Another herbal leaf that is commonly used as an expectorant is Sambong (Blumea balsamifera Linn). This medicinal alternative is widely available at tropical countries such as the Philippines. These green leaves are also said to have anti-diarrhetic and gastralgic properties.
The most known help Sambong has in the olden times is that it aids in the dissolution of kidney stones and helps alleviate the common colds.
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