(Blumea balsamifera) Is an amazing plant. Is a medicinal plant that is commonly found in the Philippines. It usually grows in open grasslands. It has a strong aromatic smell. Sambong is known for its remarkable treatment for kidney stones, a deuretic and other diseases. Sambong leaves is used as a substitute for tea. It is also high in essential oils and contains considerable amounts of camphor oil. Sambong is commonly used in the philippines. It is a good source to enhance fertility in women. Decoction of leaves will clean the uterus, and it helps to condition it. Sambong leaves can also be used to treat colds and mild hypertension.
Benefits: Good as a deuretic agent; Treatment for colds and fever; Effective in the dissolving kidney stones; Aids in treating hypertension and rheumatism; Helps remove worms, boils; Treat dysentery and sore throat; Treatment of diarrhea and stomach disorders; Good source to enhance fertility in women; Give good condition to the uterus.
Uses: Used as tea for colds and as expectorant also applied for sinuses. Lukewarm decoction of roots and leaves for fever and flu, Also used for mothers bath after childbirth. Poultice of leaves to forehead for headaches and backaches; Decoction of leaves for stomach pain and kidney disorders; Decoction of leaves to conditon uterine cavity; Decoction of leaves for hypertension and sponge bath for fever; Also for asthma and cough.