Archive for August, 2012

Whoo…hooo! I Found Dried Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca, 益母草)- A Truly Amazing Herb Good For PMS, Peri/Menopause, Heart Palpitations/Arrhythmias, Anxiety

Dried Motherwort From China

Hi there, dear friends 😀

As I  am now experiencing really distracting intense irregular heartbeats daily (for which my cardiologist said were benign and non-life threatening 🙄 ) and I have been been going through worse peri-menopausal symptoms this year … it is quite a daily struggle for me to get back to my “normal” life on the go like in previous years to take care of my family 😥 .

So, when Christine dropped by HERE  at my blog earlier this week and told me that I could take motherwort in tincture form to help me through menopause and to calm my heart,and also to take hawthorn tincture to strengthen my heart, 

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I Made My First Herbal Tincture – Centella Asiatica Or Gotu Kola Tincture To Enhance My Children’s Memory

My very first homemade tincture – Gotu Kola Gin Tincture – as a memory enhancer for my children 

Hi there,  dear friends 😀

This week, I was introduced to the world of herbal tinctures for the first time when a very kind reader , Christine from Canada,  recommended me to take motherwort for my heart arrhythmia and hawthorn for my high cholesterol at my post earlier on “It Can Be Okay To Have Irregular Heartbeats.”  You can follow our initial discussions there on the two herbs mentioned and on tinctures. 

Right now, I have yet to find fresh or dried motherwort here in Malaysia. A round at the local morning wet market to both Chinese and Malay herbal stalls yielded nothing. But I bought a few bunches of Daun Pegaga or Centella Asiatica or Gotu Cola, with the intention of boiling them with some honey dates for my children to drink as their semester final exams are just around the corner.

My daughter, Natasha, had commented before that when she drank 3 cups of the pegaga drink one day when she was studying for her exams last year, her mind suddenly became “crystal clear” then (those were her exact words), what she studied got retained in her memory right away and the following day while doing the exams, she could remember everything she learned! 😆 

Seeing as how my son Ryan loves Sapphire Gin, a light bulb went off in my head 💡 .. urging me to make a  Centella Asiatica / Gotu Kola Gin Tincture for my children to enhance their memory and boost their brain power! Perfect! 😉  

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It Can Be Okay To Have Irregular Heartbeats

Inderal Propranolol 40 mg

Hi there, dear friends 😀

Further to my post “Admitted Into Hospital With Heart  Arrhythmia” written a few days ago ,  I found out today from my cardiologist that it is okay to have irregular heartbeats happening. Phew! 😀

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Admitted Into Hospital For Heart Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeats)

An intravenous (IV) site in my hand, with two cute teddy bears to cheer me up 

Hi there, dear friends 😀

SINCE early of this year, I have been experiencing irregular, usually fast heartbeats. At first, they only happened if I had not slept well the night before and for short spells only, like minutes or hours.  Of late, the frequency of the irregular heartbeats grew to a point that they would just happen as and when without any known triggers and for a longer duration.

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Wood Ears or Black Fungus – An Easy Remedy To Flush Arteries, Clear Blocked Arteries, Reduce Chances of Arteriosclerosis & Strokes,Promote Blood Circulation, Lower Bad Cholesterol, Cleanse Blood, Promote Positive Feelings

A cup of cleansing Woods’ Ears and Honey Dates drink

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Hi there, dear friends 😀

When I make Crispy Roast Pork Belly , Juicy Lamb Chops , or cooked Festival Feasts  for my family often throughout the years…and when age is catching up with me (I just turned 50 last week! 😆 ), it is inevitable that my cholesterol level would go up 🙄 .

I’m not sure if it’s due to perimenopause or something else, but I have been experiencing heart palpitations since the beginning of this year. My Chinese physician warned me that my cholesterol is high and I should watch my food intake. My Western doctor prescribed Remifemin  to counter my menopausal symptoms, which include my increased heart rate.  

I am not a regular coffee or tea drinker, so that couldn’t be the cause of my heart palpitations. Then I developed some morbid thoughts that led to me think that perhaps my arteries could be blocked or my blood is not flowing smoothly…and hence, the uncomfortable increased heartrate that comes and goes as if it has a mind of its own!  😆 

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A Feast For My Beloved Late Mother-In-Law’s Memorial Day

Hi there, dear friends 😀

According to the Chinese calendar, tomorrow is the 18th day of the 6th lunar month, which is also the memorial day of my beloved late mother-in-law. She had passed away in 2004.  However, I decided to do the memorial prayers today so that I could rest tomorrow (Sunday).

I was up early at 6 am and cooked my way through 7 traditional Chinese dishes to offer to the ancestors before 11 am.  Joss sticks were lit and prayers were offered by my family for our ancestors’ blessings.

Here’s what I cooked ===>

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