Anyway, we walked the whole stretch of Ongpin Street, from Santa Cruz Church in Carriedo to Binondo Church (National Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz). There are a lot of wares being sold along the street but this one caught my attention:
|Excuse the misspelling, LOL!|
I never knew that cogon (kugon in Filipino) is an herbal medicine until yesterday. But apparently, cogon provides healing for hemoptysis, hematuria, and nose bleed. Drinking a decoction made from its fresh rhizomes is also a cure for urinary tract infection as well as for painful outgrowths on the tongue. Last and most importantly, it has been used to cure DIABETES, arthritis, and wounds!
Then again, I haven't found even a single article of a study to support this. I didn't buy either so, if you know anyone who drinks cogon juice to lower his/her blood sugar, let me know!
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