Using local plants for health and detoxification – Natural herbal remedies

Happy Weekend, dear friends :D

Wow, so many things happened in the last couple of weeks, mainly circulating the health issue. My husband has a relapse in his pinched nerve problem (I think it’s called herniated cervical discs) and basically, his cervical discs C5 to C7 were compressing on his spinal gel, thus pressing on his nerves there and giving him unbearable pains. I’m glad to say that this problem is almost over with some prescription medicine from his orthopaedic surgeon. After an MRI was taken of my husband’s cervical spine, the doctor said if the pain comes back from the pinched nerves, the next and only option was to go for surgery to correct the problem.

Hearing this, I was very worried because I never like the idea of surgeries unless they are absolutely necessary and in my husband’s case, as the surgery involves his spinal area, there is a risk of paralysis happening. Therefore, we decided to consult some Chinese physicians to counter this pinched nerve problem and I was on a quest on learning more herbal plants that can be used to prevent this pain from happening to my husband. The Chinese physician told my husband that his blood is full of toxins and that he needs to lose 20 pounds off his weight and all his health problems would go away.

In my quest for a healthier life, I am also learning what sort of plants can be used for detoxifying and these plants are a cheap and easy alternative, in addition to my husband embarking on a fitness/exercise regime.

What my Feng Shui Master (who is also a a healer and good with using local plants for health) taught me was this plant called in Cantonese – “Por See Yip” or “Lam Fei Yip” – in English translation “Persian Leaves” or “South African Leaves”. Well, because it is so excellent in treating many ailments, I have given it a nickname myself – “Magic Plant.” :lol:

It really grows easily and its health benefits are :-

1) reducing cholesterol

2) reducing urea acid

3) reducing wind or flatulence

4) balancing blood pressure

5) countering insomnia as it promotes good sleep at night

6) reducing high blood sugar levels

7) reduce fat and helps us to lose weight

8 ) remove other toxins from our body

Below are a close-up picture of these leaves and a picture of how the plants look like :-

Added on 01 August , 2012 – Thanks to John Ong (Comment # 131 below), we now know the actual name of this plant (in both the pictures above). Scientific name: Gymnanthemum amygdalinum [Family: Asteraceae]
Synonym: Vernonia amygdalina
Common name: Bitter Leaf, Vernonia Tree, Pokok South Afrika aka Pokok Bismillah
Chinese name: 扁桃斑鸠菊, Lam Fei Yip, Por si Yip

Actually, a number of our joint pains can be attributed to urea acid crystallization at the bone joints, and the plant below is especially good for removing urea acid and for detoxification -

Added 16 Nov, 2010 – this plant is known as Sam Kar Pei (in Cantonese)


Acanthopanax Trifoliatus L. Merr.

Uses :-

 

    1. 感冒发烧骨痛Colds, fever, bone pain
    2. 风湿关节痛,腰腿痛Rheumatic arthralgia, lumbago
    3. 胃痛,肠炎Gastric pain, enteritis
    4. 黄疸,胆囊炎,胆石症Jaundice, cholecystitis, gall stone
    5. 白带,尿路结石Leucorrhea, urinary tract stone.
      外用治铁打损伤、湿疹。每用1至2辆,水煎服;外用适量鲜根、叶捣烂敷或煎水洗患处。External use in traumatic injury, eczema, boils and pyodermas. Use 30-60gm. Prepare as decoction. Macerate fresh roots and leaves for topical application, or boil in water for washing.

 


Recipe for Magic Plant Detoxifiying Drink for health -

Ingredients (for 1 person for 1 week):

14 to 18 large (they are about 5 to 6 inches long) leaves of Magic Plant (larger, mature leaves have less tannin)

9 leaves of Tri Leaf Plant (optional as this plant is harder to find)

2 litres water

Method

Just bring the ingredients to a boil and simmer for at least 2 hours. Can be kept refrigerated to last a few days to a week.

Dosage – take a cup or 250 ml of this Magic Drink once in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach for better absorption. :idea:

Warning – this drink is extremely bitter :shock: but the health benefits of this drink is well worth its terrible taste! :lol: Also, if you are on any other medication, please allow at least 2 hours apart between taking this detoxifying drink and the medication.

The Magic Plant is not a normal plant in any home’s garden and you have to look out for it. It grows up on a single, sturdy stalk without any branches or stems extending from the stalk, just leaves.

I found some growing outside the compound of a temple and with the kind permission of a lady there, I was able to cut some stalks of the Magic plants to grow at home. Just remove the leaves, dry them in the sun and they can keep for a long time. The bare stalks can then be planted preferably in the ground and they will grow easily from there. If you are staying in an apartment with no garden to grow them, they also do well in large pots.

I have to go take my dinner now and I will be right back later to write about the Chinese “Ghost Festival” and doing prayers for our ancestors in my next post.

I wish you good health and good energy! :D

With peace and joy,

choesf :D

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  1. 1

    Hello:
    I came across your blog while doing a Google on ‘cooking with Chinese herbs’. My store is based in Windsor, Ontario (across the border from Detroit, MI) and we sell natural Chinese herbs. We get a lot of customers asking us how to cook with Chinese herbs but unfortunately the information I have found online has been less than stellar. How did you get started cooking with herbs? Do you know any related websites that you can recommend? Any help from you would be appreciated.

    Steven

  2. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there and welcome to my blog, dear Steven :D

    Here in Malaysia, we have Chinese medicine/herbal stores at almost every street and they often give free advice on how to combine what herbs for what purposes. In addition to this, I am also learning what natural plants can be used for health from a lady healer friend and a professional healer.

    I’m sorry I’m not familiar with any websites that have this information.

    Have a nice week!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  3. 5

    Rachel Thoo said,

    Hi there:

    I too, have the same problem as your husband (herniated discs 5-6 and 6-7) but is told there is not operation for it. I am in pain 24/7. I was born in Malaysia but have lived in Ontario, Canada most of my life. Like yourself, I am no longer in the work force but living in Northern Ontario trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle. How is your husband coping with his pain and is the herbal medicine working? I like to know if the plant can be grown and stay dormant in harsh winter climates or can be grown as a houseplant? Where could I get the seeds as well. Thanks. Love your site!

    By the way, in regards to Steven’s question, Toronto has a lot of TCM stores in all their Chinatowns (as well as the GTA_Richmond Hill, Mississuaga and Scaborough) and they are great a help. Nice to see Windsor with a Chinese herbal store.

    – Rachel

  4. 6

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Rachel :D

    I am very sorry to hear you are experiencing pain 24/7 from your herniated discs and I can very well imagine what you are going through. My husband was in pain for a total of 3 weeks and then the pain only went off when the doctor prescribed him a one week course of steroids (5 mg per tab). For the last one month, my husband has been taking Methycobal, which is like a nerve vitamin.

    After my husband completed his course of steroids, I took him to consult a Chinese Physician who put him on a course of Chinese Medicine for detoxification and dispel heatiness. Now, my husband has started Qigong classes and has been pain free for almost a month. He still feels the tension around the nape of his neck and the orthopaedic surgeon told him he would require a surgery if the severe pain comes back.

    The surgery involves removing 2 of the bone discs out and replacing them with a titanium “basket”, thus freeing more room for the discs. However, as in any operation involving the spine, I am very worried about the nerves being affected as there is a small chance that paralysis may occur. So, my husband is doing everything else to avoid this operation and we have been told that Qigong can help.

    From the traditional Chinese medicine point of view, as long as there is no sever “heatiness” involving the nerves, then there should be too much pain from the herniated discs because the heatiness will cause inflammation. My family doctor (Western medicine) also suffers from the same problem as you and my husband, but he doesn’t get any pain at all.

    I’m not sure if the herbal plants that I have here will grow in a cold country and the ones that I have doesn’t have seeds. They grow from branches or stems, if we cut off a section to plant. However, I have just received some seeds for another herbal plant which is very extremely bitter but it is also extremely for removing toxins and heatiness. After I have grown them and my plants have seeds, I will be sure to send some seeds to you. :wink:

    Thank you for your lovely comments, it is always a joy to know another Malaysian living overseas. :D

    Have a wonderful weekend ahead – here in KL, it has been raining dogs and cats for a week now. :roll:

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  5. 7

    health buff said,

    that’s an interesting plant. what chemical does it have that allows it to lower cholesterol levels?

    • 8

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear health buff :D

      I’m afraid I don’t know what chemical in that plant that is lowering the cholesterol levels. :oops:

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf :D

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    Dr Hugo said,

    Hi Choesf,
    Thank you for sharing the info on the “Magic Plant” that I have been researching for some time. I live in Langkawi and grow lots of it in my garden and take it regularly by chewing two leaves after extracting the fibrous stem from the back by folding and pullling it out. Can you advise with your Feng Shui master’s knowledge the best way to take this, for example is it recommended to take two leaves per day, ot every second day, or is it OK to take more. Yes, do not take other medication for several hours afterwards and it is more efficacous if taken on an empty stomach. I prefer to chew them up thoroughly rolled up when fresh and notice that they also stimulate the salivary glands which helps with digestion. Although bitter, an almost sweet after taste is left in the mouth later. And lastly, do you have any idea of its scientific name? Blessings, Dr Hugo

    • 10

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Dr Hugo :D

      Thank you for your useful information on the “Magic Plant’.

      I’m glad you grow a lot of it in your garden. I now have quite a few plants which have grown up to 8 feet tall. My FS Master mentioned 2 other ways to use these leaves =

      1) eat one piece of leaf raw per day

      2) boil about 20 leaves (dried or fresh) in 20 cups or approx 3-4 litres of water for 4 hours (over small flame)…drink one cup per day. Extra liquid can be kept in the refrigerator for a week.

      Yes, its taste is very bitter but after 2 to 3 minutes, there is a bitter and “golden” taste in the mouth…a very enjoyable experience indeed. :lol:

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf :D

  7. 11

    Dr Hugo said,

    Gong Xi Fa Cai Cheoesf,
    I’m actually planting our “magic plant” alongside the fence to become a lovely leafy barrier too! Can you please ask you FS master if he recommends that we chew TWO leaves every day?? My friend who had cancer three times takes this leaf and claims that it helped her totally recover too! She is in Alor Star and now free of all cancer cells in her body and the doctors are completely amazed! Through prayer, Jesus also helped her in her healing! Amen! I look forward to receiving your reply again. In fact, I love chewing it and don’t find the initial bitter taste at all intolerable and yes, there is a special taste afterwards that makes a glass of water taste better than usual! Sedap! God bless you! Dr Hugo

    • 12

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Gong Xi Fa Cai, dear Dr Hugo :D

      Yes, my FS Master said to taking 1 large piece of the Magic Plant leaf every day is enough for health maintenance. :wink:

      Thank you for the extra information on the benefits of this plant for cancer prevention. Did your friend also chew the leaves raw?

      I just made a huge pot of “Magic Plant” drink last night – it’s now sitting in my refrigerator and my family members have a cup of it each day.

