Common names of Lagundi:
- Luzon: Dabtan, Dangla, Kamalaan, Limo-limo, Lingei, Lingo-lingo
- Visayas: Lagundin, Tugas
- Mindanao: Kalipapa-madam, Limpapa, Magupay, Molrei-oso, Sugarai
Lagundi is a shrub that grows to as tall as 5 meters. A shrub is described as somewhere between an herb and a tree. A shrub is a low, woody plant with several stems while a tree is a tall, woody plant with only one stem called “trunk.” A leaf of Lagundi is composed of 5 leaflets arranged like fingers in a hand.
Lagundi is indicated or used primarily for the following:
- To stop coughing, relieve asthma, and facilitate the discharge of phlegm.
- To lower fever due too colds or flu.
source: teknotulong.stii.dost.gov.ph, photo from wikipedia.org