Medicinal Plants Available for Research

The Herbanext Botanical Garden (HBG) maintains a collection of over 250 medicinal plants and species accessions available for student researchers. These include native, endemic, and introduced species with known traditional medicinal use. Availability of leaves, fruits, flowers, and bark of these plants depend on the season of the year. Some plant parts may be immediately available while some may need 2-4 months of propagation. The cost per 100 grams of dried powdered herb, or 10 g of spray-dried extract, is between P1,000-3,000, depending on the plant species and plant part. Plants that are difficult to harvest/cultivate, endemic plants, and barks and flowers, are understandably the more expensive plant materials. The amount covers packing and shipping. 

HBG only sells powdered herbs and not live plants. Students can however visit the garden with advance notice to photo-document their plants. Majority of the plants at the HBG will have an accession number which will allow the researcher to trace back their original plant material for future follow-up studies. All funds generated for this service are used for the maintenance of the botanical garden and the addition of new plant species. 

"For further information in ordering plant materials and extracts, please send us an e-mail at: [email protected]."

"For cost estimates, kindly fill up the information below."

Plant No.

Scientific Name

English Name

Local Name

1

Abutilon indicum

Chinese bell flower

Malbas

2

Acalypha hispida

Chenile plant

3

Acalypha indica

Indian nettle

Maraotong

4

Agave americana

American agave

5

Allamanda cathartica

Golden trumpet

Kampinilya

6

Allium tuberosum

Garlic chives

Kuchai

7

Alternanthera sessilis

Sessile joyweed

Lupo

8

Aloe barbadensis

Aloe

Aloe vera

9

Alpinia nutans

False cardamom

10

Alpina galanga

Greater galangal

Langkawas

11

Alpinia zerumbet

Shell ginger

12

Alpinia cumingii

13

Alpinia haenki

14

Alpinia luteocarpa

Red bamboo ginger

15

Alpinia vittata

Variegate ginger

16

Amaranthus spinosus 

Pigweed

Uray

17

Amaranthus viridis

Slender Amaranth

Kolitis

18

Amomum maximum

Greater gava cardamom

19

Anacardium occidentale

Cashew

Casuy

20

Andrographis paniculata

King of Bitters

Sinta/Serpentina

21

Antidesma bunius

Currant tree

Bignay

22

Antidesma ghaesembilla

Black currant tree

Binayuyu

23

Antigonon leptosus

Coral vine

Cadena de amor

24

Annona montana

Mountain soursop

25

Annona muricata

Soursop

Guyabano

26

Annona squamosa

Sweetsop

Atis

27

Ardisia squamolosa

Shoebutton artisia

Tagpo

28

Areca catechu

Areca Nut

Bunga

29

Artemisia drancunculus

Tarragon

30

Artemisia capillaris

Oriental wormwood

31

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort

Damong maria

32

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Johey oak

Marang

33

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit

Langka

34

Averrhoa balimbi

Bilimbi tree

Kamias

35

Averrhoa carambola

Star fruit

Balimbing

36

Azadirachta indica

Neem

37

Bambusa blumeana

Spiny bamboo

Kawayang tinik

38

Bambusa vulgaris

Common bamboo

39

Barringtonia asiatica

Fish poison tree

Botong

40

Bauhinia monandra

Pink butterfly tree

41

Bixa orellana

Annato

Asuete

42

Blumea balsamifera

Blumea camphor

Sambong

43

Boesenbergia rotunda

Fingerroot

44

Bryphyllum pinnatum

Life plant

Katakataka

45

Callicarpa candicans

Malabar hoary

Tigau

46

Cananga odorata

Ylang-ylang

Ilang-ilang

47

Canarium ovatum

Pili

Pili

48

Canna indica

Indian shot

Tikas

49

Capsicum frutescens

Chili pepper

Sling labuyo

50

Carica papaya

