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Bunga-bunga taman Malaysia
(Garden flowers of Malaysia)



Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Selasih Merah
 = Selasih Siam
Keluarga (Family) LABIATACEAE
  = LAMIACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Ocimum sanctum Linn
  = Ocimum tenuiflorum Linn.
Saiz Biasa (Size) 0.3 cm (daun)
Nama Lain (Other Names) Red Basil, = Siamese Basil
 = Sacred Basil, = Holy Basil
  Nama Tagalog (Tagalog Name)   Balanoi, = Sulasi
  Nama Tamil (Tamil Name)   Thulasi
  Nama Thai (Thai Name)   Bai Ka Phrao
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pohonnya berasal dari Negara Thai, Malaysia Indonesia dan India. Biji yang dikeringkan harum, dan diguna sebagai perasa dan rempah. Daunnya juga sangat harum dan diguankan dalam penyediaan makan asli seperti ulam dan lauk tradisi. Bunga dan biji halus. Ditanam daripada biji benih, keratan batang. Bijinya diguna untuk rempah kari dan dapat dibeli daripada kedai rempah.

They are native of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. The sundried seeds are aeromatic, and used as a flavouring and spice. The leaves are also aeromatic and are used in some traditional raw in ulam (traditional salads) and traditional dishes. The flowers and seeds are tiny. Planting can be by seeds, stem cuttings. The seeds can be obtained as a curry spice from sundry and spice shops.

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.

From the book Medicinal Plants of Thailand, the leaf or whole plant; carminative, anti diarrheal, anti emetic. Eugenol from leaf stimulates bile secretion, increase fat digestion, anti flatulent.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plant)

1.       Taman Pertanian, Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam; 1998

     Buku (Books)

1.       Tropical Herbs & Spices of Malaysia & Singapore; Wendy Hutton; (1997);
            Peripals; Singapore. - mukasurat (page) 12

2.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Dicotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya. - mukasurat (page) 395

3.       Ulam; Mustafa Ali Mohd; (1994); Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan
            Malaysia. - mukasurat (page) 29

4.       Medicinal Plants of Thailand, Vol 1; Promjit Saralamp; (1996);
            Mahidol University; Bangkok.- mukasurat (page) 139


Inquiries     (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya
January 2002