Many health stores in Metro Manila aim to promote a holistic approach to overall health and wellness. From nutritional meal deliveries to different fitness and wellness studios emerging in the metro, it’s good to know that more and more people are striving to live a healthy lifestyle. In many cases, we need that added push to become healthier, and that’s where alternative herbal products come in.
Don’t know where to find herbal products and medicines? Here are the ten best health stores in Metro Manila where you can buy them.
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Images: Healthy Options
As the name suggests, Healthy Options offers a wide range of products with nutrition, freshness, and herbal products. From farm produce and grocery items to herbal products and personal care, Healthy Options can be the one-stop health store to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. It has store branches in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc. is a health store that uses modern solutions with traditional remedies to produce a line of beauty and wellness items. They offer a wide range of products that are made from natural ingredients. These include herbal products such as body and massage oils, hand sanitizers, insect repellents, facial bars, bath soaps, and shampoo. Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc.’s main office is located in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
The store is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
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Image: Carica Herbal Health Products
This health store was established in 1995; Carica Herbal Health Products offers a range of food supplements and personal care herbal products made from biologically grown plants. Coconut oil, turmeric, papaya, and herbal berry are some plants and fruits used to make herbal teas, soaps, capsules, and natural juices. Carica Herbal Health Products has outlets in several shopping establishments like SM Malls and groceries such as PureGold in Metro Manila. It also has sub-dealers in nearby provinces.
The store is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The health store, Herbosido offers a variety of herbal medicines and other herbal products to manage various types of illnesses. Their herbal oils and shampoo are made from medicinal plants and free from harmful chemicals. They also have herbal powder made from moringa, turmeric, and soursop.
The Dr. Tam Vegan Association of the Philippines health store was established in 2003; it is a non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes a vegan lifestyle. It is headed by a registered respiratory therapist named Dr. Tam Mateo. One of their best-selling herbal products is the miracle tea which is made from natural ingredients and offers health benefits such as cleansing and detoxifying the blood, thereby strengthening the body’s internal organs. Dr. Tam also offers all-natural food supplements. Their stores are in Tiendesitas, Pasig City in Metro Manila, and Cavite.
ABS Gen Herbs is one of the country’s pioneers in manufacturing herbal product supplements. As their name suggests, they offer a wide range of herbal teas. These are produced using different herbs and medicinal plants such as bitter gourd (ampalaya), Blumea balsamifera (sambong), Chinese chastetree (lagundi), and moringa (malunggay). But besides tea, this health store also offers virgin coconut oil, known for its skincare benefits and lowering heart disease risks among consumers. ABS Gen Herbs herbal products can be bought from several drugstores and supermarkets in Metro Manila. Local and international orders are also accepted.
The store is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Looking for specialty supplements for weight management, prenatal nutrition, or sports and fitness? You can check out the Health Express health store. It was established in 1995 to offer a wide range of natural and high-quality supplements at affordable prices. Its store branches are located in several shopping establishments around Metro Manila.
The store is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Ever heard of “wonder soup”? Armaga Chocolate Zzuff Restaurant offers Chocolate Zzuff, a dairy-free chocolate soup in a bottle that combines over 50 vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, and pure cacao. It is naturally sweetened with Stevia, with no added artificial flavors and color. The soup is said to improve health and aids in sleeping better and regulating sugar readings and cholesterol levels, among other benefits. The restaurant is located at Level 6, West Insula Condominium, West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City.
Healing Galing specializes in naturopathy and alternative health solutions and promotes a holistic approach to wellness. They carry a wide array of soaps, oils, oral tablets, eye drops, tea, coffee, and other herbal products in their authorized outlets.
Looking for food supplements in the ready-to-drink formula? You might want to try Kings Herbal or formerly known as Reh Herbal. They offer food supplements that come in liquid form for easy digestion, which is especially good for elderly people who find it hard to swallow capsules or tablets. Kings Herbal also offers beauty products such as herbal creams and soaps. These herbal products can be ordered online, and payments made through their partner banks and establishments.
Although herbal products and supplements are natural as they are made from plants and not from synthetic chemicals, these should not be taken or used excessively, especially if you take them as a medicinal supplement. Always read the labels of the products you use. Researching for news about the products, especially from the Food and Drug Administration and valid testimonies from other consumers, before purchasing alternativeherbal medicinesis advisable. And finally, if you find one herbal product that is really effective, recommend it to friends. Help support the Philippines’ alternative herbal medicines and natural health products and promote healthy living!
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on August 09, 2016.
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