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gule melaka blocks

Palm Sugar (Gula Melaka)

Palm sugar is made from the sap of palm trees trunks. In Malaysia, it is probably made from sugar palm (arenga pinnata). The sucrose-rich sap is boiled down to produce a thick brown syrup, poured into a bamboo mould and then hardened into round cylinder blocks. That explains why gula melaka comes in blocks. Taste & …

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Indian borage

Indian Borage

The leaves are boiled into a decoction to treat asthma, fever, colic, nausea, rheumatism, coughs, urinary tract infection, epilepsy, and convulsion. Upon checking an encyclopaedia of herbal medicine, I found that this herbal plant is used in Indian folk medicine as a digestive remedy. It became mainstream when western medical circle discovered that it contains …

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