Why don't we honour our nature ?

As a person who grew up in South East Asia, I still remember........ when I was kid my parents always told me to drink Curcuma (Curcuma xanthorhizza) or Turmeric (Curcuma longa) juice. They told me these bitter-taste juices would make good-health for me. That's all they said.

This blog is dedicated for any Medicinal Herbs especially Asian-originated herbs.

You can find many Asian-originated herbs on my blog and also please ask me if you have any question by leaving a comment. I'll be glad to answer as long as I can help.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Psidium guajava (Guava)

Psidium Guajava:
    * Family: Myrtaceae
    * Genus: Psidium
    * Species: guajava

Jambu Biji, or guava, Psidium guajava L., of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), is known by its common name. In Spanish, called guayabo, or guayavo. Goyavier in French; Guyaba, goeajaaba in Dutch. Guava or kuawa, that's how Hawaiians call it. In Indonesia, it is generally known either as guava or jambu batu, but has also numerous dialectal names as it does in other countries.

Medicinal Properties:

    * Antidiarrheal effect;
    * Antibacterial
    * Antiamebic
    * Antispasmodic;

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Centella asiatica

Centella asiatica:
    * Family: Appiaceae
    * Scientific Name:  Centella asiatica
    * Common Name: Antanan, Pegagan

Centella asiatica has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in Indonesia, China and also India. It's usually used for improve mental clarity, wounds healing and skin treatment such as leprosy and psoriasis. In ancient Indonesian Medicine, pegagan or antanan is one of the primary herbs for revitalizing brain cells and the nerves; Also primarily known as a brain supplement in India. It has also been called the "miracle herbs of life" because ancient Chinese herbalist lived for hundred years as a result of using the plant.

Medicinal Properties:
    * Tonic;
    * Memory Enhancer
    * Wound Healing;
    * anti-cancer effects;