Pito-pito (literally, seven-seven) is a blend of seeds or leaves from 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.
In the urban and suburban areas, it has become part of the alternative new-age menu as a herbal tea blend. Commercial tea preparations substitute one or two ingredients with other herbal medicna components. A popular substitue in herbal blends is gotu-kola (takip-kohol, Centella asiatica); and for wild-crafted use, pineapple and kaimito leaves.
Last Updated October 2014
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