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Herbal medicine: Serpentine

Serpentine is a medicinal herb and is also known as the King of Bitters because of its bitter and milky resin. Its leaves are rounded up to 30 centimeters long. People with diabetes often find it because of its ability to lower blood sugar. Although it is a popular medicinal plant in the Philippines, it is native to Sri Lanka and North East Asia.

Diseases that can be treated by serpentine:
1.) Cough and cold - it removes sputum in the respiratory system.
2.) Diabetes and blood sugar - it adjusts or lowers your blood sugar level. In non-diabetics, it is a protection against diabetes.
3.) Analgesic - serpentine is a natural pain killer. It is also good for lowering fever.
4.) Malaria - protection against parasite infection and its increase in blood.
5.) Diarrhea and dysinteria - serpentine has anti-bacterial properties that protect against bacterial infections.
6.) Hepatitis - helps cleanse the stool to prevent hepatitis. It protects the liver and gallbladder.
7.) Antibiotic - serpentine is resistant to infections.
8.) Anti-inflammatory - inflammation medicine and muscular pain.
9.) Heart attack - Serpentine protects heart muscles to prevent heart attack.
10.) Cancer - It has natural anti-oxidant properties that fight against free radicals that cause cancer.
11.) Pneumonia, bronchitis and tuberculosis - Serpentine strengthens our immune system. 12.) Eucalyptus - it kills the bacteria and parasites that inhabit our body such as the worms in the stomach.
13.) Blood - it cleanses the body especially the blood stream.
14.) Kidney and adrenal glands - serpentine is good for adrenal glands and kidneys.

*Take 5-6 leaves and wash them.
*Boil leaves and make tea. Drink 3 times a day.

Tips & Warnings:
*Use caution when using serpintina especially in breastfeeding and pregnant because of its abortive effect.
*All excess is taboo as it has side effects of swollen lymph glands, serious allergic reactions and elevation of liver enzymes.

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