      God Bless You, too! :D

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf :D

      P.S. I should gather my courage and start to eat those leaves raw like you, as I believe they are more beneficial taken that way. :oops:

  8. 13

    Dr Hugo said,

    Dear Choesf,
    Thank you for your reply. Yes, my friend who has recovered from cancer chews two leaves every second day. I think that the “tea” made from the leaves is troublesome to make, not very nice tasting and dilute. Even adding sugar to it defeats our purpose of seeking a healthy lifestyle as sugar is fattening and if processed and white, nutritionless. Chewing the leaves is much better, easier, direct and not time wasting. (No expense for gas or electric water boiling too.) This is what I do and suggest you do the same: On an empty stomach in the morning (no other medication taken, but vitamin supplements, fish oil etc OK) choose two dark green medium size leaves. Don’t pick the older drier and huge leaves that are starting to fade. Just snip them off with cutters or your thumb nail and wash by rinsing under water. Make sure you choose beautiful specimens with no damage or insect markings or deposits. After rinsing, fold each leaf inwards upon itself so the stem is clearly exposed. Holding the leaves gently, pull out the stem from the back all the way and throw back in your garden. The stem is not to be eaten simply because it is too fibrous. You now have four long sections from your two stemless leaves. Lay them together and roll up tightly (popiah style). Then pass the tight “bungkus” through your front teeth like a rabbit in tiny bites and shred it as it enters your mouth. Then fully chew the lot slowly and steadily and you will notice that your salivary glands are stimulated which is a good thing. Chew and chew and swallow bit by bit over several minutes, maybe five, and you will notice that the initial bitter taste decreases until it is quite pleasing, even though your teeth may turn green momentarily! I enjoy the after taste and have a drink of water much later, but some people prefer to wash it down straight away after chewing and swallowing. Since your FS master recommends one large leaf per day, I am confident that two medium healthy leaves are also quite ample when taken like this. In fact, I even had a small lump on my body for over a year but after two weeks of taking the leaf this way, it totally disappeared! I’m sure God also helped! Hallelujah! I trust these guidelines will help you too to enjoy the miraculous health benefits of “Lam Fei Yip” and I look forward to hearing postive reports from you again soon. Please let me know if you can find out any more about this marvellous “magical plant.” Perhaps we should find a sponsor to conduct scientific research and development studies in an effort to launch a cure for cancer and other life threatening diseases!?? Feel free to write to me privately direct to my email address if you wish. May I ask, where are you exactly? God bless. Dr Hugo

  9. 14

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Thank you so much for your very detailed guidelines on how to eat the raw leaves of this Magical Plant, dear Dr Hugo. You have convinced me already and I shall start eating the leaves raw from tomorrow onwards. However, I will still have to boil them for my family members whom I know will not take the leaves raw. :roll:

    I am from Kuala Lumpur. I will post more information of this wonderful plant whenever I get them. :wink:

    With peace and joy,

    choesf :D

  10. 15

    Dr Hugo said,

    You’re welcome Choesf. I hope you enjoy the “bitter sweet” experience and that it contributes to your health. The local Malay name for the plant is: “Sambung Nyawa” which translates as “Life Connection” probably referring to its benefits promoting “longevity.” Do you know any good Malay plant nurseries in KL with any more information about our wonderful plant? Happy chewing! Dr Hugo

  11. 16

    Dr Hugo said,

    The scientific name for the plant is Gynura procumbens. Look it up and learn all the wonderful benefits it has for our health. Cheers! Dr Hugo

    • 17

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you so much, Dr Hugo, for the Malay and scientific names for this “Magic Plant”…now, the identity of this plant is complete! :wink: I tried eating a raw leaf yesterday and it was a terribly bitter experience….so, I have “chickened out” now and will continue to drink the boiled water of these leaves instead. :oops: Anyway, that was one of the methods that my FS Master had recommended and he said a few of his followers also follows that technique and were cured of their diabetes and gout. :wink:

      Have a nice week ahead!

      With peace and joy,

      choesf :D

  12. 18

    Dr Hugo said,

    Hi Choesf,
    Thanks for your reply. Do you not eat bitter gourd sometimes? The leaf is no more bitter than that. However, we may appear to be mistaken about the true identity of the plant as others also suspect. The name gynura procumbens is in contradiction to the physical attributes of the plant, particularly the size. From Latin: procumbens, procumbent- present participle of procumbere, to bend down : pro-, forward, -cumbere, to lie down. That is, the name refers to a low lying plant and one Indonesian gardener has said that his “Sambung Nyawa” grows only to 50cm high! There are other characteristics also that do not match our plant, including flower colour. We therefore must not accept this definition yet and have to keep on searching. Do any of your plants have flowers? I will let you know if I find any more clues and am in touch with a number of others around the net in this quest. Please, you do the same and share anything new you may find and that will help us all discover the truth behind this miraculous yet mysterious “magical plant.” God bless! Dr Hugo

    • 19

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Dr Hugo! :D

      Oh, I love bittergourd and I cook them in various ways, even juicing them for drinks. But this leaf taste totally different and so “raw.” I guess it is an acquired taste. :oops:

      Okay, I will post any new information I have here on this thread so that everyone can keep up to date with it. I guess then that the “Magic Plant” is just not “Sambung Nyawa”.

      Here’s to good health to all!

      choesf :D

  13. 20

    manila said,

    Hi choesf,

    Thanks for giving me the link of this wonderful page. The problem is where do I find this plant in India?? I am sure someone might have some idea on what it is. I will try to find out. Hope I am successful.

    Thanks again.
    Manila

    • 21

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are very welcome, dear manila. I hope you find this plant in India…as it is really good for health and at no costs at all.

      Cheers!

      choesf :D

  14. 22

    Dr Hugo said,

    No, the “Magic Plant” IS “Sambung Nyawa” or at least it is known by the Malays as that. But there is not complete agreement that it is “Gynura Procumbens” for reasons that I outlined earlier. Let us all keep searching. If you keep chewing the leaf as I suggested, the initial bitterness goes off very quickly and then it tastes just fine! Try it again and you’ll see. Yes, Manila, we hope too that you can find the name of the plant if it grows in India. Keep in touch. Cheers! Dr Hugo

    • 23

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Yes, we’ll keep looking out for information on this wonderful plant, dear Dr Hugo! :wink:

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf :D

  15. 24

    Scully said,

    Hi Choesf & Dr Hugo

    Thanked you so much for all the wonderful information.

    We human created all sorts of sickness and forgetting about all natural, cheap remedies in our garden in this so called advance world we are living.

    Now everything is turning the clock back. Back to Nature. To the extend the Earth Hours i.e. 28th March, was so commercialise to switch off all power. Just one hour does very little to address to safe our planet. It sould be practice every second we could.

    You guys are great and wonderful how this Magic plant can help cancer patients.

    Do you guys believe in organic fresh produce? I tried to stay away from processed food as much as possible.

    Choesf, try cutting the leaves into pieces and swallow it. I did it with Neem leaves which is very bitter too. When I find the plant and grow in my balcony, I will take it raw everyday too.

    One leaf will do, right? With Neem leaf, cannot take it everyday as it will lower the blood pressure. But it is good for the liver. According to Indians, Neem tree helps to bring positive energy to the environment too.

    Keep it going guys.

    Cheers
    Scully

    • 25

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Scully :D

      Thank you so much for your comments and information on the Neem plant. That is another wonderful plant with many health benefits –

      1) liver cleansing, like you said

      2) for blood purification

      3) the above 2 will lead to better complexion and my daughter has been taking Neem tablets to counter her teenage acne problems

      Other benefits include the emission of good chi and energies (like you mentioned), and placing a few sprigs of neen in our rice container will deter the weevils from getting into the rice. :wink:

      Although Earth Hour is only a little effort to address our planet, nevertheless there is more attention brought to the global warming issue when there is so much publicity being done for Earth Hour…a small step but it is a global awareness day. Better than none at all….

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

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    Dr Hugo said,

    Dear Herbal Enthusiasts,
    Still searching for the scientific identification of “Lam Fei Yip” or “Sambung Nyawa” (‘Life Extension’). To properly identify it would give me the opportunity to do more research and write about it. Does anyone have any more ideas on this? Keep healthy with Nature’s help! Choesf, is there any institution in KL that would analyse the properties of the plant, a botanical laboratory service company for example? Let me know and if so, we can submit samples. Cheers!

  17. 27

    Scully said,

    Dr Hugo

    Can you please tell us how your friend consume the Magic Plant leaves and overcome the cancer?

    Thank you.

    Regards

  18. 28

    Dr Hugo said,

    Hi Scully,

    Where are you? Read my post above on how we chew the leaves. My female friend had three attacks of cancer and overcame them all and her hair never even fell out! She claims her total recovery is due to both the leaves and the healing power of prayer to Jesus too! Amen!

    Let me know how you go. Cheers!

  19. 29

    Scully said,

    Hi Dr Hugo

    Thanked you for your prompt reply. I am in KL, a Malaysian.

    I did read your posting. What I mean is how many leaves to consume a day and hwo often? Is t okay for 73 yrs old lady to consume raw? Do your friend still take it for maintenance after clearance of the cancer. My aunt is clear off cancer for 6 yrs but she is very careful with her diet. If Magic Plant is good for maintenance, I would recommend to her.

    Wanted to check out consuming the leaves on long term is okay for maintenance of health. I was told not to take raw Neem leave daily as it will lower the blood level.

    Good day

  20. 30

    Dr Hugo said,

    Hi Scully,

    We have not been able to verify the benefits of the “Magic Plant” through independent scientific study as yet. However, many people believe in its healing properties and anti-toxic effects including helping to eradicate cancer cells from the body. There was an article written over a year ago in one of the Chinese newspapers featuring a totally recovered cancer patient who owed his health to this remarkable leaf. My healed friend (Chinese mother of three in Alor Star) chews two leaves every second day. Others may chew one leaf each day. I have often chewed 2 leaves every day and feel fine and believe it does more good than harm. I would recommend (only my personal opinion as I am not a medical doctor but a philosopher with a nursing background as well as academic) for your elder members to chew one medium size fresh green leaf every day, or every second day. Many also say to take it in the morning, not iin the evening. I will share with you all any more specific information I can track down as we go along. Good health and God bless you and your family. Cheers! Hugo

    • 31

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Dr Hugo :D

      Thank you for your time and valuable information on this “Magic Plant”. I was checking with my healer friend about this plant and she said it is called “Por Si Yip” or “Persian Leaves” in Cantonese. A few months back, someone told me the Magic Plants are called “Hark Meen Jeong Kuan” or literally “Black Faced General” in Cantonese but my healer friend said the Magic Plant is not that.

      However, the “Hark Meen Jeong Kuan” (HMJK) is very good to be taken for cancer prevention. I have heard this from a few people lately. My healer friend said this HMJK is especially good for treating and prevention of Cervical Cancer.

      I’m afraid I don’t know of any research institution here that can do scientific research on plants…perhaps some government agencies?

      Once I can get hold on some HMJK, I will post here so that everyone knows what it is and take it for cancer prevention therapy, especially for those who has a family history of cancer. Thus far, I have the recipe for making this drink.

      Do have a lovely week ahead!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 32

        Jeff said,

        Hai all,
        Thos plant is not HMJK or black face general or sambung nyawa coz i have seen these 2plants…Black face general does not grow upwards…it is about 2feet tall only..likewise the sambung nyawa….I plant this magic plant too and it grows to about 1.5meter high…

      • 33

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there and welcome, dear Jeff :D

        Thank you for your feedback….yes, you are right, this plant is not HMJK or “Black Face General”, which I managed to get a sample to plant in my garden. I will post a picture of the HMJK here shortly. I have updated my comments on the HMJK already. :wink:

        Is the “Sambung Nyawa” same as HMJK :?: Thus far, I still can’t find someone who knows the English or scientific name for this Magic Plant….but I have confirmed that its Cantonese name is “Nam Fei Yip” or in Mandarin, it’s called “Nan Fei Chow”.

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

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    jack said,

    Dear friend, this magic plant can cure allergic and itch on your body, if taken before you go to bed, you’ll awake with fresh morning.
    It does good for diabetic symptom.
    This is a testimony statement.

    • 35

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Jack :D

      Thank you so much for sharing your testimonials on the goodness of this “magic plant” – I really appreciate it. We learn more of its usefulness. :wink:

      Do have a lovely week for good health!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 36

        jack said,

        hi there, do you have any idea on what species it is. its origin or where about. why only chinese plant it.

      • 37

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear Jack :D

        I’m sorry I don’t have any idea on the species or origins of this plant…although there has been some discussion on it at the comments thread here. These days, I find more people are planting and brewing this plant for health purposes. :wink:

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

      • 38

        jack said,

        Thanks….

  22. 39

    jack said,

    Hi there,

    I’m actually working on producing this magic plant as a pharmaceutical product.
    I’ve sent it for a lab test and the result is very positive.
    It contains a lot of energy but with some sugar and a bit protein.
    Thus effort cause some money to spend but worth it.
    I’m producing it in capsule form.
    Today, I’ve prescript it to a high blood senior citizen and it really a relief.
    The blood pressure reduce from 165 to 140 within an hour.
    I wonder if there is a steroid element in the contents but it was absent for the lab test report.

    • 40

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Jack :D

      I’m glad you are going to market this plant in capsule form. Thank you for sharing your research experience – we learn more about its benefits. More people should know about this plant and I hope to see your product in the market soon, like the Misai Kucing plants which are now sold in tea bags and capsule form everywhere. :wink:

      Good Luck in your product.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  23. 41

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Dear friends, :D

    This is the latest technique on how to consume this Magic plant, which is easier to follow :-

    1) blend 2 fresh leaves together with some fruit juices and drink in the morning on an empty stomach. A diabetic friend is doing it this way

    2) put 2 fresh or dried leaves into a mug, pour boiling water, steep for about 15 minutes and drink on an empty stomach

    3) healer Master atan told me when the Magic Plant is combined with Misai Kucing, the the good benefits of these plants for good health increase to fourfold!

