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FEATURE ARTICLES PLANTS UPDATES
Another hazing death. . .
MEDICINAL PLANTS
The Story Behind the Medicinal Plant Compilation. (A Plantologist's Journey / Updated 9/2023)
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
Indian rubber fig (Balete / Rubber plant) 1/5 Atis (Sugar apple / Sweetsop) 1/5 Pitanga (Suriname cherry tree) 1/6 Ruellia (Popping pod) 1/12
Pukingan (Blue pea flower) 1/12 Isis (Sandpaper leaf) 1/13 Buntot-pusa (Napier grass) 1/13 Rosal (Gardenia) 1/14
Pakong-gubat (Silverback fern) 1/14 Soro-soro (Common milk hedge) 1/15 Kapal-kapal (Crown flower) 1/16 Kasubha (Safflower) 1/16
Suha (Pomelo) 1/17 Sukini (Zucchini) 1/18 Bontonsilyong-gapang (Bachelor's button) 1/18 Yahong-yahong (Marsh pennyworth) 1/19
Tagak-tagak (Dainty spurs) 1/22 Bayag-usa (Testicle tree) 1/23 Lopong (Vidal's rhododendron) 1/25 Bloodberry (Rouge plant) 1/27
Kalancho (Flaming katy) 1/30 Serpentina (Snakeroot) 1/31 Berba (Lemon drop mangosteen) 2/1 Biri (Toothache plant / Jambu) 2/2
Apitong (Dipterocarpus grandiflorus) 2/4 Jatoba (Stinking toe, Courbaril) 2/5 Pansit-pansitan (Shiny bush, Pepper-elder) 2/8 Tigau (Great wooly Malayan lilac) 2/9
Tubang-dalag (Beauty berry) 2/10 Betis (Madhuca betis) 2/10 Kabiki (Bullet wood / Spanish cherry) 2/13 Kulasi (White-flowered mangrove) 2/14
African sausage tree (Kligelia africana) 2/15 Mondo grass (Dwarf lily turf) 2/20 Rimas (Breadfruit) 2/22 Rambutan (Ramboutanier) 2/25
Tan-ag (Guest tree) 2/26 Pugahan (Fishtail palm) 2/27 Kamias (Bilimbi tree) 2/27 Malvarosa (Rose geranium) 2/28
Kabuyaw (Kaffir lime) 3/2 Agoago (Malayan mistletoe) 3/5 Pakong buwaya (Mountain tree fern) 3/8 Marang (Johey oak / Terap) 3/9
False bird of Paradise (Parrot's beak) 3/12 Alpasotis (Wormseed / Mexican tea) 3/14 Kakaw (Cacao / Chocolate tree) 3/15 Binungang-malapad (Coral tree) 3/16
Bodo-bodo (Kai-jin-so) 3/22 Bani (Pongam oil tree) 3/23 Laniting gubat (Kibatalia blancoi) 3/24 Tuhod-manok (Asian water willow) 3/28
Himbabalod (Small Indian oak / Cut tree) 3/30 Ikmo (Betel pepper / Betelvine) 4/1 Botolan (Common bushweed) 4/3 Siar tree (Copper pod) 4/4
Botobotonisan (East Indian globe thistle) 4/6 Kopag (Tree bean) 4/7 Kamagong-bundok (Bombay ebony) 4/7 Dao (Pacific walnut) 4/10
Kolis (Ironweed tree) 4/10 Mustasa (Mustard) 4/12 Mabolo (Velvet apple) 4/14 Patola (Sponge gourd / Ridged gourd) 4/15
Kalumpang (Wild almond) 4/16 Kanya pistula (Golden shower) 4/21 Lady palm (Rapis / Bambo palm) 4/21 Payong-payong (Umbrella plant) 4/22
Bogo (Garuga tree) 4/23 Manga (Mango) 4/24 Bagilumbang (Philippine tung tree) 4/25 Hairy water lily (Nymphaea pubescens) 4/25
Langkawas (Spice ginger / Galangal) 4/26 Kolinta (Porcupine flower) 4/27 Pakiling (Ficus odorata) 4/29 Duhat (Black plum / Jambolan) 4/30
Kadota (Common fig) 5/1 Remolatsa (Common beet) 5/3 Araro (Arrowroot) 5/5 Lipang-aso (Wood nettle) 5/5
Ratan (Common rattan) 5/6 Pakuan (Watermelon) 5/7 Talong-pipit (Tarambulo / Indian Nightshade) 5/8 Kadlum (Indian patchouli) 5/8
