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.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Buah Jering

Buah Jering
General
Botanical name for buah jering Archidendron Jiringa. Buah jering originated in Southeast Asia, it grows wild and also cultivated in Southeast Asia. Rarely grown outside Southeast Asia.

Jering are medium-sized trees that can reach 20 m in height. The bark is smooth and light grey in color. The leaves are compound, two pinnate up to 25 cm long, leaf stalks up to 6 cm long.

The leaflets are 8-25 cm ling, 4-5 cm wide, ovate to booing in shape, light green, shiny.

Young leave are soft, purplish red in color. Young leaf are normally produced on the whole tree at the same time.

Fruit is a legume, 5 cm wide, twisted in a spiral, purplish brown in color. Seeds large, testa yellowish when young, reddish brown when mature, the edible cotyledons are yellowish when young, becoming orange brown when mature.

Health benefits
Leaves are pounded and applied in chest pains, pains, skin ailments. Ashes obtained by burning the old leaves are applied on itch. Ashes obtained by burning the young leaves are applied on cuts, wounds.

Bark are pounded and applied on chest pains, pains, skin ailments, made into a gargle for treating gum pains, toothache.

Fruits are eaten at meal tome to treat diabetes, hypertension.
Buah Jering
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