Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Minyak serai (Lemongrass oil)

Lemongrass is perennial and intensely fragrant herb, native to Asia, and widely cultivated as a commercial crop throughout the tropics and subtropics of the world. The lemongrass oil finds widespread use in soap, perfumery, cosmetics and the beverages industry.
In herbal medicine, lemongrass oil if taken orally, it provides relief from colic, intestinal gas, and obstinate, vomiting. Rubbed into the skin, it relieves lower backache, lumbago, rheumatism sciatica, sprains and tendinitis.

Lemongrass oil also is used in the treatment of cholera, colds, diarrhea, fever, flatulence, flu, headache, herpes, insomnia, parasites and stomachache.
Minyak serai (Lemongrass oil)
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