Trinh nu hoang cung’s flower is white streaked with violet.
But the best way to distinguish the herb from other plants is by its DNA.
For decades a mysterious herb known as trinh nu hoang cung (royal virgin) has been coveted by those seeking a ‘magical’ cure for their ills and ailments. The plant was regarded as especially useful for longevity and curing diseased sexual organs, but now a Vietnamese scientist is unravelling the royal virgin’s secrets, to put the plant’s real medicinal qualities to better use.
Dr Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tram’s research on the Vietnamese variety of trinh nu hoang cung that has given hope to people suffering from enlarged prostates (benign prostatic heperplasia - BPH) and benign tumours in the uterus (fibroid uterus), two of the most common health problems for middle-aged men and women.
Royal line: The 30ha Trinh nu hoang cung plantation in Long Thanh District, Dong Nai Province. The herbs are planted according to GAP standards to ensure the quality of materials for making Crila capsules.
The plant, whose scientific name is crinum latifolium (L.), was once a valuable herb reserved exclusively for royalty in feudal Viet Nam, but thanks to the work of a Vietnamese pharmacist, trinh nu hoang cung has become available to all in capsule form.
Dr Tram was the first scientist among many who studied the herb to succeed in transforming trinh nu hoang cung into modern capsule form, making its usage much easier and more effective.
Crila capsules became the first-ever capsules of pure
extract from the leave of trinh nu hoang cung
Natural remedy: Crila capsules effectively cure both enlarged prostate for men and benign tumours in the uterus for womenCrila capsules are 100% leave extract of Vietnamese plant Crinum latifolium (L.). As aherbal medicine Crila is successfully manufactured in Vietnam
In 2005, Crila capsules became the first-ever capsules of pure extract from the leave of trinh nu hoang cung available on the Vietnamese market. In 2006, the pills were granted the title of a ‘good-quality product for the community’s health’ by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
On December 25, 2007, the Viet Nam’s Women Union awarded the prestigious Kovalevskaia Prize to Tram thanks to her work on the herb.
After two decades of hard work on the herb, Tram says she has been able to fulfil a personal dream: to bring a traditional Vietnamese herb into the realm of modern medicine to serve the Vietnamese people.
Clinacanthus nutans Sabah Snake Grass
Traditional herbal cancer treatment
Scientific name: Clinacanthus nutans
English name: Drooping Clinacanthus
Malay name: Daun Kalingsir
Indon name: Dandang Gendis
Chinese name: 优遁草
Number of leaves used for treatment for Cancer:
Stage 1 : 30 leaves everyday
Stage 2 : 50 leaves everyday
Stage 3 : 100 leaves everyday
Stage 4 : 150 – 200 leaves everyday
When the patients get better, reduce the number of leaves.
Direction for juicing SSG
a) Pour half cup of clean water in a blender
b) Add 1 or 2 ice cubes to prevent heating during blending
c) Add 1 quarter of lemon or half a lime juice (provide Vitamin C and prevent oxidization )
d) Wash the required fresh SSG leaves and put them into the blender
e) Peel a green apple and remove the core/seeds
f ) Cut the apple into 8 pieces
g) Put in the pieces of apple and blend
h) Swish and drink with the fibre immediately or within 5 minutes.
i) Consume it everyday
j) If your body is "cooling" add a slice of ginger or drink warming herbs
Food to avoid : Sugar and products made with sugar, honey, kembong fish, ray fish, 7 angled-fish, chicken meat, duck meat, yam, glutenous rice, margarine, durians, bird nest, ginseng and other rejuvenating herbs.
Chinese traditional qi gong treatment for prostate problems
This was originally aired 2 years ago (2005) on CBC Hemispheres. A unusual story from Taipei, Taiwan about a treatment for prostate problems. I had to record it because it was just so amusing and bizarre. Its based on Qigong (Chi Gong) healing techniques and is said to shrink enlarged prostates and result in healing and improved sexual functions. Very funny story, complete with, oh yes, the classic "truck pull". Credit goes to: Eric Campbell from Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC).