Thursday, December 18, 2014

BAKONG



Common Name/  Nama Tempatan    :  Bakong, Crinium Lily
Scientific Name/  Nama Saintifik      :  Crinum asiaticum
Family/Famili                                     :  Amaryllidacae
Place of origin/Tempat asal                 :  Indo Pasific Tropics / Indo Pasifik Tropika          

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DRAGON'S TONGUE


Common Name        :  Dragon's Tongue
Scientific Name        :  Sauropus spatulifolus
Family                       :  Phyllanthaceae
Place of Origin          :  Vietnam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ELAK SENTUH RUMPAI MIANG MEXICO


KUALA LUMPUR - Orang awam dinasihatkan untuk mengelak daripada terdedah atau tersentuh 'rumpai miang Mexico' atau 'parthenium hysterophorus' kerana boleh menyebabkan alahan, terutamanya kepada kanak-kanak dan orang tua.

Ketua Pengarah Kementerian Kesihatan, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata, rumpai miang Mexico mempunyai bahan kimia pada debunga, bahagian akar, daun dan batang iaitu parthenin, hymenin dan ambrosin yang dikenal pasti boleh memberi kesan ke atas kesihatan manusia.

"Namun tidak semua yang terdedah mengalami reaksi alahan atau alergi. Sesetengah orang mengalami gejala (alahan) apabila pendedahan berterusan dan berulang kali.

"Gejala tindak balas alahan adalah seperti ruam kulit, kulit mengelupas, gatal-gatal pada kulit, mata bengkak, rinitis alergi serta gangguan kepada sistem pernafasan seperti selsema dan asma," katanya dalam kenyataan di sini, hari ini.

Dr Noor Hisham mengulas laporan sebuah akhbar tempatan semalam, mengenai kejadian alahan pada kulit dan gejala gangguan pada sistem pernafasan dalam kalangan pekerja ladang kelapa sawit di Sidam, Kedah dipercayai berkaitan dengan rumpai miang Mexico.

Rumpai miang Mexico merupakan sejenis tumbuhan liar berasal dari beberapa negara di Amerika Selatan dan Utara sebelum tersebar ke Asia dan dikatakan berbahaya kerana boleh memberi kesan teruk kepada ekosistem semula jadi, sektor pertanian dan ternakan selain kesihatan manusia.

Bagaimanapun, Dr Noor Hisham memberitahu setakat ini, masih tiada peningkatan trend pesakit dengan gejala alahan kulit dan pernafasan seperti asma dilaporkan daripada fasiliti kesihatan di negeri terlibat seperti Perak, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan dan Selangor.

Dr Noor Hisham juga menasihatkan mereka yang mengalami gejala alahan atau masalah pernafasan akibat terdedah kepada rumpai itu untuk segera mendapatkan rawatan di klinik kesihatan yang berhampiran.

Mereka juga diminta memaklumkan kepada pengamal perubatan mengenai pendedahan terhadap rumpai itu, kerana KKM akan meminta kementerian atau agensi berkaitan untuk mengambil tindakan bagi mengawal atau memusnahkan tumbuhan itu. - Bernama

SUMBER: http://www.sinarharian.com.my/nasional/elak-tersentuh-rumpai-miang-mexico-1.340659

RUMPAI MIANG MEXICO

Seremban: "Tumbuhan liar itu perlu dihapuskan segera kerana ia berbahaya kepada manusia. Saya nasihatkan orang ramai jangan sesekali menyentuhnya bagi mengelakkan mudarat."
Itu peringatan Pengarah Pertanian Negeri Sembilan Mustapa Umar mengenai sejenis tumbuhan yang dikenali sebagai Miang Mexico oleh penduduk tempatan di negeri ini.
Tumbuhan itu yang nama saintifiknya parthenium hysterophorus hangat diperkatakan penduduk Kampung Baru Saga di Rantau, dekat sini, kerana dikatakan menyebabkan seorang wanita warga emas mengalami penyakit kulit yang serius.
Mustapa mengesahkan tumbuhan renek yang mempunyai bunga berwarna putih dan daunnya seakan-akan ulam raja itu mengundang pelbagai jenis penyakit kepada manusia.
"Tumbuhan mempunyai ketinggian antara 1.5 meter dan dua meter. Bunga dan daunnya agak cantik dan mudah menarik perhatian tapi jika manusia menyentuhnya macam-macam risiko penyakit boleh dihidapi.
SUMBER: http://mforum.cari.com.my/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=842429

BUTTERFLY GINGER



Common Names/Nama Tempatan :  Butterfly Ginger, White Ginger Lily
Scientific Name/Nama Saintifi      :  Hedychium coronarium
Family/Famili                                 :  Zingigeraceae
Place of origin/
Tempat asal                                     :  the Himalayas region of Nepal and India/
                                                            kawasan Himalaya di Nepal dan India

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NATURAL CLEANER FOR THE HOME


Make a 'green' household cleaner by adding vinegar to orange peels (you can also use lemons, grapefruit and lime peels).  Put the peels in a glass jar and add vinegar.  Let it steep for some time before using.  If you wish to reduce the strong smell of the vinegar, then dilute with water.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HYDRANGEA


Common name:  Hydrangea or Hortensia
Scientific name: Hydrangea L.

