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.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Foeniculum vulgare or adas pedas

Foeniculum vulgare is one of the item in jamu ratus. Jamu ratus normally used after childbirth in Malaysia state of Johor.

Common names for Foeniculum vulgare is bitter fennel or sweet fennel. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region, but is currently cultivated in many parts of the world.

The seed is a spasmolytic affect on the smooth muscles and accelerates the vibration rate of the ciliary epithelium of the bronchial mucosa. It is also used as a muscle relaxant as well as to treat urinary disorders. When used in vitro, the seed is antimicrobial, gastric motility enhancing, antiexudative and presumably anti -proliferative.

Foeniculum vulgare is generally used as a herbal tea by infusion, with a dose range of 1.5-2.5 g of dried herb per serving, ‘Instant’ teas, syrups or honey’s containing fennel and other herbal ingredients are also available.
Foeniculum vulgare or adas pedas

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