With the soaring prices of medicine, people have turned to alternative medicine not only as an option to save money, but also the trendy and natural approach in therapy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
“Dok Alternatibo” Edgar Delibo, members of Philippine Society of Traditional & Alternative Medicine and members of the Davao Inventors Association were the guests of Mabel At Your Service.
Dr. Delibo said that with herbal medicine, we do not only treat illnesses, we can also prevent it simply with the plants commonly found in our backyards and immediate surroundings. He stressed that with the use of herbs, it does costs only a fraction in comparison to synthetic medicine. He cited a few common plants such as sweet potatoes, siling labuyo, guava leaves can be an effective cure of illnesses such as hypertension, ulcers, psoriasis among others.
Mr. Virgilio Sangutan of the PSTAMI and DIA said that the use of herbal medicines is being widely practiced and promoted even by rich and developed countries not only in Asia but in other parts of the world. Although the Philippines not far behind in harnessing its use, we do have the capacity in natural resources to be able to meet the needs of the people.
Mr. Manolo Tamparong also from PSTAMI and DIA added that the promotion of Alternative Medicine is not only a better choice but also a natural approach in treating a wide number of illnesses, not only that it is fast gaining popularity, the herbal option is increasingly being approved.
Ms. Romelyn Latonio of INTREX Philippines said that their herbal products symposium has increased not only in the local scene but also promoted and patronized abroad.
Mr. Edgar Banzon of HIDAK Exclusives added that Alternative Medicine before is looked upon as “old”, but with the current developments and effectiveness, the use of herbal medicine is getting better for the good of the common man.