According to a Quezon Provincial Health Officer, Lambanog can be used as an alternative to rubbing alcohol.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, rubbing alcohol is one of the most wanted items in any store that sells it. Due to its high demand, many consumers unable to buy one and looking for more alternatives apart from the household bleach which was already mentioned in several news outlet.
Enter “Lambanog”, one of the well-known Filipino liquor drinks that can be used as an alternative to rubbing alcohol due to its high alcohol content according to Dr. Grace Santiago of Integrated Provincial Health.
“It’s higher than your 70% alcohol di ba? Actually I think its 95% proof di ba ang lambanog natin,” said Dr. Santiago.
To lower its high concentration, just mix lambanog with a small amount of clean water.
“Instead of using your alcohol na sinasabi nga natin nagkakaubusan, just a small amount or you can dilute it. Dilute kasi mataas ang concentration niya so you dilute it with distilled water, hindi ng methanol ha. You distill it with distilled water or any clean water or purified water,” Dr. Santiago added.
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