-Rebuild Weak bones
-Enrich anemic blood
-Nourishes Breastfed babies
-It has Calcium of four glasses of milk
-It has Vitamin C of seven oranges
-It has the Potassium of three bananas
-Liver disorder remedy
-Enhances red-blood cells
2.) Corchorus Olitorius (Saluyot)is ever-present in clearings, farms and waste places in the Philippines.-Contains Vit A, B, C, iron, calcium, phosporus, protein and fiber.
-Lactagogue (Increases the flow of breast milk in a woman)
-Demulcent (Soothes irritated or inflamed skin or internal parts of the nose, mouth, or throat.)
-Diuretic (Causing increased flow of urine)
-Purgative (Stimulates evacuation of the bowels)
-Tonic (To feel stronger, more energetic, and generally healthier)
-Aches and pains, Chest or Pectoral Pains, Tumors, Fever
-Enteritis (Enteritis is an inflammation of the small intestine caused by a bacterial or viral infection)
-Dysentery (Disease of the lower intestine: the disease of the lower intestine caused by infection with bacteria, protozoa, or parasites and marked by severe diarrhea, inflammation, and the passage of blood and mucus)
-Hemorrhoids (Painful varicose veins in the canal of the anus)
-Ascites(An accumulation of fluid (serous fluid) in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling)
-Cystitis, Dysuria and Gonorhea (Urinary Tract Infection) an inflammation and disease of the bladder
3.) Capsicum Frutescens (Dahon ng Sili) is found throughout the Philippines planted here and there about dwellings but also thoroughtly established in open waste places in settles areas.Its fruit is a popular condiment.
The leaves are used as vegetable; an excellent source of calcium and iron, a good source of phosphorus and vitamins A and B.It is an important gastrointestinal deoxidant and also serves as a stimulant, digestive, rubefacient, stomachic, sialagogue, alternative, antispasmodic, febrifugue and depurative.
-stomachic (For the stomach, especially in stimulating digestion)
-antispasmodic (Can control an involuntary sudden muscle contraction)
-depurative (Removes Toxins in the body)
-Asthma, Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease,Circulation, Headaches, High Blood pressure, Inflammation, Intestinal Inflammation, Menstrual Cramps, Ulcer, and Varicose Veins
4.) Amaranthus ( Kulitis or Uray) is found throughout the Philippines at low lands and low altitudes. It is a very good expectorant and an effective astringent especially in stopping liquid bowels.
Locally, it has been reported that a decoction of the root relieve ones breathing from acute bronchitis.
-Treating Heavy Menstrual Periods
-Expectorant (producing and getting rid of phlegm)
-Contains vitamin A
-Protects your eyes and skin
5.) Ipomoea Batatas (Talbos ng Kamote) is a warm season crop extensively cultivated in the Philippines. It can be easily be planted any time of the year and propagated from stem cuttlings. Its roots are high in calories and vitamin A and the leafy tops are eaten a vegetables. The tops, especially purplish ones applied to boils and acne.
-Contains Calories and Vitamin A
-Aphrodisiac (Something that arouses or intensifies sexual desire)
-Fungicide (A substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of fungi)
-Demulcent (Soothes irritated or inflamed skin or internal parts of the nose, mouth, or throat)
-Convalescence (Gradual return to good health after an illness or medical treatment, or the period spent recovering)
-Bactericide (Destroys Bacteria)
-Promotes and regulates bowel movements
-Tumors of mouth and throat, Diabetes,Asthma
-Catarhh (Runny Nose; increase in the production of mucus, as it happens in the common cold)
-Fever, Nausea, Stomach Distress