Natural Product for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A Herbal Drug for HIV

INVENTORS Dr. Sheriah de Paz-Silava, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION The technology aims to provide an additional treatment to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It has the strong potential to be the first herbal medicine to target Type 1 HIV which is the most common type. VALUE PROPOSITION Plant […]

Sambong As A Diuretic And Treatment Of Urinary Tract Stones

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Sambong (Blumea balsifera) is a coarse, woody, and strongly aromatic shrub found in open grasslands, waste places and clearings in most provinces in the Philippines. Its medicinal properties have been recognized by Filipino herbolarios and have been […]

Ampalaya For Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Ampalaya (Momordica charantia) is also known as bitter melon or bitter gourd. In the Philippines, traditional uses include those for cough, colds, asthma, as emetic especially in the newborn, for colic, stomach ache diabetes, anemia, fever, malaria, […]

Lagundi for Cough and Asthma

INVENTORS: NIRPROMP OVERVIEW: Respiratory tract infections, including bronchitis and bronchiolitis are among the top ten leading causes of morbidity in the Philippines. Asthma is also the most common chronic respiratory disease in our country. Both conditions are expensive to treat and control as well having a negative effect on a person’s quality of life. TECHNOLOGY […]

Tsaang Gubat tablet for Relief of Gastrointestinal and Biliary Colic

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masamune] is a shrub found in the Philippines. Its leaves have been utilized by our ancestors as a tea for stomach problems and loose bowel movement. It contains α-amyrin, β- amyrin and […]

Akapulco for Fungal Skin Infections

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Akapulco (Senna alata) is a woody bush found throughout the Philippines. Traditionally, the leaves have been used to treat fungal infections, from which it got its common name “ringworm bush.” The leaves are traditionally pounded, the juice […]

Ulasimang bato as Antihyperurecemic Agent

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Peperomia pellucida is also commonly known as Ulasimang bato or pansit-pansitan. Folklorically, the leaves have been used as a decoction to treat gout, arthritis and urinary tract infections. VALUE PROPOSITION Completed Clinical Trials Phase 1-3 Decreases the […]