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The Phenomenal Pandan


Malaysian cuisine is very often flavoured with a tint of the aromatic Pandan (Screw Pine). Lately the Pandan is gaining international attention both as a gastronomic flavour and as a super plant with many health benefits such as:

  • Lowers High Blood Pressure
  • Detoxifies Liver And Body
  • Controls Blood Sugar Levels
  • Natural Mosquito and Cockroach Repellent
  • Mild Laxative for Children
  • Contains Nourishing Essential Oils
  • Reduce Fevers
  • Reduce Cramps
  • Pain relief
  • Relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia
  • Relieves gout and arthritis
  • Anti-carcinogenic properties

Here’s how to make some refreshing healthy Pandan tea.


Step 1: Take six stalks of pandan leaves.

Step 2: Clean the leaves and knot them as otherwise they are too long to fit into a pot.

Step 3: Bring a pot of filtered water to a boil and then drop the knotted leaves in.

Step 4: Reduce the flame to keep the boil slow and steep the tea for about 20-25 minutes.


Step 5: Drink as it is or add lemongrass or add lemon and /or honey to taste.

We invite first-person testimonials as to the efficacy or otherwise of the claimed benefits of Pandan.

South African Leaves

Scientific name: Gymnanthemum amygdalinum [Family: Asteraceae]
Synonym: Vernonia amygdalina
Common name: Bitter Leaf, Vernonia Tree, Pokok South Afrika aka Pokok Bismillah
Chinese name: 扁桃斑鸠菊, Lam Fei Yip, Por si Yip

A friend who was concerned about my high blood pressure, introduced me to this plant. He brought a couple of stems for me and surprisingly, they took root quite readily. I took a fistful of the leaves and made a tisane to drink. Unfortunately, it did not work as quickly as I had hoped. I began to research around to see what I may have missed and discovered the following claimed benefits. Disclaimer: I am still in the testing phase and cannot vouch for its efficacy. If anyone has a better experience, please share your personal testimonial here.

It really grows easily and its health benefits are :-

1) reducing cholesterol

2) reducing urea acid

3) reducing wind or flatulence

4) balancing blood pressure

5) countering insomnia as it promotes good sleep at night

6) reducing high blood sugar levels

7) reduce fat and helps us to lose weight

8 ) remove other toxins from our body

We invite first-person testimonials as to the efficacy of this plant or debunk it.

I will record my own experience here.

Start Date: 24-May-2020

Day 1: My average BP (from 4 readings) : 134/89

I picked 10 leaves from my South African Plant, brought a pot of water (about 1 litre) to a boil, put in the leaves and bring down the flame to a slow boil for 20 minutes.

Day 2: My average BP (from 4 readings) : 134/92

I drank/sipped the tea the whole day yesterday. I measured my BP this morning and was disappointed that there was no improvement (yet?). Boiled another fresh pot of tea today.

Day 3: My average BP (from 4 readings) : 140/92

Another disappointing result. In fact the reading has increased somewhat. Never mind, to continue with another pot of tea.

Day 4: My average BP (from 4 readings): 135/91

This morning, I felt good. The BP has improved a bit and I have boiled another pot. I hope it will be even better tomorrow.

Day 5: My average BP (from 4 readings): 130/89

The BP has started dropping. Today it averaged 130/89, very encouraging indeed!

Day 6: My average BP (from 4 readings): 133/89

No improvement, slightly higher. But the readings seem to have stabilised around 127-133/84-92

Day 7: My average BP (from 4 readings): 142/93

Oh dear, the BP readings have gone up.

Day 8: My average BP (from 3 readings): 144/95

Looks like the South African leaves do not reduce my BP. I will stop the experiment now.


