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Ulasimang Bato/Sinaw sinaw (9)

2009 photographed by , under Canon EOS 450D, round robin.


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Herbal medicine “Peperomia pellucida”
herbal medicine pansit-pansitan/ulasimang bato
herbal medicine pansit-pansitan/ulasimang bato
herbal medicine sinaw-sinaw or ulasimang bato
pansit-pansitan or ulasimang bato

(Peperomia pellucida) also known as “pansit-pansitan”, “ulasimang bato” or “sinaw-sinaw”. Leaves and stem maybe eaten as vegetables; Infusion and decoction of leaves and stems are used for gout and arthritis. Pounded whole plant use as warm poultice for boils and pimples. It can be used as facial rinse for complexion problems. It is also good for kidney problems as it cleanses the kidneys. Put fresh leaves in a pitcher of water and drink it daily.

INDICATION: Anti-hyperuricemia (Arthritis and Gout)
IDENTIFICATION: A variety of grass with heart-shaped leaves
• Use the seeds.
• Mostly found in damp soil and rocks.
• Wash 1 1/2 glass fresh mature leaves thoroughly.
• Add a pinch od salt and pepper to taste.
• Divide into 3 parts and consume in the morning, at noon and at night.
• Wash the leaves thoroughly and chop or cut in small pieces.
• Boil 2 glasses of chopped leaves with 4 glasses of water, let it boil for 15 minutes under low fire without cover.
• Cool then strain.
• Drink 1/3 glass 3 times a day after meal.

Nutrient Content:
100 grams of edible portion of Pansit-pansitan or Ulasimang bato contains:
• 1.1 grams Carbohydrates
• 0.5 gram Protein
• 0.5 gram Fat
• 94 mg Calcium
• 13 mg Phosphorous
• 4.3 mg Iron
• 1250 ug Betacarotene
• 2 mg Ascorbic Acid

Source: The Philippine Food Composition Tables 1997, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)-Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

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Wammy  on May 30th, 2009

Nice job! And I learned something while I was here. Thanks

ellen b  on May 30th, 2009

Beautiful photography. I can almost see them growing :0)

Sherrie  on May 30th, 2009

Such a lot of work from such a small plant. Amazing! Mine is posted at my place, Sherrie’s Stuff. Have a great day!!


Suzanne R  on May 31st, 2009

Very interesting plants and beautiful pictures of them!

lv2trnscrb  on May 31st, 2009

very interesting plant and so good for curing some common ailments! great pictures of it too; thanks for sharing :)


Far Side of Fifty Photos  on May 31st, 2009

Hi Fhaye, Welcome to the Round Robin Photo Challenge! Your Photos are excellent. I am not sure that the other participants know to click on tour title to leave a comment.. perhaps you should explain how it works..I am a bit of a mad clicker, and knew that there should be some way to leave a comment!! Nice to met you:)

butchandangie  on June 1st, 2009

Nice pics. I like the second one the best with the rocks giving a different texture in the picture.

Linda  on June 2nd, 2009

Beautiful pictures I love that little sprout you captured in the tree–a sign of new life.

ruby jane  on May 2nd, 2011

great..we have that here in our locality, but we just ignore those. i didnt know i could use it for treating some ailments. thumbs up!

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