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    bigtravellerposted 12 years ago

    A series of volcanic routines and numerous geologic factors formed million years ago built the land of Batanes which are populated by its settlers recognised as Ivatans which then nationally instituted as the �True Insulares� These Ivatans came from the first villagers from Formoso, Taiwan and Spaniards who had delved into the districts in the 16th century which was skilled to sustain their comfort by way of time irrespective of its reduced occurrence.

    The land is the littlest state of the Philippines sits at the northernmost of the country. The area consists of ten island dubbed as the Batanes Islands, found about 162 km north from the mainland of Luzon. Itbayat, Batan and Sabtang are the greatest islands in the province that delivered value to province financial system.

    Batanes Islands are divided from the Babuyan Islands of Cagayan Province thru Balintang Channel and Taiwan through the Basi Channel. On the northernmost segment of the state is Mavudis (Yami) Island. The other islands of the state are Misanga, Ditarem, Siayan, Dinem, Ivuho and Dequey.

    Physical area of the land is noticeable on a 4,500 square kilometer space of territorial waters, the Luzon Strait and Balintang Channel, where the Pacific Ocean unites with the South China Sea, a sea path involving the Philippines and the southern parts of Japan, China, Hongkong, and Taiwan. Bordered on the north by the Bashi Channel, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the South China Sea, and on the south by the Balintang Channel. It is recognized by casually rolling hills, cliffs, and black and white sand beach streets.

    The land area of the province layers a 5,438 hectares which serves as the agricultural land. Among the inhabitant�s source of living is livestock producing anticipated to its topography and its primary yield is cattle, carabao and goats. One other prime markets which rises on its best throughout summer as the seawater is relatively tranquil is fishing.


    Ampalaya is among the vegetable fruit propagated in the Philippines. It is developed in untamed locale in the state like Batanes. The vegetable fruit offers a bitter taste mainly because of its momordicin content. Its effectiveness in supplement of diabetes is publicly backed by diverse researches in the world. It has been exposed to maximize output of beta cells by the pancreas, therefore improving the body�s capacity to produce insulin. It is among the ideal organic treatment method because of its potentials to treat liver difficulties, diabetes and HIV as proposed by the Department of Health in the Philippines.

    The utilising of ampalaya had been initiated in China 600 years ago and it attained its acceptance owing to advantageous influences in human health. Among the malady that Traditional Chinese Medicine implemented ampalaya for, is the metabolic syndrome. Metabollic syndrome is a disease that entails insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol irregularities, and the enhance dangers of clotting.

    Ampalaya which is also regarded as bitter melon is as well attaining its reputation in certain Asian recipes. Even though it was dishonored due to its bitter flavor, still its continuation made it vital to every person because of its medicinal contents. Ampalaya is ample in iron, beta-carotene, potassium, and some nourishing substances. The importance of the vegetable fruit is specialised on its benefit which is the anti-diabetic attributes. At first, the healing use of this fruit in eliminating diabetes is put usually which is by crushing its raw fruits into a bitter tonic or by cooking its leaves and fruits for a few minutes. But with the consequence of diverse studies regarding its efficacy and recovery properties towards numerous health problems such as diabetes, various appearance was made possible that produces a more comfortable way of acquiring the fruit in the form of healing tablets and capsules.

    Ampalaya grows up in vines rising with stems rising up to 20 centimeters in height. It leaves makes a form of a heart which is 5-10 cm in diameter separated into 5-7 lobes. It flowers are yellow in color around 15mm long having a pair of tiny leaf alike branch. Fleshy green fruit, oblong with pointed ends, ribbed and wrinkled, bursting when mature to release seeds. Seeds flat with ruminated margins.

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  2. Shealy Healy profile image60
    Shealy Healyposted 12 years ago

    lots...lots....lots of interesting info....


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