Tawa Tawa, Luya and Babana are Possible Dengue Cures | not prohibited but not yet recommended

Tawa tawa, luya and banaba are possible cures for dengue but need intensive studies before it can be promoted to general public. Authorities are not promoting it but also not discouraging its use. They are playing safe I guess. They want to help but also never want to face the blame in the end.

All three herbal medicines are currently subject to various verification studies of institutions like Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and UERM. Experts added that proving efficacy of a herbal medicine really entails hard work.

Ten herbal medicines are currently registered to Food and Drug Administration(FDA). The medicinal plants were subjected under series of long intensive studies before got  approved. Let’s hope the three mentioned plants are next in line.

Latest Department of Health (DOH) list recorded 42,407 dengue cases for the first six months of year 2013.

via gma 24 oras

Health Benefits of Banaba Leaves / Tea

banaba leaves

Banaba tea was featured in television program Salamat Doc. It can be taken as slimming tea. Boil one tablespoon of chopped leaves in one glass of water for few minutes, cool a bit and drink.

Alternatively, the leaves can be crushed and prepared by using a tea maker. Or, place crushed leaves in mug, fill with hot water and let stand for few minutes.

Banaba tea should be drink two to three times a day.

banaba leaves

shredded fresh banaba leaves

Other Benefits of Banaba includes:
1) According to studies, banaba with doses equivalent to 1 or 2 grams of dried leaves per kilogram body weight reduces blood sugar from 16 to 49 mg. Of glucose per 100 cc. of blood in normal rabbits. Fresh leaves are recommended for every tea preparation because its insulin-like activity deteriorates over time.
2) The bark stimulant and febrifuge. Its decoction of it is used for abdominal pains, diarrhea.
3) A decoction of the roots is used against small ulcers of the mouth.
4) A decoction of the leaves is deobstruent (having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body) and diuretic (any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water).
5) The bark, leaves, and flowers are given as a purgative. A purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels.
6) The seeds possess narcotic properties and are employed against aphthae, (aphthous ulcer – A blister on the mucous membranes of the lips, mouth or gastrointestinal tract).