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Bahay Kubo
The illustrated Version of the Philippine Medicinal Plant Song

A bahay kubo in rural Tiaong that lives the song, housing a family of six who survives off the plants that grow around their humble abode. The hut was built from recycled parts, coco lumber posts, strips of bamboo for siding, and roofed with corrugated metal sheets. Around the house grows a miscellany of vegetables – kamoteng kahoy, sitaw, kalamismis, paayap, pipino, okra, ampalaya, kalabasa, papaya or talong – for daily table fare and a small amount sold in the market to buy their daily measures of rice.

Bahay kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari.
Sinkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
Sitaw, bataw, patani.
 
Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa
Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
At sa paligid-ligid ay liñga.


Bahay kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari.



Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani

Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa

At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa.

Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
At sa paligid-ligid ay liñga.

Singkamas
Pachyrrhizus erosus
Potato bean
Talong
Solanum melongena
Eggplant
Sigarilyas
Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Winged bean
Mani
Arachis hypogaea
Peanut
Sitaw
Vigna unguiculata
String bean
Bataw
Dolichos lablab
Hyacinth bean
Patani
Phaseolus lunatus
Lima bean
Kundol
Benincasa hispida
White gourd melon
Patola
Luffa acutangula
Sponge gourd
Upo
Lagenaria siceraria
Bottle gourd
Kalabasa
Curcubita maxima
Squash
Labanos
Raphanus sativus
Radish
Mustasa
Brassica integrifolia
Mustard
Sibuyas
Allium cepa
Onion
Kamatis
Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
Tomato
Bawang
Allium sativum
Garlic
Luya
Zingiber officinale
Ginger
Liñga
Sesamum indicum
Sesame
   

Last Update May 2010



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