    With best wishes,

    choesf :D

  24. 42

    Pat said,

    Dear Choesf,

    Thank you for the link to this page. I have gain a lot of information. In fact I have a pot of Fei Chou yip given by my sister. I started taking it before misai kucing drink. I would crushed 2 or 3 leaves in hot water to steep. After discovering misai kucing I stopped taking fei chou yip. Didnt know that you could combine both to make the drink. For boiling a pot how many leaves do I need to mix with the misai kucing herb?
    Btw I feel hungry very soon after drinking both misai kucing and fei chou yip drink

    Thank you again and wish you and your family good health always. Merry Christmas
    and Happy New Year 2010.

    Pat

    • 43

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Pat :D

      Good, you also have the Fei Chou yip. Master atan didn’t say how much misai kucing to put together with 2 pieces of Fei Chou Yip for 1 cup. I would think about 6 to 8 leaves? He said when we combine these 2 types of leaves, its effects are fourfold…even better!

      For one pot, we just estimate how many Fei Chou Yip and Misai Kucing leaves to put…it also depends on how big your pot is. I use the 1 cup measurement…so, if a pot can contain 10 cups, then it will be 20 pieces of Fei Chou Yip and a large bunch/bundle of Misai Kucing. I hope I remember to ask Master atan about the amount of Misai Kucing the next time I speak tohim. :wink:

      May you and your family also have good health, good luck and success always! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

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    hi nice blog,
    cant recall ‘sambung nyawa’ but misai kucing is good for reducing high blood pressure, but it taste so awfully bitter

    • 45

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Shariff :D

      Thank you for sharing your information on the goodness of misai kucing. I didn’t know it is so bitter as I have never chew the leaves before…glad you warned us about it! :wink:

      May you have a happy and prosperous New Year 2010!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  26. 46

    Katherine Ng said,

    Hi,
    I came across your blog when receiving mail on herbs.

    I have spine (L4/L5) pain, going through physio treatment as well in Year2008. I do feel how it is for 24/7 pain both your husband and Rachel Thoo went thru.
    I like to share my experience and how I relieve my pain with both you and Rachel, in my email. Write to me, and kindly keep Rachel Thoo in loop.

    Thank you very much.

    God bless your family in good health and wealth!

    • 47

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Katherine Ng :D

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your blessing. :D

      I am very relieved to report here that my husband only suffered the pain from pinched nerves during that one incident that I had written about in this post. He is now pain free and even his neck and shoulder area which used to be tight/taut is now “looser”. I am making a few types of herbal drinks and vegetable soups regularly for my family to drink for good health. :D

      May you and your family have good health and prosperity, too! :D

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  27. 48

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear David Chua :D

    I am sorry to hear that you and your wife developed some mild rashes and itches from consuming the “Nam Fei Yip” tea. I am not sure what caused it and to be on the safe side, perhaps you should stop consuming it for a while (like a couple of weeks) to rest your body. Then try taking this tea again and see if you develop allergic reactions again. So far, among those people whom I know have taken or are taking this tea, there were no adverse reactions – only more bowel movements/stools, better sleep… there is a group of Macaque monkeys behind my house and I have seen them (babies included) tearing the top of my NFY plants off and eating them. So, there must be something good for sure as it is so bitter and yet the monkeys eat them frequently.

    Another point to note is be sure your leaves/plants are organic and free from chemical fertilisers and pesticides. :wink:

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

    David Chua said :-

    while researching for natural alternative remedy for kidney ,hypertension and cholesterol problems, I came across your blog mentioning the effectiveness of Gynura Procumbens(NAM FEI YIP). My wife and I had taken the dried leaves(boiled with water to make a tea solution) for 3 days and discovered we had some mild rashes and itch on our bodies. Is it due to allergy of the herbs or is there reason for it? Should we stop the consumption of the herb?

  28. 49

    David Chua said,

    Dear Choesf

    Recently, I learnt from a friend who is quite well-versed in natural herbal plant’, that the ‘trio-leaves plant’ is known as ‘koo li xin’. But I still do not have the scientific name of the plant.

    Best Regards

    David Chua

    • 50

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear David Chua :D

      Thank you so much for letting me know the name actual name of the “tri-leaf plant” – koo li xin. It is very effective for getting rid of urea acid. A few months back, my friend’s aged husband suddenly developed swollen ankles and our massage/healer friend said he has high urea acid and his kidneys are not functioning optimally. He has refused to go for any checkups nor see a doctor for medication. Master atan (the healer who taught me the use of this plant) told me to give my friend some of the tri-leaf plants from my garden so that she can brew some for her husband. Her husband’s swollen ankles were gone after one month. Master atan gave me a Chinese name, too, for this plant but I had forgotten as I am not good at Mandarin. :lol:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  29. 51

    fey said,

    Your magic plant looks like gynura. there is some scientific evidence from treated diabetic rats that gynura procumbens is antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic, therefore, there could be some truth in its activity to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol.

    I, too, am starting a herbal garden and am enjoying it too. I hope this would lead to a healthy lifestyle. I just took up a seminar on natural farming, too, and have concocted my organic fertilizer.

    thanks for a site such as yours

    • 52

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Fey :D

      Thank you for your very informative feedback on the “magic plant”. It’s good to know that some scientific evidence has been found on the efficacy of this plant in treating blood sugar and cholesterol. :wink:

      I’m glad you are having a herbal garden – it feels therapeutic and really wonderful to grow our own plants for health, yes? I have just transplanted some herbal plants called in Cantonese Chinese “Hark Meen Jeong Kuan” and I will post here shortly once they grow a little bit more – this plant was given to me by my healer friend and is very good for prevention of cancer, especially cancer of the female reproductive system. I have friends whose parents were diagnosed with cancer taking this herbal plant, too.

      I am now trying to plant some vegetables and flowers (it’s been only green plants for me before :oops: )from seeds for about 3 weeks now…hope I can take some pictures soon and post here. :wink:

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  30. 53

    Lee Lek Sim said,

    Hi I saw the ‘Black Face General’ article by Wilson (S’pore) and started to search for info on this plant and came across your blog. My dad just found out that he may have cancer as he called me a week ago as he was experiencing pains on his stomach area and he has seen a few doctors at Penang GH and finally they have suggested him to go for scope and scan & so on in view of the growth of a size between a pinpong ball & tennis ball near his intestine. I am staying in KL and wonder if you could tell me where I could buy those plants mentioned above. I hope these plants could help dad’s condition.

    Thanks!

    LLS

    • 54

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Lee Lek Sim

      I am very sorry to hear that your father has cancer. I’m afraid I don’t know where the “Black Face General” plants can be bought. :oops: A search on the Internet yielded some interesting sources :-

      http://www.google.com.my/search?q=black+face+general+herbs&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

      Here is a PHOTO of the Black Face General plant.

      Since I last posted this article, I was recently given a small plant by my lady healer friend a few months ago. A person diagnosed with cancer needs to consume it regularly and a lot of it. For one person, we need a large noodle soup bowl packed full of the leaves and stems, boil that with honey dates and enough water to just cover the leaves for 1 1/2 hours.

      Good Luck!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf

      • 55

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello again, dear Lee Lek Sim :D

        I have found an organic farm where you can buy the Black Face General plant. :D

        I have got from some friends a place and contact number where you can find many herbs for health and illnesses. Here is the link –

        http://www.forearthsake.org/

        The principal there is Ivan Ho and his contact numbers can be obtained from that website. The website I gave you is new and will be operational shortly. The organic and herbal farm is in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and you can speak to Ivan for consultation on one’s health and what herbs to take. He charges a fee nominally for consultation.

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  31. 56

    Lek sim said,

    thanks dear for your help.

    • 57

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear Lek Sim :D

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

      • 58

        cina_fong said,

        Choesf

        I was wondering if one of your readers, Lee Lek Sim, was able to find the Black Face General? She doesn’t seem to have a forwarding email or web page. I hope everything is fine as I have not read any news from her in recent thread.

      • 59

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there, dear cina :D

        You are such a kind and compasionate soul indeed to ask about her. :wink:

        I had emailed her on where she can find the BFG and posted my comments to her here the same day. She had replied via email to thank me for in information. :wink:

        Do have a restful Sunday!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  32. 60

    cina_fong said,

    Hi

    Very happy that I just found this plant! :)

    • 61

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear cina_fong :D

      I’m glad you found this plant, too! :D It has so many uses for health. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  33. 62

    Patty Mathis said,

    I believe that this plant is called, Gynura Procumbens.

    Plant Information
    Common Asian Names: Paetumpung (Thailand), Mollucan Spinach, Sambung Nyawa ‘extending life’ (Malaysia), Daun Dewa (Indonesia), Akar Sebiak, Kelemai Merah, “NAN FEI YE” “Bai Bing Ca” (Chinese).

    Scientific Name: Gynura procumbens
    United States: Green Harmony, Longevity Spinach, Cholesterol Spinach

    Description:
    • Perennial
    • Growing 10 – 25 cm tall.
    • Young stems are green, turning light purple with green spots.
    • New shoots and branches appear frequently at base and leaf nodes.
    • Fleshy branches can be trimmed and pinched regularly to grow as a low bush, or staked on trellis.

    Culinary Uses:
    • Leaf vegetable – Incredible taste, perfect addition to any salad, or stand alone salad.
    • Young leaves/ shoots can be eaten fresh by itself/ included in rice dishes/ mixed in with salads (like lettuce or spinach).
    • Fresh Juice or Smoothie
    • Cook with butter /add to a casserole /soup/ stir-fried (fry garlic in a little oil and then saute the leaves and young shoots in oyster sauce)/ sauteed lightly like one would spinach.
    • Tea. Parts Used: • Leaves, shoots.
    • Keep in the fridge.

    Medicinal Folk Medicine Uses.
    It is said that:
    • Lowers blood sugar (diabetes), cholesterol (lipid, serum, triglyceride levels).
    • Topical inflammation, rheumatism, viral ailments, diarrhea, dysentery, febrifuges, hypertension, urinary tract infection, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic.
    • Anti-cancer: Inhibition effect on growth of cancer cells.
    • Contains Asparaginase, kind of enzyme to inhibit protein syntheses by hydrolyzing asparagines (amino acid which is very essentially, needed by cancer/tumor cells) into aspartic acid and ammonia, so the cancer cells/tumor cells will stop growing and die.
    • Poultice: relieves rheumatic and general body-pains.

    Many countries throughout Asia have multiple folk medicine uses for this miraculous herb.

    This FRESH LEAF is packed full of LIVE Super Antioxidants, LIVE Enzymes, and antiviral, anti-inflammatory, Super Alkalizing characteristics.

    • 63

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Patty Mathis :D

      Thank you so much for providing so much information on the Gynura Procumbens. :idea:

      A few weeks back, I found out that the “Nam Fei Yip” (Magic Plant, I call it) is not “Sambung Nyawa” but I have not gotten the Malay name yet. I will post here as soon as I know it. :wink:

      There are a few differences from the description of the Gynura Procumbens and Nam Fei Yip – the Nam Fei Yip (as shown in the picture above) can grow very tall, I have seen some as tall as 10 feet (3 metres) high; whereas the Gynura Procumbens is said to be up to 25 cm (almost 1 foot), tall only. No trellis is required for the Nam Fei Yip as the plants grows with one main but strong stem only and will have offshoots from the points where the main stem is cut off.

      I don’t think the Nam Fei Yip can be made into a salad as its taste is really extremely bitter – many times worse than the bittergourd.

      The Nam Fei Yip has only green colour throughout its life, no purple colours nor any green spots.

      I will post here when I get more information on the Nam Fei Yip/Magic Plant. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  34. 64

    cina_fong said,

    The plant Sambung Nyawa or Gynura Procumbens is a totally different plant from the South African Tree as I have both and they are definitely not the same. However, they could be of the same family of plants though. I have been searching for more infor on the SFT and so far comes up empty not even the scientific name.

