(literally, seven-seven) is a blend of seven seeds or leaves of seven
traditional herbal medicinal plants, usually prepared as a decoction
or a poultice and used in a wide variety of folkloric applications:
headaches, fever, cough, colds, migraine, asthma, abdominal pains, diarrhea,
etc. The ingredients vary according to availability and intended use.
Seven (pito) is believed to be numerologically essential to the efficacy
of the eventual formulation.
the urban and suburban areas, it has become part of alternative new-age
menu as a herbal tea blend. Commercial tea preparations substitute one
or two ingredients with other herbal medicinal components. A popular
substitute in herbal tea blends is Gotu-Kola
(Centella asiatica); for wild-crafted use, pineapple
and kaimito leaves.
|Common names||Scientific names|
|Alagao leaves||Premna odorata Blanco|
|Anise seeds||Pimpinella znisum|
|Banaba leaves||Lagestroemia speciosa|
|Coriander seeds||Coriandum sativum|
|Guava leaves||Psidium guajava|
|Mango leaves||Mangifera indica|
|Pandan leaves||Pandanus amaryllifolius|
Commercially, as tea blends.