Potential of hebs in Malaysia
Based on data provided by kementerian perisahaan utama mention that hebs and aromatic industry could help encouraging our country’s economy when its market value marked at RM4.5 bilion a years.
Herbs and aromatic industry will becoming a new commodity besides palm oil, rubber and crude oil. Unfortunately five percent of market used by local product because the failure in commercializing the herbs.
As cired in Hairulazim Mahmud 2002 mention that the commodity in this country plat herbs merely for their own use and not for the international market.
For example Tongkat Ali Eurycoma longifolia, Kaci Fatimah Labisia pumila and Pegaga Centella asiatica are among the thousands of hebs or effective medicine in curing various disease. Herbs are widely used in health care for ages until today. All these plants have been growing in our country in healthy and wellness in primary hilly forest stand, is the most suitable climate for herbs ecology.
Tongkat Ali is the herb in family Simarousbacaea, also known as penawar pahit, bedara, Tongkat baginda, pasak bumi (Tongkat Ali Hitam) or Tunjang Bumi according to certain states in Malaysia.
Among the benefits of tongkat Ali is the bitter stock extracted from the skin of its root which could be ised as a tonic for postnatal mothers.
Besides its root extract usefull to anti malaria activities cuse by protozoa, there is a lot of its benefit and the most popular is it could increase men’s sex performance
Kacip Fatimah Labisia pumila is the herbs from family Myrsinaceae. This herbs is easity found in the primary hilly forest stand.
In tradisionally medicine, this herbs is normally boiled and served as a drink to pregnant women to ease the proce3ss of labor; it could also effective as a cure to flatulence, dysentery and problems during period and sex diseases.
Pegaga is the herbs from family Umbelliferae a slender and herbs with long stalked, green kidney-shape leaves.
As cited in Razak Hj lajiz 1996 said that Petai Parkia speciosa is very much favoured by Malaysian especially in the villege people. Despite its pungent smell, it could cure diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Petai is tall and big tree, which normally grows wild in forest. Ginger Zinger officinale is also identified to be used in curing kembung perut and could release gas/ wind in body. Young ginger can be made ulam and could be eaten as ulam or could be made as juice. It could also cure headaches
The Vital of Medicine Herbs Plant
Herbs medicinal plant have the potential to cure disease. These medicinal plant are able to cure, relief, cease and treat the disease.
Thus this herbs plant source widely used in traditional medicine fortunately nowadays it started been used in modern medication and treatment. Many scientist interserted to study on the effectivenees and the potential of medicinal herbs plant in curing disease. May among traditional medicinal practioner believed that tha substances produced by herbs plant almost same with substance produced by human body. Thus human body able to react with the substances with minimal effect.
According to Who Health Organization , almost 70 percent tom90 percent of the world population consumed the herbs mainly from developing and undeveloped country. Consuming the herbs because it is easily obtain and cheaper.
As cited in Latif 1994 said that in Malaysia there is more than 1,230 species of flowered plant been used in traditional treatment.