Caqui (Wongi plum) 5/9 Anonas (Custard apple) 5/9 Asian rosewood (Tracwood) 5/11 Pagong-pagongan (Dragon scales) 5/11
Mansanitas (Jujube plum) 5/12 Balangot (Tall cattail) 5/13 Red balete (White fig) 5/15 Long jack (Tongkat ali / Ali's umbrella) 5/16
Tiwi (Mangrove trumpet tree) 5/17 Wampi (Wampee) 5/19 Lansones (Langsat) 5/20 Peanut butter fruit (False guarana) 5/24
Labanos (Radish) 5/24 Kabatiti (Latherleaf) 5/26 Bangbangau (Turpeth tree) 5/26 Pisek (Two flower mille graines) 5/29
Mana (Coral bush / Iodine plant) 6/3 Baling-uai (Whip vine / Common flagellaria) 6/8 Nipai (Velvet bean) 6/9 Tsa (Tea / Camellia sinensis) 6/19
Palmira (Palmyra palm / Black palm) 6/21 Baai (Kudzu) 6/22 Acerola (Barbados cherry) 6/23 Ruellia (Piti-piti / Popping pod) 6/24
Buntot-pusa (Chenille plant / Red cat's tail) 6/25 Tibig (Sacking tree) 6/26 Sipritsi (Bamboo palm / Seifriz's palm) 6/26  
RECENT AND NEW MEDICINAL PLANT ENTRIES
Broadleaf holly (Ilex asprella) 12/25 Ngamey (Orange wild rhea) 12/27 Malakabuan (False olive) 12/28 Edkoyan (Gutta percha tree) 1/2
Linaunau (Luna nut) 1/4 Kalimutain (Mossman mahogany) 1/8 Komintana (Citrine myrobalan) 1/11 Lunas kahoy (Clusterberry) 1/20
Talimughat taas (Friesodielsia lanceolata) 1/21 Lunas-buyo (Spiked pepper / Matico tree) 1/23 Abubu (Pangi / Grandifolia tree) 1/24 Salibutbut (Voacanga foetida) 1/25
Kangko (Rohituka tree) 1/29 Achacha (Orange mangosteen) 1/31 Bunya-bunya (Bunya pine) 2/6 Para rubber (Rubber tree) 2/7
Balikbikan (Drypetes longifolia) 2/16 Lucky bean tree (Wild olive / Amulet tree) 2/19 Kanarem (Malayan ebony) 2/21 Manggasinoro (Damar / White meranti) 2/24
Halimukon (Mexican rubber tree / Uletree) 2/29 Ice cream bean (Guaba) 3/6 Taluto (Bellflower sterculia) 3/10 Anii (Purple coral bean) 3/11
Butong-manok (Villaria odorata) 3/16 Tungaw (Harlequin glory bower) 3/17 Pingka-pingkahan (Indian trumpet tree) 3/27 Malabunga (Common false laurel) 3/28
Kalibaian (Indian heynea) 4/1 Anislag (White berry bush) 4/2 Lupisan (Great Malay bean) 4/4 Asaas (Griffith's ash / Philippine ash) 4/4
Malagoso (Erect carpet weed) 4/5 Tanaua (Koda tree / Silky ash) 4/5 Tipuho (Treculianus breadfruit) 4/6 Tez-mui (Shiny-leaf prickly ash) 4/8
Trumpet eugenia (Trumpet satinash) 4/10 Siau (Common yellow-stem fig) 4/11 Tapinag-bundok (Sterculia cordata) 4/17 Katag (Red grape tree) 4/18
Alangas (Barkberry fig) 4/19 Berdeng matang pusa (Green cat's eye) 4/20 Sininsing (Ringed ficus) 4/22 Bakauan-gubat (Fresh water mangrove) 4/24
Philippine ground orchid 4/26 Spiral nightshade (Solanum spirale) 4/27 Talisaian (Four-petal aglaia) 4/29 Ahuket (Packing leaf) 5/1
Rumdul (Romduol) 5/2 Tiga (Antidesma tomentosum) 5/5 Ligas (Semecarpus cuneiformis) 5/10 Lampakanay (Oriental cattail) 5/14
Tiaui (Panicled crypteronia) 5/17 Anoran (Hairy clerodendrum) 5/21 Sorsogon lanete (Smooth wrightia) 5/25 Aunasin (Sawtooth ardisia) 6/10
Lotok (Rose myrtle) 6/15      
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