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FEATURE ARTICLES PLANTS UPDATES
MEDICINAL PLANTS
Expiration Dates of Drugs: Myths, Do's and Don'ts
The Story Behind the Medicinal Plant Compilation (May 2021)
The Complete Updated List of Philippine Medicinal Plants in Tagalog and English
List of Understudied Philippine Medicinal Plants
Abuse and Plagiarism of the Compilation on Philippine Medicinal Plants Under the Guise of Fair Use
List of Plants with Known Toxicity
Herb-Drug Interactions
RECENT MEDICINAL PLANT UPDATES
Api-api (Indian mangrove) 8/29 Ilang-ilang (Perfume tree) 9/10 Himbabao (Birch flower) 9/11 Pakong-tulog (Resurrection fern) 9/12
Prutas-baguio (Stinking passion flower) 9/13 Gingging (Gin berry) 9/19 Fiddle leaf (Banjo fig ) 9/21 Hauili (Septic fig ) 9/21
Kris plant (Kalis dagger) 9/23 Santol (Lolly fruit) 9/24 Bukawe (Sweet bamboo) 9/26 Libas (Wild mango) 9/27
Pigeon orchid (White dove orchid) 9/28 Balu (Cordia fragrantissima) 9/28 Binayuyo (Black currant tree) 9/29 Barubo (Aristolochia philippinensis) 9/30
Aroma (Sweet acacia) 9/30 Manga (Mango) 10/6 Yellow bell (Yellow trumpet bush) 10/9 Asola (Mosquito fern) 10/10
Bingas (Sea beam) 10/13 Dama de noche (Lady of the night) 10/18 Prutas-baguio (Stinking passion flower) 10/19 Lubigan (Sweet flag) 10/23
Malapako (Primrose yellow) 10/26 Palis (Velvet leaf) 10/28 Jerusalem cherry (Christmas cherry) 10/29 Malasaging 10/29
Abaca (Manila hemp) 10/30 Buyok-boyok 10/31 Purple heart (Purple queen) 11/1 Bali-bali heart (Pencil tree) 11/1
Alibangbang (Malabar bauhinia) 11/3 A las dies (Ten o'clock flower) 11/3 Ajenjo (Silvery Chinese wormwood 11/8 Melon-daga (Mouse cucumber) 11/9
Alagasi (Toothscrubber) 11/10 Pipino (Cucumber) 11/11 Mickey mouse plant (Bird's eye bush) 11/14 Mickey mouse bush (Ochna) 11/14
Parol-parolan (Balloon vine) 11/21 Tairas (Sweet spurge) 11/22 Lubi-lubi (Deadly nighshade) 11/22 Falcata (Albizia tree) 11/23
Papaya (Melon tree) 11/26 Sagilala (San Francisco) 11/27 Binahian (Star gooseberry) 11/29 Salita (Line leaf leucas) 12/1
Anthurium (Flamingo flower) 12/1 Banato (Kamala tree) 12/3 Pili (Philippine nut) 12/4 Tintatintahan (Ink plant) 12/5
Mulawin (Small flower chaste tree) 12/6 Ashitaba (Longevity herb) 12/8 Katakataka (Miracle plant) 12/10  
NEW MEDICINAL PLANT ENTRIES
Bingas (Sea beam) 1/31/22 Lubeg (Philippine cherry) 3/15 Lapnis (Paper mulberry) 3/23 Longan (Dragon's eye) 3/25
Pitogong-dagat (Sea cycad) 3/27 African talisay (Madagascar almond) 4/10 Mangkono (Philippine ironwood) 4/12 Milk thistle (Silymarin) 4/18
Lauan-puti (White lauan) 5/1 Lauan-pula (Red lauan) 5/4
Malapapaya 5/6 Madre De Agua (Nacedero) 6/5
Baleteng-liitan (Curtain Fig) 6/19 Bagaluñga (Malabar neemwood) 7/16 Paraiso (Bead tree) 7/28 Lakatan (Dessert bananatree) 8/26
Bungalon-puti (Olive mangrove) 8/30 Palaypay (Mangrove fern) 8/31 Tinduk-tindukan (River mangrove) 9/1 Saging-saging (Goat's horn mangrove) 9/2
Maragomon (Dungun air) 9/3 Pototan-lalaki (White Burma mangrove) 9/4 Miagos (Green aralia) 9/5 Karakandang (Upriver orange mangrove) 9/6
Lagiwliw (Sea holly) 9/7 Langarai (Small flower bruguiera) 9/8 Peruvian apple (Queen of the night) 9/10 Paho (Pahutan mango) 9/11
Kalukoi (Hard fig) 9/11 Huani (Fragrant mango) 9/13 Bachang (Horse mango) 9/14 Flor de luna (Moon flower) 9/15
Is-is (Scouring leaf) 9/16 Delta fig (Mistletoe fig) 9/18 Baleteng-kapalan (Collared fig) 9/20 Chinese taro (Buddha's palm) 9/22
Seashore mangosteen 9/25 Mariig (Shore eugenia) 9/26 Bignay-hapon  9/29 Goji berry (Wolfberry)  10/1
Bago (Melinjo / Spanish joint fir) 10/4 Angel grass (Bright star plant) 10/5 Kolasi (Doveweed) 10/7 Tambu (Asian broom grass) 10/8
Malay-palay (Chinese sprangletop) 10/10 Makahiyang-lalaki (Giant sensitive plant) 10/11 Kapa-kapa (Showy medinilla) 10/12 Mais-mais (Chickenspike) 10/13
Polka dot plant (Freckle face) 10/14 Mahkota dewa (God's crown) 10/15 Nam-nam (Num num) 10/17 Lobi-lobi (Batoko plum face) 10/20
Seriales (Indian coffee plum) 10/21 Salagong-gubat (Phaleria jack) 10/22 Kepel (Keppel apple) 10/25 Biriba (Wild sweetsop) 10/27
Mata-mata (Coastal boodyarra / Priyangu) 10/30 Bignay-kintab (Mountain currant tree) 11/2 Akleng parang (Tall albizia, Forest siris) 11/5 Dabai (Borneo olive) 11/6
Bagnolo (Borneo avocado / Engkala) 11/7 Batukanag 11/8 Bogto (Oval-leaved mistletoe) 11/9 Scabra (Wild cucumber) 11/13
Badunga (Bur gherkin) 11/16 Balakat (Talanai) 11/18 Ligam (Asiatic bellflower) 11/19 Sampinit (Ziziphus horsfieldii) 11/20
Bangkunai (Agosip) 11/23 Hiptage (Helicopter flower) 11/24 Paang-baliwis (Roadside leafbract) 11/27 Uto (Claw-flowered laurel) 11//28
Lago (Tanga-tanga) 11/30 Salimai (Robust helicia) 12/5 Molave (Hairy-leafed molave) 12/7  
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Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, who had been taking statins, there was substantially greater than 40% rediction in mortality and greater than 25% reduction in risk of developing a severe outcome. (Medscape Medical News)
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