Related plants: Huo Tan Mu (火炭母)(Polygonum chinensis)Black Face General 黑面将军(Hei Mian Jiang Jin, Strobilanthes Crispus)Yu Xun Cao or Sabah Snake Grass 优遁草, 沙巴蛇草(Sabah Snake Plant, Clincanthus Nutans L. )Shang Ye 桑椹叶(Mulberry Leave)

South African Leaves

Black Fungus for Clearing Clogged Arteries


Black Fungus Soaked improperly may produce toxic bongkrekic acid. … To prevent bongkrekic acid poisoning, black fungus should be kept in the refrigerator if overnight soaking is needed. All utensils and surfaces which will come into contact with food should be cleaned thoroughly before food preparation. (Ref: )

Bongkrekic acid is produced by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in the black fungus. Do NOT soak overnight or for too long, especially if exposed.

Soak the dry black fungus in cold water for 20-30 minutes until they fully expand.

Wood ear should never be eaten raw, since it might contains bacteria.

Clogged Arteries

Scroll down for updates and FAQ

Original Post:
black fungus to clear clogged arteriesHere is a testimonial from Mr. Yu Ming Szeto on behalf of his Brother-in-Law. Thank you, Bro. Szeto, for kindly sharing!

Dear Bro Lau,

With regards to the black fungus, most people have read about it in the internet many years ago, especially about a case in the US where the patient had clogged arteries and was scheduled to have a bypass surgery. The patient had taken this recipe for several weeks and his condition improved and did not have to go for surgery.

Nearer to home and based on first hand knowledge, my bro in law went to IJN Malaysia (National Heart Institute, Malaysia) about 2 years back for an angiogram and was told that he had 3 blockages, one at 95%, a second at 85% and the third about 60%. An angioplasty was scheduled in several weeks. We told him to re-schedule and take the black fungus remedy instead. He took it for 3 to 4 weeks and then went to Australia for about 10 days to attend his son’s graduation. Upon returning to Malaysia, he took it for another week or so and then went to IJN for the Angioplasty. And viola, the doctor could not find any blockages. The doctor was very very surprised as the scans are normally very accurate, especially since 3 were detected.

Some time later, my bro-in-law got to know that his Malay colleague’s father was also scheduled for an angioplasty at IJN, following a angiogram. My bro-in-law gave him the same recipe and after taking it for about 3 weeks or so, went for the angioplasty and again the doctor could not detect any blockages.

I think we have 2 solid proofs that the black fungus recipe actually works. I am still looking around for anyone else who is scheduled for angioplasty and try out this recipe. If proven right again, we can be very sure of its efficacy.

For those who have chest pain (angina), it will go away after taking this remedy for about 5 days to a week. Many people have said that they have taken this remedy but it did not work. I think what happened is that most people only take it once or twice a week or infrequently. For it to work, this remedy must be taken 2 to 3 times daily; and every day for at least 3 to 4 weeks. However, those already taking blood thinner must be careful as black fungus is also a blood thinner. It may result in uncontrolled bleeding.

1) Soak black fungus (1.5 to 2 handful) for about 3 to 4 hours.
2) Put black fungus, about 1 to 2 inch of ginger, and some red dates into a slow cooker (use a big one) and cook overnight or at least 6 to 8 hours.
3) Let the slow cooker cool down to touch temperature
3) Remove ginger and red dates and throw away.
4) Put everything else (soft black fungus and water) into a blender and blend until fine. The concoction will be thick and gummy. Add some boiled water if its too thick to blend properly.
5) Pour blended concoction into container (may need a big unit or several smaller ones) and keep in fridge.
6) When needed, pour blended black fungus into a glass or mug (about 2/3 full) and add hot water until full, and then stir to dilute it. Drink as soon as possible.
7) Drink the above concoction 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 4 weeks.

May be good to repeat after 6 to 8 months for maintenance purpose. I think every adult should take this remedy as most of us would have clogged arteries at our age. If you know of anyone going for angioplasty and willing to try out this remedy please let me know.


