(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

Indigenous Herbal Medicine: TAMOK

Some years back, I wrote about local medications (I posted it here last year) that my grandparents used to give me when I was young. One of these is a herbal drink containing a grass locally called tamok. I finally found one in Tagaytay. Can anyone research for its English and Scientific Name?


Nov 19, 2006

1 comment:

chalacuna said...

herbal medicine is the most ancient form of medical practice together with chanting and other forms of rituals.

at present herbal medicine has grown in popularity in urban cities for. many people are turning to alternative medicine to relieve minor illness and sometimes used herbs to cure serious diseases such as cancer.

herbs are the primary ingredient for the modern drugs which undergoes series of refinements to make it more safe to humans.

herbal medicine very effective yet without any side effects as compared to synthetic drugs.

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