    Incidentally, the sambung nyawa is commonly sold in nurseries and well known by the Malay for their cuisine and herbal remedies.

    cina

    • 65

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear cina_fong :D

      Yes, you are right – I had just replied a comment above on the difference of Sambung Nyawa and the Nam Fei Yip (SFT). I have confirmed with someone that the SFT is not Sambung Nyawa. :D

      I want to visit the organic vegetable and herbal farm below to learn more about herbs as well as to get my organic radish with leaves –

      http://www.forearthsake.org/

      Hopefully, I can get more information on the SFT there. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  35. 66

    cina_fong said,

    Oh, sorry I forgot to mention that the Black Face General is also a totally different plant from the Sambung Nyawa or SFT.

    Regards

    cina

    • 67

      PattyM said,

      Hmmm… Interesting! I will definitely look into that!

      Thanks,
      Patty

    • 68

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are right, dear cina_fong. The Black Face General is also different from the Sambung Nyawa and SFT. The BFG is known as “Pecah Beling”. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  36. 69

    PattyM said,

    Also, I just noticed at the beginning of this thread where someone mentioned that their husband suffered from cervical hernias. Well, unfortunately, I too, suffer from the same thing on C5-C6, C6-C7. And, I had no idea that this was the root of all my pain. I’ve followed many treatments and just have just begun non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, which I HIGHLY recommend! WOW! I am on my 6th treatment and I am already feeling MUCH better.

    Basically, what this treatment does is traction- it stretches your cervical spine and allows your herniated disks to be reabsorbed by the body and HEAL! This doesn’t get to happen if the spine is continuously being compressed. This type of treatment also works wonders for people who have a lot of spinal degeneration.

    Anyhow, if you are curious here are several links:

    If you have tried everything, then I would definitely give this a shot. It’s painless and non-invasive.

    • 70

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear PattyM :D

      Thank you so much the helpful information on treatment for the cervical hernias C5-C6, C6-C7 – non-surgical spinal decompression therapy . It sure makes sense to stretch the cervical spine to allow the herniated disks to go back into the body. :idea:

      I went to the Youtube links you gave. I wondering if they have this here in Malaysia?

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 71

        PattyM said,

        Hi happyhomamaker88!

        Well, I am not certain if this is available in Malaysia as I live in Canada, but it should be. I don’t see why not. You should speak with your Chiropractic doctor. They will be able to guide you to someone who practices these types of treatments.

        Here are some more helpful links:

        http://www.parnellwellness.com/drx9000/faq.asp

        http://www.calgaryspinaldecompression.ca/

        http://www.danburypaincenter.com/FAQ.htm

        Here is the top-of-the-line, most recent and APPROVED machine for practice:

        http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&&sa=X&ei=pI7iTKXyOoOclgf9q8HxAw&ved=0CBcQBSgA&q=drx9000&spell=1

        Regards,
        PattyM

      • 72

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hi there, dear PattyM :D

        Thank you for those links and advice – this treatment sounds really good and effective and the doctors or chiropractors here in Malaysia should promote the machine. At least now we know there is such a treatment available and we can look around for it here. :idea: :wink:

        My husband was seeing a chiropractor when he had his pinched nerve attacks 2 years ago. Since I have been making herbal drinks and soups for health maintenance for my family, my husband never had any serious pinched nerve attacks since. Only when he more stressed than usual or due to prolonged periods of time sitting in one position at the table, he gets a sore neck and shoulders. My healer lady friend also taught us to keep our body in a “yin” or “cooling” condition (as in Traditional Chinese Medicine) to prevent our nerves or veins from having flare-ups due to heatiness and we experience pains. :idea:

        With best wishes for good health,

        choesf :D

  37. 73

    cina_fong said,

    Hi Choesf

    I am very happy to know of your blog as you have fantastic ideas and recipes which I hope I will attempt to try one of these days :P Cooking though I love the thought of it has not been my forte yet unfortunately.. its the husband job haha.. he is a much better cook.
    Regarding the South African Tree (SFT), I actually have the plant rooted in my garden for a long time and had no idea now that I am aware I feel very happy that I have such a valuable plant in my garden. Yes, the SFT, Black Face General and Sambung Nyawa is definitely 3 totally different plants altogether altho each of them has their great medicinal properties. I have SFT and Nyawa but am still looking for the BFG (Ha, not BFG, the Big Friendly Giant by Roald Dahl haha… sorry joke…)

    cina.

    • 74

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear cina :D

      Thank you for your kind comments. :oops: :lol: Wah, you are so lucky – your hubby can cook hor. :wink:

      I’m glad you have the SFT in your garden – you have a natural herb with many wonderful benefits right in your compound. I learned a little bit more about it a few weeks ago and I need to dig more information.

      For the SFT or Nam Fei Yip –

      1) it is a herb that contains tannin.

      2) take the older leaves as they contain lesser tannin compared to younger leaves

      3) do not take more than 2 to 3 leaves at one time and to boil for at least 2 hours to reduce the level of tannin

      On the BFG (no, not the Big Friendly Giant! :lol:) , you can get them from this organic vegetable and herb farm –

      http://www.forearthsake.org/

      It is situated in Gombak and I intend to go there after my children’s Spm and STPM exams to check it out. I was told we can get all sorts of organic herbs and vegetables there, plus the principal there, Ivan Ho, is very helpful and kind and will teach us what and how to take herbs suitable for our health. :idea:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  38. 75

    cina_fong said,

    Is this non surgical spinal decompression something to do with massaging the bones with the elbow usually. This method is call ‘roffling’or something to that effect. I have not check out the Utube cuz my internet connection can be a bummer esp. with the rain.

    And I am definitely going to check out the herbal farm that u recommended, Choesf.

    Anything herbal, organic, food will get me running :)

    cina.

    • 76

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear cina :D

      I hope that spinal decompression thingy is available here in Malaysia. Last year, I found out I had gallstones (I blogged about it here, too) and the doctors told me the only way to remove them is to remove my gall bladder. Of course, I refused and went on an alternative health method to remove my gallstones naturally (by passing them out instead). I was told by friends in Singapore that they can use laser to smash the gallstones into smaller bits so that they can be passed out. So, it was a disappointment that that facility is not available here in Malaysia. :cry:

      Once I can get my hubby to take me to that farm, I will post about it here. It is quite out of the way from the city, I think. :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  39. 77

    cina_fong said,

    Rain has stopped and I was able to access Utube at reasonable speed.
    Hmm NSSD rolfing massage is not the same then.

    I used to go to this lady from China who performs a very painful deep massage of the bones esp. the back with her elbow (which I think is similar to rolfing massage) and she was able to relief my chronic bad pain after a week’s session. She said the massage helps to realign our bones after years of abuse, wear and tear just like a car suspension belt that needs changing :) She also performed the ‘heated cupping’ on my back to unclogged my blood flow which also relieved chest pains that I was having due to an accident.

    cina.

    • 78

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear cina :D

      Hahaha..looks like you are having the same problem as I do on the Internet connection speed when it’s raining. :roll: :lol: Can’t wait for Unifi to reach our area here early next year.

      The method your lady uses to massage and heal you sounds like what my healer friend does, too. She gives a massage from head to toes, with cupping and “qua-sar” and foot reflexology. Now that I am approaching middle age, I make it a point to see her every 3 weeks or so for health maintenance, instead of waiting for some sprains to happen before I visit her. She said it is always good to make sure our blood flows properly, that our body has good circulation and we are not heaty. At the same time, I can learn more from her on what soups and herbal drinks to take for good health. We also have a good chit chat as she massages me. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  40. 79

    cina_fong said,

    Choesf

    You are so nice to take the time to respond to every comments and I bet there must be many from your many many readers. (don’t know how to do the wink, wink icon :P)

    Anyway, is it possible for you to recommend your massage lady? Mine has to go back to China because her daughter is getting married and she is not sure she will come back to M’sia.

    cina

    • 80

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear cina :D

      Heheh, it is okay when I have the time – it is good to share information here. To do the icons here – just add a colon right before and after the words – wink, lol, roll

      My massage lady is 62 years old and she works from her home based on personal introductions by existing clients only, i.e. the existing clients bring their friends over to see her. She doesn’t accept strangers. :oops:

      But she has a sister who is also a masseur and owns a shop offering massage and reflexology services in Ampang. I will try to get the name and address of the shop and email you. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  41. 81

    cina_fong said,

    Morning Choesf

    Does the sister in Ampang provides the same kind of massage as your personal lady masseuse, herbal expert and confidante? I mean only the massage part :)

    I know of a few Sifu male masseur but they are always clamped with clients.

    BTW, do you know of any herbal remedies to promote luscious hair? Its our crowning glory mah.. A good head of hair does wonders to the self ya?

    cina.

    • 82

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear cina :D

      I’m not sure what type of massage the sister is offering :oops: but she has employed a few masseurs (both male and female) for her shop. It is a proper massage shop with no “hanky-panky”. I have to mask my healer friend who is now in Taiwan holidaying with that same sister. :lol:

      Heheh, you are right, a good head of hair does indeed do wonders to oneself! :wink: :lol: I am also looking for herbal remedies for good luscious hair – my hair is the fine and thin type like babies’. However, I noticed that drinking the Miracle Vegetable Soup can reduce hair loss and increase a little more hair somewhat. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  42. 83

    cina_fong said,

    Thanks choesf

    I think my hair is just like yours too also because I was surviving on Maggie instant noodles for many years while a student overseas and now due to chlorine as I swim almost every day.

    I am going to start on the miracle vege soup this weekend. If I encounter any problem I am sure seek your advise once again.. :P The useful think about your blog is you post pictures so I can show to dealer in wet market or Chinese herbal shops if they have no idea what I am talking about haha… I am clueless in a lot of things…

    cina.

    • 84

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      You are most welcome, dear cina :wink: :D

      If you have any queries, just ask away here – heheh, we are all “guinea pigs” trying out the various soups and drinks for health. I just hope those who are trying them will get the same positive results as my family have. Don’t worry, we all learn together here! :lol:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  43. 85

    cina_fong said,

    oops… so sorry about the spelling and terrible grammar… sometimes the fingers not fast enough for the grey matters…

    cina.

    • 86

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Heheh….no need to apologise, it is okay. :wink: Ah, I know exactly what you meant – the fingers just can’t type as fast as we think. :lol:

      Good Night & Sweet Dreams!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  44. 87

    cina_fong said,

    choesf

    You know I am very careful about consuming medicinal herbs or medication, except for the occasional Panadol for my migraine and detox green tea :)
    Anyway, I decided to try the South African leaves cuz I managed to harvest 2 Tupperware containers of sun dried leaves and have been taking the tea with 2 leaves and my immediate effect has been 1. I get real sleepy by certain time in the night and will have deep uninterrupted sleep 2. my appetite improved (not necessary a good thing heheh…cuz I can’t resist junk food sometimes..) So far, no rashes like those I read from other who consume it. I will take a couple more days then reduce to twice weekly for general welbeing :)

    • 88

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good evening, dear cina :D

      Thank you for your feedback on taking the SA leaves. :wink: I’m really happy to know that you didn’t get any adverse side effects from it. I just made a large pot of it yesterday and have stored it in the fridge for slow consumption (1 cup a day) for my family. I had chopped down many plants that were growing wildly at my backlane there and dried some for emergency use. :idea:

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  45. 89

    Patty M said,

    Hello everyone,

    I think someone was asking about the “scientific” name for Black Face General, and I found this:

    Dehydrated Pecah Beling (Strobilanthes crispus) Herb
    [Malaysia]

    Description
    The leafs of Strobilanthes Crispus is traditionally used to treat cancer, diabetes and as a diuretic agent. Iin recent years strobilanthes has been in the limelight for its anti-cancer properties. This plant has a high calcium carbonate and recent Japanese research reveals that it has compound and molecules that is capable of slowing down the growth of retrovirus like HIV that causes AIDS. Locals have been reported to use the herb for the treatment of uterine fibroids and leukaemia.

    Strobilanthes is also very rich in minerals like potassium and calcium and has vitamin C, B1, B2 in high level which contributes to its total anti-oxidant activity. Many users testify to diminishing tumor and cyst growth after taking this ***** is a mild diuretic and laxative.

    In Chinese, the herb is called “hei miang jiang jun” which can be literally translated as Black face General. Besides bulk/loose packing (cut into 3mm tea size), Strobilanthes Crispus is also available in tea bags packed in jar/box.

    Hmmm… I am still searching for more info. It’s all very interesting!! Wish I had these plants here where I live!

    Hope this helps. Thanks again!

