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Mas Cotek

Mas cotek’s leaves and fruit (Courtesy from http://www.majalahsains.com/mas-cotek-tumbuhan-herba-ajaib/) Introduction Mas Cotek is a herbaceous plant used in Malay medicine. The scientific name of this plant is ‘Ficus Deltoidea’, known as Sempit-sempit in the state of Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan Islands. It is also known as ‘agoluran’ by certain ethnic groups …

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Dukung Anak

Dukung Anak or scientifically known as Phyllanthus, is a medicinal herbal plant that have tremendous number of species varieties. P. amarus, P. niruri, P. urinaria and P. debilis are among the common varieties that can be found at tropical climate regions such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China and North America. …

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Introduction Gamat, also known as TimunLaut or Sea Cucumber, is asea animal from the class of Holothurioidea. There are many species of Gamat, such as Stichopus variegatus, Holothuria atra and Thelenota ananas. Gamat is a soft body invertebrate. Its cylindrical shape is similar to the cucumber, thus it is called …

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What is collagen? Collagen is a natural fibrous protein component of connective tissue. It is an insolubleextracellular glycoprotein consisting of repeating sequence of polypeptide as its basic unit. It can be found in bones, muscles and tissues of the organs.It makes up almost one third of the total body protein. …

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These days, it is very common to hear the word probiotics. Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of health supplements and in food products. Even the famous cultured milk drink contains probiotics. But what is probiotics? Is probiotics really safe to consume and what is the usual …

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Sheep placenta

Introduction In Malaysia, health supplement products require to be approved by the Drug Control Authority (DCA) under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984 prior to sale. Health supplement products are evaluated based on their safety and quality. Every registered product is given a registration number, which must be …

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