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Old November 4th, 2008, 05:30 AM
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philippine "serpentina"?

please help me identify this plant. an old lady is selling this as a medicinal herb in the province of bulacan in the philippines. she said that this is called serpentina. but when i searched online, i only get the result "Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth." which doesn't look the same as what she has, esp. the buds. i took photos of the plant yesterday and today. i can't wait for the buds to bloom, thus the photos.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:38 AM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

The seed pod (if it is one) reminds me of the Acanthaceae family.
Maybe this one?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:A...paniculata.jpg
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:10 PM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

Thank you very much, saltcedar! It really looks like Andrographis paniculata. However, I will show the plant to an expert in the University of the Philippines just to make sure. Thanks again!
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:44 AM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

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please help me identify this plant. an old lady is selling this as a medicinal herb in the province of bulacan in the philippines. she said that this is called serpentina. but when i searched online, i only get the result "Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth." which doesn't look the same as what she has, esp. the buds. i took photos of the plant yesterday and today. i can't wait for the buds to bloom, thus the photos.
Actually I had a friend who introduced serpentina to me. He told me that it help him with his diabetes. He gave me some seedlings and I have planted it in my garden.

I tried to taste the fresh leave but it's has a very strong taste. I tried to dried the leave but I have light ashma attack every time I smell the odor of the dried leaves. It has a very strong odor. I am also trying to verify it's medical application. I would appreciate if somebody can give us more informations if it's safe to take it and at what doz.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

tabligan joevic, does the plant you have looks like the one i have posted? andrographis paniculata is the active ingredient in ABS Herbs which can be bought in local drug stores.
For homemade herb preparation and dosage, I found this website: http://bouldernaturallabs.com/health...lata-herb.html
However, please consult a physician and herbalist before taking the concoction.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

yes it's exactly the same. thanks a lot. Were you able to talk to people from UP about this plant
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I was not able to bring a sample when I went to UPLB last month. But I plan to go visit next month during the fair. I'll keep you posted. ciao!
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Noted. tks. Try to ask them at what stage of the plant is very effective. as young or mature stage ba. Kasi if you have tasted the leaves masaydo ma pait. I'm just wondering if this can lower blood sugar for diabetic person. Ang ABS ba what generic name gamit nila. Tks
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Old January 18th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Anong fair mayron sa UPLB?
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Noted. tks. Try to ask them at what stage of the plant is very effective. as young or mature stage ba. Kasi if you have tasted the leaves masaydo ma pait. I'm just wondering if this can lower blood sugar for diabetic person. Ang ABS ba what generic name gamit nila. Tks

hi this is aileen from bulacan..i've been taking serpentina herbs until now. i was diagnosed as having a goiter and thyroid cyst..now wla na sya. everything is back to normal.
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please help me identify this plant. an old lady is selling this as a medicinal herb in the province of bulacan in the philippines. she said that this is called serpentina. but when i searched online, i only get the result "Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth." which doesn't look the same as what she has, esp. the buds. i took photos of the plant yesterday and today. i can't wait for the buds to bloom, thus the photos.

its not actually serpentina.un din ang alam ko na name nya. 2lad mo i searched on the net and found rauwolfia serpentine..but what we actually looking for is ANDOGRAPHIS PANICULATA, try mo yan i search parehong pareho sa picture na pindala mo..
somebody introduced this plant to my mother gamot daw sa lahat..ang hirap inumin neto kasi sobrang pait. so wat we did was we dried the leaves and then put it in an empty capsule for us to be able to swallow easily. so far wla nako goiter and thyroid cyst, e2 lang inom ko..i dont know if its a miracle..all i know is that im healthy again.
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

i know this plant serpentina.. this leaves are very bitter.. taste it... but this herbal medicine can cure 40+ sickness..
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

I'm confined here in hospital here in Pasig right now. My aunt just handed me a plastic full of these leaves. I'm about to try some. Hope it does work
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

francismoses, how are you now? Any positive effect of the "serpentina" after taking it?

A friend also offered me this herb just this morning to cure my hyperuricemia (high uric acid level). Before I start taking it, I wanted to check first the veracity of his claim that it can cure many illnesses such as gasthritis, and my long time hyperuricemia. He told me that he chews 15 leaves every morning with a cup off coffee to soften the bitter taste to cure his high uric acid level. Now he can normally eat peanuts, beans, isaw, and other food to avoid when you have hyperuricemia. He can even drink beer again without worrying of joint pains afterwards. Anyone, please advise. Thanks.
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

sadly, i was not ablt to continue taking them so i have no insights about it.. boo me!
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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: philippine "serpentina"?

It's alright. Thanks anyway. 'Hope you're well now.

Anyone who can share, please do so. Many thanks!
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