Sambong can actually be seen as teas, dried leaves, powders, tablets as well as capsules and a lot more of forms. They have a nice menthol taste that is extremely effective in relieving the stomach.
Take a heaping teaspoon of the dried leaves and steep it in a hot water for a couple of minutes and leave it to cool down before you consume it for around 3 to 4 cups on a daily basis. It can also be used for a long period of time without problems.
Up to today, there are still no known side effects of Sambong. However, as with any medication or herbal remedy, women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding are now allowed to use it. A lot of people have sworn that Sambong is an amazing and effective herb that will improve your entire health.
Here are the health benefits of Sambong:
- Liver Disease
Sambong contains a methanolic compound which might have the ability to make the development of lung cancer slow down without any toxicity.
- Antibacterial and Anti-fungal
Sambong have been known to have cyptomeridiol and icthyothereol that can actually kill bacteria and fungus just like E. coli, P. aeruginosa, B. subtilis, as well as S. aureus, C. albicans and A. niger.
When Sambong tea has been taken internally, it has the ability to reduce fevers. Adding Sambong tea to your bath will also aid in lowering fevers.
- Oral Pain Relief
Sambong tea can actually assist with the pain that is lined with dental procedures. Just gargle with some of its tea and the pain will be eventually gone.
- Colds and Flues
Due to the methanolic content of Sambong, it can actually ad with the symptoms of coughs, colds and even flues.
- Skin Wounds
Due to the antimicrobial content of Sambong, using its tea and powders on skin wounds can actually promote faster healing.