SAMBONG: An Ordinary Herb but You Will Not Imagine It Holds A Strong Curing Effects for Various Diseases

Sambong is extremely usual herbal medicine in the Philippines – used in ancestral herbal medicine for the usual colds and as a diuretic.

Nevertheless, it is also beneficial for infected wounds, respiratory infections, and stomach aches in Chinese and Thai people medicine.

Its main uses are as a diuretic – raises the production of the urine. It can also cure symptoms of the common colds like coughing, runny nose, sore throat, headache, sneezing, and also fever. As a diuretic, sambong is an herb plant used to cure urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney stones, and lowers the blood pressure.

Sambong performs as an expectorant, anti-diarrheal, and anti-spasmodic which cure different signs of common cold.

Moreover, it is also used as an astringent for injuries or wounds.

It is validated by the Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Bureau of Plant Industries of the Department of Agriculture, and Philippine Department of Health (DOH).

There’s no profess has been made by any reliable practitioner that it would heal the common colds or kidney problem, and it has “No Approved Therapeutic Claims”. The only valid claim is that it soothes symptoms.

It has an lively ingredients occur in the volatile oil, formulate from the leaves of sambong, which has mostly camphor and limonene, but also discover of saponin, borneol, tannin, and sesquiterpene.

Procedure of Sambong Tea:

  • To create a Sambong tea, you have to simmer the leaves of Sambong in water and let it boil for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Prepare this tea and keep it in the clean jar.
  • Consume this tea across then day, at least 3 to 4 times for most benefits.
  • It contains a woody flavor with a pleasant menthol hint and strong but also relieving at the same time.


– There haven’t been enough studies of the use of Sambong tea by a pregnant women or a breast-feeding mom, therefore it is good that its use be keep away in same cases.

– As the Sambong is a weed plant, it may lead to an allergic reaction such as itching and annoyance of the skin in person who are neurotic to ragweed plants and its likes.

Source: Healthy Journal