Tawak is a rural alternative therapy used in the southern Tagalog area. In Boac, Marinduque, this dark tea-colored decoction is made from a rolling boil of twenty or more wild-crafted herbal and medicinal plants. It is believed to be effective as a preventive measure against illnesses caused by poisonous bites from snakes, dogs, scorpions, etc. Preferably, a glassful of the warm decoction is drank on Good Friday or the first friday of August. Sometimes, the ritual of seasonal drinking is combined with a "bulong" or "orasyon" from a healer.
|Bulong and Orasyon||Pwe-Usog, Pwe-buyag|
|Magasawang Gamot||Other Anecdotal Therapies|