With Metta,

(Mr Yu Ming Szeto may be reached at )



It is known as Mandarin Chinese: 云耳; pinyinyún’ěr, lit. “cloud ear“), Chinese: 毛木耳; pinyinmáomù’ěr, lit. “hairy wood ear“), or 木耳 (pinyin: mù’ěr, lit. “wood ear” or “tree ear“), and in Japanese it is called arage kikurage (キクラゲ, lit. “tree jellyfish”). It is also known as black fungusblack Chinese fungus (or mushroom)wood ear funguswood fungusear fungus, or tree ear fungus, an allusion to its rubbery ear-shaped growth. In Europe, it is frequently confused as “Jew’s ear“, and “Jelly ear”, albeit they are very closely related. In Hawaii, they are known as pepeiao which means ear.[1] In Southeast Asia, it is known as bok nee in local English (from the Hokkien 木耳 bo̍k-ní) and is used in the salad kerabu bok nee. In thePhilippines, the locals call it tenga ng daga, meaning “rat’s ear” due to its appearance.


Update 14-April-2015

Dear Mr Szetoo,
I am scheduled for an angioplasty at the end of April and I would like to try your prescription first.
I am now on a blood thinner. Do I stop taking the blood thinner?
Can I just drink the tea without blending the fungus?
Thank you.
(Name Withheld)

Dear (Name Withheld),

We find that its more effective to blend the fungus together with the liquid. 

With regards to your blood thinner medication, have a  blood test after a few days on black fungus. Check with your doctor if the thinner is still needed. 

I hope the above is helpful. May you recover speedily and regain good health. 

With Metta, 

Dear Mr.Szeto,
I am scheduled for a angioplasty soon. I read your article and I would like to try out.
What time should I take the mix? And is there any side effects like giddiness or numbness?
Would really appreciate your answer.
If I am cured, I will surely post my case up to help more people.
Thank you very much.
Dear Mr.Szeto,
I am scheduled for a angioplasty soon. I read your article and I would like to try out.
What time should I take the mix? And is there any side effects like giddiness or numbness?
Would really appreciate your answer.
If I am cured, I will surely post my case up to help more people.
Thank you very much.
(Name Withheld)


Dear (Name Withheld),
So far we have not heard of anybody suffering from giddiness or numbness after taking the black fungus. Usually patients will experience some improvement in their breathlessness after a week or so.
I would suggest that you take the concoction twice daily, once in the morning and another time around 5 to 6pm. It can be taken before or after meals.
I hope it works for you and wishing you all the best.
With Metta,



Update 31-March-2015:

Bro Yu Min Szeto replied to another enquiry on the procedure as follows:

(Not edited and name is withheld) “Hi Mr.Yu,I heard about the goodness of black fungus. I bought back some and boil it with after washing it thoroughly. Then I just boil it and drank a glass of the content.The problem is I didn’t know that it has to be soaked for few hours before boiling.Will there be any side effect if it is taken the way I did.please advice as I dont feel good after taking it.I didn’t know how to prepare it so I just boil and drank the content.i would really appreciate it if you could help me out.”

Bro Yu Min Szeto’s reply:
Dear (name withheld),
There is no wrong way of consuming the black fungus. The whole fungus can be eaten, so are the dates and ginger. But to make it more effective its probably good to follow the procedures that we had suggested.
Please follow the procedures below to prepare the black fungus drink:
1) Soak black fungus (1.5 to 2 handful) for about 3 to 4 hours.
2) Put black fungus, about 1 to 2 inch of ginger, and some red dates into a slow cooker (use a big one) and cook overnight or at least 6 to 8 hours.
3) Let the slow cooker cool down to touch temperature
3) Remove ginger and red dates and throw away.
4) Put everything else (soft black fungus and water) into a blender and blend until fine. The concoction will be thick and gummy. Add some boiled water if its too thick to blend properly.
5) Pour blended concoction into container (may need a big unit or several smaller ones) and keep in fridge.
6) When needed, pour blended black fungus into a glass or mug (about 2/3 full) and add hot water until full, and then stir to dilute it. Drink as soon as possible.
7) Drink the above concoction 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 4 weeks.
So far, nobody has complained of any ill effect after taking them. It may be the taste that you are not familiar with, which had made you feel awful. The ginger and dates actually made the concoction taste better. Remember to add them.

