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
         
(a) Abgaw mix with (b) kogon (c) hanlilibang (d) dalaputkila (e) banay-banay (Vis.) (a) Premna odorataBlanco (b) Imperata cylindrica(L.) Raeusch. (c ) Not provided (d) Not provided (e) Not provided (a) Alagau (Filipino); Fragrant premna (English); Abgau (P.Bis.) (b) Kogon (Filipino); Cogon grass (English) (c) Hanlilibang (d) Dalaputkila (e) Banay-banay  Use as bath after childbirth to bring mother to her normal state.  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves (d) leaves (e) leaves Zamboanga
         
(a) Abgaw mix with (b) kogon (c) hanlilibang (d) dalaputkila (a) Premna odorataBlanco (b) Imperata cylindrica(L.) Raeusch. (c ) Not provided (d) Not provided (a) Alagau (Filipino); Fragrant premna (English) (b) Kogon (Filipino); Cogon grass (English) (c) Not provided (d) Not provided  Use as bath after childbirth to bring mother to her normal state.  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves (d) leaves Zamboanga
         
(a) Abgaw nga kahoy (Bis.) with (b) oregano (Bis.) and (c) dalapot (Bis.) (a) Premna odorata (b) Coleus aromaticus Benth. (c) Blumea balsamifera (a) Alagaw (Tag.); fragrant premna (Engl.) (b) Suganda (Tag.); country borage (Engl.); indian borage (Engl.) (c) Sambong (Tag.); blumea camphor (Engl.); ngai camphor(Engl.); handalapot (Bis.)  Cough   (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves Siquijor, Mount Bandilaan
         
(a) Abokado (Bis.) with (b) Kaimito (Bis.) and (c) Lomboy (Bis.) (a) Persea americana (b) Chrysophyllum cainito Linn. (c) Syzygium cuminii (a) Avocado (Engl.) (b) Kaymito (Bis.); caimito (Tag.); star apple (Engl.) (c) Duhat (Tag.); java plum (Engl.)  Headache  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves Siquijor, Mount Bandilaan
         
(a) Abokado mix with (b) mangga (c) balubad (d) mabolo (e) suha (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Mangifera indicaL. (c ) Anacardium occidentaleL. (d) Diospyros blancoiA. DC. (e) Citrus maxima(Burm. f.) Merr. (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Mangga (Filipino); Mango (English) (c) Kasoy (Filipino); Cashew (English) (d) Mabolo (Filipino); Mabolo (English) (e) Suha (Filipino); Grape-fruit pummelo; Shaddock; Pomelo (English)  dewormer  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves (d) leaves (e) leaves Bataan
         
(a) Abukado (b) star apple (c) tiesa (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Chrysophyllum cainitoL. (c ) Pouteria campechiana(Kunth) Baehni (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Kaymito (Filipino); Starapple (English) (c) Tiesa (Filipino); Eggfruit tree; Canistel (Engish)  diarrhea  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves Aklan
         
(a) Abukado mix w/ (b) Banaba; (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Lagerstroemia speciosa(L.) Pers. (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Banaba (Filipino); Pride of India (English)  leukemia  (a) leaves (b) leaves Sorsogon
         
(a) Abukado mix with (b) atis (c) caimito (d) antoangga (e) anonang (f) pine tree (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Annona squamosaL. (c ) Chrysophyllum cainitoL. (d) Not provided (e) Cordia dichotomaG. Forst. (f) Not provided (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Atis (Filipino); Sweet sop; Sugar apple (English) (c) Kaymito (Filipino); Starapple (English) (d) Not provided (e) Anonang (Filipino); Sebestan plum; Fragrant manjack (English) (f) Not provided  relapse  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) roots (d) roots (e) roots (f) roots Lanao del Norte
         
(a) Abukado mix with (b) bayabas (c) kaimito (d) mangga (e) mansanitas (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Psidium guajavaL. (c ) Chrysophyllum cainitoL. (d) Mangifera indicaL. (e) Ziziphus jujubaMill. (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Bayabas (Filipino); Guava; Abas; Goyavier; Guabang; Kautonga; Kuahpa (English) (c) Kaymito (Filipino); Starapple (English) (d) Mangga (Filipino); Mango (English) (e) Mansanitas (Filipino)  loose bowel movement  leaves Davao
         
(a) Abukado mix with (b) bayabas (c) caimito (a) Persea americanaMill. (b) Psidium guajavaL. (c ) Chrysophyllum cainitoL. (a) Abukado (Filipino); Avocado (English) (b) Bayabas (Filipino); Guava; Abas; Goyavier; Guabang; Kautonga; Kuahpa (English) (c) Kaymito (Filipino); Starapple (English)  nagkukurso  (a) leaves (b) leaves (c) leaves Batangas