‘Paragis, herbal medicine for dengue, anyone?’

Paragis Grass for sale.

Its name sounds outlandish but make no mistake about it.

“Paragis Grass” being sold here by this unnamed woman on a side street in Manila, offers a myriad of natural medicinal benefits aside from dengue.

Actually, it went viral recently as Paragis Grass cures numerous diseases.

Its benefits are endless backed up by many people who testified the wonders of this grass in treating numerous diseases.


In Africa, Paragis is used as a natural way of treating different kinds of illnesses.

In Porac, Pampanga, the tribe of Aeta used it as an insect repellent. Paragis is declared to have protein and its leaves have silicon monoxide, calcium oxide, and chlorine compounds.

It is also known to have numerous properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihistamine, natural diuretic, and cytotoxic properties. Its steam, roots, and leaves are used as herbal medicine by boiling it.

Paragis cure diseases such as:

  1. Cancer – Paragis’ antioxidants prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body.
  2. Ovarian cyst and myoma – Ovarian cyst can be treated by Paragis tea.
  3. Kidney problems – Paragis increase the amount of water in the body and expels the salt as urine because of its diuretic property.
  4. Arthritis – Apply the heated leaves of Paragis with scraped coconut on the affected area.
  5. Diabetes – Paragis has anti-diabetic properties. Drink of its tea regularly.
  6. Wound bleeding – Stops wound bleeding by applying the mixture on the affected area.
  7. Parasites – It has laxative properties that fight parasites in the body.
  8. UTI – Drink boiled leaves of Paragis to cure UTI.
  9. High blood pressure – It’s boiled leaves and stem helps balance and lower the risk of hypertension.
  10. Fever – Drinking boiled roots of Paragis lowers the fever.
  11. Sprain – Apply minced leaves of Paragis on the affected area.
  12. Dandruff – Mixed the minced and stem of Paragis on coconut oil. Use it as a shampoo. It also uses for hair growth and stops falling hair.
  13. Dysentery – Drinking boiled roots of Paragis helps cure gastroenteritis (Diarrhea with blood). (Mike Taboy/Benjie Cuaresma/IAMIGO/Wiki/CNS)

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