Update 12-Jan-2015:

Bro Yu Min Szeto replied to enquiry on the procedure as follows:

With regards to the water, put in enough to cover all the ingredients and about 1cm more to cover for evaporation during the slow cooker cooking process.

Actually, it doesn’t really matter as all the cooked fungus and whatever water left after the cooking is blended and all eaten. But there should be enough water to prevent drying up and burning the ingredients.

I hope the above helps.

The recipe is repeated here:

1) Soak black fungus (1.5 to 2 handful) for about 3 to 4 hours.
2) Put black fungus, about 1 to 2 inch of ginger, and some red dates into a slow cooker (use a big one) and cook overnight or at least 6 to 8 hours.
3) Let the slow cooker cool down to touch temperature
3) Remove ginger and red dates and throw away.
4) Put everything else (soft black fungus and water) into a blender and blend until fine. The concoction will be thick and gummy. Add some boiled water if its too thick to blend properly.
5) Pour blended concoction into container (may need a big unit or several smaller ones) and keep in fridge.
6) When needed, pour blended black fungus into a glass or mug (about 2/3 full) and add hot water until full, and then stir to dilute it. Drink as soon as possible.
7) Drink the above concoction 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 4 weeks.

So I guess you could dilute to whatever is convenient for the patient to swallow.
Let us know how it works out.

Update 26-Nov-2014:
Victor Ford (not the real name) wrote,

“Update on my situation where I had a major artery inserted with a stent to help me when I had a minor heart attack. I was diagnosed with other major arteries that were impacted and would need either more stents or bypass surgery. I took the remedy for 2 months leading up to a stress test to monitor how I was progressing.
I had a PET scan done on November 4. This was done where a tracer was used to monitor the flow of blood through my arteries.
I saw my cardiologist today and he gave me the news that the flow of blood through my arteries was showing up as NORMAL. He said he was not expecting these results as my arteries were 70-80% blocked. When asked if the arteries were cleared, he said they were not but could not explain the flow of blood and concluded, we will keep up the medication and he will follow up with me in a year.
I came away thinking that this remedy was a success.

Only question I have in my mind is that if the remedy is a blood thinner, does this have impact/effect on how the blood flows?

I have started to exercise and am up to running 3km with no ill effect.

cheers. “


On November 5, I went to the cardiologist for my scheduled follow-up consultation.  The doctor examined me, and his nurse performed an electrocardiogram.  During the exam, the doctor asked me if I was still taking the two prescription drugs he gave to me.  I told him that I only took the drugs for the first 3 days after he had prescribed them.  When he asked me why, I told him because I had researched the drugs, and I had learned that the drugs only mask the symptoms I was having, and I wanted to feel what was happening to my body, as I was taking the black fungus treatment.  He asked me how I was reacting to the black fungus, and I told him truthfully.  My angina (of which one episode been so severe, that I thought I was having a heart attack) has almost disappeared.  My blood pressure is lower by an average of almost 8 points!  I have more energy than I have had in many years.  I can actually feel my body getting stronger, and I know that it is because my arteries are being unblocked.  The doctor really did not comment.  He only listened.   I asked the doctor if the EKG gave any indication as to whether my self-treatment with the black fungus was being effective.  He  answered that all the EKG told him was that I still had blockage of the arteries.  He told me that another CT scan would be necessary for him to diagnose whether or not I was actually having a decrease in the blockage of my heart’s arteries.  Because my insurance policy will not pay for another heart CT scan, I will not have one.  The doctor told me that he still suggested that I have the heart catheter procedure, to install a stent in my heart’s main blocked artery.  I will most definitely not, have the stent procedure!  My wife later expressed to me that the doctor told me it was “still his recommendation” to have the heart stent procedure, in order  to protect himself for insurance purposes, or, to protect himself from a potential lawsuit, if I later do have a heart attack.  It is my wife’s opinion that the doctor knows that I am improving, but, he cannot encourage me too much, because the fungus is an “alternative” therapy.  However, on my initial visit, the doctor explicitly told me that if I did not do something, a major heart attack was an “eminent event” for me.  This last visit, he said no such thing.  In parting, he instructed me to give his office an immediate telephone call, if I experienced any difficulties.  Barring any difficulties, he wants to see me again in six months, for another follow up exam.    

