“Sambong plants grow in the tropics and does a great job of lowering blood pressure, healing urinary tract infections, lowering fevers, helping with PMS and more.”
Where it Grows – Sambong also known as Blumea balsamifera, Lakad-bulan, Blumea camphor, Dalapot and many more names grows all over in the tropics of Asia and in the Phillipines where sambong is well known as a powerful healing agent. Sambong is also used in China, Korea, Thailand, Africa, and even India.
History – Sambong has been used effectively in Asia for treating all kinds of health challenges for hundreds of years. In fact in the Philippines sambong is registered as a true medicine with the food and drug department and is available in tablet form at pharmacies.
Diuretic – Sambong is a powerful diuretic that helps to detox the body and cleans the urinary tract… plus get rid of excess water retention.
Urinary Challenges – Sambong is well known for treating urinary tract problems such as urinary tract infections… and kidney and bladder stones. Because sambong is a good antibacterial and diuretic agent it’s a great choice for urinary related challenges.
The Philippine National Kidney and Transplant Institute recommends sambong to slow the progression of renal disease.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Sambong also lowers blood pressure like most blood pressure medications because it acts as a diuretic.
Antioxidants – Sambong contains powerful antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Plus sambong helps to prevent and repair DNA damage caused by free radicals.
PMS – Sambong tea has also been used to sooth away menstrual cramps, help with bloating, and stimulate blood flow to the pelvic region.
Sore Throats – Sambong tea has long been used to sooth away sore throats and it works well as a gargle.
GI Tract – Sambong is a good antispasmodic agent that contains volatile oils that sooth away diarrhea, cramping, and irritations.
Liver Disease – Sambong contains methanolic compounds which might have the ability to slow the progression of liver cancer without toxicity.
Antibacterial and Anti-fungal – Sambong contains cyptomeridiol and icthyothereol acetate which have the ability in laboratory conditions to kill bacteria and fungi such as E. coli, P aeruginosa, B subtilis, S aureus, and C albicans and A niger.
Fevers – Sambong tea taken orally lowers fevers, and adding sambong tea to your bath also helps to lower fevers.
Oral Pain Relief – Sambong tea helps with the pain associated with dental procedures… just gargle with some sambong tea and the pain will disappear.
Colds and Flues – Because sambong contains methanolic compounds it can also help with the symptoms of coughs, colds, and flues.
Skin Wounds – Because sambong contains antimicrobial agents using the tea and powders on skin wounds promotes healing.
Forms – Sambong can be found as teas, dried leaves, powders, tablets, capsules, and many other forms.
Taste – Sambong has a nice menthol taste that’s very soothing to the stomach.
Making Tea – Take a heaping teaspoon of the dried leaves and steep in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes and then let cool and drink.
Dose – Drinking 3 to 4 cups of sambong tea daily… and sambong can be used for long periods of time without problems.
Side Effects – To date there are no known side effects to sambong. But as with any medication or herbal remedy women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not use sambong.
Finding – If you google “Buy Sambong Tea” or “Buy Sambong Capsules” lots of places will come up that sell sambong… and they even have sambong on Amazon.
Many people swear that sambong is a wonderful herb that will do your body good.
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