BLOG POSTS — Philippine Herbal Medicine

Lyn Pacificar
How to Make Salabat Ginger Tea

How to Make Salabat Ginger Tea

My grandma swore by drinking ginger tea every morning.  As a matter of fact, salabat or ginger tea is the general "go-to" Filipino herbal drink when it comes to sore throat, colds, flu, indigestion, nausea, and as an herbal tonic to bring warmth and balance to the body.   With the Covid pandemic, there is a rise in interest for natural remedies to help boost the immune system and stave off viruses.  Well, look no further than to one of the most accessible, powerful and effective herbs out there-- the ginger.  It's origins are traced back to southeast Asia, but you...

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Lyn Pacificar
Healing Benefits of Guava Leaf Tincture

Healing Benefits of Guava Leaf Tincture

Many scientists are studying what our Ancestors have known all along--the healing properties of Guava Leaves, captured in this bottle of Bayabas Tincture. Lovingly harvested, organically grown guava leaves are from our very own urban farm, steeped in a base of coconut lambanog (a distilled liquor made from coconut palm sap) sourced from the Philippines.  Not all guava trees are created equally.  Our trees are grown with great care, fertilized with homemade compost, lending to its high quality leaves and potency.  The leaves are hand-harvested at their peak season, cleaned, and processed in ceremony to create this beautiful guava leaf extract. ...

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Lyn Pacificar
Benefits and Uses of Guava Leaves

Benefits and Uses of Guava Leaves

Guava leaves have an extensive history in many folk medicine applications, not only in the Philippines, but around the world.  Our tree, whom we lovingly call, "Mama Guava," is a relationship built over two decades.  To know and to teach her medicine is a deep privilege and honor.  Being an herbalist doesn't necessarily mean knowing everything about every plant, but to also have a heart-soul connection with the very plants who are your allies.  It is easy enough to look up benefits and research what a plant can do for you.  Most people don't take the time to know what...

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Lyn Pacificar
Bayabas Guava Leaf Oil Benefits and Uses

Bayabas Guava Leaf Oil Benefits and Uses

Guava Leaves (Psidium Guajava) contain the components our ancestors have long known to be medicinal for our mind, body and spirit. Thousands of years before the advent of scientific testing and westernized medicine, nature was the only pharmacy we needed to seek in order to heal ourselves.   Contained in Bayabas Guava Leaf Skin Elixir, is ancient wisdom-- written in our DNA to be the balancing energy to what ails us.  The Guava Leaf Skin Elixir is ancestral knowledge and mysticism handed down from generation to generation.  Also known as “bayabas” in the Filipino culture, guava leaves have been used in teas and...

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