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Natural Treatment for Cough

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...g plant. It has 40 different species, most has extreme unpleasant odor. Its leaves provides minty taste suitable for respiratory ailmets.     4. Alagaw (Premna Odorata Blanco) Courtesy of:       Alagaw is familiar in the Philippines, particularly the Southern Tagalog provinces. It has a semi-heart shaped leaves that is traditionally flavoured with calamansi for cough remedies.   5. Mansanilya (In... Read More »

Home Remedies for Cough

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You often hear the word cough. What does cough really mean? Actually, it is a reflex that serves as a barrier that inhibits the entry or aids to clear the breathing passage from any foreign particles, irritants and secretions. Coughing is considered as a beneficial reflex. On the other hand, frequent coughing could possibly indicate of an existing disease. Often, it is associated with respiratory tract infections but triggered with various facto... Read More »

Filipino Unhealthful habits ‘Likes’


In every culture, there are trademarks of characters, traits and habits. For the Filipino people, great customs of hospitality, love for family and perseverance stand out among others. These provide examples of things to ‘like’. But not all things to ‘like’ are good for us. Others may do more harm even if they seem helpful or if edible, delicious. Here are some famous but unhealthful Filipino ‘likes. ’ 1. The famous Lechon – Lechon is just as fa... Read More »

Filipino Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV)


...Such precautions include hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment or PPE based on risk assessment and cough etiquette (cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing). Furthermore, droplet precautions are advised to health care workers caring for patients with respiratory symptoms. Droplet precautions include the use of mask when in a room with these types of patients. If however, diagnosis of MERS-CoV infection is confirmed, contact a... Read More »

Herbal Plants in the Philippines

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...erol levels, reduce inflammation and help kill bacteria in the body. It is also available in capsules and tablet form. 3.)  Tsaang Gubat “Wild Tea” -drank in tea form to treat stomach ache, this herbal plant is also used for skin allergies like eczema and common itchiness problems. 4.)  Lagundi “Vitex negundo” -a common medicine used to treat symptoms of cough and colds. It is now sold commercially in syrup forms under various trade names. 5.)  K... Read More »

8 Home Remedies for Flu

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...up of ginger tea or hot lemonade Inhale its vapor and drink it because the gingerol in ginger acts as a natural cough suppressant. For productive cough, prepare hot lemonade because the lemon oil can help by acting as an expectorant. You can add honey to improve the taste. 8. Let someone take care of you For faster recovery, it is best to have a loved one or a friend who look after you. Touch therapy and care shown by somebody can make a sick... Read More »

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