My wife and I both think that his reactions indicated that he is indeed aware, that my condition is vastly improved!

I have decided to continue my regimen (I drink the concoction 3 times daily) for another year.  Because, I know my severe artery blockage occurred over a long period of period of time.   So, I know that my condition will not disappear over a short time.  I think that after my condition is again normal, I will maintain my heart health by continuing the regimen one day per week.

My wife and I are both convinced that the black fungus treatment will return my cardiovascular health to normal!

I will keep you appraised of my progress.

I am sorry for the length of this email.  But, I wanted to provide you with all of the details.

I will close here.

Kindest regards

MIRACLE SOUP: Herbal Life-Extension Formula

MIRACLE SOUP…..please share your first person experience here if you have tried this.

Herbal Life-Extension Formula

by Tateishi Kazu

Adapted from (

What This Remedy May Do:

Heal Cancer

Restore injured joints and bone structure

Slow down the aging process

Rejuvenate the skin

Heal Cataracts

Heal liver disorders

Lower high blood pressure

Improve heart conditions

Reduce brain tumors and other head-injury problems

Reduce high white blood cell counts

Improve T-cell function


When cancer strikes a family, what course of action should one take? Dr. Tateishi Kazu’s father and brother both died of cancer. And then he found himself suffering from cancer of the duodenum and spreading. His stomach was removed, but the cancer cells had spread to his lungs. He resolved to fight for his life. He researched, studied and tested over 1,500 types of herbs and plants. Eventually he discovered the right combination of ingredients and formulated a unique healing vegetable soup and brown rice tea with its own molecular powers. The vegetables are rich in green chlorophyll, amino acids, iron, phosphorous, calcium, all in a natural form.

He based his soup on the principles of Five Elements theory, the harmonizing balance of the forces of yin and yang, acid and alkaline, that engenders health as opposed to the imbalance, which leads to disease.

The five elements in our environment are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Because of the balance of the five elements, the earth is able to produce life. Dr. Tataishi Kazu used the essence of the five elements. Each essence possesses its own color: green, red, yellow, white and black. These relate to the corresponding internal organs: heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidneys. He used the concept of the five different colors as matched to specific vegetables.

Green/Daikon Radish Leaves


Yellow/Burdock Root

White/Daikon Radish

Black/Shittake Mushrooms

Notes:This is a remedy for all age groups. When the soup is ingested, it produces thirty different elements for fighting disease. Within three days, it can stop the growth of cancer cells. Even for some last-stage cancer patients, it can lead to 100% remission. Patients who have subsisted on feeding tubes for nourishment, when given the soup, after two days regained their strength. Over 10,000 last-stage cancer patients have used this remedy. 99% are alive and were able to return to work. Bottom of Form 1

Vegetable Soup Recipe – (2 day’s quantity)


16 ounces white daikon

8-10 ounces white daikon greens

8-10 ounces carrot

8 ounces burdock root (called Gobo in Japanese, Uang in Korean, Ngao pong or Niu pang in Chinese)

3-5 fresh shitake mushroom (sundried) – if not sundried, expose dried mushrooms to sun again.


1. Don’t peel anything! Don’t add any seasoning!

2. Fill a pot with three times the quantity of water as the vegetable. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer for two hours. Strain and drink.

