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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
About Vietnamese Tiger Ngai (郁金)
Know which turmeric you are using please ;-)
many versions of Tiger Ngai amongst the Ngai practitioners. It is very
difficult to tell which is which by looking at the pictures as many ginger
species will have the same foliage, for example:
Curcuma Caesia (Black Turmeric)
Curcuma Aromatica (Wild Turmeric)
Ngai that I know is also called ‘wild turmeric’ or Curcuma Aromatica Salisb.
The Chinese call it ‘gold for the unhappy’ (郁金) while it is known as ‘wild turmeric’ for the
rest of the world. If wild turmeric is to be harvested in the wild, there is a
set of rituals to be performed to appease gods of heaven and earth or the person
may be struck by lightning:
traditional Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese medicine, wild turmeric is used to
remove stagnant chi in the body and also to help in removing clogged blood and
pain relief. Some Chinese source has mistaken ‘wild turmeric’ as ‘white
turmeric’ or scientifically known as Curcuma Zedoaria (莪术). Incidentally, white turmeric is also known
as ‘Snake Ngai’:
Vietnamese occult circle however, wild turmeric can be activated as ‘Tiger Ngai’
or a stronger version of ‘White Tiger Ngai’ using the above Yant. Depending on
the practitioner’s motive, a Tiger Ngai can be empowered to heal, protect, and
bring boon to business and also to harm.
Tiger Ngai is meant to harm, then it must first be fed with egg and gradually proceed
to feed with life chick and chicken. A Tiger Ngai is deemed to be ‘trained’
when a life stock is successfully consumed overnight. At this stage, the Tiger
Ngai can be sent to harm an opponent.
case it is, one must first get the ‘correct’ turmeric rhizome. I can’t say
which turmeric to use as that will depend on which master one is following… So,
as before, check out with your guru and not simply follow links in intranet.