    PattyM

    • 90

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Patty M :D

      Thank you so much for taking the time to post the information of the “Strobilanthes Crispus” and sharing with us here. :D

      I have a few friends who are taking this herb regularly by boiling them with some honey dates in a pot of water for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. These friends have parents or siblings who were diagnosed with cancer. My healer lady friend said the BFG is very good for preventing cervical cancer or womb-related problems. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  46. 91

    cina_fong said,

    Hi choesf

    I do hope Ms Lee Lek Sim has found the Black Face General as her dad needs it urgently? I understand it is not so available in nurseries now as the euphoria of chasing after this plant has reduce somewhat. It is also not expensive but the ones sold at nurseries are quite small. I have a relatively good size shrub in my garden.

    Cina

    • 92

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear Cina :D

      Yes, I hope she has found the BFG also. Most nurseries sell small plants only. I confirmed with Ivan Ho from that organic vegie and herbal farm that he has the BFG there. As he uses herbs for healing, I believe he should have ample BFG there, unless many people have gotten there by now and bought most of them. :wink:

      I also have some growing in my garden. I have transplanted them into a few more pots to take turns in harvesting them regularly for my family’s consumption. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  47. 93

    cina_fong said,

    Hi choesf

    Long time no chat… :)
    Was talking to my sister who lives overseas and she has been quite quite ill for a while. She said you food all look very delicious :) She has also been taking the 5 vege soup, forgot that we recommended the soup to her abt a year ago. Sometimes she has difficulty getting the radish leaves cuz over there all the leaves are removed.

    cina

    • 94

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Good morning, dear Cina :D

      Heheh, long time no chat indeed. :lol: Hmmm…from your description, it sounds like Sherry (who had commented here also) is your sister? :wink:

      Thanks to your sister for her compliments on my food :oops: :lol: .

      These few days, I was thinking what vegetables/greens we can use to substitute “radish/daikon leaves” and I was considering the “tai bak choy” as that vegie can also be cooked as a soup. I will try it out the next time I make the miracle vegie soup – these days, my local wet market do not have regular supplies of daikon with leaves. :roll:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  48. 95

    cina_fong said,

    Choesf

    You are so resourceful, yes it would be good to be able to substitute some of the vegetables. So happened today I was at my usual supermarket and they had lots of really good size organic daikon with all the leaves! I couldn’t resist getting one eventhough I was not planning to boil daikon soup :)

    Once you hv determine the best substitute please let us know.

    cina ah fong :)

    • 96

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there, dear cina :D

      Wow, you were lucky to find good organic daikon with leaves! Yes, supermarkets have really good organic ones, which taste better and I’m sure with more nutrients, too. Okay, will update here once I tried out the vegie soup using “Tai Bak Choy” as a substitute. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 97

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Good morning, dear Cina :D

        Good news! I brought my eldest daughter to my healer lady friend yesterday regarding some nausea and menstrual problems.

        I told my healer friend about your interest in seeing her for a massage and she has agreed to meet you without me having to bring you there. :D

        I will email you her details and you can phone her up directly to make an appointment, okay?

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  49. 98

    Pauline Ong said,

    Dear Happy Homemaker,

    I would like to know if your magic plant has a soft stem and needs to be tied to a wooden pole to keep it upright.

    I have a plant whose leaves look similar to yours but I’m not sure whether it is the magic plant since my plant does not have “woody” stem but grows sideways on the ground. It has one single stem and it takes root easily when it touches ground.

    • 99

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear Pauline :D

      Yes, the magic plant or Nam Fei Yip has one large stem only and it is not too strong if it grows too tall. It needs to be tied upright or it bends over easily. It is easy to grow, too – just put a cut stem into the ground and it will take root easily. These days, I have a lot of the plants and I have to cut and throw them away so often as now, all my friends are growing it. I also have a lot dried up leaves and kept in the kitchen and I will put about 3 into a coffee mug, pour boiling water and steep for a few minutes before drinking…to keep the wind in the stomach away and for good health. . :idea:

      Be sure to take the more mature and larger leaves and the smaller, young ones have too much tannin in them. :wink:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  50. 100

    Michael lim said,

    hi, i am diagnosed with kidney disease (IgA Nepropathy), may i know if this “Nan Fei Ye” able to help?? pls advise..

    • 101

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Michael

      I am very sorry to hear of your kidney disease. However, I am not sure if this Nan Fei Yip can help or not. :oops:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf

  51. 102

    Mandel Williams said,

    Hello,
    My name is Mandel Williams and I’m very interested in getting seeds so I can start growing this plant. Can anyone from this blog please help me. If so please contact me at mandelwilliams@yahoo.com

    Thanks & God Bless
    Mandel

    • 103

      Hi there, dear Mandel :D

      Sorry for the late reply as I was busy with the Chinese New Year preparations and celebrations. :oops:

      The plants above do not appear to have any seeds. I plant new ones by putting some stems into the ground and they will grow. :idea:

      Hopefully, someone here may be able to help you.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  52. 104

    Susie said,

    Dear Choesf & all,
    I m glad we hv someone like u who bothers to share :)
    I hv this magic plant which i planted couple of years ago. Many said it is good for high blood & high blood sugar.
    Two days ago while cleaning my porch, the Holy Spirit (I m a Christian) impressed in my heart to take those leaves for my family. I plucked 3 big leaves and blend it with cold water, making 4 half cups of green juice & all of us drank it.
    You wont really taste the bitterness, and later u wl hv this ‘sweet’ taste at the back of ur mouth (something like that).
    I was very keen to know abt this plant and as why was asked to prepared & drink. I googled for green leaves, bitter leaves etc … and came upon ur blog. i took the pic of ur leaves & compare it with my plant. Indeed this is the same plant. I hv heard this plant has lots of benefits (that s why i planted it years ago) and every household in one kampung has a tree in their compound.
    So today, i juiced again & asked my hubby & children to take it.
    My son said, he went to toilet so many times after taking it, i think its working cos young ppl takes alot of junk food. i too went to toilet 3-4 times and i know nothing alarming cos whatever is coming out is very smelly and i think its good to take it out fr our system!
    How do do we need to consume? I think this depends on individual needs. Some may hv side effects like weak knees, back ache (prob too cooling), if that s so, take it every alternate day. For me i wl take it everyday for 4-7 days, then prob 3-4 times a week. 1-2 leaves per person wl be good enough, again depending on ones need.

    i also like u people to read up abt :
    a. Sabah Snake Grass and
    b. Sky fruit
    c. Moringa

    I hv tried all and read alot abt these plants.
    these are all plants God provided for mankind. Just need the faith to believe we wl benefit fr them.

    Cheers,
    Susie

    • 105

      Dr Hugo said,

      “G.P. SUPER TEA!”

      “Truly a Miraculous Asian Herbal Health Cure for All Sorts of Sickness and Disease!”

      “Heal yourself naturally and live longer!”

      “Just the price of a cup of tea!”

      “And then grow it for free!”

      *********************

      “What exactly is G.P. Super Tea?”

      1. HISTORY & IDENTIFICATION

      2. ALL NATURAL

      3. RESEARCH & CLINICAL TESTING

      4. HEALING PROPERTIES

      5. TESTIMONIALS

      6. RECOMMENDED DIRECTIONS

      7. CONCLUSION

      An Amazing Asian Antiviral Detoxifying Healing Herb!

       Traditionally this wonderful green leafy plant of classical folk medicine has been used as a highly effective cure for a wide variety of common health problems. From Africa to India, from China to Japan and throughout South East Asia, sufferers from all sorts of disease have been totally healed by eating the fresh raw leaves! But now you too can enjoy the amazing restorative benefits by simply sipping cups of G.P. Super Tea! Drink it or chew it – it’s up to you!

       Widely researched and clinically tested, the active ingredients of Gynura Procumbens (G.P.) indeed show impressive health restoring results. Laden with live enzymes, powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients, this unique nutraceutical plant is proving to be a universal remedy for a wide range of common illnesses ~ from simple skin rashes to chronic heart disease, diabetes and cancer!

       Using expensive, chemically based drugs can often lead to unpleasant side effects. Wouldn’t you therefore prefer to seek natural and affordable prevention and treatment to restore your precious health?

       Gynura Procumbens, a member of the Compositae Family of Plants, is also known by many names in different languages including, “Leaves from the Gods” and “Longevity Spinach.” In Chinese it is called “Lam Fai Yip” but in Malay and Indonesian it is referred to as “Sambung Nyawa” that translates as “Extension to Life” – a name that truly encompasses its long term beneficial healing nature.

       So be healed and live longer simply by drinking two or three cups of G.P. Super Tea daily! Or simply and easily grow your own plant and chew two leaves a day!

      But first, ask yourself . . .

      “Do I suffer from any of the following?”

      “If so, G.P. Super Tea or Tree is for You!”

      This amazing herbal plant has Anti-viral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Anti-allergy and Anti-carcinogenic healing properties all proven by scientific research.

      There are thousands of articles supporting its use for many centuries. It is used in China for activating blood, reducing blood stasis, adjusting fat, degrading blood pressure, improving micro circulation, anti-cancer, anti-fatigue, adjusting immune system, protecting liver, kidneys and so many other conditions as listed below.

       Allergies (healed by active Anti-allergy G.P. Enzymes)
       Anti Neoplastic – an abnormal new growth of tissue in animals or plants; a tumor.
       Arthritis (Chronic Rheumatoid Inflammatory Disease relieved by G.P. Anti-inflammatory Properties)
       Bacterial Infections (external & internal Harmful Bacteria destroyed by Antimicrobial Agents of G.P)
       Cancer (Colon, Breast, Lung Tumour and Leukemia Cells killed by Active Anti-Carcinogenesis Enzyme, G.P. Asparaginase )
       Cardiovascular Conditions – Heart Disease (Therapeutic Cardiovascular Properties of G.P. clear heart Artery Fats; reduces Blood Stasis (blockages) increasing Micro Blood Circulation)
       Cholesterol (Lipid, Blood Serum, HDL/LDL Ratios corrected)
       Constipation (relieved by Laxative effect of G.P.)
       Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2 – treated due to G.P.’s Anti-hyperglycaemic effect)
       Diarrhea (Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalances)
       Dysentery (Intestinal or Colonic Inflammation)
       Elevated Triglycerides (High Blood Sugar levels)
       Fatigue (improving Blood Circulation G.P. works as an Anti-fatigue Rejuvenator)
       Fever (treated by Active Antipyretic / Febrifuge Properties of G.P.)
       Gastric Ulcers (healed by Anti-ulcerogenic Activity of G.P. compounds)
       Gastrointestinal Disorders (overactive Stomach Acid production regulated by G.P. properties)
       Hemorrhoids (Swelling of Anal Canal cured by Anti-inflammatory Action of G.P.)
       Herpes (Type 1 & Type 2 Oral & Genital Viral Disease eradicated by G.P. Anti-viral Activity)
       HIV AIDS (Immunodeficiency Virus inhibited by Anti-viral Agents in G.P)
       Hyperacidity (rectified through G.P. Super Alkalizing Stabilizing Action)
       Hyperlipidemia (Excess Fats, Lipids & Blood Serum rebalanced by G.P.)
       Hypertension (helps normalise due to Hypotensive/BP Lowering Agents of G.P.)
       Hyperglycaemia (High Levels of Glucose in the Blood normalised by G.P.)
       Hypoglycaemia (Low Levels of Glucose in the Blood normalised by G.P.)
       Inflammation (Topical & Internal Inflammation reduced due to Anti-Inflammatory Properties present in G.P.)
       Insomnia (due to physical or mental causes, G.P. found to promote Calmer and Deeper Sleep at night)
       Kidney Dysfunction (kidneys protected from damage from High Blood Sugar as G.P. controls Blood Sugar Levels)
       Low Sperm Count (Oligozoospermia – Male Infertility restored by Biotically Active Enzymes in G.P.)
       Menstruation Irregularities (G.P. found to normalise Menstrual Cycles)
       Migraine Headaches (eases Cranial Tension through Cooling Inflammation)
       Obesity (excess Fat and Weight Problems )
       Oxidative Stress (High Antioxidant Activity of G.P. agents Detoxifies the Blood)
       Pain (Analgesic/Pain Killing Properties active in G.P.)
       Rheumatism (Inflammatory Joint, Muscle & Tendon Pain reduced by G.P. Antioxidising Compounds; Blood Detoxified & Urea Acid reduced – often a contributory cause of Rheumatoid Disorders)
       Selenium Deficiency (G.P. is a Rich Natural Source of Selenium, a Potent Antioxidant Enzyme and Free Radical Scavenger; protects cells from damage and increases the body’s ability to Fight Infection by producing Natural Antioxidants; promotes proper Regulation of Thyroid Hormones; strengthens Overall Immunity System; Anti-aging Properties; Cancer Fighting Agent preventing Degenerative Conditions such as Carcinogenic, Inflammatory, Cardiovascular, Neurological and Infectious Diseases)
       Silica Deficiency (natural presence of Silica in G.P. helps preserve healthier, more Youthful Bones, Skin, Hair and Nails; promotes production of Disease Fighting Antibodies & Antigens; supports Holistic Optimal Metabolism)
       Skin Rashes & Itches (Viral Dermatological Disease defeated by Bio-active Constituents of G.P)
       Sinusitis & Sinus Infections (Anti-inflammatory Agents in G.P. reduce Mucus Blockage improving Blood Circulation)
       Throat Infections (G.P. compounds neutralizes invading Viruses and Bacteria)
       Toxicity (G.P. detoxifies the blood through Antioxidant Activity)
       Urea Acid problems (cause of Gout & Kidney Stones; G.P. reduces Urea Acid levels) Many Joint Pains can be attributed to Urea Acid Crystallization at the bone joints. Gynura Procumbens is especially good for removing urea acid and for Detoxification.
       Urinary Tract Infections (male & female)
       Urination problems (diuretic properties of G.P. promotes free flow)
       Viral Attacks (all kinds of flu symptoms caused by viruses relieved by G.P.)
       Vision impairment (can prevent blindness, glaucoma and improve myopia)
       Vitamin efficiency (G.P. a rich natural source Vitamin A: Specific Metabolite essential for healthy retinas of the eyes; Vitamin C: Antioxidant protecting the body from Free Radical Damage that can lead to Heart Disease and Cancer; promotes the Production of Collagen to bind cells together; protects against Immune System Deficiencies; heals cuts, scrapes and bruises; keeps gums healthy; prevents eye disease and skin wrinkling.)

