The tropical rainforest of Malaysia is a hub of biodiversity where hundreds of herbal species and tress are found. Our rainforest is estimated to be over 6 million years old and we have over a thousand species of herbs, plans, and trees. For example there are more than 160 species of ginger (Zingiberaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia and about 155 species in Sabah and Sarawak alone.
V Integrated Wellness is inspired by the flower of life which represents our interconnectedness and inseparability from nature. As part of our mission to always seeking new ways to love and respect life, we have cultivated 1000 square feet of land located in Block A of North Wing into a Herb Garden. Blessed with year round growing season and a Resident Naturalist - Ishad Mubarak. Realising that not many people know about or recognise herbs and traditional plants these days as everything is available bottled or in form of pills, our aim is to utilize this land and grow as many herbs possible to educate our guests on the potent healing powers of the rainforest as well as for the use of our Indigenous Rainforest Treatments available in V Botanical Spa.
These are some of the plants you may be familiar with if you walk into the Herb Garden:
known as "Eurycoma Longifolia Jack" is said to have aphrodisiac properties and will enhance male sexual libido besides other medicinal values such as treatment for dysentery, glandular swelling, fever, malaria and other ailments.
used as a treatment for kidney ailments, bladder stone, urinary tract infections, diabetes, rheumatism and gout. It is also used to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
Also known as Aloe vera (syn. A. barbadensis) is commonly used externally to treat various skin conditions such as cuts, burns and eczema.
Also known as Pandanus, traditionally used to add scent to food and beverage and has other medicinal values
The curry leaves are used mainly in Indian cooking to add flavor. But are also used as herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, much valued for anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective They also contain iron.
(Azadirachta indica) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than 4,000 years. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, antiinflammatory, anti-ulcer and antifungal uses. The Sanskrit name ‘nimba’ comes from the term ‘nimbati syasthyamdadati’ which means ‘to give good health’.
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon), traditionally used in cooking for as it is fragrance this is also used as a pesticide. Lemongrass is considered a diuretic, tonic and stimulant. It promotes good digestion and a preparation of lemon grass with pepper has been used for relief of menstrual troubles and nausea. It induces perspiration, to cool the body and reduce a fever.
(Kaffir Lime) is one of the most important plants in Malaysia. The leaves are e precious to Malaysian food, from soups and salads to curries and stir-fried dishes. The juice not only makes a refreshing beverage but is also used to treat hair and promote healthy growth of hair follicles. Considered a sacred, lime itself is used in rituals such as baths, offerings and prayers for purification