Philippines is renowned for its rich vegetation. From an aerial perspective, you will see the uniformity of terrains, almost all covered by splendid verdure. Though we cannot set aside the fact that the world is changing and human population is ever accumulating, thus, a greater need to protect our environment and the important role it plays in our daily lives is the key to growth and sustainability of our natural resources.
In fact, a least-expected product of nature has just gone viral all over the social media for its exemplary health benefits. Eleusine indica, goose grass, wire grass, dog’s tail or commonly known as “paragis” is the new talk of the town when testimonials from different Filipino adherents emerged throughout the country. Even Philippine Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Fantin Piñol acknowledged the potential of paragis as an effective herbal medicine to major diseases nowadays.
Paragis can be as ubiquitous as common sidewalk sods most of us don’t even notice at all but is widely accepted as a herbal medicine to our fellow kapampangans. Though this wild grass is not yet enlisted in Department of Health’s accredited medicinal plants, it is believed to cure the following health conditions due to its generous supply of minerals and antioxidants:
- Ovarian Cyst and Myoma
- Kidney Problems
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Other Illnesses
Health and medicine practitioners are still yet to perform thorough observations, experimentations, and tests of paragis to prove its safety and effectivity to combat diseases.
Though paragis is recommended by some of our fellow countrymen to address concurring health issues, they reiterated that balanced diet, proper exercise, and disciplined lifestyle habits shall be at par with our motivation to heal and live a healthy life.
Our country is truly gifted of wide varieties of plants that feed, shelter, and even heal us due to its appropriate weather conditions for propagation. Paragis is just another proof that nature has not yet given up on us and is still handing us multiple shots of chance for us to fulfil our duties as its benefactors.