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Philippine Herbs

Philippine Herbs

For Healthy cooking, common cures, and concoctions

By (author) Domingo Dr. Madulid
By (author) Michaela Fenix
By (author) Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan
By (author) Josefa C. Reyes

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  • This publication presents the most relevant and useful information about the herbs and plants grown in the most common surroundings in the city, and in the province of the Philippines
Full Description
The Philippines is considered one of the megadiversity centers of the world. It is also a country blessed with a rich natural plant life. Constituting a significant part of bountiful biological resources are the country's endemic, indigenous, and exotic species of plants. A number of these plants grow spontaneously in various habitats and thrive on their own. A huge number of natural and introduced flora in the Philippines are normally used for regular home cooking or used for medicinal purposes. Plants play an important role in the lives of Filipinos as they provide the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, and medicine. Many other hebs are known for traditional medicine; these are discussed in the third chapter, which cites the various medicinal formulations for certain illnesses such as common cough and colds, heart disease, and diabetes to name a few. The fourth chapter looks at herbs for concoctions that promote wellness through teas, juices, rubs, and special washes. The fifth and last chapter discusses growing herbs in all types of spaces. It is the intention of this book to present the most relevant and useful information about the herbs and plants grown in the most common surroundings in the city, and in the province. Contents: Introduction; Philippine herbal plants and their uses; Cooking with Herbs; Medicinal benefits of Herbs; Concoctions; Herb gardens and markets; Biographical notes; Index; Acknowledgments.
• This publication presents the most relevant and useful information about the herbs and plants grown in the most common surroundings in the city, and in the province of the Philippines The Philippines is considered one of the megadiversity centers of the world. It is also a country blessed with a rich natural plant life. Constituting a significant part of bountiful biological resources are the country's endemic, indigenous, and exotic species of plants. A number of these plants grow spontaneously in various habitats and thrive on their own. A huge number of natural and introduced flora in the Philippines are normally used for regular home cooking or used for medicinal purposes. Plants play an important role in the lives of Filipinos as they provide the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, and medicine. Many other herbs are known for traditional medicine; these are discussed in the third chapter, which cites the various medicinal formulations for certain illnesses such as common cough and colds, heart disease, and diabetes to name a few. The fourth chapter looks at herbs for concoctions that promote wellness through teas, juices, rubs, and special washes. The fifth and last chapter discusses growing herbs in all types of spaces. It is the intention of this book to present the most relevant and useful information about the herbs and plants grown in the most common surroundings in the city, and in the province. Contents: Introduction; Philippine herbal plants and their uses; Cooking with Herbs; Medicinal benefits of Herbs; Concoctions; Herb gardens and markets; Biographical notes; Index; Acknowledgments.
About the Author
Dr. Domingo A. Madulid obtained his M.Sc. (Plant taxonomy) and Ph. D (Botany) from the University of Reading, UK. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in local and international journals covering the fields of taxonomy, floristics, biodiversity, native plants conservation, historical botany, and ethnobotany. Michaela Fenix writes the weekly column 'Country Cooking' for the Philippine Cuisine (2008), one of the editors of Slow Food: Philippine Culinary Traditions (2005), and the writer for the Philippine portion of Inside the Southeast Asian Kitchen (2007). Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan was the Philippines' Secretary of Health in 1995 and professor of family and community medicine from 1998 to 2013 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila College of Medicine, Dr. Galvez Tan is head of the Traditional and Integrative Medicine clinic of the UP-Philippine General Hospital. Josefa Consunji-Reyes is a health and organic produce advocate. She founded the Manila Herbal & Essential Oils Co. Inc. (MHEOCI) in 2003. Certified and accredited by the United Staes Department of Agriculture and BCS Oko-Garantie GmbH, MHEOCI manufactures essential oils, and produces and exports aromatic balms and soaps made of pure organic resources.
Specifications
Publisher
ArtPostAsia
ISBN
9789710579396
Published
29th Mar 2019
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
9.15 in x 9.26 in
Pages
164 Pages
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