Thursday, 27 October 2016
Do you know that the periwinkle flower can be used as medicine? Interested, then continue reading ...
Periwinkle offers a lovely little flower, but it is the leaves and the seeds that are used in folk medicine. The leaves and seeds are rich in the chemical vincamine, an alkaloid that has positive effects on memory and has long been used to combat the effects of aging. In the body, it metabolizes into the brain chemical, vinpocetine.
Lesser Periwinkle or common periwinkle (vinca minor) is most often the species within the periwinkle family that is used for natural medicinal purposes. It is known as an astringent agent and as good for controlling excessive blood flow. In that last roll, it is used to treat wounds and to reduce menstrual flow.
Diabetes: However, periwinkle is best known as a natural remedy to help those with diabetes. Periwinkle is said to control swings in blood sugar. There is only limited data to support to this contention, though it has a long history of use behind it for that purpose as an herbal remedy.
Periwinkle is often and most safely taken as a tea.
Monday, 17 October 2016
Monday, 3 October 2016
Lai Yoong Lee and I went to the Dou Mou Kung Temple in Ayer Tawar to pay our respect to the 9 Emperor Gods on the first day of the festival.. The festival to honour the deities started on 1st October 2016 and will end on 9th October.
I will go on a nine day vegetarian diet during the duration of the festival.
So that means I don't have much time to update my blog as often as I want to.
My dear blog visitors, please be patient, I will do more posts once my workload is not soooo heavy.
Sunday, 2 October 2016
Personally I feel engergised and invigorated when I attend such events. The presence of the deities will give a huge dose of Chi boost for those present. Yeah, if there are evil spirits lurking near you or a person is possessed. Then the mediums will chase them away.
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Korean version: 2016
China version: 2005
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Yesterday morning Precious was not his usual active self. . When I lifted him, his body was hot. I fed him lots of water and then went off to work. During lunchtime, I went back to check on him and found that he had grown listless and his body was very hot. So I knew that it was time to take him to the vet.
When I took him home, Precious was still looking very tired. I took him to work with me in the afternoon so that I could keep an eye on the furball. He became a bit better. I guess the medicine was working.
He is still weak and not active. He also did not eat much. Hopefully he will be his normal self when I wake up in the morning..
Monday, 19 September 2016
Here are pictures of the lotus shaped vessel which is used to collect the holy water flowing from the vase of the Goddess Kuan Yin statue at Tua Pek Kong Temple. The vessel of holy water which is filled with flower petals. There is a saying that if you bathed or wash yourself with this holy water, your bad luck will go away and will invite good luck instead. I have heard of quite a number of people striking the lottery after doing so.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Aesthetically, this plate of fried KwayTeow does not look like much but when you taste it you would sure want to go back for more another time. This is the famous kway teow from New Hollywood Restaurant in Ipoh. Another of my must have food when I am back in my hometown.