You can boil the luya for at least 5 minutes and drink it as is. It also comes in powder form, which you can drink as tea.
Origanium Vulgare or oregano have been beneficial especially for those suffering from asthma and arthritis. This herbal alternative contains potent health properties that are both antimicrobial and antioxidant.
The leaves are usually pounded or crushed and the extract is either mixed with water or taken as is.
Also known as turmeric or luyang dilaw, Curcuma Longa is among the most popular herbal supplements to boost immune system, especially for the health buffs. Many believe that its properties can treat the symptoms of diabetes and possibly prevent cancer.
To use, you can extract turmeric juice and take it as it is. Add honey and water if you wish.
This herbal plant is commonly known as lemongrass or tanglad, another staple ingredient in many Filipino dishes. When it comes to Ayurvedic medicine, lemongrass is believed to have antidiuretic properties that effectively release harmful toxins from the body. People also claim that this herbal supplement has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and analgesic characteristics.
To use, boil tanglad leaves for at least 10 minutes, strain and drink.
Another well-known kitchen essential is none other than Allium Sativum or garlic, of course. Aside from giving a burst of flavor to your main dishes, bawang has properties that effectively combat not only common microorganisms and infections, but also those that may cause thrush, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.
Important note to remember when using herbs as a supplement. While generally safe to consume, these must not be used in the replacement of your doctor’s advice. Also, use of herbs to improve health must be done combined with proper diet and exercise.
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