Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) Medicinal Herb
This was the herb given to us by the Lady of Necodemos, the manghihilot (healing massager) when we consulted her for stomach aches which seems to have afflicted our whole family in the Philippines after going for an overnight swim at Club Manila East.
She said to make a drink of tea from this herb.
She gave the following instruction:
Chop the herb and then boil in plenty of water. Leave to simmer for at least 10 to 15 minutes with the pan uncovered.
Turn of the stove and leave this herbal tea to steep for at least 10-15 minutes.
Strain and drink half a cup every four hours.
This herb will settle your stomach and digestive system.
Remaining tea can be stored over a couple of days in a clean jar in the fridge.
Dill is widely used in making pickles as well as in soup and fish dishes.
One medicinal property of dill is it forces out excess gas from inside the body in the form of flatulence! 🙂
Dill belongs to the celery family.
Chives with its oniony taste are delicious with steak. They are also good on steam fish.
Chives are easy to grow. They will thrive in any soil, in sun or partial shade.
It is now time to plant your chives; if you have established clumps of chives in your garden, now is the time to divide them and replant.