KACIP FATIMAH

 

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Fruits of Kacip Fatimah

Kacip Fatimah or scientifically known as Labisia Pumila is one of the most popular and potent ingredients used in traditional herbal preparations (Jamu) for afterbirth care in Malaysia, where the leaves are boiled and the warm concoction is consumed as a drink. It is believed that this herbal treatment helps the uterus to contract after childbirth, allows the body to regain strength, regulates the menstrual cycle and also alleviates symptoms of menopause. It’s not just expectant mums and new mums that benefit from Kacip Fatimah, babies with stomach discomfort have their tummies rubbed with a paste prepared from the leaves and coconut oils.