Pansit-Pansitan For Better Health & Wellbeing
You may have heard of Pansit-Pansitan [Peperomia pellucida ed.], which belongs to the plant family, Piperaceae. It is traditionally used as an herbal medicine to help treat a variety of ailments and conditions which afflict millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. It is commonly known as Peperomia in English and is a small herbaceous plant that often grows to between 1 to 1.5 feet tall. It prefers to grow in damp, shaded areas and grows wild in many places, such as nooks and crannies in stone walls, paths, and guttering.
Pansit-Panistan consists of heart-shaped leaves, on which a succulent stem protrudes bearing tiny flowers. These flowers then develop into fruits, which all contain approximately one seed. This is the means as to which the plant propagates itself and continues to multiply. The leaves and stalks of the herb are edible and can be eaten fresh as part of a salad or added to smoothies, etc. As good as the herb tastes, it actually serves a medicinal purpose, which many people have grown to love it for.
Uses Of Pansit-Panistan As A Treatment
As noted above, the herb is utilized as part of the treatment of many conditions, which range from abscesses, acne, boils, arthritis, stomach pains, kidney issues, headaches, and gout. The way in which it is used all comes down to the preferred application of the individual and the issue they are afflicted with. For many conditions, Peperomia can be used as a standalone treatment, but it can be boosted with the use of other herbal and botanical remedies.
In a world full of Big Pharma, it can seem like the best choice to make when it comes to your health and wellbeing. Many of the medications created by pharmacies include medications and chemical components that do the body more harm than good. Yes, they may help alleviate the original condition, but their side effects can create their own set of problems.
Using Peperomia For Aches And Pains
As stated above, Peperomia is an amazingly effective natural remedy for a whole host of body issues.
- For those suffering from arthritis, the pain can become debilitating and destroy the overall quality of life. Pansit-Panistan is great for helping relieve the harsh symptoms of arthritis, and also general aches and pains.
- Those who suffer from fibromyalgia will find relief from their symptoms when using peperomia, and this can be further enhanced with the use of other herbal medicines, such as lavender oil, avocado oil, and nettles.
Pure extracted Pansit-Panistan oil is ideal to mix with any of the above, but as a standalone treatment option, it is also very beneficial.
If you have access to fresh plants, then you can make your own treatments by simply bruising the leaves and stems, placing them in freshly boiled water, and then allowing them to steep for around 30 minutes. This mixture can then be used as a tea, which helps reduce inflammation internally, or applied topically to the skin.
One of the very best natural oils you can use to ingest with peperomia is rice bran oil, which also contains many anti-inflammatory properties and assists with reducing the effects of aches and pains.
Using Peperomia For Gout
Gout is another extremely painful condition that you need not suffer with in silence. It is also another condition in which Pansit-Panistan can help. Again, you can use the herb as a stand-alone treatment option, which is ingested orally as a tea, or you can combine it with other natural treatments. The best natural medicine to combine Peperomia with is celery seed extract, which contains a blend of phenolic, caffeic, and ferulic acids.
The second best natural remedy you can combine it with is black cherry juice, which has been shown to reduce the risk of suffering from a gout attack by 35%. The way in which these two treatments work is by firstly reducing inflammation in the body, and by also removing uric acid from the system.
If you combine all three together, you will experience exceedingly quick results, which will have you feeling back to normal in no time at all. If you don’t have any of these readily available to you, you can try rue health benefits , which has many uses for helping to effectively combat gout.
Using Peperomia For Pimples, Acne, and Boils
Treating these inflamed and raw skin conditions is quick and easy when you use Pansit-Panistan. Preparation is easy and requires several fresh leaves to be placed in boiling hot water. Leave them for round two minutes and then place in a pestle and mortar and pound them into a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area and let it work its magic. The anti-inflammatory properties of Peperomia will help eliminate redness and swelling, while it also acts on drawing out the pus from the affected area.
It can also be boiled in water to make a decoction, which is then wiped over the skin with a fresh cotton ball. The decoction will contain enough of the plants extract to reduce swelling and redness and make the issue less noticeable. For acne, use a decoction every morning and evening for the clean, clear, and bright skin.
Using Peperomia For Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are another condition that can be eased without the need of synthetic or man-made pharmaceuticals. To treat a headache, you want to use Pansit-Panistan as a dual action treatment. The first thing you want to do is boil several leaves in water for a few minutes to make a tea. This will be consumed to help reduce a headache from within. The leaves will be pulsed into a paste and applied directly on the temples. This double attack will help eradicate your headache and help you enjoy the rest of your day in peace.
While Pansit-Panistan may seem like a small plant, the benefits it offers with helping relieve pain and discomfort from many conditions is big. It is a little-known herb, yet one which is fast becoming the go-to treatment for many herbalist enthusiasts the world over.
Karen Boyle is interested in Functional Health at Amchara (Somerset, UK & Malta) which has been voted ‘Top 10 wellbeing retreats in the world-2017” by CNTraveller.com & ‘Top 10 retreats for health in the world-2016” by Telegraph.co.uk. Amchara Health Retreats have been featured in: VOGUE, INDEPENDENT, PORTER, MARIE CLAIRE, HEALTH & FITNESS, CHANNEL 4 and more. Follow her on Instagram @amcharahealth
Please note that publication of guest posts does not imply endorsement.