Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One of the activities for our school resource centre is the sale of herbal drinks at RM1.00 a glass each Wednesday during recess time. The objectives of the activity are to promote the benefits of herbs and also to add to the resource centre funds. I try to introduce a different type of herb as often as possible so that the teachers, staff and students would get to learn more about them. Tomorrow the teachers and I will be preparing Chrysanthemum tea, Keremak Merah tea and a herbal drink with luo hon kuo, dried longan, winter melon and dates.

Here is more information about the Luo Hon Kuo.

The Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvenori) or Longevity is a fruit from China that helps to reduce coughing and supposedly aids longevity.This fruit is usually dark brown and very light. Its size range from as small as a golf ball to as big as a tennis ball. It is also known as arhat fruit.

Medical uses:

  1. Luo Hon Kuo has both cooling and hydrating properties. Proper hydration benefits virtually all of the body.s systems as well as the skin. It has been used for generations to balance heat build-up due to internal conditions, lifeforces, or external heat.
  2. They are used for respiratory ailments, sore throats and reputed to aid longevity.
  3. Heat stroke and thirst .
  4. Acute or chronic infection of the larynx (aphonia).
  5. Chronic cough.
  6. Constipation due to old age



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