Jeneca Cabayeron, 23

Published: April 5, 2019 11:15am | Ilo-Ilo


Her family’s house crushed by Typhoon Yolanda’s howling winds in 2013, Jeneca was distraught and feared for the worst. The 23-year old lass from Iloilo bounced back and helped her family get back on its feet when she got a job as sales staff at Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. Watch how the timid girl conquered one of her biggest fears.

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Sambong tea effective vs kidney stones

  • Thousands of years before the World Health Organization considered Sambong (Blumea balsamifera) as one of medicinal herbs that are safe and effective medicines against illnesses, Filipinos had been using it as remedy for kidney stones.

    Yes, you got it right. The WHO recognizes that Sambong is medicinal.In fact, our own National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) has recommended it as an herbal remedy for kidney stones, as studies after studies have demonstrated its efficacy.

    Sambong tea can prevent the formation of biger lumps of stones or crystals in the kidneys as proven in the study of Charlimagne M. Montealegre and Rizalinda L. De Leon at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Department of Chemical Engineering.

    Kidney stones are most commonly formed by calcium oxalate we get from the food we eat. After our bodies obtained what it needs, the extra –including calcium, oxalate, and phosphate –travel through the bloodstream to the kidneys and will finally be flushed out through urination.

    But if we take in too little amount of water or liquids, these waste materials get stuck in the kidneys. Don’t worry. Pinoys have Sambong tea, and if taken regularly, it can stop the formation of bigger stones that can’t be removed by peeing.
    Montealegre and De Leon’s study demonstrated that Sambong tea can inhibit the formation of bigger stones by promoting the formation of smaller crystals that can easily be squirted out as you urinate.

    Remember, formation of stones in the kidneys is a slow process that takes place without you knowing it. Most importantly, it is caused by bad habits, including taking too much unhealthy food and drinking too little water. Make Yamang Bukid's Sambong Tea your 3-times-daily habit as an antidote to your bad eating and drinking habits.
    (LBG)
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Doing business with a heart: Yamang Bukid employees live mantra in Ifugao outreach

  • For over a year now, Danilo Gomez was in the thick of selling Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc.’s wellness goods. The 38-year old sales staff based in Tarlac City has come to know and love YBHPI as the country’s leading manufacturer of turmeric-based wellness products, particularly its flagship turmeric 10-in-1 tea. So when an opportunity to take part in an activity the Company is also known for came up, Gomez readily signed up for it.

    Gomez was one of the two sales personnel who joined Yamang Bukid’s outreach mission to an indigenous community in the middle of Magat Dam in the borders of Ifugao and Isabela provinces late last month. The charity mission saw YBHPI and its partners—Christian missionary group Mensaheros and well-meaning medical practitioners motor for nearly 16 hours and navigate a river for almost an hour to reach the IP community of Halag in Aguinaldo town, Ifugao.

    There, doctors and dentists weighted children, plucked rotten teeth and handed out medicines as Gomez and other YBHPI personnel assisted in setting up tents to distributing medicines. Teachers and village officials also accepted school supplies intended to school kids from the village’s two elementary schools from the Company. Meanwhile, young evangelists from Mensaheros shared the Word of God to the villagers, which they warmly accepted. “It’s worth it,” Gomez said about his joining the outreach mission. “I’m happy to help others,” he added.

    Gomez said the Company’s mantra of doing business with a heart was being put to action in activities like this. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to lend my time and effort in doing good to others,” said Gomez, who was among those tasked to maintain order and control the flow of people into the venue—-portion of the schoolyard that is covered with tarps and transformed into a makeshift hospital holding area. Jong Villaruz, another sales staff assigned in Nueva Ecija agreed. “That’s why I love to join in these activities. It motivates me to strive hard as a salesperson because I know the company is generous in helping not just its employees but also those others who are in need as well,” Villaruz said in Filipino. “This is my second outreach mission.” The YBHPI team which also included quality assurance personnel Leni Caluza, two drivers and two documenters, was led by Ms. Kim Malipe, vice president for special events.
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Malunggay: Ang Pambansang Gulay

  • Did you know that the national vegetable is not mentioned in the popular folk ditty “Bahay Kubo”?
    In 2017, a bill was passed in the House of Representatives declaring malunggay as the national veggie and designating November “National Malunggay Month.”
    Malunggay has therefore joined the prestigious list of so-called Philippine icons like Philippine eagle, carabao, jeepney, anahaw, mango, among others, according to an article by health and science journalist Henrylito Tacio.

    The bill cited malunggay’s economic, nutritional and supposed medicinal benefits. How does science view malunggay’s perceived health and wellness properties? The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describes malunggay (Moringo oleifera) as a genus of shrubs and trees with multi-purpose uses.
    Most useful is the plant’s leaves, which are consumed as food due to its nutritional richness. The UN food body cites as malunggay’s special qualities its being rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C as well as minerals.

    The FAO also asserts that malunggay products have antibiotic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties.
    Apart from its being an anti-oxidant, there are several scientific studies reporting the plant’s health and wellness benefits. While most of these researches were inconclusive though, these nevertheless provided strong evidence that moringa, in healthy doses, may enhance the body’s health and wellness.

    A study cited malunggay’s ability to lower blood pressure. For instance, “a research on 30 women revealed that taking 1.5 teaspoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder daily for three months reduced fasting blood sugar (FBS) levels by 13.5 percent on average.” Scientists also believe malunggay contains isothiocyanate compounds that are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

    Malunggay is also cited as providing many benefits for the body’s organs. It is said that the plant can protect the liver against damage caused by anti-tuberculosis drugs. It also helps in keeping the digestive tract well-functioning, aiding in the passing of gas and wastes.

    With malunggay’s often cited perceived nutritional, health and wellness benefits, it’s no wonder why the plant is called the “miracle tree” and the Philippines’ national vegetable. Health supplements that contain malunggay and malunggay extracts are therefore popular in the market nowadays. Among these is Yamang Bukid Healthy Product’s turmeric 10-in-1 tea, a popular morning drink. Aside from turmeric or luyang-dilaw, Yamang Bukid’s flagship health and wellness product contains malunggay and eight other herbs that help enhance health and physical wellness.
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