A Herbal Medicine from Sampalok or Tamarind

For Colds:

  1. Boil the chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes, or until the water is reduced to half its volume. Allow to cool and strain.
  2. Divide the decoction into 3 parts and drink 1 part every after each meal.

The following measurements should guide you:

Condition of leaves =  Age of Patient = Dried leaves (crushed) :  Fresh leaves (chopped)

  • Adult = 8 tbsp : 10 tbsp
  • 7-12 years = 4 tbsp :  5 tbsp
  • 2-6 years = 2 tbsp : 2 & 1/2 tbsp

For wounds and itchiness:

  • Boil one to two handfuls of the chopped plant material in a pot of water for 15 minutes. Let cool and strain. Use the decoction twice a day for washing the wound or itchy portion.

source:  teknotulong.stii.dost.gov.ph

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