Makabuhay (tubli) – an excellent source of insecticide

In a research conducted by the
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural
resources Research & development (PCARRD) at the U.P Los
Baños, it was found out the juice of 50 grams of makabuhay for
1.25 liters water can control rice green leafhoppers, insect
that bring the virus of the disease in palay.

There are various ways of using
makabuhay. One is by soaking the roots of the play seedlings
in the makabuhay solution 24 hours before planting. Another is
by broadcasting the juice of the makabuhay on the play

The effect of these is almost
the same as that of carbofuran, a chemical insecticide against

Two kilograms of ground
makabuhay can also be broadcast in a square meter of field 10
days after plowing. This is the same as broadcasting
carbofuran which is effective 5-7 days after

Besides its use as insecticide,
makabuhay is also used in the relief of stomach ache
indigestion, diarrhea, ulcer, parasites, and



From: Malaya Sept 12,


8 Responses to Makabuhay (tubli) – an excellent source of insecticide

  1. emcee says:

    pwede rin b ang makabuhay as potential control in apple snials?
    mganda rin ung article

  2. sacred heart of jesus montessori school_cdo says:

    derris elliptica ba ang scientific name ng tubli/makabuhay??

  3. pwede rin naman diba ung makabuhay sa mga sakit tulad ng mayoma kasi un ang iniinom ng auntie ko..medyo kulang ung details..pero maganda at ayos naman ung article..may makukuha naman na important details…


  4. kenshin hemura says:

    nakakapagpa-laglag ba tlga ng bata ang paginum ng pinakuluan na makabuhay? anuano ang epekto nito sa katawan o kalusugan ng ngpalaglag? paki sagot naman po… salamat

  5. kent ocampo says:

    were done researching the tubli based on our research that tubli can kill pests namely: cockroach,termites,mosquitoes and dog’s lice.Im a 11 years old researcher.

  6. zea says:

    tubli is Derris eliptica while makabuhay is Tinospora rumphii Boerl….i think they are no thesame..

  7. arahsetak says:

    thanks po sa pag upload ng article na to.. ^ ^ dahil ginamit ko ito sa aking S.I.P…. ^ ^

  8. lourdino a. suganob says:

    thanks for the info

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