Thursday, July 03, 2008

pito pito

Pito Pito is a blend of seven leaves of seven traditional herbal medicinal plants usually concocted through boiling for 30 minutes and is believed to help cure headaches, fever, colds, migraine, etc. It is also believed to have cleansing power and mostly the common prescription of an albularyo or a quack doctor.

Pito Pito usually consist of leaves of alagao, bayabas, banaba, pandan, mangga, anis, and cilantro.

If you want to buy Pito Pito, all you need to do is go to Quiapo. All sorts of medicinal plants are available at Quiapo, among other things like amulets, charms, love potions, even a pamparegla (which i believe is really a concoction that can abort early pregnancy!)

Truly Quiapo is such a colorful place, a paradox of anything and everything in between!

6 comments:

diwatang_byaning said...

mutagal na akong inurunga, epektib kaya tang pampa-regla? hmmmm, hmmm, h mmm,

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Hilda said...

I've always wondered what pito-pito was. Very informative post, thank you!

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Art L said...

Ganon pala ang spelling ng 'shuktung' - Sio Hock Tong.

I always heard the term when I was
a kid. I think it is a liquor not
a medicinal drink.

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