Brown Rice Tea Recipe

Another remedy that can be used in conjunction with the vegetable soup is brown rice tea. It is a good diuretic for ridding excess water from the body. For diabetics, it can bring the sugar level down by producing more natural insulin in the body. It cleanses the blood and blood vessel. A person with a heart condition drinking both soups in 20 days will be able to regulate their problem by drinking three cups per day. For a regular cancer patient, about two cups.

1.- 1 cup brown rice

2. 16 cups water

Note: only cook in stainless steel or glass. Do not mix with any other ingredients. Don’t be “creative.”


1. Roast the rice without oil until dark brown but don’t burn. Boil 8 cups of water and pour roasted rice into water. Turn off flame, cover and let sit five minutes. Strain out rice and reserve liquid.

2. Boil 8 more cups of water. Put the remaining rice back in the water. Cover, lower flame and simmer five minutes. Strain rice out. Mix the two rice waters together.

Special Notes:

The amount one needs depend on the condition. The more serious the condition, the more tea.

Do not drink tea while taking a high protein substance.

Don’t drink the vegetable soup and brown rice tea together. Wait at least 15 minutes apart.

If you use this remedy regularly you will never be sick.

Some possible reactions:

itchy skin or eczema

If you use medications and/or have eczema, use less because of stronger reaction

People with head injury problems may develop headaches but don’t worry.

People with eye problems may get temporary blurred vision or itching around eyes. Eyesight will get better. If you wear prescription glasses, try to reduce the prescription and use glasses less frequently.

Lowering of body temperature, but this is normal.

Notes:For high blood pressure, drink the two soups alternately but slowly. Blood pressure will come down after one month. Talk to a doctor about reducing medication, but don’t stop medication right away. Use remedy for minimum of one month.

Progress of Healing

After three days of use, cancer cells stop growing.

After a minimum of one month normal cells begin to grow back.

Pancreatic Cancer: minimum 1 month

Stomach Cancer: 1 month

Liver Cancer: 1 year

Rheumatism: 1 year

Cataracts: 4 months

Eye Disease: 1-4 months

Insomnia, Sinusitis, Fatigue: 10-20 days

Eczema: 4-7months

Liver Spots: 3-6 months skin will clear

Hair growth: 6-12 months

Epilepsy: 3-6 months

Stroke: 6-12 months

Irregular heart beat: 20 days

Notes:If you are on medication, consult with a doctor to adjust your dosage. This remedy works for some people. It may not work for you. It is not intended to replace the traditional treatments.

Q1: Are ingredients of the vegetable soup recipe measured in fluid ounces or real weights?

A1: Dr. Antonia Martinez Director of the Healing Spirit said that their recipe uses the real weights and not the fluid ounces as in other food recipes.

Q2: Do people using the Vegetable Soup have side effects or reactions?

A2 : Depending on individual bodies, some people using the Vegetable Soup could have side effects/reactions. Reactions are classified in 2 categories:

Natural Reaction: Ingredients in the Vegetable soup have lots of medicinal effects and contain chemicals that are working on human cells to make them better and stronger, and in the same time purify and cleanse blood stream to push out LDL (bad cholesterol) and fat. Reactions could be itches on the skin, itches around eyes, blurring eyes but these reactions will go away in a few days. If reactions persist stop the HLEF for a few weeks and start again. 

 Patient or user mistakes

Mistakes could be ranging from:

(1) using the wrong kind of ingredients especially the Chinese mushrooms instead of the Japanese Shiitakes.

(2) the proportion of vegetables making the soup is not followed closely.

(3) using wrong type of saucepan. Must use stainless steel saucepan to cook.

(4) vegetable soup left outside in room temperature more than 6 hours can turn out to have bad smelling or color changes to green or white. Throw it away at once. Vegetable Soup should be stored in glass container and refrigerated.

