Organic Betadine Good for Infectious Wound

We are living in a modern generation. A lot of new technologies came out to our world. Nowadays, a new innovation generates in our universe, a new invention which lead to us as a good example of how our intellectual capacity exists. In line of medicine which undergo to the laboratory process or in the form of organic such as a herbal medicine.

When we say Betadine, what comes to your mind? It simply answers that, this is the number one effective medicine to cure and prevent infection to the wound. Another thing, as we all know, that Betadine is in the form of laboratory process and there are a lot of chemicals to use. Betadine is also used in hospitals and homes as an important line of defense against infections. It also help to reduce bacteria that can cause skin infection. But for now, there is new invention about Betadine in the context of organic process or let just say the herbal medicine and it is the easiest way to undergo. One thing that it is new invention, it is also a new understanding about the importance of the herbal medicine. As we say, Herbal Medicine, some people are believe and used as a treatment to their illness or disease that they experience with. In these days, many people believe on the wonder of the herbal plants that could give a lot of benefits to our body and to maintain a healthy living.

From the municipality of Pototan, Iloilo there is one organization of women called Kalipi Organization that trained about doing different kinds of organic products and one of the products that they made is the Organic/Herbal betadine. The said organization is group of the women who undergo training and do making the said product which could help preventing infection to the wound. This Herbal/ Organic Betadine is the best way to cure other infections related to the wound because it made up of a natural process by different kinds of herbal plants and this are the Coconut oil, Kalawag, Attuetes, Malunggay Stream and Langkawas. As we all know, there are a lot of benefits of this kind of plants.

Here are the some benefits of Coconut Oil in terms of Infection:

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  • It is mostly made up of almost 50% of the fatty acids and it has had a 12-carbon Lauric acid and also contains the monolaurin.
  • It can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  • Coconut oil had properties such as antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antibacterial and has soothing qualities.

The Benefits of Kalawag/ Turmeric in preventing Infection:

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  • It is an anti-inflammatory to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases and wounds.
  • It also a powerful anti-oxidant that could fight some infections.
  • It is also good in the antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises and has an antibacterial agent.

Benefits of a malunggay in preventing infection:

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  • It acts as an anti-oxidant
  • It is also an anti-microbial properties
  • It is also a germ-killer or drying agent
  • It can also treat pockets of infection like athlete’s foot, snakebites, warts and wounds.

Benefits of a Langkawas or Galangal in terms of infection:



  • It acts as an anti-fungal

From the above mention of herbal plants, we can see that there are a lot of functions to undergo with.  And all of the stated plants can help preventing infections and came up a finished product of a herbal betadine.  It is a good medicine to the wound by curing it. This Betadine is the knewest invention because of the different herbal plants that this made up. According to Mrs. Salvacion Tupas one of the member of the said organization their  betadine is good for the wounds and other related skin diseases. It simply shows that this organic /herbal bretadine is a natural making because of the plants involved on this medicine and by the process of organic. The organic Betadine is just one of the unique medicinal products because it is composed of the different kinds of herbal plants in which it could help a lot to the local populace on our country. And it is a natural way to cure the skin diseases and such as use to cleanse the wound by preventing infections.




PALAYAMANAN: Organic Farming in Agpangan, Cabilauan, New Lucena

One of the people wanted and prayed is to have a good and healthy lifestyle but how could we ever attain this if most of or food are synthetic or came from unnatural one. Our government had an ordinance which is the R.A NO. 10068.

