All about our Herbs
moringa

Moringa

Taste: bitter, slightly sweet

Health Benefits:

It has many benefits from health, beauty, prevents and cure diseases. Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium and magnesium.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

Chinese Violet

Chinese Violet

Taste: bitter

Health Benefits:

Traditionally used as medicinal oil, antidote to poison and reduces fatigue. Also pain killer for backbone aches and lowers hematuria.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

lemongrass

Lemongrass

Taste: citrus, bitter, minty, tangy

Health Benefits:

Helps prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast, relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

tumeric leaf

White Turmeric Leaves

Taste: bitter, mint

Health Benefits:

It helps to boost digestion, alleviate bloating and gas problems, also keeps your skin smooth and soft. 

Used in: Ulam Pesto

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Sand Ginger Leaf

Taste: peppery, aromatic

Health Benefits:

Has 40 antioxidants that protect skin from aging and minimise damage caused by free radicals and other toxins. It also has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which helps reduce inflammation in the body.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

Lemon Boringa

Lemon Borage

Taste: citrus, bitter

Health Benefits:

The leaves are best known to treat coughs and sore throats as it is high in Vitamin A, C and Omega-6.

curry leaves

Curry Leaves

Taste: citrus, aromatic

Health Benefits:

It has Vitamin A, B, B2, C, iron and calcium. Known for anti-flammatory, antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties. It stimulates digestive enzymes and lower blood glucose levels, as well as help to keep skin and hair healthy.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

Blue Galanga

Blue Galangal

Taste: subtle spice, hint of citrus

Health Benefits:

It contains iron, fibre, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Rich in antioxidants, reduce inflammation and pain, it also protects from certain infections and cancer.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

Torch ginger flower

Torch Ginger Flower

Taste: exotic, sweet, flowery, piquant

Health Benefits:

As it is member of ginger family, it also reduces inflammation, treats loss of appetite, reduce diabetes and hypertension.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

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Thai Basil Leaves

Taste: tangy, mild licorices, aromatic

Health Benefits:

High levels of vitamin A, C and K , beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. Known for its beneficial essential oil, which contains eugenol – a natural compound that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Used in: Ulam Pesto, Thai Basil & Laksa Leaf Pesto

Ulam Raja

Ulam Raja

Taste: mild mango

Health Benefits:

Reducing blood glucose, reducing blood pressure, promoting healthy bone formation, and demonstrating anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

Used in: Ulam Pesto

wild pepper

Daun Kaduk

(wild pepper leaf)

Taste: citrus, bitter

Health Benefits:

The leaves are used as a dressing for wounds and sores and to treat cough, heart pain, bubonic plague and good for digestion.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

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Laksa Leaves

Taste: citrus, tangy

Health Benefits:

The leaves aid in digestion and inflammation. Also great for detoxifying the body, cleansing the liver of various toxic substances.

Used in: Thai Basil & Laksa Leaf Pesto

young kaffir lime leaf

Young Kaffir Lime Leaves

Taste: strong citrus, aromatic

Health Benefits:

It contains some antioxidants, as well as limonene and citronellol, which both contribute to the flavour and fragrance of the leaves and have been shown to have antimicrobial properties.

Used in: Ulam Pesto

pennywort

Pennywort

Taste: bitter, slightly sweet

Health Benefits:

It benefits the  liver and spleen by nurturing, chilling down, detoxifying and enabling excretion. Pennywort is usually used as a tonic and antiseptic to treat blood vomiting, diarrheas, dysentery, discharges, boils and rashes.

Used in: Ulam Pesto