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Why is this research needed?

This research is very important for the contribution of essential knowledge in herbal
healing. We chose the Iba plant to be the center of our research because it is easily
found in our local area. This research aims to provide medicinal uses of the plant.
Most of the people dont its health benefits. This research also helps in realizing and
maximizing the plants healing power.


Prevents and cures scurvy, strengthens stomach and lowers body heat.
Itches and skin diseases.
Pimples and rheumatism.
Inflammation of the rectum.
Cough and fungal disease of mouth and throat.
Beriberi and biliousness.
Fever, hemorrhage of stomach and bowels.
Skin diseases, especially with pruritus: Reduce the leaves to a paste and
apply tolerably warm to areas of affected skin.
Post-partum and rectal inflammation: Infusion of leaves.
Mumps, acne, and localized rheumatic complaints: Paste of leaves applied to
affected areas.
Warm paste of leaves also used for pruritus.
Cough and thrush: Infusion of flowers, 40 grams to a pint of boiling water, 4
glasses of tea daily.
Fever: Fruit as a cooling drink.
The fruit has been used for a variety of maladies: beriberi, cough, prevention
of scurvy.
Infusion of leaves also drank as a protective tonic after childbirth.


The fruits are eaten to prevent and cure scurvy, strengthen stomach and
lower the body heat.
The leaves made into a paste are applied to itchy skin and skin diseases.
The same paste is also used for pimples, rheumatism and applied topically.
The infusion of the fresh leaves is used for inflammation of the rectum.
The flowers are given in infusion for cough and fungal disease of the mouth
and throat.
The pure juice of the fruit is recommended in case of beriberi, which is
characterized by weakness and nerve damage and in biliousness which is the
excessive secretion of bile.
The fruit made into syrup is good for fever and hemorrhage or profuse
bleeding of the stomach and bowels.


The leaves, flowers and fruit


Leaves and flowers, 40 to 50 grams for 1 litre of water. For infusion, 4 to 5

cups a day. Fruit juice, 30 ml. at a time, 8 times a day.

Theoretical Framework
In our research, the methodology we are going to use in the thesis is the
experiments. We will perform experiments on the effectiveness of the herbal
medicine. We will do decoction of the Iba leaves. We will also make an ointment out
of the Iba fruit as a medication to itchy skin.


People who take part in research involving experiments might be asked to complete
various tests to measure their cognitive abilities (e.g. word recall, attention,
concentration, reasoning ability etc.) usually verbally, on paper or by computer. The
results of different groups are then compared. Participants should not be anxious
about performing well but simply do their best. The aim of these tests is not to
judge people or measure so-called intelligence, but to look for links between
performance and other factors. If computers are used, this has to be done in such a
way that no previous knowledge of computers is necessary. So people should not be
put off by this either.

The study might include an intervention such as a training programme, some kind
of social activity, the introduction of a change in the persons living environment
(e.g. different lighting, background noise, different care routine) or different forms of
interaction (e.g. linked to physical contact, conversation, eye contact, interaction
time etc.). Often the interaction will be followed by some kind of test (as mentioned
above), sometimes before and after the intervention. In other cases, the person
may be asked to complete a questionnaire (e.g. about his/her feelings, level of
satisfaction or general well-being).

Some studies are just based on one group (within-group design). The researchers
might be interested in observing peoples reactions or behaviour before and after a
certain intervention (e.g. a training programme). However, in most cases, there are
at least two groups (a between-subjects design). One of the groups serves as a
control group and is not exposed to the intervention. This is quite similar to the
procedure in clinical trials whereby one group does not receive the experimental

Averrhoa bilimbi
drug. This enables researchers to compare the two groups and determine the
impact of the intervention. Alternatively, the two groups might differ in some
important way (e.g. gender, severity of dementia, living at home or in residential
care, etc.) and it is that difference that is of interest to the researchers.

Medicinal Uses


Submitted to:
Mr. Edwin Romano Jr.

Submitted by:
Pancho, Deielle A.

Byrd, Pinky N.

Lusterio, Jeremiah C.

Narciso, Judy Ann

Olpos, Regin

Chem 122 Sec. A (MWF 5:00-7:00pm)