Herby, Herby, Herby Herbs & Tofu

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I kinda like the Basil flowers. So small yet sophisticated in design.

My mom and dad took a little detour today, while I was out driving, all the way to Marsiling to satisfy their inkling craving for crabs and simply had to purchase it at Sheng Siong. Chancing upon a stall vendor selling plants, it was almost a touch and go situation with minimal haggling (lehlong lehlong!) for the three herbs purchased.

There was the

  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Don’t know what kind of plant but it is said to improve kidney functions

Now, I know to what extend I should trust Wikipedia as it is pretty much user content based, so yeah I am still gonna quote the functions of the herbs here. Take it with a pinch of salt but yeah its still good to know.

Basil : Scientific studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties.

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Mint plant. A fresh scent befuddles the mind

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain. During the Middle Ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth. Mint tea is a strong diuretic. Mint also aids digestion, in a way that it breaks down the fats. In recent years, it has been often recommended for treating obesity.

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And as for this plant I have no idea what is the name, but the plant seller said that this is supposed to help in the kidney functions. To what extent it is true I don’t know. So for the time being, let’s just take it for real.

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Snack time! Silken tofu with a drizzle of sesame oil, light soy sauce and maggi seasoning and a dash of coarse black pepper. NTUC Fairprice had an offer for this particular brand with $1.35 for 2 packs of silken tofu. Simply had to buy it. Don’t you love cold tofu?

By | 2016-11-07T04:07:44+00:00 August 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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