      G.P. is biotically active!

      The ultimate value for your health is priceless!

      2. THE PLANT WITH MIRACULOUS HEALING QUALITIES!

      Organically grown ~ free of pesticides, preservatives or any other chemicals or additives ~ healing “G.P. Super Tea” is harvested, cleansed and gently kiln-dried at controlled temperatures to guarantee ultimate freshness so there is no loss of essential phytonutrients, enzymes or anti-oxidant properties. Vacuum-packed to seal in its miraculous health benefits, “G.P. Super Tea” is an all-natural product direct from nature to you. Or we can send you as many stem cuttings as you like to grow your own!

      This FRESH LEAF that YOU CAN GROW is packed full of LIVE Super Antioxidants, LIVE Enzymes, and Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Super Alkalizing characteristics that work to combat free radicals and thereby have anti-aging properties!

      Medicinal Folk Medicine Uses

       Through the ages, people from many different cultures (Chinese, Malays, Thais, Indonesians, South Africans and others) have claimed that G.P . . .

       The Chinese traditionally believe its pharmacological characteristics are cold and neutral, cleanses the body, rebalances blood pressure and dispels “heatiness” associated with a wide range of ailments, infections etc.

       Lowers blood sugar (diabetes) and cholesterol (lipid, serum & triglyceride levels).

       Heals topical inflammation, rheumatism, viral ailments, diarrhea, dysentery, works as an anti-febrifuge (fevers), anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and helps cure hypertension or high blood pressure and urinary tract infections.

       Acts as an anti-carcinogenic agent inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

       Contains Asparaginase, a kind of enzyme that inhibits protein syntheses by hydrolyzing asparagines (amino acid which is essentially needed by cancer/tumor cells) into aspartic acid and ammonia, so the cancer cells/tumor cells will stop growing and die.

       Is an effective poultice (a medicinal compress of a pasty pulp) to relieve rheumatic and general body-pains.

      Testimonials

      Prostrate Cancer!

      “At the ripe old age of 70, I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer! I feared the operation and so put my faith in G.P. tea! I drank several cups a day. Very soon my medical test proved I had no prostrate cancer at all! My doctor couldn’t believe it. I continue to drink it every morning and evening and feel 10 years younger!” Mr. Stan Bellows

      “I came to hear of this herb from a man who called at the Herb Farm, who told me of his friend of 84 years, who had taken the leaves as a tea. He said that at 70 years of age his friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He heard about the herb a few years after and started taking the tea, and completely cleared prostate cancer. He has kept up taking the herb (5 years now), and today he looks like a man of 60. He made the tea with 9 large leaves finely cut and added to a saucepan with 2 cups of water, and brought to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes. The liquid is strained and drunk hot or cool.”(Anonymous)

      Diabetes!

      “I was a diabetic for over 40 years! When I heard about the miraculous healing properties of G.P. I was skeptical but still longed to live a normal and healthy life. I took G.P. three times a day on an empty stomach and within three months my doctor confirmed that I did not need to take any more insulin shots! He was so impressed that he too takes it now for general health and well being.” Wally Meteor

      Heart Disease!

      “I have had a high cholesterol problem for years and recently underwent major open heart surgery for a multiple bypass operation. However, even after rehabilitation I was still forced to take pharmaceutical cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs. But when I began a regimen of taking G.P. my cardiologist confirmed that all my blood tests were perfect! I am now off the medication and feel as though I have truly been given a new lease on life!” Dr Jayaprana

      Cancer!

      I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was forced to have an operation and go through terrible chemotherapy. I was fine for a while and then it came back. But instead of agreeing to another operation and more chemo, I took G.P. every day for 100 days until my blood tests came back totally negative! That was over 5 years ago. I’m still healthy and still drink G.P. Super Tea every day!” Stephanie Leong

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      Reference & Research Sources

      1. National University of Singapore
      2. Singapore Medical Journal
      3. Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
      4. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
      5. Green Harmony Nutraceuticals, USA: http://www.Green-Harmony.com
      6. Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
      7. Journal of Medicinal Food:
      a) Department of Obesity Management, Graduate School of Obesity Science,
      Dongduk Women’s University, Korea
      b) Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Kangwon National
      University, Korea.
      c) Center for Natural Product Medicine Studies, Department of Pharmacy,
      University of Indonesia, Indonesia
      d) Department of Food and Biotechnology, Hanseo University, Korea.
      8. Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash
      University of Australia
      9. Asia Pacific Journal of Pharmacology
      10. Scientific Congress Federation of Asian & Oceanian Physiological Societies
      11. Plant Foods For Human Nutrition
      12. Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Scientific Conference
      13. Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology
      14. Faculty of Pharmacy, Gadjah Mada Univesity, Indonesia
      15. Journal of Ethnopharmacology
      16. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research

      Proof by Scientific Research Results on Gynura Procumbens support the Miraculous Healing Properties claimed by Centuries of Folk Medicine!

      1. Antioxidant Potential of Gynura Procumbens, Rosidah Mun Fei Yam; Amirin Sadikun; Mohd. Zaini Asmawi, Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 46, Issue 9, 2008. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
      2. Anti-Diabetic Properties of Gynura Procumbens, M. A. Rasadah, M. Nik Musa’adah, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Selangor, Malaysia; H. Muhajir & M. B. Saufi Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

      3. Anti-Inflammatory Screening of the Medicinal Plant Gynura Procumbens
      M.N. Iskander & Y. Song, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; I.M. Coupar, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacology, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; W. Jiratchariyakul, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, Volume 57, Numbers 3-4, 2002.

      4. Hypotensive Activity of Gynura Procumbens, Hoe See Ziau, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
      5. Glucose Uptake: Stimulatory Activity of Gynura Procumbens, Siti Pauliena, M. B., Muhajir, H., Khozirah, S. and Nordin, L. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Laboratory of Natural Products, Institute of Bioscience, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
      6. Effects of an Ethanolic Extract of Gynura Procumbens on Serum Glucose, Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels in Normal and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats, X. F. Zhang, B K H Tan, Singapore Medical Journal, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2000.
      7. Anti-ulcerogenic Activity of Gynura Procumbens Leaf Extract against Experimentally-induced Gastric Lesions in Rats, A. A. Mahmood, Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Abdalbasit A. Mariod, Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, North Sudan; Fouad Al-Bayaty, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Technology Mara, Malaysia; and Siddig Ibrahim Abdel-Wahab. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Volume 4, Issue 8, 2010.
      8. Antihypertensive Effects of Gynura Procumbens Extract in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Mi-Ja Kim, Hee Jae Lee, Sumali Wiryowidagdo and Hye Kyung Kim. Journal of Medicinal Food, Volume 9, Issue 4, 2007.
      9. Micropropagation of Gynura Procumbens an Important Medicinal Plant,
      Chan Lai Keng, Lim Su Yee and Pan Lay Pin Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Volume 3, Issue 3, 2009. Plant Tissue and Cell Culture Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
      10. Flavonoid Identification and Hypoglycaemic Studies of the Butanol Fraction from Gynura Procumbens, G. A. Akowuah, A. Sadikun , A. Mariam, Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 40, Issue 6 , 2002.
      11. Determination of Anti-Diabetic Activity of Gynura Procumbens using
      Bioassay-guided Fractionation, Siti Paulina Binti Mohd Bohari, School of
      Graduate Studies for Master of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor,
      Malaysia, 2006.

      12. Eating Gynura Procumbens May Reverse Your Diabetes:
      http://www.diabetes-living.org/ natural_herbs_for_diabetes.html

      13. Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy:http://herbal.medicalonlinemedia.com
      14. Scrambling Gynura, Dawn Dewa, Leaves of the Gods, Mollucan spinach, Cholesterol Spinach – Gynura procumbens: http://www.floraexotica.ca/Vegie.htm
      15. Toxicology Evaluation of Standardized Methanol Extract of Gynura Procumbens, Rosidah Mun Fei Yam, Amirin Sadikun, Mariam Ahmad, Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah and Mohd. Zaini Asmawi: Falkultas Farmasi, Universitas Sumatra Utara, Medan, Indonesia; School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia; School of Pharmacy, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology
      Volume 123, Issue 2, 2009.

      16. Effects of Gynura procumbens Extract and Glibenclamide on Sperm Quality and Specific Activity of Testicular Lactate Dehydrogenase in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic RatsPusparanee, Hakim and Halimah Abdullah Sani, and Mahanem Mat Noor, Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 16, Issue 2, 2008.
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      Questions, Queries, Comments, Orders? Please email me anytime at: archiadven@hotmail.com

      Wishing you all health and long life!

      God Bless!

      Dr Hugo
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      Many countries throughout Asia have multiple folk medicine uses for this miraculous herb.

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  53. 106

    PATRICK said,

    I am from Nigeria,the leaf you talking about seems to be what we call bitter leaf here,its a wonderful tree.we use the leaves to cook soup also.

  54. 107

    PATRICK said,

    I teach people about the use of MORINGA OLEIFERA another miracle tree.

    • 108

      Hi there, dear Patrick :D

      Thank you for your comments. Yes, the Moringa Oleifera is also very commonly used here in Malaysia by the Indians in their cooking. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  55. 109

    PATRICK said,

    hello can you send this magic tree to me in Nigeria?

    • 110

      Hi there, dear Patrick :D

      I’m sorry, I can’t send dried herbs overseas – I understand that some Customs have very strict regulations on sending unknown dried leaves overseas. :oops:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 111

        PATRICK said,

        Thanks, what i mean is the seed for planting.

      • 112

        Hi there, dear Patrick :D

        Sorry, missed your post earlier :oops: … I don’t have any seeds and have not seen any, too. This plant is usually grown from stem cuttings.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  56. 113

    Ivan Lim said,

    Hi there, i think i’m taking such a leaf. When i was working in Ipoh, several people recommended me to take it as i have blood pressure problems. They call it “penyambung nyawa”, i took some home, actually quite a bit and was taking it regularly and it does help stabilize my pressure. I tried growing it but failed both attempts. My father’s house has a plant that has the same type of leaves but slightly different shaped plant, so i’m not sure if i’m taking the right one. Besides that both of the plant which i take the leaf from looks different from yours.

    And now i’m confused, the only thing that is common, is the super bitter taste, and yes it does kinda taste sweet at the end.

    Please advice me of the plant and where can i get some locally, i prefer not to take my medication.

