Tsaang Gubat (Carmona retusa )

Tsaang Gubat is used as herbal medicine and is a shrub that grows wild in the tropical climate of Philippines. Tsaang gubat is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine. The tsaang gubat were studied for possible anti-allergic substances to counter the histamine release from mast cells that cause type-1 reactions. The tsaang-gubat, contains rosmarinic acid and microphyllone which is attributed for its efficacy to control allergy. Tsaang gubat studies also shows it has antibacterial, antinocicpetive and anti-inflammatory properties. Study of tsaang gubat leaves showed a mixture of triterpenes– a-amyrin, ß-amyrin and baurenol and a wide range of bioactivity. The tsaang gubat showed analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal and antibacterial activities. Tsaang gubat is commonly prepared in pills capsules and in herbal tea bags form.

Tsaang gubat is an erect, shrub with green compound leaves. The tsaang gubat shrub grows to about 1 to 4 meters high and can be found in secondary forest in low and medium altitude. Tsaang gubat leaves grows in clusters on short branches, 3-6 cm long, somewhat toothed or lobed near the apex and pointed at the base, short stalked and rough on the upper surface. Tsaang gubat bears small white flowers, axillary, solitary, 2 or 4 on a common stalk. It bears yellow fruits when ripe about 4-5 mm in diameter, fleshy, with a 4-seeded stone.

Tsaang Gubat , Herbal Medicine For Allergy And Skin Disinfectant
Tsaang gubat is used as herbal medicine for the treatment of mild allergy attack and skin wounds:

scabies and
wounds in child birth

Tsaang Gubat , Herbal Medicine For Stomach Problems
Tsaang Gubat is used as herbal medicine for the following stomach problems

Stomach pains
Intestinal motility
Diarrhea or Loose Bowel Movement (LBM)
Preparation and application of tsaang gubat herbal medicine for treatment of stomach problems

Tsaang Gubat , Herbal Medicine For Mouth Problems
Tsaang gubat is used as herbal medicine for the following mouth problems:

mouthwash in stomatitis,
teeth strengthener

Tsaang gubat also contains fluoride and can help strengthen the teeth.