Tuesday 25 November 2014

Herbs And Their Medicinal Values And Uses (Part II)

This is Part II of the "Visit to the Herbal Garden in Perak"

Below I will share with you more plants and their medicinal values and uses that I have obtained from the visit:

Use these herbs with caution as they may have side effects.

Bunga Raya Kuncup (Scientific name: Malvaviscus Arboreus Cav.)
(Top left pic.)
  • To treat diarrhea, chest pain: Boil flower in water and drink.
  • To treat swelling, bruises, wounds, rashes: Pound root and paste on affected area.
  • To treat swollen bladder and high fever: Boil the leaves and drink water.
Setawar (Scientific name: Kalanchoe) (Top right pic.)
  • To treat scalding from hot liquid, reduce swelling of boils and breast: - Pound leaves and paste on affected area.
Kaduk (Scientific name: Piper Sarmentosum) (Bottom left pic.)
  • Difficulty in urinating: Boil leaves and drink the water.
  • To treat malaria fever, lumbago, joint aches: Boil whole plant and drink the water.
Zebrina (Scientific name: Zebrina Pendul) (Bottom right pic.)
  • To treat swelling, stomach aches, burns: Pound leaves and paste on affected area.
  • To treat coughing blood, diabetes, uterine bleeding, influenza, dysentery, whitish discharge, stomach cramps: Boil leaves and stem and drink the water.
Jarak Buncit (Jatropha Podagrica) (Top left pic.)
  • Do be warned that this whole plant is poisonous, especially its seeds.
Keremak Merah (Scientific name: Alternanthera Sessilis) (Top right pic.)
  • To bring down cholesterol level and promote blood flow: Boil plant in water and drink.
Nenas Kerang (Rheo Discolor) (Bottom left pic.)
  • To cleanse and regulate blood circulation, to prevent lungs from any acute diseases: Boil fresh or dried flowers or leaves in hot water and drink.
Kesum (Polyganum Minus Huds) (Bottom right pic.)
  • To treat dandruff: Crush the leaves and paste on skin.
  • To help digestion, post-natal stomach pain: Boil leaves for stomach wrap.
Dedalu Cina (Scientific name: Laurentia Longiflora) (Top left pic.)
  • To treat diabetes: Boil the leaves in water and drink.
Yellow Flower Plant (Top right pic.)
[Sorry, there is no information for this plant.]

Gelenggang Besar (Scientific name: Cassia Alata) (Bottom left pic.)
  • To treat itchy skin, rashes, scabies, ringworm, prickly heat and warts: Crush the leaves and apply onto the affected area.
  • To eliminate ear ache: Pound the leaves and drip the juice into the ear.
  • To treat stomach ache, heartburn, constipation, stomach worm problem and diminished appetite: Boil leaves in water and drink.
  • To treat poisonous insect bites: Pound the leaves and apply onto affected area.
Buah Asam Renda (Scientific name: Carissa Carandas) (Bottom right pic.)
  • To prevent scurvy and good for anemia: Eat the ripe fruit.
  • Use as fly repellent: Pound the root as paste.
  • To treat skin problem, act as anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti fungal agent: Use the juice of fruit to clean wound and affected skin.
Then God said,
"I give you every seed-bearing plant
on the face of the whole earth
 and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.
They will be yours for food".
(Genesis 1:29, NIV)

* All the above information are obtained from Taman Herba Negeri Perak.

For more information:
Taman Herba Negeri Perak
Batu 1, Jalan Batu Gajah,
Simpang Sindu, Mukim Sg. Raia,
31300 Kampung Kepayang,
Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sat - Sun:  Visitation (by appointment)


  1. That setawar leaves, we used to pluck and keep it in between the pages of the books to let it grow roots, correct me if I am wrong. You certainly know a lot about herbs. Very interesting.

    1. Yes Irene, my school friends and I did the same too...

  2. I remember when i was young, i will put the one on the top right on my book,hehe...

    1. During our school days, this is our book mark.

  3. Good information here, Nancy! Needs effort to dig out the details, right!

    1. Ha ha...I learnt alot from this trip to the Herbal Garden.

  4. Very useful info! Must bookmark your post.


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