    Thanks

    • 114

      Dr Hugo said,

      Hi Ivan,

      We grow “sambung nyawa” also know locally as “lam fai yip” very well in Langkawi and it also grows wild all round the island. The scientific name is Gynura Procumbens. If you come to Langkawi we can help harvest some stem cuttings for you to take home and plant. It is easy to grow once you know how to nurture it and with each pruning becomes healthier, stronger and bigger. We can teach you how to plant and cultivate it so that you have a constant supply of leaves to chew! Or do you want me to post you some? Cheers! Dr Hugo

    • 116

      Hi there, dear Ivan :D

      The identifying feature of the “Lam Fei Yip” is the single stem that the leaves grow out from the ground or soil. There are no extending branches. However, if the stem is cut, then some branches will grow from there. It is a very hardy plant and can be found growing along the roadside.

      As to what plants you have at home, maybe you can Google for images of “Lam Fei Yip” to confirm your plants.

      For high blood pressure (and other health benefits), I usually make this soup for my family :idea:

      http://happyhomemaker88.com/2010/01/06/life-extension-miracle-vegetable-soup-brown-rice-tea-for-treating-cancer-high-blood-pressure-diabetes-for-skin-rejuvenation-slowing-aging-process-other-illnesses/

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 117

        Ivan Lim said,

        Hi Dr. Hugo,

        It would be great if you could post it to me, i’ll bear the cost of course. I can go around finding for it, just afraid that i might get something that looks “similar”. I really find this plant useful. Another thing, i do not know how to plant anything as i have failed miserably on the first two attempts, not counting the other plants….. :)

        Please let me know how we can work this out.

        Thanks very much Dr. Hugo.

      • 118

        Dr Hugo said,

        Hi Ivan,

        To continue this discussion and work out the details please email me directly at: archiadven@hotmail.com

        Cheers!

        Dr Hugo

      • 119

        Ivan Lim said,

        Hi happyhomemaker88,

        Single stem? The one in my fathers house looks like 4 foot long bush which can grow very tall, at the moment its trimmed to about 4 feet high. The one in Ipoh has a stem around the size of a small tree, above that it has a lot of branches.

        What is described from your posts and pictures i’ve seen, what i’ve been taking seems to be the wrong plant. But the one from Ipoh did help me out with my pressure.

        I hope that Dr. Hugo can send me some stems and perhaps i can grow the same thing you are growing.

        Thanks very much.

      • 120

        Dr Hugo said,

        Dear Herbal Health Members,

        Here is a promotional piece I have compiled for “Sambung Nyawa” or “Lam Fai Yip” – Gynura Procumbens. If anyone is seriously interested in an easy, exciting and profitable joint venture, I am seeking an investor/partner to commercially grow, produce, market and export the product which I have named . . . . . .

        “G.P. SUPER TEA!”

        “Truly a Miraculous Asian Herbal Health Cure for All Sorts of Sickness and Disease!”

        “Heal yourself naturally and live longer!”

        “Just the price of a cup of tea!”

        “And then grow it for free!”

        *********************

        “What exactly is G.P. Super Tea?”

        1. HISTORY & IDENTIFICATION

        2. ALL NATURAL

        3. RESEARCH & CLINICAL TESTING

        4. HEALING PROPERTIES

        5. TESTIMONIALS

        6. RECOMMENDED DIRECTIONS

        7. CONCLUSION

        An Amazing Asian Antiviral Detoxifying Healing Herb!

         Traditionally this wonderful green leafy plant of classical folk medicine has been used as a highly effective cure for a wide variety of common health problems. From Africa to India, from China to Japan and throughout South East Asia, sufferers from all sorts of disease have been totally healed by eating the fresh raw leaves! But now you too can enjoy the amazing restorative benefits by simply sipping cups of G.P. Super Tea! Drink it or chew it – it’s up to you!

         Widely researched and clinically tested, the active ingredients of Gynura Procumbens (G.P.) indeed show impressive health restoring results. Laden with live enzymes, powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients, this unique nutraceutical plant is proving to be a universal remedy for a wide range of common illnesses ~ from simple skin rashes to chronic heart disease, diabetes and cancer!

         Using expensive, chemically based drugs can often lead to unpleasant side effects. Wouldn’t you therefore prefer to seek natural and affordable prevention and treatment to restore your precious health?

         Gynura Procumbens, a member of the Compositae Family of Plants, is also known by many names in different languages including, “Leaves from the Gods” and “Longevity Spinach.” In Chinese it is called “Lam Fai Yip” but in Malay and Indonesian it is referred to as “Sambung Nyawa” that translates as “Extension to Life” – a name that truly encompasses its long term beneficial healing nature.

         So be healed and live longer simply by drinking two or three cups of G.P. Super Tea daily! Or simply and easily grow your own plant and chew two leaves a day!

        But first, ask yourself . . .

        “Do I suffer from any of the following?”

        “If so, G.P. Super Tea or Tree is for You!”

        This amazing herbal plant has Anti-viral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Anti-allergy and Anti-carcinogenic healing properties all proven by scientific research.

        There are thousands of articles supporting its use for many centuries. It is used in China for activating blood, reducing blood stasis, adjusting fat, degrading blood pressure, improving micro circulation, anti-cancer, anti-fatigue, adjusting immune system, protecting liver, kidneys and so many other conditions as listed below.

         Allergies (healed by active Anti-allergy G.P. Enzymes)
         Anti Neoplastic – an abnormal new growth of tissue in animals or plants; a tumor.
         Arthritis (Chronic Rheumatoid Inflammatory Disease relieved by G.P. Anti-inflammatory Properties)
         Bacterial Infections (external & internal Harmful Bacteria destroyed by Antimicrobial Agents of G.P)
         Cancer (Colon, Breast, Lung Tumour and Leukemia Cells killed by Active Anti-Carcinogenesis Enzyme, G.P. Asparaginase )
         Cardiovascular Conditions – Heart Disease (Therapeutic Cardiovascular Properties of G.P. clear heart Artery Fats; reduces Blood Stasis (blockages) increasing Micro Blood Circulation)
         Cholesterol (Lipid, Blood Serum, HDL/LDL Ratios corrected)
         Constipation (relieved by Laxative effect of G.P.)
         Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2 – treated due to G.P.’s Anti-hyperglycaemic effect)
         Diarrhea (Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalances)
         Dysentery (Intestinal or Colonic Inflammation)
         Elevated Triglycerides (High Blood Sugar levels)
         Fatigue (improving Blood Circulation G.P. works as an Anti-fatigue Rejuvenator)
         Fever (treated by Active Antipyretic / Febrifuge Properties of G.P.)
         Gastric Ulcers (healed by Anti-ulcerogenic Activity of G.P. compounds)
         Gastrointestinal Disorders (overactive Stomach Acid production regulated by G.P. properties)
         Hemorrhoids (Swelling of Anal Canal cured by Anti-inflammatory Action of G.P.)
         Herpes (Type 1 & Type 2 Oral & Genital Viral Disease eradicated by G.P. Anti-viral Activity)
         HIV AIDS (Immunodeficiency Virus inhibited by Anti-viral Agents in G.P)
         Hyperacidity (rectified through G.P. Super Alkalizing Stabilizing Action)
         Hyperlipidemia (Excess Fats, Lipids & Blood Serum rebalanced by G.P.)
         Hypertension (helps normalise due to Hypotensive/BP Lowering Agents of G.P.)
         Hyperglycaemia (High Levels of Glucose in the Blood normalised by G.P.)
         Hypoglycaemia (Low Levels of Glucose in the Blood normalised by G.P.)
         Inflammation (Topical & Internal Inflammation reduced due to Anti-Inflammatory Properties present in G.P.)
         Insomnia (due to physical or mental causes, G.P. found to promote Calmer and Deeper Sleep at night)
         Kidney Dysfunction (kidneys protected from damage from High Blood Sugar as G.P. controls Blood Sugar Levels)
         Low Sperm Count (Oligozoospermia – Male Infertility restored by Biotically Active Enzymes in G.P.)
         Menstruation Irregularities (G.P. found to normalise Menstrual Cycles)
         Migraine Headaches (eases Cranial Tension through Cooling Inflammation)
         Obesity (excess Fat and Weight Problems )
         Oxidative Stress (High Antioxidant Activity of G.P. agents Detoxifies the Blood)
         Pain (Analgesic/Pain Killing Properties active in G.P.)
         Rheumatism (Inflammatory Joint, Muscle & Tendon Pain reduced by G.P. Antioxidising Compounds; Blood Detoxified & Urea Acid reduced – often a contributory cause of Rheumatoid Disorders)
         Selenium Deficiency (G.P. is a Rich Natural Source of Selenium, a Potent Antioxidant Enzyme and Free Radical Scavenger; protects cells from damage and increases the body’s ability to Fight Infection by producing Natural Antioxidants; promotes proper Regulation of Thyroid Hormones; strengthens Overall Immunity System; Anti-aging Properties; Cancer Fighting Agent preventing Degenerative Conditions such as Carcinogenic, Inflammatory, Cardiovascular, Neurological and Infectious Diseases)
         Silica Deficiency (natural presence of Silica in G.P. helps preserve healthier, more Youthful Bones, Skin, Hair and Nails; promotes production of Disease Fighting Antibodies & Antigens; supports Holistic Optimal Metabolism)
         Skin Rashes & Itches (Viral Dermatological Disease defeated by Bio-active Constituents of G.P)
         Sinusitis & Sinus Infections (Anti-inflammatory Agents in G.P. reduce Mucus Blockage improving Blood Circulation)
         Throat Infections (G.P. compounds neutralizes invading Viruses and Bacteria)
         Toxicity (G.P. detoxifies the blood through Antioxidant Activity)
         Urea Acid problems (cause of Gout & Kidney Stones; G.P. reduces Urea Acid levels) Many Joint Pains can be attributed to Urea Acid Crystallization at the bone joints. Gynura Procumbens is especially good for removing urea acid and for Detoxification.
         Urinary Tract Infections (male & female)
         Urination problems (diuretic properties of G.P. promotes free flow)
         Viral Attacks (all kinds of flu symptoms caused by viruses relieved by G.P.)
         Vision impairment (can prevent blindness, glaucoma and improve myopia)
         Vitamin efficiency (G.P. a rich natural source Vitamin A: Specific Metabolite essential for healthy retinas of the eyes; Vitamin C: Antioxidant protecting the body from Free Radical Damage that can lead to Heart Disease and Cancer; promotes the Production of Collagen to bind cells together; protects against Immune System Deficiencies; heals cuts, scrapes and bruises; keeps gums healthy; prevents eye disease and skin wrinkling.)

        G.P. is biotically active!

        The ultimate value for your health is priceless!

        2. THE PLANT WITH MIRACULOUS HEALING QUALITIES!

        Organically grown ~ free of pesticides, preservatives or any other chemicals or additives ~ healing “G.P. Super Tea” is harvested, cleansed and gently kiln-dried at controlled temperatures to guarantee ultimate freshness so there is no loss of essential phytonutrients, enzymes or anti-oxidant properties. Vacuum-packed to seal in its miraculous health benefits, “G.P. Super Tea” is an all-natural product direct from nature to you. Or we can send you as many stem cuttings as you like to grow your own!

        This FRESH LEAF that YOU CAN GROW is packed full of LIVE Super Antioxidants, LIVE Enzymes, and Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Super Alkalizing characteristics that work to combat free radicals and thereby have anti-aging properties!

        Medicinal Folk Medicine Uses

         Through the ages, people from many different cultures (Chinese, Malays, Thais, Indonesians, South Africans and others) have claimed that G.P . . .

         The Chinese traditionally believe its pharmacological characteristics are cold and neutral, cleanses the body, rebalances blood pressure and dispels “heatiness” associated with a wide range of ailments, infections etc.

         Lowers blood sugar (diabetes) and cholesterol (lipid, serum & triglyceride levels).

         Heals topical inflammation, rheumatism, viral ailments, diarrhea, dysentery, works as an anti-febrifuge (fevers), anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and helps cure hypertension or high blood pressure and urinary tract infections.

         Acts as an anti-carcinogenic agent inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

         Contains Asparaginase, a kind of enzyme that inhibits protein syntheses by hydrolyzing asparagines (amino acid which is essentially needed by cancer/tumor cells) into aspartic acid and ammonia, so the cancer cells/tumor cells will stop growing and die.

         Is an effective poultice (a medicinal compress of a pasty pulp) to relieve rheumatic and general body-pains.

