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
         
Pulaw (Hanunuo Mangyan) Uncollected   (Ramig o Magkalimot) Insanity "Ramig"  Leaves or bark Oriental Mindoro (Hanunuo Mangyan tribe)
         
Pulaw (Hanunuo Mangyan) Uncollected   (Ramig o Magkalimot) Insanity "Ramig"  Leaves or bark Oriental Mindoro (Hanunuo Mangyan tribe)
         
Anonang (Hanunuo Mangyan) Cordia dichotoma G.Forst. Anonang (Filipino)  Back pain, Unable to walk, "Pasma"  Bark Oriental Mindoro (Hanunuo Mangyan tribe)
         
Barayong (Hanunuo Mangyan) Cassia fistula L. Pudding pipe tree (English), Kanya pistula (English)   Diarrhea and vomiting  Roots or bark Oriental Mindoro (Hanunuo Mangyan tribe)
         
Alom-alom (Tagakaulo), Alim (Tagalog) Melanolepis multiglandulosa (Reinw. Ex Blume) Reich & S. Zoll Alim (Filipino), Mo Lin (Chinese)  Energy booster, pa himsog sa lawas  Bark Davao - Tagakaolo
         
Kasila (Tagabawa), Kamote (Tagalog, Bisaya) Ipomoea?batatas?( L.?)?Poir. Sweet potato (English), Kamote (Filipino)  Energy-giver for mothers after giving birth  Young leaves or camote tops Davao - Tagabawa Bagobo
         
1 Banag (Tagabawa) 2 Gapas (Bisaya), Buk_l (Tagabawa), Bulak (Tagalog) 3 Rame (Tagabawa), Andalamay (Bisaya), Lipang-aso (Tagalog) 1 Uncollected 2 Gossypium?hirsutum?L. 3 Boehmeria nivea ( L. ) Gaudich. 1 Not provided 2 Cotton (English), Bulak (Filipino, 3 Ramie (English), China grass (English), Lipang-aso (Filipino)  For "sammor"-use for diagnosing the local ailment "sammor" at the same time use as treatment for the said ailment  Mature leaves Davao - Tagabawa Bagobo
         
Mopol (Tagabawa), Hanopol (Tagalog) Poikilospermum erectum (Blanco) Merr. Not provided  For bitten by "not-like-ours", para sa paakon sa dili-ingon-nato   Flower bud-popularly known as ngipon sa mopol since its shape resembles the shape of a tooth (canine). Davao - Tagabawa Bagobo
         
Hagonoy (Hanunuo Mangyan) Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H. Robinson Hagonoy (English), Triffidweed (English), Bitterbush (English)  For bleeding wound  Leaves Oriental Mindoro (Hanunuo Mangyan tribe)
         
1 Gan (Tagakaulo), Panapanarahan, Payang-payang (Tagalog) 2 Uwag (Tagakaolo) 1 Moghania strobilifera (L.) St. Hil 2 Uncollected 1 Luck plant (English), Wild hops (English), Payang-payang (Filipino), Panapanarahan (Filipino) 2 Not provided  For body pain, pamaol sa lawas  1 Root, Fruit, Young leaves 2 Young leaves, Roots 3 kulating sa amag (balay sa anay) (magbitay na murag pisi) Davao - Tagakaolo