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Medicinal plants of Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.


Darga Mounika,
Danam Vindya,
Karumanchi Sruthi,
Mamillapalli  Goni,
Pasupala Kuledeep Sai,
Rajulapati Govinda Raja,
Samineni  Shamini,
Corazon V. Canapi

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College of Arts and Sciences - Biology Department - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
April 2015


             This is a descriptive study which aimed to identify the medicinal plants present in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City and classify them according to their use/s, plant parts used as medicine and its preparation methods. A total of 25 different plants were collected, identified and preserved for herbarium purposes.

           With the help of a community key (C.key ) informant and the Barangay officials, the researchers surveyed the study area during their first visit taking notes of the common names of the plants and their respective medicinal use/uses. Successive visits were then made for collection ofthese medicinal plants as well as to interview the selected residents about the parts of the plant used as remedy to certain ailments and how these plants are prepared for medication.

              After having been identified using the books, Flora of the Philippines (2004) by and Flora of Manila (2004) by E.D. Merill, the plants were then listed using their scientific names and in table indicating in another column  asthmatic condition, ten (10) of which were used as remedy for rheumatism, bronchitis, ten (10) for kidney problems and liver diseases ,six(6) for mumps and ulcers , nine (9) for jaundice, two(2) have been used for its smothening effect to the digestive tract, and a total of eight(8) plants for diarrhea and diabetes. A number of the collected plants have multiple uses. 

              Plant parts commonly used are the leaves, stem, roots, fruits and seeds as reflected in table 3 and methods of preparation involve decoctions, infusions, poultices and compresses as reflected in table 4.

              The researchers have concluded that traditional health care delivery is eminent in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.


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