Uses of Veldt
It has been used in
as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
for many centuries, and has, over the last 10 years, elicited
tremendous interest due to its efficacy in weight-loss and bone repair, the
latter being the reason why it is given the name of being a potent
bone builder (especially among active athletes).
Juicing: Add about 2-3 sections of the stem (with
or without leaves) to your multi-greens juicing exercise.
in Asia and Africa, haemorrhoid
is one of the original indications that
requires the use of this herb to solve. The fresh herb stem
(about 10-15 sections each time) is boiled in water with Chinese
jujubes and brown sugar; the soup is drank once in the day and another
time before sleep. Some of the other known efficaciousness of
For external use, you can pound or blend about 5-6
sections of the herb mixed with some other herbs (such as Cat's Whiskers
(15-20 leaves), Pandanus
with a little water for a thick consistency. You can leave
out the pulp and use the juice to dab on the problem area, or
you can apply the blended pulp directly on problem area and
secure with a bandage. This method can be used for external
abscesses, tumors, eczema, ulcers, and other forms of skin disease.
A caution here: To ensure no allergenic reaction,
use a little of the herb, crush it and apply the juice on a small
section of the problem area. If you do not feel any adverse
reaction to the juice of the herb, you can proceed.
Commercially produced extracts, bioactives, or whole plant powder of
this herb can be purchased off-the-shelf as well as via online
- Regeneration of damaged mucosa as
in ulcers (stomach, intestines).
- Hastens bone fracture recovery.
Some studies see positive effects even to damaged ligaments
and tendons. No known studies (as far as we know) on efficacy
to cartilage damage.
- Helps in recovery in
case of injured/stressed spinal
- Helps in alleviating bone marrow disease,
and joint pains.
- Prevents damage to muscles. A
herb sworn by body-builders and sportsmen in the U.S.
- Helps in resolving
problems connected to energy-giving compounds -- sugars and lipids;
thus indirectly helps weight-loss,
and dieting. Indirectly helps cardiovascular
problems by resolving
- Helps resolve
- Others: Problems
connected to eye and ear; ulcers
(internal and external); irregular