Dissecting Pito-Pito Contents: What's In It That Makes It Potent?

Pito-Pito herbal teas have been in the Philippine market and stayed popular there through the years. That should tell us something about its effectiveness. When I go to popular drug stores I always see them in shelves in the herbal department and customers are often found in that area surveying them. If you ask them about taking herbals, they'd say they're looking for something that would augment or be a good substitute for their maintenance medicines.

If you were to ask me, never get rid of your regular medical check ups and maintenance medicines. Herbals are good but they often work better with medicines and vice versa. And do consult with your medical doctor about the herbal drinks you take.

Anyway, let's see what's inside Pito-Pito--whatever herbs and plants in the Philippines and Asia found in it--that make people positively claim it's effectiveness.

Alagao Leaves

These leaves are said to be ideal for getting rid of phlegm during cough and colds. They are also used for relieving fever, bronchitis, and stomach aches like gas pains. The crushed leaves together with coconut oil can be applied on the abdomen for added relief. The fresh leaves is said to be also applied for treating vaginal irrigation. Having cardiac troubles? Chewing its roots is said to offer remedy.

Anis Seeds

The seeds have a lot of alternative medicinal applications. Often, they are used as a emmenagogue (encouraging menstruation) and a diuretic. They are also applied to relieve fevers and intestinal deworming. (With deworming, it's easy to see why health is improved with Pito-Pito. If you get rid fo parasites like worms, your body absorbs more nutrients from food. See?) It can also be used for increasing milk in mothers and libido health in adults.

Banaba Leaves

Some medical doctors believe the banaba fruit is a better option, but the leaves may do. It is popular in the Philippines as a diuretic. If you want toxins out of your system, try banaba tea. Moreover, some herbalists say it is also good as a purgative, good for stomach ailments, and even good for diabetes. Experts say a boiled concoction of old leaves and the dried fruit, taken 4 to 6 cups a day, is perfect for diabetes. The old leaves and old fruits are said to have effective glucose lowering results. The tea is said to also help alleviate loose bowel movement, constipation, and fevers. Best of all, it is said to help treat kidney problems and get rid of bladder or kidney stones.

Guava (Bayabas) Leaves

For topical applications, the boiled leaves are perfect for healing and drying up wounds. As tea component, the leaves, together with the tree bark, is good for treating diarrhea. Also said to be good for prolapsus ani in kids. The rootbark can alleviate swollen gums if the water used for boiling it is cooled and gargled. The leaves helps treat jaundice and guava extract is said to be good for epilepsy and chorea.

Mango Leaves 

Boiling the young mango leaves are said to be ideal for treating cough, asthma loss of voice, aphonia, dysentery, and even diabetes. The dried flowers made into tea are good for diarrhea and urethritis.

Pandan Leaves

The leaves are supposed to be ideal for stimulating urination (and thus detoxification and cleansing), treat headache, and lessen arthritis pain and stomach spasms.

Now, more or less we see why Pito-Pito has healing effects and seems to be an all-cure.

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