(5) drinking the Vegetable Soup and the Brown Rice solution together or in the same time. People are reporting serious reactions when taking those two solutions in the same time. Must drink them separately with half-hour or one hour apart.

Q3: How much vegetable soup can one consume a day?

A3: For:

Diabetes take 600 cc of Brown rice (BR) solution in the morning and 400 cc of Vegetable Soup (VS) in the afternoon.

Heart problem: 300 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS

Gall stones: 600 cc of BR and 600 cc of VS.

Other diseases: About 600 cc (2.5 cups) of VS a day divided in 3 rations before meals .


DO NOT DRINK Vegetable Soup and Brown Rice Solution in the same time. The interval needed between consumption of BR and VS must be at least 30 minutes or 1 hour apart to be safe.


This herb gets its name from bur, for its tenacious burrs, and dock old English for plant. Many scientists are skeptical about Burdock and its uses. However, as a healing herb it has a potential for treating cancer. Early Chinese physicians, as well as Ayurvedic healers, used Burdock as a remedy for colds, flu, throat infections and pneumonia. During the 14th Century, its leaves were pounded in wine and used to treat leprosy. From 1930-1950, Burdock was used as an ingredient in alternative cancer treatments.

The FDA noted that too much of this herb can cause side effects and lists Burdock as an herb of “undefined safety”. However, German researchers have discovered fresh Burdock root contains polyacetylenes, a chemical that kills disease-causing bacteria and fungi. It also reduces mucus and prevents formation of gall and kidney stones. As Burdock contains vitamin A and selenium, it can eliminate free radicals.

Its chromium content helps regulate blood sugar levels. Other qualities of this herb, set forth in the magazine Chemotherapy, identified a chemical (arctigenin) in Burdock which acts as an inhibitor of tumor growth.

!!! This herb should not be used by pregnant women.!!!


Burdock is also known by the names Bardane, Clotburr, Beggars Buttons, Gypsy Rhubarb, Gobo, and Burr. In traditional herbal texts, Burdock Root is described as a “blood purifier” or “alterative”, and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins.

Medicinally, Burdock Root has been used both internally and externally for eczema and psoriasis, as well as to treat painful joints and as a diuretic.

In traditional Chinese medicine, Burdock Root, in combination with other herbs, is used to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles.

It is eaten as a vegetable in Japanand elsewhere. Burdock is a mild laxative. It also aids in the elimination of uric acid. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties. By improving the function of many organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, bowels), many health conditions can be improved.

Burdock Root contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Bitter constituents in the root may also explain the traditional use of Burdock to improve digestion. The polyacetylene constituents have also been shown to have anti-microbial activity. Burdock Root (and the fruit) also have the ability to mildly lower blood sugar (hypoglycemic effect).

.Medicinal Action and Uses

Alterative, diuretic and diaphoretic. One of the best blood purifiers. In all skin diseases, it is a certain remedy and has effected a cure in many cases of eczema, either taken alone or combined with other remedies, such as Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla.

The root is principally employed, but the leaves and seeds are equally valuable. Both root and seeds may be taken as a decoction of 1 OZ. to 1 1/2 pint of water, boiled down to a pint, in doses of a wineglassful, three or four times a day.

The anti-scorbutic properties of the root make the decoction very useful for boils, scurvy and rheumatic affections, and by many it is considered superior to Sarsaparilla, on account of its mucilaginous, demulcent nature; it has in addition been recommended for external use as a wash for ulcers and scaly skin disorders.

An infusion of the leaves is useful to impart strength and tone to the stomach, for some forms of long-standing indigestion.

When applied externally as a poultice, the leaves are highly resolvent for tumours and gouty swellings, and relieve bruises and inflamed surfaces generally. The bruised leaves have been applied by the peasantry in many countries as cataplasms to the feet and as a remedy for hysterical disorders.

