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Weeds always grow in places where they are not wanted. We trample on them, we pull them out and we throw them away. However, they are useful, and unknowingly have properties that render them useful to us in all sorts of ways.
This little book demonstrates the usefulness of these weeds in our daily life. In traditional medicine they have been used to treat many things, including injuries from bleeding wounds to the venomous bites of snakes, scorpions, centipedes, and the stings of bees and wasps.
They are also used in the treatment of fever, cough, urinary problems, and issues related to menstruation. These are very common everyday complaints, and amazingly the remedies are often just outside your front or back door in the garden beyond, just waiting for you to recognise them.
They are as easily accessible today as they were in the past - you just have to know what you are looking for.
Size: 21.0 x 14.8 x 0.5 cm, viii, 49 pp, 141 gm
Dr Abdul Ghani Hussain has been practicing medicine for the past 40 years. Since 2000 he has concentrated on herbal medicine and treatment and is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, as an expert in Traditional Malay Medicine. This, his sixth published book relating to Malaysian medicinal plants and Malay Medicine, looks at many of the plants found on Penang Hill which are generally overlooked as simple weeds.
This book was produced with the generous support of Flagstaff Holdings Sdn Bhd, managers of The Habitat Penang Hill.