Exploring the Health Marvels of Ulasimang Bato

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Exploring the Health Marvels of Ulasimang Bato (Pansit-Pansitan): A Culinary and Medicinal Treasure

The Ulasimang Bato, also called Pansit-Pansitan, is tucked away in the center of traditional Filipino medicine and cuisine. For many years, this humble herb—scientifically known as Peperomia pellucida—has been used as a culinary ingredient and a medicinal remedy. We’ll set out on a quest to explore the wonders of Ulasimang Bato in this blog post, learning about its distinct tastes and the numerous health advantages it offers.


What is the purpose of pansit-pansitan or ulasimang bato?

ULASIMANG BATO: A medicine formulation that reduces inflammation.

Because of Peperomia pellucida’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hyperuricemic qualities, it has long been used in Philippine traditional medicine under the local names “ulasimang-bato” and “pansit-pansitan.”


How is Pansit-Pansitan poured?

Pansit-pansitan, Ulasimang bato (Fil)

The doctor may also suggest boiling 1 1/2 glasses (or 3 cups) of pansit-pansitan in 2 glasses of water, without packing them in, until the water reduces to half (about 15 minutes). Then, drink 1/3 glass of the boiled water three times during the day after meals.


What adverse consequences does ulasimang bato have?

Side Effects and Interactions of Ulasimang Bato for Gout and Arthritis Pain – Hello Doctor

Pregnant and nursing women should avoid Ulasimang Bato as there are no conclusive studies on its effects on them. With the possible exception of allergy, this medicinal plant does not currently have any known side effects or interactions.


Ulasimang Bato is used to treat what?

Ulasimang Bato as an Agent for Antihyperuricemia

The leaves have been traditionally used as a decoction to treat urinary tract infections, gout, and arthritis.

Uses: The most well-known use of Ulisang Bato is as a natural herbal remedy for gout and other forms of arthritis.

It is a well-known alternative to arthritis medication because of three main characteristics.

There are anti-inflammatory qualities to Ulisang Bato. Any kind of arthritis, including gout, is characterized by joint inflammation. The affected area may become red or swollen as a result of this inflammation. The big toe is more frequently affected. The use of Ulisang Bato greatly reduces inflammation. Its chemical composition renders it a potent analgesic.

Common examples of analgesics that are always kept on hand in the pantry of most Filipino homes are ibuprofen or paracetamol. Gout patients take analgesics, which are painkillers, to lessen pain and inflammation. Utilizing its inherent analgesic qualities, Ulisang Bato can be applied to the same kinds of ailments


It has qualities that prevent hyperuricemia. The anti-hyperuricemia qualities of Ulasimang Bato give it an advantage over other commercially available arthritis medications. An elevated uric acid level in the body is the cause of gout.

Urine is normally the route by which uric acid is eliminated. The majority of arthritis drugs, such as allopurinol, also lower the body’s uric acid levels (anti-hyperuricemia); however, over time, recurrences occur, and the levels rise once more. In some trials, researchers discovered that participants’ hyperuricemia did not return after using the medicinal plant.


Gourmet Delight

Identifying Taste Profile:

Ulasimang Bato’s mild, peppery flavor gives food preparations a distinctive depth of flavor. This herb’s unique flavor enhances any meal, whether it’s sautéed on its own or added to soups, salads, or other dishes.

Rich in Nutrients Culinary Partner:

Pansit-Pansitan is a nutrient powerhouse that goes beyond flavor. In addition to being delicious, it also adds nutrition and essential vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and antioxidants to your meals.


Wonders of Medicine

Wonder of Anti-Inflammation:

Celebrated for its strong anti-inflammatory qualities is Ulisamang Bato. The leaves are an important natural treatment for ailments like arthritis because they contain bioactive compounds that may help reduce inflammation.


Assistance with Detoxification:

Pansit-Pansitan has long been used to aid the body’s detoxification processes. Because of its diuretic qualities, it may help eliminate toxins, support kidney health, and improve general well-being.


Antimicrobial Partner:

The herb has antibacterial qualities that can aid in the treatment of several illnesses. Including Ulasimang Bato in your diet could help strengthen your body’s defenses against dangerous microbes.


Potential to Prevent Hypertension:

According to some research, Pansit-Pansitan may help lower blood pressure, which makes it a possible ally in the treatment of hypertension. But you must speak with a healthcare provider before using


Ulasimang Bato Culture

Tips for Gardening:

It’s gratifying to grow Pansit-Pansitan in your garden. The herb grows best in places with shade and soil that drains easily. A healthy Ulasimang Bato plant requires regular watering and moderate sunlight.


Gathering for Ecological Purposes:

Harvest the stems and leaves responsibly to promote long-term growth. Although Ulasimang Bato is a resilient plant, careful harvesting guarantees a steady supply for both culinary and medicinal purposes.



Pansit-Pansitan, also known as Ulisang Bato, is a gift from nature that has several health advantages in addition to being a delectable food. This herb has earned a place in both traditional medicine and the kitchen thanks to its unique flavor profile and medicinal wonders. As we enjoy its flavor and investigate its potential for healing,



  1. https://www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/heartnovation/ulasimang-bato-anti-inflammatory-drug-formulation/
  2. https://www.bitsathy.ac.in/blog/the-five-leafed-wonder-herb/
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