What is the usual dose for sambong?
Sambong benefits can be harnessed in various ways. A gentle reminder: the dosages and applications listed below are meant to help and should not be prioritized over a physician’s advice.
A commercially prepared medication, especially in tablet form, must always be taken according to the doctor’s advice. However, there are usual doses. If used as a diuretic agent, one should take 2 tablets 3 times a day. One tablet typically contains 250mg of powdered sambong leaves. If it will be used to combat kidney stones, the ideal dose is 40-50 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. Divide the total into three equal doses.
Tea or Decoction
If you will consume sambong as a tea or decoction, boil the leaves and drink one glass 3 to 4 times daily. The same decoction can also be used in a sponge bath if you want to relieve fever. Additionally, you can drink the tea made from boiling sambong roots to decrease body temperature.
For pains, like headache, crush the leaves and press them onto the affected area.
What form does sambong come in?
Based on your doctor’s advice and for whatever use, you may avail of sambong in the following forms:
- Fresh leaves and stalk
- Paste/ poultice