Monday, November 2, 2009

Herbal Medicine the concept of life drugstore

life drugstoreHerbal Medicine -Feels bad if you see your yard is empty no matter is a front yard or back yard. but, what should we do? make a little pool for the kids ? or just made a big fountain!

hm.. if you asking me.. why not build your own life drugstore on your yard. no matter is a front yard of back yard as long the sunlight goes in, it's good enough to take the start. no need a big yard. you can use some polybag or repoted the plant.

there many herbal medicine that can be plant on any season. what you have to do is just ask the the seeds seller and ask the best fertilizer use to it.. as you know every plant have it's own disease. uhm.. I will not say the plant on this blog is the best plant to grow in your yard life drugstore. but experimenting is the best way.. if you want to share your experience on planting and build your life drugstore .. don't be doubt to leave your comment.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kelembak (Rheum officinale - Baill) and the peculiarity

Kelembak Rheum Officinale - BaillKelembak or Rheum officinale - Baill is the herbs commonly use to treat urus-urus/sembelit (Indonesian) or constipation, as well as to aid in the dissolution of blood clots and pus eruptions, in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called yào yòng dà huáng (Chinese: 药用大黄), and is also a component in the North American herbal remedy called Essiac tea. In modern medicine, R. officinale has been found to be useful in treatment of Hepatitis B.

The root and stem are taken and boiled with some part of water after that use the water as the remedy.

How to Plant it on the Yard

Cultivation details

Prefers a deep, fertile, moderately heavy, humus rich, moisture retentive, well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn. Hardy to about -20°c. A very ornamental plant, it is closely related to R. australe. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Cultivated as a medicinal plant in China. Plants at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens in September 1993 were growing well in the shade of a woodland garden, though they were not succeeding when planted closely to the trees. Plants in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits.


Seed - best sown in autumn in a shaded cold frame. The seed can also be sown in spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter, planting them out in the spring. Division in early spring or autumn. Divide up the rootstock with a sharp spade or knife, making sure that there is at least one growth bud on each division. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

if you want the best dimension try out the 1,8 m x 1,8 m ground.

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