Tumbuh-tumbuhan taman Malaysia
(Garden plants of Malaysia)



Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Rumput Aur Beijing
Keluarga (Family) COMMELINACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Murdannia bracteata
(C.B.Clarke) O.Kuntze
  Murdannia loriformis
(Haask.) Rolla Rao et Kammathy
Saiz Bunga (Flower Size) 0.5 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Beijing Spiderwort
  Nama Cina (Chinese Name) C   = Peking Chow
  Nama Thai (Thai Name)   = Yaa Pak King,
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)

Pokok ini adalah sejenis rumput aur. Biasa ditanam. Bunga mempunyai tiga kolopak putih keungguan. Batangnya menjalar dan mempunyai dahan tegak yang pendik. Membiak daripada membelah rempuan. Dikenalkan kepada Malaysia dari Cina oleh kerana nilai perubatannya.

This plant is a spiderwort. Flowers have three purplish white petals. Stems are creeping and sending up short upright branches. Propogated by stem cuttings. Had been introduced into Malaysia from China because of it's medicinal properties.

Disclaimer:
We are not doctors and it is not our intension to practice medicine.
We cannot be held responsible for the consequences of self medication.
Use this information at your own risk.

According to the book Chinese Medicinal Herbs of Hong Kong, Volume 6; Page 150, the whole herb is used. The herb is sweet, cooling, anti inflammatory and liquefies sputum.
Three of the medical uses listed are for the treatment of:-
1.       Tuberculous lymphadenopathy.
2.       Dysuria.
3.       External use in furuncles.

Another source interviewed gave this formula as a cooling drink for heatiness:- Boils five plants in three cups of water, with a spoonful of brown sugar until only one cup remain.

This fresh whole plant described in Medicinal Plants of Thailand, is used for the treatment of cancer in throat, liver, uterus, ileum, skin etc. by glinding six plants and mix with 4 spoonfuls of water, filter, drink before breakfast and at bed time.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plants)

1.       Section 17, Petaling Jaya (June 1999)

      Buku (Books)

1.       Chinese Medicinal Herbs of Hong Kong, Vol 6; Li Ning Hon and Team; (1994);
            Chinese Medical Research Institude, Hong Kong. - mukasurat (page) - 150

2.       Medicinal Plants of Thailand, Vol 1; Promjit Saralamp; (1996);
            Mahidol University; Bangkok.- mukasurat (page) 130


Pertanyaan (Inquiries)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya