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Wellness is on a high with light-headed therapy

Dope, no, Cannabis-based therapy, yes.  Wellness is trending towards therapeutic drugs. One day its Tumeric lattes, now CBD treatments are all the rage advocated by Jennifer Aniston and, of course Gywneth Paltrow. CBD or cannabidiol is a natural ingredient, extracted from agricultural hemp. It can be added to many a spa treatment, laced in chocolate, […]

Medicinal: Bird’s Nest Fern

Uses: An infusion of the leaves has been used to ease labour pain by an aboriginal tribe in Malaysia. The Malays also use the leaves to obtain a lotion to treat fever. Family: Asplniaceae Genus: Asplenium

Medicinal: Sea Hibiscus

Uses: In Malaysia and Indonesia, the leaves are considered cooling and thus are used in controlling fever. The leaves are also used as a soothing agent and to remove phlegm from the respiratory passages. In the Philippines, the mucilaginous water, obtained by soaking fresh bark in water, is prescribed for dysentery. Common Name: Sea Hibiscus […]

Medicinal: Setawar Hutan

Uses: The rhizome has been used to treat fever, rash, asthma, bronchitis, and intestinal worms. It is also mentioned as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to increase sexual attractiveness. It is used to treat kidney problems and other urinary problems in Mizo traditional medicine. The showy flowers emerge from […]

Medicinal: Ambong Ambong

Uses: The Malays eat the leaves from this plant when they have indigestion and apply a poultice to the head to cure headache. The roots are used as an antidote to eating poisonous fish and crabs in Indonesia. This seashore shrub or small tree has white flowers whose corolla tube is split open along the […]

Medicinal: Bunga Tanjung

Uses: In Malaysia, the bark is used to treat fever, pimples and diarrhoea and the leaves for headache. The Indonesians smoke the leaves to get relief from asthma and apply the bark to treat itch, rheumatism and gonorrhea. Family: Sapotaceae Genus: Mimusops

Medicinal: Tongkat Ali

Uses: E. longifolia has been widely commercialized. Has been used as the basis for supplements, anti-malaria and drink additives. As a supplement, it has been marketed for the supposed benefits of sexual health improvement, as an energy and stamina booster, for improving blood circulation, and as a testosterone booster. Also commercialize as “Tongkat Ali Coffee”. […]

Medicinal: Curculin

Uses: Curculin is a sweet protein that was discovered in Curculigo Latifolia. Like Miraculin, Curculin exhibits taste-modifying activity; however, unlike Miraculin, its also exhibits sweet taste by itself. After consumption of Curculin, water and sour solutions taste sweet. The sap from the pith is used to treat cuts and wounds. Benefits: It has the potential […]

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