Papaya

Papaya

51

Cassia occidentalis

Coffee senna

52

Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle

Tsitsirika

53

Ceiba pentandra

White silk cotton tree

Kapok

54

Centella asiatika

Gotu kola

Takip kuhol

55

Cheilocostus speciosus

Crepe ginger

Tabubungiau

10%

Chromolaena odorota

Devil weed

Hagonoy

57

Chrysophyllum cainito

Star apple

58

Cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon

59

Cissus quadrangularis

Veldt grape

60

Cissus sicyoides

Princess vine

61

Citrus aurantium

Sour Orange

Dalandan

62

Citrus hystrix

Kaffir lime

Kabuyaw

63

Citrus maxima

Pomello

Pomelo

64

Clinacanthus nutans

Sabah snake weed

65

Clinopodium douglasii

Yerba buena

Yerba buena

66

Clitoria ternatea

Blue pea

Pukingan

67

Clerodendrum quadrilocurale

Starburst bush

Bagawak morado

68

Cocos nucifera

Coconut

Niyog

69

Corchorus olitorius

Jew's mallow

Saluyot

70

Cordyline fruticosa

Cabbage palm

Tungkod-pare

71

Costus dubius

Showy costus

72

Costus malortieanus

Step-ladder

73

Costus productus

Dwarf spiral ginger

74

Costus stenophyllus

Snake ginger

75

Costus woodsonii

French Kiss

76

Crescentia cujete

Calabash tree

77

Crinum asiaticum

Spider lily

Bakong

78

Curcuma aeruginosa

Pink and blue ginger

79

Curcuma zedoaria

Zeodary

Barak

80

Curcuma aromatica

Wild turmeric

81

Curcuma longa

Turmeric

Luyang dilaw

82

Curcuma xanthorrhiza

Java turmeric

83

Cymbopogon citratus

Lemon grass

Tanglad

84

Cymbopogon nardus

Citronella

85

Datura metel

Thorn apple

86

Derris elliptica

Poison vine

87

Diospyros blancoi

Velvet apple

Mabolo

88

Ehrethia microphylla

Wild tea

Tsaang gubat

89

Elaeis guineensis

African oil palm

90

Eryngium foetidum

Culantro

91

Erythrina variegata

Indian coral tree

Dapdap

92

Etlingera elatior

Torch ginger

93

Eucalyptus globolus

Blue gum eucalyptus

94

Euphorbia hirta

Asthma herb

Tawa-tawa

95

Ficus fiskei

Is-is

96

Ficus ampelas

97

Ficus nota

Sacking tree

Tibig

98

Ficus septica

Septic fig/Hauili fig

Hauili

99

Ficus pseudopalma

Palm leaf fig

Niyog-niyogan

100

Garcinia binucao

Binucao

Batuan

101

Garcinia mangostana

Mangosteen

Mangostin

102

Gliricidia sepium

Marsh fleabane

Madre de cacao

103

Glochidion cf. rubrum

Leaf flower

Bagnang pula

104

Gynura procumbens

Longetivity spinach

105

Hedicium coronarium

Ginger lily

Kamia

106

Hevea brasiliensis

Rubber tree

107

Hibiscus acetosella

False roselle

108

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus

Gumamela

109

Hibiscus sabdarrifa

Roselle

110

Hibiscus surattensis

Bush sorrel

111

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Sea rosemallow

Malabago

112

Holmskildia sanguinea

Chinese hat plant

113

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Marsh Pennyworth

114

Hymenocallis littoralis

Beach spider lily

Bakong

115

Impatiens balsamina

Touch-me-not

Kamantige

116

Imperata cylindrica

Speargrass

Kogon

117

Ixora philippinensis

Philippine santan

Kayomkom

118

Justicia gendarussa

Willow-leaved justicia

Tuhod-makok

119

Kaempferia galanga

Ressurection lily

Dusol

120

Kaempferia pulchra

Peacock ginger

121

Kaempferia rotunda

Round-rooted galangal

122

Lantana camara

Stink grass

Kantutay

123

Leea manillensis

Hawaiian holly

Abang-abang

124

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Queen’s crape myrtle

Banaba

125

Lippia micromera

Spanish thyme

126

Malphighia glabra

Barbados cherry

Acerola

127

Mangifera indica

Mango

Manga

128

Mangifera altissima

Mango

Paho

129

Maranta arundinacea

Arrow root

Araro

130

Mentha x piperita

