. Reduce levels of LDL (the 'bad' form of cholesterol), Maintain healthy levels of HDL (the 'good' form of cholesterol). dangerous plaque build up in the arteries,atherosclerosis.

Parts can be used:

· Seed

Traditional uses:

a.For urine problem,high blood,heart problem:

the 2 spoon of powder seeds of cacao decoction in 3 glass of water and mix sugar
for the good taste and drink three times a day.

b. Eczema, dry skin:

Roast 10-12 seeds and pound ; apply to affected areas as poultice after a warm compress.

· Root decoction used as emmenagogue (promotes or stimulates menstrual flow) and ecbolic (promotes labor by stimulating uterine contractions.
· Cocoa butter (oil of theobroma) is an excellent emollient for use to prevent chapped lips and hands.

c. Food:

Domesticate for use in the manufacture of cacao, chocolate, cacao butter, chocolate food, drink or fruit.

· Cacao butter used in the manufacture of confections toilet articles and cosmetics; in pharmacy, used for pill coating and suppository preparation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Warning Signs and Symptoms

Diabetes mellitus affects more than 20 million people in the USA alone and many more have pre diabetes.
Every year 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed in people 20 and older.
It is one of the leading causes of death (the 4th) and the most common cause of kidney failure in this country.
Although many people have diabetes, they do not know it.
It is estimated that two out of three people with type I or type II diabetes will die from a heart attack or stroke; the combined leading causes of death among diabetics.
There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: Type 1 and Type 2.
However, there are also other types: gestational diabetes (occurring during pregnancy in women) and diabetes insipidus (excretion of large amounts of dilute urine).
Each of the forms is distinct.

. Constant Thirst
.Increased Urination
.Blurry Vision
. Extreme Unexplained Fatigue
.Weight Loss
.Cuts & Wounds That Don't Heal
.Extreme Fatigue
. Hunger

Living With Diabetes

Glucose meter & Insulin pen Diabetes is very often linked to 2 other diseases: hypertension and high cholesterol levels.
Keeping these 3 factors, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, within ranges is very important to reduce the risk for diabetes-related complications such as heart attacks, strokes and vascular diseases.

Ampalaya: (Momordica Charantia)
Uban nga ngalan Amargoso, Poliya

Pahimangno: Gidili ang pag-inum niini kon mabdos.

Preparasyon: Gamiton ang tibook tanum, Lab-as

For DIABETIS, ULSER: Whole plant, Decoction "boiled" , Drink 3 times a day.

To become hoarse: 3 young leafs, Decoction or boiled in a half glass of water, Add some sugar , Drink it in three times a day.

For ANEMIC: Good to be cook and served to eat, like a Malunggay
The leaf and the fruit of Ampalaya is High on VITAMIN C, It has rich in IRON, and CALCIUM on leaf. The Ampalaya has ANTI BACTERIAL that kills bacteria.

For Dysentery,: the fresh fruit cut into pieces and squeeze, and the juice will be used three time a day.

DISEASES,ITCHY,: the fresh leaf cut into pieces and squeeze it into the affected area of the body.


Lagerstroemia speciosa ; Filipino term: BANABA

On this plant, there has been so many resource done on Banaba leaves and their ability to reduce blood sugar, and its "insulin-like principle." In the Philippines, Banaba is a well known medicine plant and is used in treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is high in corosolic "colosolic" acid which is used in many drugs for diabetes.

60 young leaves of Banaba decoction in 2 glass of water, until 1/2 glass remain of water. now divide it in 3 and drink half hour before you eat. It is also used in weight-loss products. The leaves are also known to be diuretic and purgative.

1. The red-orange leaves have high levels of corosolic acid "interpenoid glycoside".
2. Roots are used for stomach problems.
3. Banaba also contains concentrations of dietary fiber and minerals such as magnesium and zinc.
4. The leaves are used to heal diabetes and for weight loss.
that can lower blood sugar. Corosolic acid may have an influence on diabetes.
5. The hypoglycemic "blood sugar lowering" effect is similar to that of insulin "which induces glucose transport from the blood into body cells".
6. Its tea is therapeutic against ailments such as diabetes and kidney and urinary problems. The taste is pleasant and smooth.
7 . It helps the body to handle glucose and as such, it's also effective in weight loss.


Chrysophyllum cainito Linn.
Filipino Term: Caimito

Parts used and preparation

Seeds, leaves, bark, fruit.



a. Dysentery: Decoction of the bark.
b. Tonic: Infusion of the bark is tonic and refreshing.
c. Latex is used for abscesses.
d. Dried latex used as antihelminthic.
e In some countries, the fruit is used for diabetes.
f. Bitter seed sometimes used as tonic, for diarrhea and fevers.
g. Fruit eaten for inflammation in laryngitis and pneumonia.
h. Used for DIABETES.
i. Decoction used for angina.