Ginger root

Did you know that the common household culinary Ginger is an excellent warming remedy in all 3 of the world’s classic medical systems?  (TCM, TGM & Ayurveda) Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com Ginger Tea (decoction) Slice 1-3 g of fresh ginger root (about a thumb size) or use 3-10 g (dried root) With the … Continue reading Ginger root

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Calendula Officinalis Full Monograph

This is a calendula flower I managed to grow in my office (despite it being a western herb never found in Singapore) How do you feel when you look at this flower? To me it's as if the sun's rays have entered my soul  Calendula officinalis is classified under herbs that clear toxic heat and … Continue reading Calendula Officinalis Full Monograph

Hibiscus Flower Tea

Did you know the beautiful Hibiscus flower can be drunk as a tea? In recent days, this has become a regular herbal tea in my family. Due to its cooling nature, this is great for hot tropical climates in Singapore where the plant thrives. Common names: Hibiscus, Chinese hibiscus Species: Hibiscus spp., including H. rosa-sinensis, H. sabdariffa. … Continue reading Hibiscus Flower Tea

Aloe Vera Monograph

HERB: Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera); 芦荟 lú huì FAMILY: Liliaceae (Lily family). Commentary: Besides being great for soothing and healing the digestive tract, you can use the inner gel topically for burns or other inflammatory skin conditions. Also I just learnt that Aloe Vera could help expel worms and is toxic to growing embryos and … Continue reading Aloe Vera Monograph