Saturday, December 24, 2011


I am pictured with the Dragon's Tail Creeper Epipremnum pinnatum that I planted in the school Herb Garden in 2009. It has taken a while but the plant is now growing healthily. The Chinese use this herb for a number of medicinal purposes. It is said to be anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, cooling, swell reducing and for detoxification.
So how to go about preparing the leaves to be used as medication? Fear not I have the prescription. If you are brave enough, do give it a try.

2 leaves of the dragon tail leaf
10 grammes of black beans
5 red dates
5 glasses of water

Wash the dragon tail leaves and cook it in a pot of water. If you want it to be thicker than reduce the amount of water.
Bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat and then slowly heat the water until the leaves are disintegrated. This is when the concoction is ready. The end product is a green in colour and tastes a bit like Wheat Grass. You can add rock sugar or brown sugar for tasted.


Machmum said...

saya ingin tanya tentang bahan yg "5 red dates". red dates yg dimaksud disini apa ya?

Miss Cheah said...

Red dates adalah kurma cina yang merah. Boleh dibeli dari kedai sinseh.