Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good Things Are For Sharing


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Wonder what fruit is that? I am not sure what is that either..

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I was having gastric pain a year ago and my mom gave me 1/3 piece of that stick and asked me to chop it into pieces with skin and boil it with water. Either with or without meat for 1 hour and drink it. I asked her whether she had tried it or anyone she knew had tried it, she said, NO. It was given to to her by my uncle. According to him that can cure/help stop gastric pain. My uncle had passed away, so I am not able to check out with him.
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I took it back and was wondering whether to try it. I am not the kiasu type but kiasi.
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After another day of torture by the gastric pain, I decided to be a guinea pig and gave it a try. I realy have no other choices.
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After the drink I forgot all about my gastric pain, it was gone totally! How amazing, I was thinking.
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Recently, at the garden near a friend's house, I saw something familiar. Something looks exactly like the one I have taken. I took one green one back and waited until it turned dark and compared it with the one my mom have, inside, outside, top, bottom, they looked exactly the same. I was quite sure that I found it, but where to find someone to try leh?
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Above is the picture of the tree. (Click to enlarge).
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Recently I found another 'guinea pig', that is my friend's maid and now she is another testimony.
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My friend's maid who came to work for me part time was having very bad gastric pain. She looked so pale and sick. By the look of her I thought my friend have starved her. She told me she couldn't eat well and have been suffering bad gastric pain for a long time.
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I gave her a stick taken from the garden and asked her if she dare try it. She said at her house in Indonesia have many of these trees around but no one knew anything of it.
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Two days later when she came back to my place, she looked radiant, really. She said she tried and now gastric pain is gone too!
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Look at the picture, and how happy she looks.
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If any of you have any information about what is that, the name, the medicinal value of the fruit, how to consume it, may be you would like to share it.
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14 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

The plant not so clear leh. I also want to try, well... not for me. My son who has gastric.

Looks like the roadside trees outside our house. Must see the actual thing.

Thank you so much for the votes. So sweet. Hope you win one of the prizes. :)

molly said...

ECL - Click on the photo to enlarge, it's quite clear.

Tammy said...

I have no idea what that plant is. Maybe a gardener might know or try googling plants in your region.

molly said...

Tammy - Googling, good idea, thanks.

Lianny said...

Hi Molly, I think I will ask my grandma about this & let her take a look at the tree photo.
She is really into this traditional medicine! And do plant some herself. Especially for high presure plant.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Molly, this is called the Golden Shower Tree or sometimes call the drumstick tree of the cassia fistulosa species. The fruit pulp is said to treat acid reflux in stomach. You can get more info in this site at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Shower_Tree.

There is another type of drumstick tree of the moringa oleifera species where its fruits that resembles a long lady finger that are well loved by the Indians for cooking in curries as well as the leaves and flowers. I ate it when I was in India many years a go.

Hope all these info helps...

Monica said...

Hi Molly, I've gastric problems too..btw, does it taste bitter?

molly said...

Lianny - If you have more info, please let me know :):)

molly said...

Jasmine, thank for the useful info.
The flower in the website looks diff from the one I posted, can blow up have a closer look. Drumstick turn soft after cooking, this fruit looks hard, may be same species, not sure.

molly said...

Monica - Taste like 'lo hon kor', just add some lean meat or rock sugar should taste better.

Liang Mui said...

wah.. good.. learnt sth new today abt this. :D haha.. if there's a subject for traditional herbs and medicine, i'll definitely get a F9 for it.. haha.. thx for sharing it out ya, molly!

molly said...

You are welcome Ah Liang..

amei79 said...

mayb can try to drink some lemon juice, can help to nutralize the acid that cause gastric pain.

molly said...

Amei - Are you sure? I am no expert. But I think the sour juice will trigger or worsen the pain .....