Bitter gourd/Ampalaya (Momordica charantia)
Another familiar herb is a vegetable that is known for its sharp, bitter taste. However, ampalaya is not about its taste alone. It brings so much more to the table, such as supporting those with diabetes who want to keep their blood sugar under control.
Ampalaya, or bitter melon, is known for its anti-diabetic properties that aid in the reduction of blood sugar levels. Some also use it to treat hemorrhoids, coughs, burns, and scalds due to its ample nutritive content.
Moreover, researchers and scientists alike are trying to study its relevance and effects in the realm of cancer treatment.
Ringworm bush/Akapulko (Cassia alata)
As the name suggests, the next one on this herbal medicine list is an herb that you can grab when your concern involves some skin infections.
Ringworm bush or akapulko has a fungicide called chrysophanic acid, which contributes to its antifungal and antibacterial properties to treat infections such as:
This plant extract is often used as an ingredient in lotions, soaps, and shampoos.