EHRETIA MICROPHYLLA also known as TSAANG GUBAT
Tsaang Gubat is one of the 10 herbs that is endorsed the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) as an antispasmodic for abdominal (stomach) pains. And is registered as a herbal medicine at the Philippine Bureau of Food & Drug (BFAD).
Tsaang Gubat is a shrub (small tree) that grows (from 1 to 5 meters) abundantly in the Philippines. In folkloric medicine, the leaves has been used as a disinfectant wash during child birth, as cure for diarrhea, as tea for general good heath and because Tsaang Gubat has high fluoride content, it is used as a mouth gargle for preventing tooth decay. Research and test now prove it's efficacy as an herbal medicine. Aside from the traditional way of taking Tsaag Gubat, it is now available commercially in capsules, tablets and tea bags.
Tsaang gubat is known to cure Stomach pains, Gastroenteritis, Intestinal motility, Dysentery, Diarrhea or Loose Bowel Movement (LBM). It ca also be used as mouth gargle and Body cleanser/wash
- "Tsaang gubat" 2005. (Accessed on August 7,2007)