Friday, September 2, 2011

A Tiring Day

I had a fruitful day in Ipoh. By special arrangement, my holistic doctor waited for me. He normally does not do consulting on holidays. My condition has not improved very much, lack of oxygen, large intestines still blocked and very acidic (he said this was due to my kidney tumor - kidney is the chief regulator of pH in the body) and he advised me to continue the taking the herbs. He also treated my left leg with acupuncture. Later he took me to see his herbal garden (his home cum clinic spreads over 3 acres of land planted with fruit trees and herbal plants). He showed me the herb which he called local ginseng (I am not sure what is the scientific name for it). It's not as potent as the ginseng from Korea or China. The picture on the left shows how the local ginseng looks like. The leaves of the plant can also be cooked and eaten.

My drive back from Ipoh was not that smooth. Traffic was heavy in the Perak highway stretch (Ipoh to Tanjung Malim) but as soon as we entered Selangor state, the highway was smooth sailing. I was quite tired by the time I reached home. I also noticed my left leg was quite painful even to stand on and in fact a little swollen on the kneecap area. I took my night enema and then went to bed. While lying on bed, I also used the Personal Oxygen generator to improve my oxygen intake. I set the oxygen therapy session to 20 minutes and I dosed off before the session was over. I was awakened by the end of session alarm. I switched off the generator and continued my sleep.

I must have been really tired because I slept very well and only woke up at 9.30am this morning. Somehow, after a good night's sleep, I felt the pain on my legs has subsided. Could this be due to the acupuncture treatment or the pain tea I took? It does not matter so long as pain is not there.


  1. We have this ginseng growing very wild in our garden. My grandma brought it over a long time ago and we never know how to use it. Can you let us know how to use the leaves as well?

  2. somebody told me it's good for kidney problems ... I have it in my garden too, just grows wild. I have stir fried the leaves.

  3. The local ginseng root contains the same properties as that of the Chinese and Korean ginseng but only very much milder in potency. As such, it is not heaty and hence suitable for children and old people to take.

    It is not normally used as a herb like ginseng. The root can be dried for storage. It's normally cooked fresh into a soup with chicken (a little heaty), with pork (less heaty) or with mutton (very heaty).

    For the leaves, it can be stir fired or cooked as a soup.

  4. What do you call this leaves and thanks for sharing.

  5. Dear Hazrah,

    The plant is called Ginseng Halus in Malay. I have written about the medicinal values of it two days later or you can read it here: