|Wild edible mushrooms of Maligcong|
|Curative and soothing, itsa leaves or as now know it, Sarcandra glabra|
Looks like the science is finally catching up to old remedies such as these. I call them living treasures of the highlands, at times overlooked and taken for granted by the locals themselves, but are thriving wealth of the land.
One of the fringe benefits of being able to come back again and again to one place is the continuous exploration and discovery of things that a harried overnight visit could not afford to give the visitor. At times during forays to the mountains or the terraces, it's easy to see the big picture but miss the small details, the small things that grew underfoot or obscured by other, more colorful vegetation. Certainly, food for thought next time you wander up the highlands and see what's growing and living there.