What is Tsaang-gubat means?

Herbal Medicine

Tsaang Gubat or Wild Tea (Ehretia microphylla Lam.)

Tsaang Gubat is one of the 10 herbs that is endorsed the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) as an antispasmodic for abdominal (stomach) pains. And is registered as a herbal medicine at the Philippine Bureau of Food & Drug (BFAD).

Tsaang Gubat is a shrub (small tree) that grows (from 1 to 5 meters) abundantly in the Philippines. In folkloric medicine, the leaves has been used as a disinfectant wash during child birth, as cure for diarrhea, as tea for general good heath and because Tsaang Gubat has high fluoride content, it is used as a mouth gargle for preventing tooth decay. Research and test now prove it's efficacy as an herbal medicine. Aside from the traditional way of taking Tsaag Gubat, it is now available commercially in capsules, tablets and tea bags.

Tsaang Gubat is also knows as: Wild Tea, Forest Tea, Alibungog (Visayas Region), Putputai (Bicol Region) and Maragued (Ilocos Region). Scientific name: Ehretia Microphylla Lam.

Benefits & Treatment of :

• Stomach pains

• Gastroenteritis

• Intestinal motility

• Dysentery

• Diarrhea or Loose Bowel Movement (LBM)

• Mouth gargle

• Body cleanser/wash

Preparation & Use

• Thoroughly wash the leaves in running water. Chop to a desirable size and boil 1 cup of chopped leaves in 2 cups of water. Boil in low heat for 15 to 20 minutes and drain.

• Take a cupful every 4 hours for diarrhea, gastroenteritis and stomach pains.

• Gargle for stronger teeth and prevention of cavities.

• Drink as tea daily for general good health.

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crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida

Cool information. I'd never heard of this particular herb. Learn something new every day!

Jim Henry


John Sylver Lindero 8 years ago

SA ngayon ako ay gumagawa ng theasis sa Tsaang gubat Kung sino man po ang nais akong tulunga salamat!!!eto po # ko 09098471642


MALYN 7 years ago

hi John we also studied about tsaang gubat for our thesis proposal..

can u send us pls ur rationale......pls se nd vto this...email-add

marianoralyn_n@yahoo.com

than ks a lot....we are waiting for ur reply..

pls help us .

thanks a lot


MALYN 7 years ago

hi John we also studied about tsaang gubat for our thesis proposal..

can u send us pls ur rationale......pls se nd vto this...email-add

marianoralyn_n@yahoo.com

than ks a lot....we are waiting for ur reply..

pls help us .

thanks a lot


james 7 years ago

The above article and picture was copied from: http://www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/tsaang_gub...


dave g. 7 years ago

nais ko pong malaman kung ano pa po ang nagagamot ng tsaang gubat.. alam nio nman po ako may pagka curious sa lahat ng bagay.. so please people out der pls help me nman d2..,, give as many as you can and i will be the one to rationalize it and give some critic..,,,,,,,,,,


MIXS CURIOSITY 3 years ago

EWAN KO SYO MAHANAP KA

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