Peppermint

131

Mimosa pudica

Bashful mimosa

Makahiya

132

Mirabilis jalapa

Four o'clock

Alas cuatro

133

Momordica charantia

Bitter Gourd

Ampalaya

134

Morinda citrifolia

Indian Mulberry

Noni

135

Moringa oleifera

Horseradish Tree

Malunggay

136

Morus nigra

Black mulberry

Moras

137

Muntingia calabura

Cherry tree

Aratiles

138

Murraya koenigii

Curry leaf

139

Murraya paniculata

Orange jessamine

Kamuning

140

Nauclea orientalis

Leichhardt tree

Bangkal

141

Orthosiphon aristatus

Cat’s whiskers

Balbas pusa

142

Pachira aquatica

Malabar chestnut

143

Pandanus amaryllifolius

Pandan leaves

Pandan

144

Pandanus tectorius

Fragrant-screw pine

Pandan

145

Passiflora foetida

Stinking passion flower

Pasionariang-mabaho

146

Peperomia pellucida

Shiny bush

Pansit-pansitan

147

Persea americana

Avocado

Abokado

148

Persicaria odorata

Vietnamese coriander

149

Philodendron lacerum

Toothed philodendron

Baguak

150

Phyllanthus acidus

Otaheite gooseberry

Iba/Bangkiling

151

Phyllanthus niruri

Seed-under-leaf

Sampalo-sampalokan

152

Phyllanthus emblica

Indian gooseberry

153

Pilea microphylla

Artillery plant

154

Piper betle

Betel leaf pepper

Ikmo

155

Piper nigrum

Black pepper

Paminta

110%

Piper sarmentosum

Wild betel

30%

Plantago major

Plantain

Lanting

158

Plectranthus amboinicus

Cuban oregano

Oregano

159

Plectranthus scuttelerioides

Painted nettle

Mayana

160

Pouteria campechiana

Egg fruit canistel

Tiesa

161

Premna integrifolia

Headache tree

162

Premna odorata

Frangrant premna

Alagaw

163

Psidium guajava

Guava

Bayabas

164

Pterocarpus indicus

Rosewood

Narra

165

Quisqualis indica

Burma creeper

Niyog-niyogan

166

Salacca zalacca

Snake fruit

167

Sandoricum koetjape

Lolly fruit

Santol

168

Sansevieria trifasciata

Snake plant

169

Senna alata

Ringworm bush

Akapulko

170

Sesbania grandiflora

Vegetable hummingbird

Katurai

171

Solanum torvum

Turkey berry

Tandang-aso

172

Spondias mombin

Yellow mombin

173

Spondias pinnata

Hog plum

Libas

174

Spondias purpurea

Spanish plum

Siniguelas

175

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia

176

Strobilanthes crispus

Black face general

177

Swietenia macrophyliai

Mahogany

Mahogani

178

Synsepalum dulcificum

Miracle fruit

179

Syzygium aqueum

Watery rose apple

Makopa

180

Syzygium cumini

Black plum

Duhat

181

Syzygium malaccense

Mountain apple

Makopa

182

Syzygium samarangense

Water apple

Tambis

183

Tabebuia avellanedae

Pau de arco

184

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui

Banana bush

Pandakaki

185

Tagetes erecta

Marigold

Amarillo

186

Talinum triangulare

Waterleaf

187

Tamarindus indica

Tamarind

Sampalok

188

Tapeinochilos ananassae

Red wax ginger

189

Tectona philippinensis

Philippine teak

Bunglas

190

Terminalia cf. arjuna

Arjun tree

191

Terminalia catappa

Indian almond

Talisay

192

Theobroma cacao

Chocolate Tree

Cacao

193

Thespesia lampas

Common mallow

Bulak-bulakan

194

Thespesia populnea

Indian tulip tree

Banago

195

Tinospora rumphii

Heavenly elixir

Makabuhay

196

Tridax procumbens

Coatbuttons

197

Triphasia trifolia

Lime berry

Kamalitos

198

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla

199

Vitex negundo

Five-leaved chaste tree

Lagundi

200

Vitex parviflora

Small flower chaste tree

Molave

201

Vitex trifolia

Three-leaved chaste tree

Lagunding dagat

202

Zingiber motanum

Cassumunar ginger

203

Zingiber officinale

Ginger

Luya

204

Zingiber spectabile

Beehive Ginger

205

Zingiber zerumbet

Shampoo Ginger

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