Herbal knowledge (Part 2 of 2): Sustainable Farming Of Herbs

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Sustainable farming

For our farmed herbs, sustainable farming is practiced. Sustainable farming entails the use of all natural products that are not genetically modified in any way. Anything that is laboratory born will not be used.

There are a lot of aspects to cover in sustainable farming. From the basics of fertilizing the soil and choosing the proper plants to the lesser known ones but equally as major; such as ways to keep pests away and using organic weed killers; all features need to be taken into consideration when practicing sustainable farming.

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Herbal knowledge (Part 1 of 2): Responsible Harvesting Of Herbs

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

As part of our company’s goal towards keeping our products eco-friendly, we not only source from the native producers but we ensure that each step in the product making process does not harm the environment in any way. We practice responsible harvesting and sustainable farming of herbs. How, you may ask. Here are some steps we take to safeguard the state of the natural rainforest.

 

Herb collecting

When harvesting herbs from the rainforest, it is essential that we do not cause any long term damage to its already fragile state. Over harvesting and over tilling of land has been labeled as the cause for the current delicate state of our ecosystem. As such, we make sure that the harvesters we source from abide by a few general rules when the time comes for a herb harvest.

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Herbal Knowledge (Part 3 of 3): Herbal Remedies – Why Use Herbs?

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Switching to herbs as a medicine or as a supplement for your health can significantly reduce pollution and even the decimation of ecosystems provided organic farming and responsible harvesting is practiced. Doing away with harmful pesticides and preserving practices that are in line with nature ensures that the natural ecosystem is maintained, creating a low carbon footprint.

Herbs work in a wholesome manner to heal your body unlike synthetic medicine that targets the symptoms without curing the cause of these effects. When herbs are disposed of, they create virtually no pollution as they are organic by themselves and will decompose fully. In the long run, you benefit as well because the cost of herbs is significantly lesser than buying synthetic medicines.

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Herbal Knowledge (Part 2 of 3): Herbal Remedies – Problems With Synthetic Medicine

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

The Effect Of Drug Pollution On The Environment

Our planet is small. What comes around goes around. Ever wondered what happens to all the unused or expired drugs? How are they disposed of? Thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet? Our body does not even digest all contents of the medicine. It ends up going through the sewage system and back to the soil and water; eventually coming back to us. Each day, with each gulp of water, we are consuming a brew of miniscule amounts of various medicines.

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Herbal Knowledge (Part 1 of 3): Herbal Remedies – Nature Of Synthetic Medicine

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Understanding The Nature Of Synthetic Medicine.

To understand why we should use herbs as medicine, we need to understand the concept of synthetic medicine.

The base of synthetic medicines is the active ingredients of plants. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions on research to not only isolate the active ingredients but also to synthesize and patent it. However, isolating only the active ingredient to be used can be a case of too much of a good thing. For example, taking lots of white willow back (where aspirin is derived from) will not have much effect to your body but consuming a bottle of aspirin may let you meet your maker.

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Herbal Knowledge: About Natural Herbs

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Brief History

The use of natural herbs is one of the most prehistoric forms of healing. The first inscribed history of herbal remedies originates in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) by the Sumerians about 5,000 years ago, although, of course, other parts of ancient civilization have already used plants to treat ailments and discomfort. The key ingredients used in many of today’s drugs are the active parts of various herbs and plants. Due to its natural components, fewer chemicals with lesser side-effects, herbal remedies are still the number one treatment today in many parts of the world. Read more to unveil the history to herbal remedies in Asia and the whole world.

Starting from 3,500 B.C., the ancient Egyptians began to associate less magic with the treatment of disease. Documented in Eber Papyrus – an Egyptian medical papyrus dating back to circa 1500 B.C. – are plants such as opium, cannabis, myrrh, frankincense, fennel, cassia, senna, thyme, henna, juniper, aloe, linseed and castor oil that combat common and bizarre diseases.

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Life Enhancement: Exotica’s Honey Herbal Cream And Gel

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Are elements such as the sun, air-conditioned places and city life wreaking havoc on your skin? For generations, Mother Nature has been supplying us with an abundance of herbs and natural substances that aids in our health and beauty. Man has tried to copy time and time again these same elements but to no avail.

Go back to the very basics found in Mother Nature for the ultimate in moisturizers. Exotica’s Wild Honey moisturizers are infused with pure, natural, wild honey along with 34 rainforest and garden herbs. Our honey is not cultivated which means they are sourced from naturally occurring hives found in the lush, virgin rainforests of Malaysia.

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Herbal Knowledge: Tongkat Ali – Eurycoma Longifolia [东革阿里]

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

About Tongkat Ali

Tongkat Ali is referred to Ali’s walking stitck in Malay language. It is also dubbed as “Malaysian Ginseng” and popularly known as “Asian Viagra”. Another folk name of this plant is Longjack. The scientific name of Tongkat Ali is Eurycoma Longifolia.

Tongkat Ali is a flowering plant of the Simaroubaceae family. It is native to the jungles and rainforests of Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Tongkat Ali is grown in Southeast Asia near the equator of the original tropical moist forest. Its height can be up to 12m, trunk diameter of 8-10cm can grows beyond 30cm in thickness. Almost no bifurcation branches, its leaves were long at the top of the umbrella. The roots usually will fork and the deepest into the earth can be up to 2m.

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Life Enhancement: Men And Women Talk – Sexual Aid

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Leave Your Partner Speechless!

The sources of our products are wild herbs; grown and harvested from the 120 million years old forest in Malaysia, is known to be the oldest rainforest in the world. This natural pharmacy contains herbs that not only cures, but also aids in maintaining your health in all aspects; including your sexual health.

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Exotic Foods (Part 2 of 2): Brewing Kopi Luwak

Posted By on December 4, 2012

How to brew your Kopi Luwak

1.  Start with good fresh coffee.
     Grind the beans only when you need to use them because once they are ground they tend to lose flavour.
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