Explore the five nutritional vegetables of First Vita Plus, with five power herbs:
•Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera)
Planted throughout the Philippines in settled areas at low and medium altitudes.
Scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value. It can help rebuild weak bones, help enrich anemic blood and aid in the nourishment of breastfeeding babies. Ounce per ounce, it has the calcium of four glasses of milk, the vitamin C of seven oranges and the potassium of three bananas.
•Dahon ng Sili (Capsicum Frutescens)
Is found throughout the Philippines plated here and there about dwellings but also thoroughly established in open, waste places in settled areas. It is an important gastrointestinal deoxidant and also serves as a stimulant, digestive, rubefacient, stomachic, sialagogue, alterative, antispasmodic, febrifuge and depurative.
•Saluyot (Corchorus Olitorius)
Is ever-present in clearings, farms and waste places in the Philippines. Reported to be demulcent, deobstruent. Diuretic, lactagogue, purgative and tonic, it may also be a remedy for aches and pains, dysentery, enteritis, fever and pectoral pains.
•Uray (Amaranthus Spinosus)
Is found throughout the Philippines at lowlands and low altitudes. It functions as a good expectorant and an effective astringent especially in stopping liquid bowels. Locally, it has been reported that a decoction of the root relieves one’s breathing from acute bronchitis.
•Talbos ng Kamote (Ipomoea Batatas)
A warm season crop extensively cultivated in the Philippines. It can easily be planted any time of the year and propagated from stem cuttings.
Its roots are high in calories and vitamin A and the leafy tops are eaten as vegetables. The tops, especially purplish ones are used for diabetes and the crushed leaves are applied to boils and acne.