Sunday, June 28, 2009


Many women are complaining about vaginal itch. They would use feminine wash just to get rid of the itchiness. But some vaginal wash irritates the itchy area. Instead of relieving the itchiness, it worsen the itchiness and then would lead to rashes then wounds would follow after.

Instead of using the commercial feminine wash, guava leaves is a better alternative and has no side effects on the itchy area. For this treatment, these are the things needed:

1. 10 young leaves of guava, washed with flowing water.
2. 1 liter of water


1. wash the leaves thoroughly to get the dust away from the leaves.
2. boil the leaves with the one liter of water.
3. Allow to boil at least 20 minutes before straining the leaves.
4. keep the solution and allow it cool down for about 30 minutes.
5. Wash the part where the itchiness is felt.

This treatment is for about a week before the itchiness is gone. Never reuse the solution twice. It is advisable that new solution be after two days. Unconsumed guava solution must be discarded immediately. Never reheat it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Many people diagnosed with diabetes would end up losing parts of their body, usually their legs because of the disease. Diabetes is due to no sugar control in our body. Since before, nature has been our ally in helping us with our sickness and medical problems. Ad this help for diabetes comes in an extraordinary way. That is the maggot therapy. This is a type of therapy that uses maggots as the main surgeon in helping patients with diabetes avoid losing their legs.

Certain live maggots have been trained since antiquity as an economical, safe and effective type of wound debridement (cleaning). In controlled and sterile settings by licensed medical practitioners, maggot therapy introduces live, disinfected maggots into non-healing skin or soft wounds of a human or other animal. They eat the dead old tissue, leaving the live tissue alone. It is uncertain if maggot secretions have any effect on bacterial growth, since different studies have produced contradictory results, and some species of bacteria may be naturally resistant to maggot secretions. As of 2008, maggot therapy was being used in around 1,000 medical centers in Europe and over 800 medical centers in the United States. This therapy has made wonders and help patients in their battle against the dreaded diabetes.

What they do is they place small maggots into the wound area. Maggots eat and clean the wound before bacteria starts coming in and when that comes, amputation is the best option to avoid gangrene of the wound. There is really a big change in the wound. The healing process is fast compared to drug treatment of the wound. Many diabetic patients would prefer this therapy because of the fine result. Wounds are cured and they don't lose any part of their body, especially their legs in the process.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Dengue fever is now causing problem. In the latest news, there have been many reported dengue cases in the country today. Early signs of dengue are the following: fever, dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite and the rashes in the skin. Most patient detect dengue fever when it is already full blown case. This is usually seen when blood comes out from the nose and sometimes in the eyes of the patient. Dengue fever is caused by a mosquito bite.

When a patient is diagnosed with dengue, the best remedy would be the boiled tawa-tawa grass. The boiled water is cooled and then given to the patients with dengue fever. One to two glasses of boiled water from the tawa-tawa grass would immediately increase the platelets of the patient. Many hospitals are now using tawa-tawa boiled water as a remedy for dengue fever. This is the most effective way of dealing with dengue fever. Recover period would be around 3-4 days.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Ringworm is an infection of the skin, hair and nails with various fungi, producing ring-like lesions with raised borders.

Water treatment Using Herbal Decoctions
1. Daily bath with bayabas or guava leaves decoction. Boil 10 cups of chopped fresh leaves in ½ gallon of water for 15 minutes. Add enough cold water to fill up one big pail after straining. Bathe with this decoction while still hot.
2. Tabako Leaves decoction shampoo (if head and hair are affected). Boil 10 leaves of fresh tabako leaves in ½ gallon of water for 15 minutes. Cool and drain. Add enough water to fill up a 3-gallon pail. Shampoo hair with decoction, once a day until healed.
3. Kamatigui or touch me not balsam compress or poultice. Crush 5-10 kamatigui or touch me not balsam flower. Amount depends upon the size of the infection. Crush flowers until juice is extracted. Apply directly over the infected part as compress for 30 minutes, 2 times a day.
4. Bawang or Garlic cloves. Peel and crush one clove of bawang or garlic and rub it on the affected area until it gets red. Apply 2 times a day: in the morning after morning bath and in bedtime.
5. Adelfa bark and leaves. Chop a one-foot long branch. Mix with one cup chopped fresh young leaves. Mix the juice with 5 drops of fresh coconut oil. Apply on affected parts, 3 times a day.
6. Akapulko or ringworm bush leaves. Crush 5 leaves. Rub the juice on the affected areas, 2 times a day.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Inhalation of warm, moist air into the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.

1. Relieves inflammation and congestion of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract.
2. Relieves irritation (throat tickle) by moistening the air.
3. Loosens secretions and stimulates expectoration.
4. Relieves spasmodic breathing.
5. Relaxes muscles and thus relieves coughing.
6. Prevents excessive dryness of the mucous membranes.

Things Needed:
1. Boiling water in a kettle with spout. An empty juice can may serve the purpose.
2. Hot plate of gas stove or local stove using charcoal.
3. Vicks Vaporub ointment or tincture of Benzoin or Camphor oil for good smelling sensation.
4. Old newspaper.
5. Umbrella.
6. Sheets.
7. Paper Bag

1. Fill kettle with water just below the level of the spout, and bring the water to boiling point. Add 1 tsp of medication (Vicks or Benzoin) into the boiling water.
2. Carry the stove and the kettle with caution near the bedside of the patient, if the patient is unable to stand or sit on the chair.
3. If croup tent is indicated, open an umbrella over the head of the patient and cover it with a sheet to form a tent.
4. With the newspaper make a cylindrical tube direct to the steam into the tent away from the patient’s face.
5. If the patient is able to sit on the chair, he may sit near the stove in the kitchen. With the cylindrical tube of paper the steam is directed into the patient’s face for inhalation.
6. Treatment time: 30 minutes to one hour, morning and evening, as tolerated.

1. Avoid all risks of burning.
2. Avoid drafts during time of treatment. Close windows near the patient.
3. Extra care must be observed when giving treatment to children and restless patients to avoid scalding.