Did you know that the herbal medicine is more effective & efficient than antibiotics? We do not know that the plants around us is also a medicine like pansit-pansitan or the shinny bush.

Now let us find out what is the health benefits & uses of “Shinny Bush”.

Pansit-pansitan or Shinny Bush

Pansit-pansitan is a common fleshy shallow rooted herb that grows to about 15 to 45 cm in height in damp and lightly shaded areas. Pansit-pansitan has been used as food item as well as a medicinal herb for its analgesic, anti-arthritic, diuretic activity. The entire plant is edible both cooked or raw.

Pansit-pansitan plant can grow wild but also grown as ornamental foliage. Pansit-pansitan is characterized by its shiny heart shaped leaves about 4 cm in length, growing from an erect translucent green stalks. Pansit-pansitan has tiny dot-like flowers that grow from erect and slender green spikes that turn brown when matured. The fruits are also very small, round to oblong, ridged, first green later black. Tiny seeds drop off that grows easily in groups.

Pansit-pansitan grows wild in nooks and corners in damp lightly shaded areas. The whole plant can be harvested fresh, eaten raw as in salad ingredient or cooked with other vegetables and meat.

Pansit-pansitan juice can be prepared by collecting stems and leaves mixed with boiled water or formed into poultice to be applied topically over skin wounds and inflammation.

Pansit-pansitan use has no reported side effects. In a study done on pansit-pansitan extract overdose in mice, it was suggestive of a moderately wide margin of safety of the plant.

Scientific Name:
Peperomia pellucida Linn.

Pansit-pansitan is also knows as:

  1. Pansit-pansitan
  2. Ulasimang bato
  3. Clear weed
  4. Shiny bush
  5. Silver bush
  6. Cao hu jiao

Pansit-pansitan is used as an herbal medicine for the treatment of:

  • Eye inflammation,
  • Sore throat,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Prostate problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Skin boils
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Skin inflammation
  • Abscesses
  • Pimples
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pains
  • Renal problems
  • Mental excitement disorder

Now, we don’t need to use or buy any expensive medicine, antibiotics for our diseases or cosmetic drugs to lose our pimples. The pansit-pansitan or the shinny bush is the only solution to our problem.