My acupunturist and herbalist recommended a healing herb to me known as ‘ngai’. ‘Ngai’ is very beneficial for women’s health. When my late grandma was still around, she would prepare a simple and delish ‘ngai’ omelette soup for my mum and me regularly. I have not eaten ‘ngai’ for over 30 years. This is a long, long forgotten dish in my memory until my acupunturist urged me to get some. I casually mentioned this herb to my mil and she went hunting it for me. Finally, she got the herb from our regular organic vegetable seller. who plants them in her farm for own consumption and sold some to us. My mil also managed to plant some in a pot at our little apartment balcony.
‘Ngai’ plant from our balcony.
This week, my mil whipped up the most delicious ‘ngai’ omelette cooked with old ginger strips and sesame seed oil. She cooked a big bowl and I scoffed down the entire bowl all by myself!
‘Ngai’ also has the ability to shrink uterine fibroids and I have heard of and read of several success stories, thus I’m trying to see if it works on my uterine fibroid.
Soupy ginger Ngai omelette that my mil cooked
‘Ngai’ is known as mugwort. Mugwort is a herb that is known for its medicinal benefits and is also known as artemisia iwayomogi. The herb is typically found in Asia, Northern Europe and North America. It is mostly taken as a tonic, to increase energy levels in the body, to dispel wind from the stomach and to aid fat loss.
Mugwort is also taken by women who experience irregular periods and other issues related to the menstrual cycle.
The oil made from the extract of this herb can also be used to prevent early or untimely menopause. When it is ingested, it can cure a number of digestive disorders and help fight infections by preventing infections in the stomach.
In traditional Chinese medicine, burning mugwort in moxibustion heat therapy is one of the oldest forms of Chinese traditional medicine and is used to stimulate the flow of qi and maintain general health. It especially dispels cold and dampness.