From the seeds, both a medicinal tincture and a fluid extract are prepared, of benefit in chronic skin diseases. Americans use the seeds only, considering them more efficacious and prompt in their action than the other parts of the plant. They are relaxant and demulcent, with a limited amount of tonic property. Their influence upon the skin is due largely to their being of such an oily nature: they affect both the sebaceous and sudoriferous glands, and probably owing to their oily nature restore that smoothness to the skin which is a sign of normal healthy action.

The infusion or decoction of the seeds is employed in dropsical complaints, more especially in cases where there is co-existing derangement of the nervous system, and is considered by many to be a specific for all affections of the kidneys, for which it may with advantage be taken several times a day, before meals.

Treats certain cancers, prevents diabetes

Burdock’s name is a combination of bur, for its spiked seed covers – burrs – that grab onto anything that touches them, and dock, Old English for “plant.” Many scientists dismiss burdock as useless, but like its seeds, its reputation as an herbal healing agent clings tenaciously because of its subtle tonic benefits and its intriguing potential as a treatment for cancer.

Throughout history, burdock has been recommended for an astonishing number of illnesses. Ancient Chinese physicians used it to treat colds, coughs, tonsillitis, measles, skin infections and snakebite. Traditional European and American herbalists and homeopaths prescribed it for colds, arthritis, gout, stomach problems, fever, canker sores, leprosy, boils, gonorrhea, ringworm and infertility. They also considered it an excellent diuretic, and prescribed it for urinary tract infections, kidney problems and painful urination.

True, burdock is not powerfully therapeutic. But Daniel B. Mowrey, PhD, director of the American Phytotherapy Research Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine, insists that it deserves its enduring place in herbal healing because of its value as a tonic – a subtle strengthener with cumulatively helpful effects.

“Burdock’s action is mild, but real,” Dr. Mowrey explains. “It has antibacterial and antiviral powers, and it reduces blood sugar, which helps prevent diabetes. I recommend using a little every day. And when you’re ill, use it in addition to standard therapies.”

Lower Cholesterol Easily with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds can lower cholesterol.

Mr CY Ng said that he used Chia seeds to lower his cholesterol. An added benefit is that it is also a remedy for constipation.

He takes a teaspoon of chia seeds* and soak in a glass of plain water at room temperature for a few minutes every morning.
After brushing his teeth, he will drink the glass of water and chia seeds.
It’s that simple.

Mr CY Ng can be reached at +60122225275.

*Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Wikipedia

Natural Remedy by Longevitology

Longevitology is yet another alternative natural treatment. It may sound too far-fetched and meta-physical to some (if not most) of you. However, I am publishing it here because of a personal testimony by a  friend, who found this treatment in his quest for a natural remedy for cancer for someone close to him.  It has been many years since, and not only did the person survived cancer, they are both a picture of radiant health. They swear by this and sincerely would like to share with others. So here it is. What follows is an extract from a hand-out for an event by Longevitology.

Longevitology is a natural healing method that uses the human body to receive energy from the universe. It involves the relaxation of the body and mind in order to acquire the energy in a natural way. This is achieved by sitting quietly without any complicated body positions and quieting the heart (mind). The whole process is done naturally, therefore there are no side effects and can be practiced by anybody regardless of their race, political belief, conviction or religion.
Longevitology believes that good health is the result of chi and blood flowing smoothly and any maladjustment between them will result in illness. Disease or illness is cured when the energy acquired by the above mentioned technique enters our body and then energizes every cell, enabling the body organs to function normally. This will lead to chi and blood flowing actively thus improving circulation and metabolism, raising the levels of antibodies and improving the immune system of the body. As a result of this, the filth of a disease is expelled by the metabolic system of the body itself thus the whole healing process is natural and does not involve any medical equipment, massage, oral medication or drugs. Most importantly, there are no side effects and it is perfectly safe.
Longevitology originated from Taiwan in 1993 and since then, it has grown worldwide and is taught free of charge to its learners. Presently, there are many Longevitology centres with about one million followers in countries like USA, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Click to download the complete hand-out here.