Thursday, February 4, 2010

KEREMAK MERAH (HUNG TEEN WU)




The Hung Teen Wu ( 红田乌) or Keremak Merah can easily be purchased from the wet markets in Ipoh and Sitiawan for RM2.00 a bunch. I think that this plant is also available in many of the wet markets in Malaysia. We sell this herbal drink every Wednesday as a resource centre activity.
Uses:
  • has anti ulser properties
  • For blood cleansing and detoxification.
  • the young leaves and stems can be fried with chilli, sambal belacan, dried shrimps, anchovies.
  • Keremak Merah (Alternanthera sessilis) can help reduce cholesterol in the body and also regulate blood flow.

Malay version

Hung Teen Wu atau Keremak Merah dijual di pasar-pasar di Ipoh dan Sitiawan dengan harga RM2.00 seikat. Saya rasa herba ini juga boleh dibeli dari pasar-pasar lain di Malaysia. Minuman ini dijual pada setiap hari Rabu di sekolah saya sebagai satu aktiviti pusat sumber.

Kegunaan:
  • Mempunyai sifat anti-ulser.
  • Boleh dimakan sebagai sayur. Daun dan ranting muda digoreng dengan cili dan sambal belacan, udang kering, ikan bilis.
  • Keremak merah boleh mengurangkan kolesterol dalam badan dan juga melancarkan aliran darah.
Common names/Nama tempatan: Keremak Merah, Daun Kurma Merah, Hung Teen Wu

Other names/Nama lain: Sessile joyweed, Daun tolod, Creeping chafweed, Khaki weed

How to prepare Keremak merah for consumption:
  1. To serve 4 people, you need a bunch of “Hung Teen Wu”.
  2. You can boil these with 10 large honey dates (mutt joe) or brown sugar (about 6 tablesppons) in a large pot which is half-filled with water.
  3. This drink is to be simmered for at least 2 hours over a small fire, and then poured into bottles or jugs.
  4. You can keep in the fridge when cooled.

Cara-cara menyediak minuman Keremak Merah:

  1. Untuk hidangan 4 orang, kamu perlu seikat Keremak Merah.
  2. Didih dengan 10 biji kurma madu atau 6 sudu besar gula merah dalam periuk besar yang separuh penuh.
  3. Minuman ini direneh selama 2 jam dengan api yang perlahan. Kemudian tuang ke dalam botol atau jag.
  4. Anda boleh simpan dalam peti ais bila sudah sejuk.

2 comments:

Ann said...

I was searching for this plant and came to your site. You and I share a common interest, and I have read many of your posts.

Can you check to see my New Zealand plant is indeed the Hung Teen Wu?

http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2010/08/ruby-red-plant-sessile-joyweed.html

Datie said...

Good info! Keep posting