Symbolism
The pink hydrangea has risen in popularity all over the world, but especially in Asia. Pink hydrangeas have many different meanings, but generally means, "You are the beat of my heart".
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Medical uses:
The plant continues to be a common supply for Chinese medicine, but it may be making a significant appearance as a medication across the globe. The roots of the plant appear to have anti-inflammatory properties. Some have used the herb to treat malaria. Scientists believe that the roots of the plant hold substances that can combat conditions that affect the body’s immune system.

Monday, August 25, 2014

BLOOD OF PARADISE


Common names: Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise

Scientific name: Strelitzia reginae

Symbolism
Bird of Paradise flowers are associated with liberty, magnificence and good perspective.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strelitzia_reginae

Saturday, August 23, 2014

GARLIC PLANT



I am sure everyone knows how garlic looks like.  But do you know how a garlic plant looks like?  Wonder no more.  I have posted pictures of the plant with its beautiful white flowers above.


Medicinal uses

The healing properties of garlic are wide and varied, ranging from antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties to cancer-fighting and immune-boosting activity. Due to its healing properties, raw garlic has been used as a medicinal plant to prevent — and in some cases treat or even heal — various health complaints.

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/medicinal-uses/garlic-healing-properties.php#ixzz39jD4QULg

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LAVANDULA




Common name:  Lavender
Scientific name: Lavandula L.

Medicinal Uses:
Lavender is used extensively with herbs and aromatherapy. Infusions are believed to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Bunches of lavender repel insects. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation. An infusion of flowerheads added to a cup of boiling water is used to soothe and relax at bedtime.Lavender oil (or extract of Lavender) is used to treat acne when diluted 1:10 with water, rosewater, or witch hazel; it also treats skin burns and inflammatory conditions.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender

Monday, August 18, 2014

Yacón


The yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius, syn.: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia) is a fruit-like vegetable from South America that tastes like both celery and apples. It's noted for its high fiber and low calories. Yacon is a member of the sunflower family and has big yellow flowers, but it also develops tubers which are crisp and juicy and can be eaten in a variety of ways. If you want to grow Yacon, a warm climate and patience will be required.
Medicinal uses:
Both yacon tea, made from the leaves of the plant, and yacon syrup, made from the root, have become popular with diabetics because of the blood-sugar-lowering effects of the tea and the low glycemic index of the sweet syrup.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/about_5415357_yacon-plant-helps-treating-diabetes.html
Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2121817_grow-yacon.html

CABBAGE



Cabbage (Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green or purple vegetable.

Uses

Cabbage is used for stomach pain, excess stomach acid, stomach and intestinal ulcers, and a stomach condition called Roemheld syndrome. Cabbage is also used to treat asthma and morning sickness. It is also used to prevent weak bones (osteoporosis), as well as cancer of the lung, stomach, colon, breast and other types of cancer.

Breast-feeding women sometimes apply cabbage leaves and cabbage leaf extracts to their breasts to relieve swelling and pain.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

GUAVA


Common name:  Guava
Scientific name: (Psidium guajava)

Medicinal uses:
Young guava leaves are used in Malay traditional medicine as a remedy for diarrhea. Guava leaves or bark are used in traditional treatments against diabetes.

Nama tempatan:  Jambu Batu
Nama saintifik: (Psidium guajava)

Kegunaan perubatan
Pucuk daun jambu batu digunakan dalam perubatan tradisi Melayu untuk merawat cirit birit.  Daun dan kulit digunakan untuk merawat kencing manis.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLANT

Having problems with mosquitoes but don't want to use chemical sprays?  Don't worry you can make your own mosquito repellant using limes and cloves.  Just stick the cloves into the limes that have been halved.
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/19984792071588275/

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ANTHURIUM



Common Names: anthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, flamingo flower and laceleaf
Botanic Name:  Anthurium andreanum

My friends and I visited Tan's Camelia Garden a couple of days ago and the owner of the garden gave us anthuriums that he grows in his garden. 
As far as I know, there does not seem to be any medicinal uses for the anthurium in Malaysia. It is commonly used as an ornamental house plant in Malaysia.


VERSI BAHASA MELAYU
Gambar-gambar bunga Anthurium (Anthurium andreanum) ditangkap semasa lawatan saya ke Cameron Highlands.  Setahu saya, tiada kegunaan perubatan untuk Anthurium. Ia digunakan sebagai tanaman hiasan di Malaysia.