Simple Herbal Drink For Blood Cleansing & Detoxification – Hung Teen Wu Plants


“Hung Teen Wu” plants & Dried Honey Dates (Mutt Joe)



Dear friends,

The above herbal drink was taught to me by my healer lady last year and I make this drink very frequently for my family to detoxify as well as to cleanse our blood circulation. I have no idea what is the name of this plant in English or its scientific name but its Malay name is “Daun Kurma Merah” and it is known as “Hung Teen Wu” in Cantonese.

Added on 30 August, 2010 –

Blog visitor “Fern/Sau Chun” from Singapore was very helpful in letting me know the scientific name of this herbal plant (see comments below) ===> Sessile Joyweed

This herbal drink became very popular last year and the plants are sold in bunches costing US 60 cents or so each (RM2 in wet markets/pasar, RM6 per kg in Tesco), and is easy available here in KL.

For my large family of 6, I would need 3 bunches of “Hung Teen Wu”, weighing about 700gms and I boil these with 12 large honey dates (mutt joe) in a large pot containing 15 litres of water. This drink is to be simmered for at least 4 hours over a small fire, and then poured into bottles or jugs to be drank in place of water during the whole day (that’s why no sugar is added but the honey dates do provide some natural sweetness there.) Keep in the fridge when cooled. πŸ˜‰

There are many benefits of this herbal drink and I myself have heard first hand accounts from people who had this drink. There is this butcher in his 50’s who went for a medical checkup and was told by his doctor that he has three main arteries blocked, and he was scheduled to go for a bypass surgery in a few weeks’ time. He told me he got frantic and went looking for alternative medicine to help him. He was recommended this Hung Teen Wu plant which he boiled with honey dates, and drank this in place of water everyday for 2 weeks.

When he went back to his doctor, amazingly, his angiogram results showed that his arteries were no longer blocked and he need not have to go for the bypass surgery anymore. Wow! 😯 These days, he drinks this for health maintenance.

For my healer lady, she said this drink is very good for removing blood impurities, “heatiness” in our body and body cleansing in general. This is a very gentle herbal remedy and is not known to have any side effects as it was actually an old Chinese herbal recipe. It is so safe that we can even make this drink twice a week, which was what I did last year when I started my family on this. For 2 months, we would drink this twice weekly and because my husband is a heavy smoker and is often stressed from work, he drinks about 3 litres of this a day, to detoxify. My children would drink 500 ml. only. Sometimes I have jugs of this herbal drink in the fridge and it can be drank for the next day (I usually give my husband a litre of it to bring with him to work, too). These days, I will make this herbal drink like once every one or two weeks, just for blood cleansing maintenance. πŸ˜‰

For those of you in this part of the world, I hope you can find this type of plants/herbs in your markets and do try this herbal remedy for blood detoxification. After all, it is a cheap and natural remedy. In the Klang Valley here in KL, this drink is now a household favourite….as evidenced by the sale of Hung Teen Wu plants even in the Tesco hypermarkets! πŸ˜†

Have a blessed and relaxing weekend! πŸ˜€

Note – I am not suggesting that those with blocked arteries drink this in place of their recommended surgery….but to use this simple, herbal remedy for maintenance of good health.


21 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    crystal said,

    do you know the english name for hung teen wu is it basil ?


  2. 2

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there and welcome. dear Crystal πŸ˜€

    I’m sorry I don’t know what is the English name for this plant but it is not basil. 😳

    With peace and harmony,

    choesf πŸ˜€


  3. 3

    KALEEM said,

    can i find this hersb in india. let me know the name of it in india


  4. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, dear Kaleem πŸ˜€

    I’m sorry I don’t know the name of this plant in English nor its scientific name. 😳 It grows wild and germinates easily from its seeds – I just pour the water that I had used to clean these plants onto some soil and they would grow easily from the many little seeds.

    Hope you can find it in India..

    With best wishes,

    choesf πŸ˜€


  5. 5

    […] * optional – a small bunch of Hung Teen Wu (benefits of this plant can be read in this post HERE ) […]


  6. 6

    joechia said,

    I checked with a friend working with MardiAgrotech and he found out the this plant is called Keremak merah/ Alternanthers sessilis


    • 7

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear joechia πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much for checking with your friend…so this “Magic Plant” is actually known as Keremak Merah?

      A few weeks back, I noticed a group of monkeys perched on the wall which is right next to my Magic Plants – they were eating the plants (even the baby monkeys were doing the same) by snapping the tops of the plants…dispose the leaves and they ate the tender stems. Wow, I was surprised but happy to see that because if the monkeys eat these extremely bitter plants, then it must be for their health, too. I will try to take a photo the next time I catch them doing this. πŸ˜‰

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  7. 8

    ROJESH said,



    • 9

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Rojesh πŸ˜€

      I am in Malaysia and I’m afraid I don’t know where you can find these plants/herbs in Mumbai. 😳

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  8. 10

    ifa said,

    hi there,

    may i know where can i get this herb?..i’m quit interested.
    is it true that this herb sold at tesco?


    • 11

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear ifa πŸ˜€

      It was a few years ago when I saw it at Tesco, Mutiara Damansara. It can be found at wet markets (pasar pagi) at the vegetable stalls. It is not very common and you have to keep an eye out for it. I get mine either at the 4 1/2 miles, Jalan Klang Lama market or the PJ Old Town market. πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful week!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  9. 12

    Fern said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker88,

    The scientific name of this herb’ Hung Teen Wu’ is Sessile Joyweed.
    I saw it at the Singapore Garden festival last month.
    Thanks for the recipes.

    sau chun


    • 13

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Sau Chun πŸ˜€

      Wow, I am so happy that you have found the scientific name of this herb for me! Thank you so much for letting me know. πŸ˜€

      Do have a wonderful week ahead! πŸ˜€

      With best wishes for your good health,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  10. 14

    Stass said,

    Hi Friend,
    I have myoma, a benign muscular growth in the uterus (womb), do you have any idea, what herbal drink I can take to reduce the growth and or to get rid of them from my uterus. Thanks a lot.


    • 15

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Stass πŸ˜€

      I’m not sure which country you are from but here in Malaysia, there is a type of herb called “Pecah Beling” in Malay or “Hark Meen Jeong Kuan” in Cantonese. It is taken as a herbal drink to prevent or heal from tumours/cancerous growth and is especially good for cervical growth problems. I’m not sure if that will apply to your situation but you can try. Even healthy people can take this herbal drink for health maintenance. πŸ’‘

      If you Google “pecah beling” and “tumours”, there are some online stores that sell the teabag versions, but I have not tried the teabag version before, only the fresh herbs. 😳

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  11. 16

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  12. 17

    thrishul said,

    is joyweed neutral r benficial for O type diet happy home maker


  13. 19

    Alice said,

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This piece
    of writing posted at this website is genuinely fastidious.


  14. 20

    Amira said,

    Where can I get This daun keremak merah?


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