YAMANG Bukid Healthy Products Inc. (YBHPI) started in 2013 when its founders stumbled upon the wonders of turmeric. In Northern Luzon, this bright yellow spice has been popularly used in immunity-boosting drinks. With a startup capital of just P30,000 and a grand vision, Yamang Bukid was born. 

The venture steadily grew and expanded from the heart of Baguio City that it used to call home, to become the Philippines’ top innovator in natural turmeric-based health and wellness beverages. Today, its flagship product, Yamang Bukid Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea, can be found at over 200 commercial stalls and over 700 leading supermarkets nationwide.

YBHPI opens the final quarter of the year with a major celebration as it formally welcomes veteran actress Carmi Martin into the family as the official brand ambassador of Insulin Plant Tea – the company’s latest healthy product.

“Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. is a company that thrives on serving others. Our corporate mantra is Doing Business with a Heart. Part of our mission is to provide financial assistance programs for charity foundations and orphanages, says Mordino Visitacion, Acting President, and CEO at the launch. We have sent over 400 deserving students to school. At our core, we have a paramount duty to take care of our farmer-partners, help conserve the environment, ensure the welfare of our employees, and offer our consumers only products of the highest quality”.


Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is made from the leaves of authentic insulin plants (Costus igneus) grown in pristine farming conditions in Palawan. The all-natural wellness drink has no other ingredients aside from dried insulin leaves, so consumers are assured that it’s safe and is of nature’s best. 

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is the first of its kind to be given a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) by the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product has undergone revaluation and certification from FDA and passed various tests so the quality and safety of the product are guaranteed. 

Aside from lowering glucose levels, the insulin plant (Costus igneus) is also naturally rich in phytochemicals that function as antioxidants, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Insulin plant has long been consumed in various countries such as India, due to its anti-diabetic properties as it is also found beneficial to people with obesity, and other metabolic disorders.

Top executives of the brand unanimously agreed that Carmi Martin is the best personality to represent the product to the Philippine market as she is widely known and respected in the industry not only for her impressive body of work as one of the most respected and versatile film and television actresses but also her dynamic, healthy lifestyle. 

For almost five decades, Carmi has been one of the enduring actresses in the landscape of Philippine entertainment as she is widely recognized as the First Lady Of Philippine Comedy after starring in the most iconic and legendary television series like Chicks-To-Chicks and Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata as well as her recent online hit series GVBoys.    

“I have been a long-time user of the Yamang Bukid’s Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea and I am happy that the company has another healthy product that I could use in Insulin Plant Tea. I am very grateful for the trust of Yamang Bukid and I am honored to be the official brand ambassador of Insulin Plant Tea,” says Martin. 

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is a great development for many Filipinos, like diabetes and other health problems caused by high blood sugar continue to be among the top causes of death in the country as health experts have raised concerns over this health problem, calling diabetes a silent epidemic. In 2020 for instance, diabetes-linked complications killed 37,265 Filipinos, up from 32,991 on annual average between 2015-2019, data from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.

Today, millions have a chance at improving their health with Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea. Consumers may consult their doctor prior to taking any health and wellness supplements.

Yamang Bukid Insulin Plant Tea is available in Yamang Bukid stores and distributors, in shopping malls nationwide and online platforms.