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, June 26, 2017

Malay uses of turmeric

Malays have used herbs and plant roots from the rainforest as traditional dietary supplement for generations. Most of the herbs and species are believed to have some medicinal value.

Turmeric or kunyit in Malay is a species of Curcuma longa. Fresh turmeric leaves are used as a herb in some Malay and Indonesian dishes. Ground turmeric normally used as spice, curry powder and pastes and dye. It is used as an important condiment in every house.
In Peninsula, turmeric is used as a carminative, dispelling flatulence and also as antispasmodic in diarrhea and dysentery. It is also used to treat foul ulcers and broken skin.

The Malays also used turmeric for treating eyes as a magic prescription. Turmeric is used as an herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, skin cancer small pox, chicken pox, wound healing, and liver ailments.
Malay uses of turmeric
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