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Understudied Plants

List of understudied plants

This list was created in response to many inquiries from young researchers asking for a listing of understudied Philippine medicinal plants. Many are indigenous plants, some are plants in limited distribution in Southeast Asian countries—little studied, their record of folkloric medicinal uses slowly disappearing with the dying culture of albularyos and alternative healers. the sway of prescription phamaceuticals. and the continued denigration by physicians.


Abuab / Lophopetalum toxicum
Adlabong / Wild tobacco
Agi / Red-stem fig
Agusais / Palm grass
Alambrillong-gubat
/ Tailed maidenhair
Alibungog
/ Ehretia philippinensis
Aligbangon / Climbing flower cup / Floscopa scandens
Alimomog / Ehretia naves
Alinang / Rice flatsedge
Ambal / Pycnarrhena malinensis
American Maidenhair fern
Anahaw / Fan palm
Anayop
Antipolo

Apulid-gapang
Atibulnak / Rubus pectinellus
Apurau / Bulrush
Asparagus fern / Ornamental asparagus
Badok / Cudweed
Baging-galapok
Bagnang-pula
Bakwit / Tropical cupgrass
Bamboo ginger / Luyang itim?
Banag / Sarsaparilla vine
Bangisi /Aristolochia sericea
Barau-barau / Tall chloranthus
Barsik / Kanada
Bayating / Tinomiscium philippinense
Bikal-boboi
Biniuang / Clerodendrum bethuneanum
Bird of paradise / Crane flower
Bolongeta / Ebony tree
Botgo / White fig
Boto / Beach napauka
Brown salwood / Golded flower salwood
Brunfelsia / Lady of the night
Burma kamonoi / Diospyros ehretioides
Bulakan / Merremia
Chang-bato / Kilwar
Chestnut tree / Money tree
Climbing bird’s nest fern / Microsorum punctatum
Crabgrass / Digitania sanguinalis
Cosmos / Cosmos sulphurous
Dao / Pacific walnut
Dapo-sa-boho / Ant plant
Dikit-dikit (Ticktree)
Drooping knotweed / Polygonum pubescens
Dudoa / Hydnocarpus alcalae
Dungon-late / Looking glass tree
Estrella / Isotoma longiflora
Galamai-amo / Schefflera insularum
Galo / Anacolosa frutescens
Garlic vine / False garlic
Gubas / Sesendok / Endospermum peltatum
Guyong-guyong / Cratoxylum sumatranum sbsp. blancoi
Hagimit / Cluster fig tree
Ipil / ironwood
Is-is / Sandpaper leaf
Kalantas / Philippine cedar Kalay / Platymitra arborea
Kaliñgag / Kalingag tree
Kalumpit / Damson plum
Kanumai
Kasopangil / Bleeding heart
Kitkitli / Golden star grass
Korokorosan / Swollen fingergrass
Kubi / Artocarpus nitidus
Lanete / Wrightia pubescens
Lingaro / Elaeagnus trifler
Lilyturf / Monkey grass
Magdadakan / Genie's tongue
Mala / Fairy petticoat
Malabatino
Malabato / False buckwheat
Malalubigan / Mapania cuspidata
Mali-mali / Leea aculeata
Mamalis / cheesewood
Mangilang / Flat sedge
Mani-manian / Golden glory
Melon-daga / Mouse cucumber
Nito / Red finger fern
Panagulingon / Cratoxylum celebicum
Pasaw na hapay / Water primrose
Payapa / Hairy fig
Posuka / OaTylophora brevipes
Pakpak-lauin na babae / Large-leaved spleenwort
Payau / Homalomena philippinensis
Payung-payungan / Tacca palmata
Pride of Burma / Flame amherstia
Rain lily / Zephyranthes rosea
Sabi / indian cress
Salab
Salasik-lupa / False buttonweed / Hedyotis verticillata
Salong / Manila copal
Salumget
Sambong-gala / Pterocaulon redolens
Sapnit / Caesalpinia latisiliqua
Sapote / Ebony persimmon
Sara-sara / Strophanthus caudatus
Sarsaparillang-puti
Sibakong
Sidit / Helmet flower
Siit / Cat's claw
Sipritsi / Seifriz's palm
Sitaw / Yardlong cowpea
Soldier's orchid
Stephania / Stephania merrillii
Suliak-daga /
Supa / Kerosene tree
Suso-susoyan / rattle box / Crotalaria quinquefolia
Tairas / Sweet spurge
Talig-harap / Mussaenda anisophylla
Tambal / Cardwell lily
Tanghas / Myristica simiarum
Tangisang-bayauak / Red stem fig
Tawa-tawa / Grammatophyllum scriptum / Bell orchid)
Tarambulo / Solanum ferox / Hairy-fruited eggplant
Tribulus / Puncture vine
Tula-tula / Blue blade / Mallotus floribundus
Usiu / Zigzag bamboo / Dinochloa scandens
Utong / Nipple plant
Yellow ginger / Wild ginger / Hedychium flavescens
Zamioculcas / ZZ Plant
Zinnia / Zinnia elegans

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New plant names needed
The compilation now numbers about 1,100 medicinal plants. I believe there are hundreds more that can be added to the collection. The last 100 plants came with great difficulty, many by happenstance, some by suggestion of site visitors. The basic information needed is the local plant name, any known folkloric medicinal use, with a scientific name (preferably) or a photo. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
© Godofredo U. Stuart Jr., M.D. / StuartXchange

Updated June 2020
October 2018



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