Tag Rubiaceae

Kacip Fatimah – Labisia pumila

Kacip Fatimah - Labisia pumila

The traditional herb, Labisia pumila or better known locally as “Kacip Fatimah”, are used by Malay women much in childbirth in inducing and ease delivery and as a postpartum medication to help contract the birth channel, to delay conception and…

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Bright future for Tongkat Ali

Bright future for Tongkat Ali

SEREMBAN: High quality Tongkat Ali could well make its way to the shelves of internationally known Harrods of London one day, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Deputy Prime Minister said the Felda Biotechnology Centre at Bandar Enstek in…

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Aquilaria (Agarwood, Karas or Gaharu)

Aquilaria (Agarwood, Karas or Gaharu)

What is Aquilaria? Aquilaria is a genus of eight species of trees in the Thymelaeaceae native to southeast Asia. They occur particularly in the rain forests of Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Northern India. The trees grow to…

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