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Sunday, June 8, 2014
King Of Wood: Raja Kayu (王木)
An assortment of commercial grade Raja Kayu.
is a mysterious type of wood said to have many medicinal and magical
properties. It is said also that only Malaysian aborigines can identify this
type of mysterious wood. However, according to Dr. Chris Teo’s Beautiful Flowering
Trees, Raja Kayu is actually Cassia Fistula or more commonly known as “the
people said that Raja Kayu can cure asthma, high blood pressure, gout,
diabetes, allergies, rheumatism, promote blood circulation, skin diseases and
stabilizing the mind.
old folks believe Raja Kayu can:
ghosts and spooks
up confidence and courage
days, Raja Kayu was said to be used to make keris handle as this is believed to
be able to increase the owner’s fighting spirit in battle fields. Now days,
local folks would keep a small piece of Raja Kayu in their purse or wear it as
pendant for bringing good luck.