Skin

Dahon ng Acapulco
Acapulco Leaves

Description

The Dept. of Health of the Philippines has approved acapulco as an antifungal treatment. It’s antibacterial and antifungal properties treat tinea infection, ringworms, eczema, scabies, insect bites and skin itchiness.

Remedy

Application

Time

15 minutes

Smell

Unpleasant

Preparation

  1. Pound and squeeze the juice from the acapulco leaves
  2. Apply on top of the affected area twice a day until it is cured
  3. If symptoms persist or irritation occurs, stop the use and consult your doctor

Sources

Tsaa ng Bayabas
Bayabas Tea

Description

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Department of Health (DOH of the Philippines has approved the therapeutic use of bayabas a skin antiseptic. Bayabas’ antiseptic and anti-inflammatory nature treat psoriasis, scarpes, scalds and burns, and eczema.

Remedy

Tea

Time

20 minutes

Taste

Sweet

Preparation

  1. Boil one cup of fresh bayabas leaves in 3 to 4 cups of water for 10 minutes
  2. Strain leaves and let it cool
  3. Wash the wound or affected area at least twice a week

Sources

Katas ng Bawang
Garlic Extract

Description

Use the extract of the bawang to disinfect a wound.

Remedy

Application

Time

15 minutes

Smell

Pungent

Preparation

  1. Crush and juice the garlic bulb
  2. Apply onto affected area
  3. Cover the afflicted area with a gauze and bandage

Sources

Ulasimang Bato Tsaa
Ulasimang Bato Tea

Description

Use the ulasimang bato tea as an antiseptic for wound.

Remedy

Tea

Time

20 minutes

Smell

Mustard

Preparation

  1. Wash thoroughly 1 cup of the stalk and leaves of ulasimang bato
  2. Boil in 2 cups of water
  3. Strain and rinse the skin wound with the tea

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