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How do you make Akapulko ointment?

How do you make Akapulko ointment?

The akapulko ointment was made from washed fresh akapulko leaves fried cooking oil and mixed with white candle wax and when cooled, stored in clean container.

What Akapulko can cure?

‘Akapulko’ is one of the medicinally important plants in the Philippines. It has been used to cure poisonous bites and venereal eruptions. The leaves are antiherpetic, purgative, and cure for ringworm and other skin diseases.

What is the use of Akapulko ointment?

The Solution Its leaves have been traditionally used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworms, scabies, and eczema.

What is the English name of Akapulko?

Senna alata
Species: S. alata
Binomial name
Senna alata (L.) Roxb.

What Niyog Niyogan can cure?

This plant is effective in reducing cough, colds, and fever. It’s also known to treat asthma, pharyngitis, rheumatism, dyspepsia, boils, and diarrhea. Lagundi is a common ingredient in cough syrups and capsules. Niyog-niyogan or rangoon creeper (Quisqualis indica L.)

What are the 10 herbal medicine approved by DOH?

Ten medicinal plants have been endorsed by the DOH-PITAHC, after they have been scientifically validated to ensure safety and efficacy. These are Acapulco, Ampalaya (Makiling variety), Lagundi (five leaflets), Bawang, Bayabas, Sambong, Niyug-niyogan, Tsaang-gubat, Yerba Buena, and Ulasimang bato (pansit-pansitan).

What herbs heal wounds?


  • Aloe (Aloe vera), as a cream or gel.
  • Calendula (Calendula officinalis), or pot marigold, as an ointment or a tea applied topically.
  • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) as a topical ointment to help wounds heal and fight inflammation.
  • Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) as oil or cream.

What’s the best way to make akapulko ointment?

1. Wash your hands. 2. Wash the fresh young Akapulko leaves. 3. Chop the washed fresh young Akapulko leaves. 4. Prepare the Esperma candle and scrape thinly. 5. Prepare one glass of Esperma (240 ml.) candle, one glass of chopped, fresh young Akapulko leaves and one glass of palm oil.

What’s the best treatment for itch on the face?

Oral medications. Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft), may be helpful in easing some types of chronic itch. Light therapy (phototherapy). Phototherapy involves exposing your skin to a specific type of light.

What can akapulko be used for in the Philippines?

Akapulko is also used as herbal medicine to treat bronchitis and asthma. Because of Akapulko’s anti-fungal properties, it is a common ingredient in soaps, shampoos, and lotions in the Philippines.

What to take for itchy skin after shingles?

Some OTC allergy medicines (antihistamines), such as diphenhydramine, can make you drowsy. This type of pill might be helpful before bedtime if your itchy skin disrupts your sleep. Antihistamines do not help with the itch that follows a shingles infection.

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