Tuesday 25 November 2014

Herbs And Their Medicinal Values And Uses (Part III)

Visit to the Herbal Garden in Perak - Part III

More pictures of the herbal plants and their medicinal values and uses from my visit to the Perak Herbal Garden:

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

Ati-Ati Merah (Scientific name: Solenostemon Scutellarioides)
(Top left pic.)
  • To refresh eyes: Soak flowers in water and use water to wash eyes.
  • To treat swelling: Crush the leaves and paste on the affected area.
  • For birth control, cough, heartburn, reduce high blood pressure and promote digestion: Boil leaves in water and drink the water.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Plant (Scientific name: Brunfelsia) 
(Top right pic.)
  • For youthful complexion: Eat the flowers.
  • To treat skin disease: Boil the leaves and bathe with water or crush the leaves and paste on skin.
Mahkota Dewa (Scientific name: Phateria Papuana) (Bottom left pic.)
  • To treat cancer related problems, heart, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, skin problems: Cut the fruit finely, dried and drink as tea.
Mas Cotek (Scientific name: Ficus Deltoidea) (Bottom right pic.)
  • For body immune system and genital health, to restore health after childbirth.
  • To regulate blood circulation, restore internal organs after childbirth, boost energy and revitalize the body.
  • To treat fluid in lungs and vagina (white) discharge.
Kemboja Flower (Scientific name: Plumeria sp.) (Top left pic.)
  • The sap or latex is used for itches, swelling and fever.
Kemboja Plant And Seeds (Top right pic.)

Wuruk (Scientific name: Rhapis Excelsa) (Bottom left pic.)
  • Stimulate blood circulation, treat rheumatism: Boil roots in water and drink.
  • To stop bleeding: Burn the palm frond or dried stem and the ash is applied onto the affected area.
Pandan Wangi (Scientific name: Pandanus Odoratissimus) 
(Bottom right pic.)
  • To treat dandruff: Pound the leaves, mix with water and massage onto head for 15 minutes.  Then rinse off.

Simple lunch at Chendrong village:

Top left pic - After all the walking, our tummies were crying out for food and my friends suggested going to Chendrong village for the local's popular noodles.  The noodle looks like "pan mee".  The bowl of noodle may not be much to look at but we quite like it.  Simple, yet tasty.  

Top right pic - A reporter wrote an article about this noodle in one of the local Chinese newspaper and now the crowd has increased. On the day of our visit, we saw many school children taking their lunch there.

Bottom left and right pics - This is the noodle stall, an extension of a half wood, half brick village house.  Even the long tables and benches are made of wood.

So we have come to a close of our trip to the Herbal Garden.

So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31, 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. I have heard of Mahkota Dewa. My friend uses it to control her diabetes and she confirms that it works!

    1. Then I must go and find one to plant in my garden...

  2. The Plumeria is gorgeous, that is my favorite. Just looking at it would make me feel better!

    1. My friends and I used to play with the white flower in our school compound. Now there are so many colours.

  3. Very interesting to know all these plants & know its benefits one would get. That bowl of noodles certainly makes me drool.

    1. Ha ha that's the reason we keep going back for more.

  4. Hi Nancy,

    I love love love pandan but can't grow them in Australia because of the climate!!! Nice to learn all the benefits of these lovely plants and herbs!

    I'm here via Phong Hong's blog and happy too to be your latest followers. Hope to keep in touch via blogging. Cheer!


    1. Hi Zoe, Thank you so much and I am very happy to have you as my follower. Yes, lets keep in touch.


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