There are traditional medicines provided by herbalists or herbal medicine practitioners like the hilot (midwife)and albularyo (herb doctor). Some legitimate traditional herbal medicine practitioners practice within the limitations of their training. Some of them have their training under the Department of Health. Herbalists base their health for medicinal purpose since our earliest beginnings. Every known culture has attempted to harness and the healing power of plants. Today, plants are used in many commercially prepared drug preparations. These plants are prepared as capsules,tablets, or syrups after extensive chemical analysis or studies. Other plants that used for common ailments are recommended by herbalists such as lagundi, oregano, sorosoro,guava leaves, and many more.Medicinal plants offer an alternative for costly medicines. The use of these plants have a scientific basis and we have many of these plants available in our backyards.

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