Republic act no. 10068 is known as “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”. It is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote, propagate, develop further and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines that will cumulatively condition and enrich the fertility of the soil, increase farm productivity, reduce pollution and destruction of the environment, prevent the depletion of natural resources, further protect the health of farmers, consumers, and the general public, and save on imported farm inputs. Towards this end, a comprehensive program for the promotion of community-based organic agriculture systems which include, among others, farmer-produced purely organic fertilizers such as compost, pesticides and other farm inputs, together with a nationwide educational and promotional campaign for their use and processing as well as adoption of organic agriculture system as a viable alternative shall be undertaken. The State recognizes and supports the central role of the farmers, indigenous people and other stakeholders at the grassroots in this program. Then lets define Organic refers to the particular farming and processing system, described in the standards and not in the classical chemical sense. The term “organic” is synonymous in other languages to “biological” or “ecological”. It is also a labeling term that denotes products considered organic based on the Philippine National Standards for organic agriculture. Organic agriculture includes all agricultural systems that promote the ecologically sound, socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasible production of food and fibers. In addition, organic agricultural dramatically reduces external inputs by refraining from the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. It also covers areas such as, but not limited to, soil fertility management, varietal breeding and selection under chemical and pesticide-free conditions, the use of biotechnology and other cultural practices that are consistent with the principles and policies of this Act, and enhance productivity without destroying the soil and harming farmers, consumers and the environment as defined by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement (IFOAM): Provided, That the biotechnology herein to shall not include genetically modified organisms of GMOs.Our government mandated the Department of Agriculture to give more amounts in supporting the organic farming. It has been proven that organic farming could help in achieving a sustainable lifestyle and it also environment friendly. Organic farming has been practiced by many and it needs a lot of effort to make it more successful.
Organic production system is a system designed to:
(1) Enhance biological diversity within the whole system;
(2) Increase soil biological activity;
(3) Maintain long-term soil fertility;
(4) Recycle wastes of plant and animal origin in order to return nutrients to the land, thus minimizing the use of nonrenewable resources;
(5) Rely on renewable resources in locally organized agricultural system;
(6) Promote the healthy use of soil, water and air as well as minimize all forms of pollution thereto that may result from agricultural practices;
(7) Develop and promote the use of biotechnology in agriculture;
(8) Handle agricultural products with emphasis on careful processing methods in order to maintain the organic integrity and vital qualities of the product at all stages; and
(9) Become established on any existing farm through a period of convention, the appropriate length of which is determined by site-specific factors such as the history of the land, and type of crops and livestock to be produced.
Agpangan, Cabilauan, New Lucena has been one of the many that practice the organic farming their Mayor Lizell Sivelle Mondejar has been so supportive in achieving this. The name of the farm is “PALAYAMANAN”. There are 30 members and seven groups on the organization in Agpangan in each group there are 5-7 members and they have 500sq meters of land that they could culture. Most of their plants are “Marguso” or also known as bitter melon, “Pepino” or cucumber, “Karbasa” or Squash, “Petchay” or Cabbage, “Kamatis” or Tomato, “Talong” or Eggplant and “Rabanos” or Raddish. The Department of Agriculture had been benefited by the people in New Lucena, Iloilo City. They have Technical Group Training which aimed to inform and teach the people especially the farmers the proper way of organic farming. They taught the people on how they can produce good crops without giving harmful effects on the environment.
The Department of Agriculture is the one providing the seeds and the farmers will be the one to do the initiative in planting the seeds in a due process. According to Mrs. Gina Sols they have a demo every Friday. And every Friday all of them were there in Apangan to take care of their crops. She also said that the Agricultural Technician has a five months training and after the training what they learned will be relay to the other members. And from time to time the dept. of agriculture will visit their plantation.
As their fertilizer, they do Vermicasting which is also known as Vermicomposting it is the product or process of composting using various worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting. They also do the Decomposting which means that it is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition. They also use the dried leaves of “Madre Cacao”, “Ägho”,Rice Straw and “Saging”. Mrs Solas said that “ ang lukait sang itlog pwede mo man mahimo nga fertilizer, una sanlagon mo ini kag pag katapos imu nga bukbokon kag ihulom mo sa langgaw, pwede mo don na ma fertilizer”. She even said that it could also be done on the bone that has no longer have purpose. They have been practicing organic farming for almost three years now and they very much glad that they are doing it so well in the last three years. They also tried to convince everybody especially the farmers to start practicing organic farming.
The municipality of New Lucena implemented the Organic Vegetable Landscaping in every school and in every barangay. Through this youth could also be more aware about the project of Department of Agriculture about organic farming. We could clearly see that organic farming is very helpful; to each one of us so say YES TO ORGANIC FARMING.


“Best Practices of Organic Farming and Production of Black Rice in Oton, Iloilo”

Other people see that farming is dealing with dirt, but to a farmer, it is dealing with life. But how really important farming is? If it is, how can we manage and be productive on farming when our world is now contaminated with different unwanted effects of destruction. Despite of this some people and expert seek solution for this problem. Soil biology scientists began in the late 1800s and early 1900’s to develop theories on how new advancements in biological science could be used in agriculture as a way to remedy these side effects, while still maintaining higher production. In Central Europe Rudolf Steiner, whose Lectures on Agriculture were published in 1925. Created biodynamic agriculture, an early version of what we now call organic agriculture. The system was based on Steiner’s philosophy of anthroposophy rather than on a solid grasp of science. This case, Organic Farming was discovered.

Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which includeherbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms,[1] human sewage sludge, and nanomaterials. Organic farming has been in practice for quite some time and many countries have now realized the positive effects of this. Organic farming has some definite plus points from whichever angle it is considered. As the population is increasing day by day and farmlands are giving way to real estate lands, it is imperative that people turn to organic farming more to satisfy the food demand. Considering from the consumer’s point of view, organic products are rich in nutrition content. As the soils where they are grown are free from the harmful effects of artificial fertilizers, the food is healthy and tasty. The main USP of organic products is that they are free from the negative effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We have been fed with chemically grown foods for all of our lives and hence face so many diseases. Other than diseases, children also face problems in eyesight, hair fall and chronic stomach problems. Since organic crops are grown with manuring and through crop rotation, they thus do not require that much of an investment. As chemical free foods they are more resistant to rotting and formation of moulds. The result is that these can remain fresh over longer periods. Being grown organically, these are resistant to pests and so there is no loss of products. As the crops or vegetables are not provided with any sort of chemical fertilizer, they are thus tolerant to the thirst for water and can resist droughts. This means that they can be grown in parts where there is low rainfall. Conventionally grown crops are not that much resistant to water demands. Due to no usage of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, organic crops do not contribute to toxic emissions in water, soil and the atmosphere. It thus reduces pollution and helps Mother Earth. Due to prolonged usage of artificial chemicals the fertility of the soil in the long term decreases to a great extent. In organic farming, however there is absolutely no use of artificial substances and so the productivity of the soil increases. As a result, organic farming is beneficial to the environment.

Organic farming encourages farmers as it is cheaper and is also profitable to maintain.

Organic farming promotes bio-diversity as it helps thriving of beneficial animals and insects. It also helps in maintenance of a natural balance.

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) defines organic farming as a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.Some of the agriculturist and scientist believe that organic farming is essential to our health, it gives lot of benefits to those people who eat products (vegetables, fruits or healing plants) of organic farming. Consumption of organic food helps lessen malnutrition. This may help as an answer to the first millennium development goals, eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Another advantage of organic farm is, it is profitable and farmers prefer this because they achieve higher income with using this.

The Municipality of Oton in Iloilo is one of the towns that apply Organic farming. One of the elementary school, Tagbak Elementary School here in Oton frequently used organic farming. Year 2005 they started this project for the purpose of helping students especially those malnourished to become a productive, active and to improve their academic and non-academic skills. The garden farm is now filled with different kind of healing and unrefined plants. The elementary school was documented internationally, since they applied and implemented the organic farming. Private and public organizations give them a visit, even different schools and universities to make a research about them and organic farming.

A field of black rice which is ready for cropping in a few more months

Presently, the Municipality of Oton (a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo) is implementing an ordinance (2011-231) that promotes Organic Farming that also helps them to produce black rice which makes the town known. They persuade the people to gather raw materials and biodegradable waste to produce organic fertilizer and production of black rice. The interest of the Department of Agriculture Region 6 has been caught by this implementation. It is really sustainable to the development, and to meet our demand, black rice is the main product of the farmers by using an organic farming. On the record, there were 7 farmers together with their municipal mayor, Vincent Flores. This was on the record of the municipal agriculture officer, Celsa Suarez.Image

‘Black Rice’ is actually more purplish in color than black; although when uncooked it is very dark in appearance. This type of rice is usually sold ‘un-milled’, with the husk intact. Up until modern times, Black Rice was not easy to come by; it had been highly treasured and protected in Asia for many centuries. It is also commonly used as a condiment, dressing, or as a decoration for different types of desserts in many countries around the world. High in nutritional value, black rice is rich in iron and high in fiber.

According to a study presented at 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), one spoonful black rice bran contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries and better yet, black rice offers more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants, and less sugar.

In the process, sooner or later, they will export the black rice and promote that this kind of rice is essentials and has lot of nutrients to intake as it is grown organic and without agrochemicals. This organic rice was called as the obama rice or forbidden rice according to history of this, but here in the Philippines, this is really nutritional kind of rice, there are different color of rice, which are the pink rice, violet rice, red rice, brown rice, etc. as the municipal of Oton produce the black rice, they sold it in their super market for forty five (P45) pesos per kilo, however it is sold as sixty (P60) to one hundred twenty (P120) pesos per kilo in other places or special stores. Image

Image    According to the one of the resident there in barangay Tagbac, Sur,( one of the barangays in municipality of Oton that produces a black rice a lot and where the elementary school located that has been visited for their organic farming), they already have cropping of black rice, however some of the land owner will have the cropping this coming August 31, 2013. During a walk to look for a rice fields, we have seen a building with a name outside of it as, Organic Warehouse. The Black rice is rarely seen in the market and some of the farmers who produce black rice are likely consume their product for their family.

Today, black rice is now promoted for its value and benefits, and also its advantage to the other variety of rice, even to the common rice we eat.

Go Organic! Philippines led by PRRM and the La Liga Policy Institute (LLPI) is currently taking the lead in implementing the OFSP. OFSP, which promotes organic farming in the Philippines is a partnership project with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM).

When black rice is used in desserts, it is sometimes cooked with a mixture of coconut milk, sugar, and water to form sweet, sticky and pudding-like rice in many Asian countries.

In the Bicol Region, specifically in the province of Albay, colored rice is used to cook traditional Filipino food or snacks such as puto, puto bungbong, bibingka, suman, and kalamay.


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