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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161106080377 Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 23 August 2018

Clinical screening and validation studies of medicinal plant products used in traditional folk medicine: The efficacy and acceptability tests of sambong (Blumea balsamifera) tablets.

Nelia C. Maramba

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The study aims to verify as rapidly as possible in a few selected patients the folklore claim regarding the efficacy of indigenous plant products used in traditional folk medicine in the Philippines. It seeks to determine the right dosage, preparation, and concentration of the medicinal plant that will produce the desired pharmacological effect. It also seeks to observe for any untoward or adverse effects that may occur during the administration of the plant to patients, and determine the correct management of such adverse reactions.


Efficacy and acceptability tests of sambong tablets on three patients with urinary tract infection were conducted. Initial results showed no apparent relief or passage of stone. Further clinical studies are scheduled to be carried out.

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Research Project
December 31, 1976
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