Rep. Vargas Ask Gov’t Agencies to Recognize the use of Tawa-tawa as Cure To Dengue
For 5th District of Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas, dengue is a no laughing matter, as he called on various government agencies to recognize the medical use of Tawa-Tawa, a known herbal elements that commonly used by Filipino households in treating dengue ailments.
“I call on the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health and Bureau of Food and Drugs to recognize Tawa-tawa and its elements of cure. It is about time, that we do scientific reseach on how to effectively utilize the success of Tawa-tawa in curing dengue-patients that is now becoming a regular epedimic.” Vargas urged.
In the first half of 2019, the Department of Health recorded 106,630 dengue cases and cases of the hemorrhagic fever continues to rise in several regions in the country, with around 500 deaths as a result.
Tawa-tawa, scientific name Euphorbia hirta, is proven effective in most cases of dengue. Administered orally, a number of victims attest that it helps improve the healing mechanism of patients, as it promote cell production and prevent platelet destruction. Such claim is backed up by a number of scientific researches and findings. However, most doctors prevent the use of Tawa-tawa as a remedy.
The Representative noted, “Our country is blessed with the abundance of Tawa-tawa, a plant has a reputation to cure a wide-array of illnesses such as respiratory, inflammatory, gastrointestinal, fungal and bacterial. Countries like India, West Africa and Nigeria among others already recognize the plant and its medicinal value. Why not the Philippines?”
“This is not a folklore that we should merely ignore. The cure is already within our reach. It’s only a matter of taking things considerably and seriously,” Vargas concluded.