Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kacip Fatimah FAQ

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What is Kacip Fatimah / Labisia pumila?
Labisia pumila (Myrsinaceae), popularly known as ‘Kacip Fatimah’ in Malaysia, has been used by many generations of the Malay women to induce and facilitate childbirth as well as a post-partum medicine.

What are the benefits of Kacip Fatimah?
Benefits are: i) reduce female pre-menstrual problems and regulate menstrual cycle, ii) use as after childbirth medication – to constrict the birth channel, firming and toning of abdominal muscles, helps to increase pelvic muscle strength, delay conception, regain body strength. iii) Anti-flatulence, drive away and prevent the formation of gas. iv) treat white discharge problems.

Can unmarried women consume Kacip Fatimah?
Yes, especially those who have experience menstrual irregularities. Kacip Fatimah helps to regulate menstrual irregularities as well as improved overall health.

Can pregnant women consume Kacip Fatimah?
No, during pregnancy, pregnant women should stop consume Kacip fatimah.

Can women continue taking Kacip Fatimah during menstruation?
It is advisable for women to discontinue consuming Kacip fatimah during menstruation.

Does Kacip Fatimah provide the female sex hormone-estrogen?
Yes, scientific studies shows that the kacip fatimah plant used in the formulation of Kacip Fatimah has compounds of phytoestrogens (plant estrogen) that is naturally found in the plant. Thus, consuming Kacip Fatimah helps to restore the imbalance in the female hormones which are often caused by emotional stress or other circumstances.

Can Kacip Fatimah reduce pre-menopause symptoms?
Yes, if taken regularly before the onset of the symptoms (at the age of early 40s), Kacip Fatimah can helps reduce the symptoms of pre-menopause such as excessive irritable, hot flushes, intense perspiration etc.

Does Kacip Fatimah help women recover body vitality after sexual activity?
Yes, Kacip Fatimah is excellent for enhancing body vitality, overcome tiredness and maintain overall health in women.

You can read more about Kacip Fatimah from Institute of Medical Research or Orang Kampung.

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