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Medicinal Plants at Bukit Timah Core

August 30, 2011

Plants are our major source of medicinal products, whether we consider scientifically developed healthcare or traditional systems. Singapore, with its ethnic diversity, has a wide range of folk remedies available including Chinese traditional medicine, Indian ayurvedic medicine and Malay jamu. Some of the many traditional medicinal plants are on display in this area.

Some of the many traditional medicinal plants on display in this area include Ye Lai Xiang or Night Fragrant Plant (Telosma cordata), Long Chuan Hua (Ixora chinensis), Javanese Elderberry (Sambucus javanica), Noni (Morinda citrifolia), Rough Elephant’s foot or Hairy Elephant’s foot or Ku Di Dan (Elephantopis scuber), and Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia).

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