Philippine Traditional Knowledge Digital Library on Health

- Philippine plants and natural products used traditionally -

The photos and videos showing the knowledge and practices were obtained with full consent from informants belonging to various communities where the researches were conducted. Any information, photo, or video from this study to be used for further academic research or commercial purposes should have the free and prior informed consent of the knowledge-owners. The knowledge-owners in any of the researches in this website should be properly acknowledged and cited if information, photos, or videos in the research will be used. Any commercial benefits which may arise from the utilization of the people’s traditional knowledge, photos, or videos should be shared with the said knowledge-owners or the community.[1]

Ang mga litrato at bidyo na naglalarawan ng kaalaman at kaugaliang pangkalusugan ay kusang ibinahagi ng mga kinapanayam mula sa ilang mga pamayanan sa mga lugar kung saan ginanap ang pagsaliksik. Kung nais gamitin para sa pananaliksik o komersyal na layon ang anumang impormasyon, litrato, at bidyo rito, nararapat na humingi muna ng pahintulot mula sa tao o pamayanang nagmamay-ari ng kaalaman. Ang indibidwal o pamayanan ay may karapatan sa anumang kalalabasan o komersyal na benepisyo na maaaring magmula sa paggamit ng kanilang minamay-aring kaalaman, litrato, o bidyo. Kung nais gamitin o banggitin sa isang ulat ang anumang impormasyon, litrato, o bidyo na mababasa/makikita rito, nararapat na isulat ang pamayanan o taong pinagmulan ng kaalaman at ang ulat na ito bilang pinagkunan ng datos, litrato, o bidyo.[1]

[1] Batay sa Elisabetsky and Posey (1994) na binanggit sa Posey and Dutfield 1996. Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. p.48.

The list below is a compilation of plants and natural products from documented tkdl researches conducted in the various regions in the Philippines.

 
LOCAL NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME INDICATION PLANT PART USED PROVINCE / AREA
         
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.   Boils  Flower Cordillera - UMA tribe
         
1 Buongon (Bisaya), Suha (Tagalog), Lukban (Tagalog) 2 Uli-uli (Tagakaulo), Borobotones (Bisaya), Anuang (Tagalog) 3 Angkakama (Tagakaulo) Paragis (Tagalog) 4 Ingkakalang (Tagakaolo), Gabon (Bisaya), Sambong (Tagalog) 1 Citrus maxima (Burm.) Osbeck 2 Cyperus kyllingia Endl. 3 Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. 4 Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC. 1 Pomelo (English), Suha (Filipino) 2 White-flowered kyllinga (English), Anuang (Filipino) 3 Dog's tail, Wire grass (English), Paragis (Filipino) 4 Blumea camphor (English), Sambong (Filipino)  For prevention of relapse, bughat (Bisaya), bugna (Tagakaolo)  Mature leaves Davao - Tagakaolo
         
1 Mansanitas (Bisaya, Tagalog) 2 Abokado (Bisaya, Tagalog) 3 Labana (Bisaya), Guyabano (Tagalog) 4 Santol (Bisaya, Tagalog) 5 Manga (Bisaya, Tagalog) 6 Tuba (Tagakaolo) 7 Bayabas (Tagalog, Bisaya) 1 Ziziphus?jujuba?Mill. 2 Persea americana Mill. 3 Annona?muricata?L. 4 Sandoricum koetjape (Burm.f.) Merr. 5 Mangifera indica L. 6 Uncollected 7 Psidium guajava L. 1 Jujube plum (English), Manzanas (Spanish), Mansanitas (Filipino) 2 Avocado (English), Abokado (Filipino) 3 Graviola (English), Soursop (English), Guyabano (Filipino) 4 Red Santol (English), Lolly fruit (English), Santol (Filipino) 5 Mango (English), Manga (Filipino) 6 Not provided 7 Guava (English), Bayabas (Filipino)  For severe diarrhea, kalibanga na grabe na gyud (Bisaya)  1Bark 2 Bark 3 Bark 4 Bark 5 Bark 6 Mature Leaves 7 Mature Leaves Davao - Tagakaolo
         
Abbog-abbog (Tagabawa), Lubot-lubot (Bisaya) Uncollected Not provided  For boletang (Tagabawa)   Flower Davao - Tagabawa Bagobo
         
Balbaspusa Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq. Balbaspusa   Sakit sa bato (Kidney condition)  Leaves and flowers Alabat Island
         
Bangkuni (Tagakaulo), Bulaklak ng paraiso (Tagalog) Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Swartz. Peacock flower (English), Barbados pride (English), Caballero (Spanish), Bulaklak ng paraiso (Filipino)  For intestinal parasitism, para sa bituk  Fruit Davao - Tagakaolo
         
Bulig (Talaingod manobo), Agutay (Bisaya) Uncollected Not provided  For kalintura (Bisaya), fever (English)  Bark Davao - Talaingod Manobo
         
Cardaba (Bisaya), Saba (Tagalog) Musa acuminata _ balbisiana (ABB Group) 'Saba' Cardaba Banana (English), Saba (Filipino)  For pregnancy relapse, bughat gikan sa panganak (Bisaya)  Mature leaves, laya na dahon sa cardava Davao - Tagakaolo
         
Kalabo or Kara-an (Mandaya), Suganda (Tagalog) Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Country borage (English), Oregano (Spanish), Suganda (Filipino)  For cough, ubo (Tagalog and Bisaya)  Mature Leaves Davao - Mandaya
         
Kalabo or Kara-an (Mandaya), Suganda (Tagalog) Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. Country borage (English), Oregano (Spanish), Suganda (Filipino)  Use as an ingredient in cooking, ilamas, sagol sa sabaw (Bisaya)  Mature Leaves Davao - Mandaya