        Testimonials

        Prostrate Cancer!

        “At the ripe old age of 70, I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer! I feared the operation and so put my faith in G.P. tea! I drank several cups a day. Very soon my medical test proved I had no prostrate cancer at all! My doctor couldn’t believe it. I continue to drink it every morning and evening and feel 10 years younger!” Mr. Stan Bellows

        “I came to hear of this herb from a man who called at the Herb Farm, who told me of his friend of 84 years, who had taken the leaves as a tea. He said that at 70 years of age his friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He heard about the herb a few years after and started taking the tea, and completely cleared prostate cancer. He has kept up taking the herb (5 years now), and today he looks like a man of 60. He made the tea with 9 large leaves finely cut and added to a saucepan with 2 cups of water, and brought to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes. The liquid is strained and drunk hot or cool.”(Anonymous)

        Diabetes!

        “I was a diabetic for over 40 years! When I heard about the miraculous healing properties of G.P. I was skeptical but still longed to live a normal and healthy life. I took G.P. three times a day on an empty stomach and within three months my doctor confirmed that I did not need to take any more insulin shots! He was so impressed that he too takes it now for general health and well being.” Wally Meteor

        Heart Disease!

        “I have had a high cholesterol problem for years and recently underwent major open heart surgery for a multiple bypass operation. However, even after rehabilitation I was still forced to take pharmaceutical cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs. But when I began a regimen of taking G.P. my cardiologist confirmed that all my blood tests were perfect! I am now off the medication and feel as though I have truly been given a new lease on life!” Dr Jayaprana

        Cancer!

        I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was forced to have an operation and go through terrible chemotherapy. I was fine for a while and then it came back. But instead of agreeing to another operation and more chemo, I took G.P. every day for 100 days until my blood tests came back totally negative! That was over 5 years ago. I’m still healthy and still drink G.P. Super Tea every day!” Stephanie Leong

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        Reference & Research Sources

        1. National University of Singapore
        2. Singapore Medical Journal
        3. Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
        4. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
        5. Green Harmony Nutraceuticals, USA: http://www.Green-Harmony.com
        6. Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
        7. Journal of Medicinal Food:
        a) Department of Obesity Management, Graduate School of Obesity Science,
        Dongduk Women’s University, Korea
        b) Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Kangwon National
        University, Korea.
        c) Center for Natural Product Medicine Studies, Department of Pharmacy,
        University of Indonesia, Indonesia
        d) Department of Food and Biotechnology, Hanseo University, Korea.
        8. Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash
        University of Australia
        9. Asia Pacific Journal of Pharmacology
        10. Scientific Congress Federation of Asian & Oceanian Physiological Societies
        11. Plant Foods For Human Nutrition
        12. Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Scientific Conference
        13. Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology
        14. Faculty of Pharmacy, Gadjah Mada Univesity, Indonesia
        15. Journal of Ethnopharmacology
        16. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research

        Proof by Scientific Research Results on Gynura Procumbens support the Miraculous Healing Properties claimed by Centuries of Folk Medicine!

        1. Antioxidant Potential of Gynura Procumbens, Rosidah Mun Fei Yam; Amirin Sadikun; Mohd. Zaini Asmawi, Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 46, Issue 9, 2008. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
        2. Anti-Diabetic Properties of Gynura Procumbens, M. A. Rasadah, M. Nik Musa’adah, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Selangor, Malaysia; H. Muhajir & M. B. Saufi Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

        3. Anti-Inflammatory Screening of the Medicinal Plant Gynura Procumbens
        M.N. Iskander & Y. Song, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; I.M. Coupar, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacology, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Victoria, Australia; W. Jiratchariyakul, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, Volume 57, Numbers 3-4, 2002.

        4. Hypotensive Activity of Gynura Procumbens, Hoe See Ziau, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
        5. Glucose Uptake: Stimulatory Activity of Gynura Procumbens, Siti Pauliena, M. B., Muhajir, H., Khozirah, S. and Nordin, L. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Laboratory of Natural Products, Institute of Bioscience, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
        6. Effects of an Ethanolic Extract of Gynura Procumbens on Serum Glucose, Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels in Normal and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats, X. F. Zhang, B K H Tan, Singapore Medical Journal, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2000.
        7. Anti-ulcerogenic Activity of Gynura Procumbens Leaf Extract against Experimentally-induced Gastric Lesions in Rats, A. A. Mahmood, Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Abdalbasit A. Mariod, Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, North Sudan; Fouad Al-Bayaty, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Technology Mara, Malaysia; and Siddig Ibrahim Abdel-Wahab. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Volume 4, Issue 8, 2010.
        8. Antihypertensive Effects of Gynura Procumbens Extract in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Mi-Ja Kim, Hee Jae Lee, Sumali Wiryowidagdo and Hye Kyung Kim. Journal of Medicinal Food, Volume 9, Issue 4, 2007.
        9. Micropropagation of Gynura Procumbens an Important Medicinal Plant,
        Chan Lai Keng, Lim Su Yee and Pan Lay Pin Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Volume 3, Issue 3, 2009. Plant Tissue and Cell Culture Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
        10. Flavonoid Identification and Hypoglycaemic Studies of the Butanol Fraction from Gynura Procumbens, G. A. Akowuah, A. Sadikun , A. Mariam, Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 40, Issue 6 , 2002.
        11. Determination of Anti-Diabetic Activity of Gynura Procumbens using
        Bioassay-guided Fractionation, Siti Paulina Binti Mohd Bohari, School of
        Graduate Studies for Master of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor,
        Malaysia, 2006.

        12. Eating Gynura Procumbens May Reverse Your Diabetes:
        http://www.diabetes-living.org/ natural_herbs_for_diabetes.html

        13. Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy:http://herbal.medicalonlinemedia.com
        14. Scrambling Gynura, Dawn Dewa, Leaves of the Gods, Mollucan spinach, Cholesterol Spinach – Gynura procumbens: http://www.floraexotica.ca/Vegie.htm
        15. Toxicology Evaluation of Standardized Methanol Extract of Gynura Procumbens, Rosidah Mun Fei Yam, Amirin Sadikun, Mariam Ahmad, Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah and Mohd. Zaini Asmawi: Falkultas Farmasi, Universitas Sumatra Utara, Medan, Indonesia; School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia; School of Pharmacy, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology
        Volume 123, Issue 2, 2009.

        16. Effects of Gynura procumbens Extract and Glibenclamide on Sperm Quality and Specific Activity of Testicular Lactate Dehydrogenase in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic RatsPusparanee, Hakim and Halimah Abdullah Sani, and Mahanem Mat Noor, Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 16, Issue 2, 2008.
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        Questions, Queries, Comments, Orders? Please email me anytime at: archiadven@hotmail.com

        Wishing you all health and long life!

        God Bless!

        Dr Hugo
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        Many countries throughout Asia have multiple folk medicine uses for this miraculous herb.

        ********************************************

      • 121

        Hi there, dear Ivan :D

        I’m glad Dr Hugo can help you get some stems. You will have to eat the raw leaves for taste to confirm if your plant is the same as the “Lam Fei Yip” mentioned. I have seen very old plants growing very tall and big. Be sure to eat the larger, more mature leaves (usually the size of our palms) as those will contain lesser tannin and will not cause diarrhoea. However, if only small leaves are found, then boil the leaves over a small fire for 2 hours. :idea:

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D

  57. 122

    judy said,

    Hi there! I m quite interest in the por see yip leaves. Do u know where i can get the stalks. I stay in Miri Sarawak.

    • 123

      Hi there, dear judy :D

      I am not sure where you can get the stems in Miri, Sarawak. Ask around for “Lam Fei Yip” in Cantonese. These plants usually grow wild in many areas and many houses here in the Klang Valley grow them outside the compound. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

    • 125

      Thank you for your link, dear Setio Girl – your information will certainly come in handy for those looking to buy this plant. :idea:

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf :D

  58. 126

    PATRICK said,

    I am still waiting for your reply.

  59. 127

    ohnie said,

    hello and good day choesf
    we have this cats whiskers in the garden, but have not tried using ityet since there was no need. there’s a man who kept comingback asking for leaves because acc to him it is a good expectorant, other people claimed it it is good for hypertension. my question is have you heard anyone who used this tea(misai kusing) for uterine fibroid or myoma?thanks and God bless you more

    • 128

      Hi there, dear ohnie :D

      I have not heard that these misai kucing leaves are also good as expectorants, or for uterine fibroids, myoma :oops: .

      It must be true for the expectorant since that man kept coming back for more misai kucing leaves from you. :wink:

      Thank you for sharing your experience here. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  60. 129

    Hi there, dear friends :D

    I had just posted an article about the latest local herb I have in my garden – the “Black Face General” plant :idea: ===>

    http://happyhomemaker88.com/2012/07/22/black-face-general-a-wonder-anti-cancer-herb-good-for-treating-gallstones-kidney-stones-constipation-body-detoxification-heatiness-hepatitis/

    With best wishes for good health,

    choesf :D

  61. 131

    John Ong said,

    1. Scientific name: Gymnanthemum amygdalinum [Family: Asteraceae]
    Synonym: Vernonia amygdalina
    Common name: Bitter Leaf, Vernonia Tree, Pokok South Afrika aka Pokok Bismillah
    Chinese name: 扁桃斑鸠菊, Lam Fei Yip, Por si Yip

    2. Strobilanthes crispus – Pecah beling, Pecah kaca, BFG

    3. A. SAMBUNG NYAWA –
    Nama Saintifik : Gynura sarmentosa DC, Calacia procumbens Lour., Compositae
    Nama Lain : Dawn Dewa, Leaves of the Gods, Googoolipid, Mallucan spinach, Sambung Nyawa, Daun Dewa, Am Akar, Akar sebiak, dan Kelemai merah, bai bing coa, ngokilo (Jawa), beluntas cina (Melayu), she juan jao @ fujung jao (Cina), sambung hayat, kacam akar

    3 B. Sambung Nyawa Ungu/ Okinawa Spinach, Edible Gynura, Red Okinawan, Red Vegetable, Purple Spinach, Handama Suizenjigusa
    (Gynura bicolor) Gynura crepidioide , ASTERACEAE

    Hi, I hope the above solves all confusions.

    Cheers!

    J.O.

  62. 133

    Added today – Acanthopanax Trifoliatus L. Merr.

    Source – http://www.cherukhor.org/herb08.html

    Uses in TCM :-

    1. 感冒发烧骨痛 – Colds, fever, bone pain
    2. 风湿关节痛,腰腿痛 – Rheumatic arthralgia, lumbago
    3. 胃痛,肠炎 – Gastric pain, enteritis
    4. 黄疸,胆囊炎,胆石症 – Jaundice, cholecystitis, gall stone
    5. 白带,尿路结石 – Leucorrhea, urinary tract stone.
    6. 外用治铁打损伤、湿疹。每用1至2辆,水煎服;外用适量鲜根、叶捣烂敷或煎水洗患处。 – External use in traumatic injury, eczema, boils and pyodermas.

    Use 30-60gm. Prepare as decoction. Macerate fresh roots and leaves for topical application, or boil in water for washing.

  63. 135

    Pauline said,

    Dear Happyhomemaker,

    I would like to know where can I buy this “Magic Plant” and “Black face General” that has so many healing properties. Any nurseries in PJ/KL selling these plants?
    Thank you.

  64. 137

    D said,

    do these heal strokes

  65. 147

    m.instructables said,

    I live in Altadena, Calif. I am interested in growing these plants. please tell me where I can get them.

    i

  66. 149

    Patricia said,

    Hi

    Interesting site!!! The tri leaf is called “fu lak kam” and this plant has prickly thorns on the stems. It is one of the ingredients in making Loi cha (thunder storm). My friend an old lady dries these leaves for his son to make tea for him to drink in order to draw toxins out from smoking.

    Warmly
    Patricia

    • 150

      Hi there, dear Patricia :D

      Thank you so much for your information! Ah, now I know another name for it, and best is, it can be dried and used as a healthy herbal remedy for smokers. I also have some dried up and some made into a tincture. Yes, it is also found in the Loi Cha. :idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  67. 151

    John Ong said,

    HI there happyhomemaker88 and Health & Herbal Members,

    Come to http://www.myearthrepairclub.com.my if you want to get Malaysian herbal plants or dried leaves. You can also email to us: earthrepairclub.jr@gmail.com

    Best regards,
    John


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