In my post about Friday Ceramah In Kota Bharu I did post a picture of buah gorek as it is locally known. It is really the seed and not the fruit of the gorek plant or Caesalpinia bonducella as it is scientifically named.
Biji gorek as was posted in the pervious post.
Well what about it? It caught the attention of a reader who used to comment as LadyZ on my blogs. She and hubby whom I will call Nik can be considered as my good friends by now and become a referral to me whenever I need to find out the botanical name of a plant so that I can pretend to be knowledgeable whener I talk about plants by indicating its botanical names.Their being a biologist and biochemist respectively make them quite an authority on the subject. Probably with a home library as big as my old school library, they are a source of information next to Google or Yahoo itself.
A few days back she sent me an email seeking request to help her find some buah gorek as her husband is lecturing again and needs some stock of buah gorek to research on. Unfortunately my stock of buah gorek is only 20 in numbers which is too far short of his requirement of at least half a kilogram or better still if I can get him one kg. Both of them have failed to get any after searching for the past two months even after enlisting the help of his nephew who works for MPKB Kota Bharu.So I said OK I will help.
My stock of 20 biji gorek (Caesalpinia bonducella), and 2 biji beluru. The biji beluru (Entada phaseoloides) is called buah gomok in Awang Goneng's Trengganu.
Anyway to shorten the story, I went early to Kota Bharu at the place where Tok Guru and others usually give the ceramah. Immediately after walking into the area I found my previous peddlar who sold me my 20 numbers of biji gorek and bought a kilogram from her at RM23.00.
She sold me the biji gorek.
This is the remaining stock of biji gorek.
Since Nik is in KL, he asked his nephew to collect them for him.It was while waiting for Nik's nephew to arrive and pickup the biji gorek that I moved around the area taking pictures as well as listening to the sermon for the day delivered by Dr. Mazian who is also an ADUN and the main speaker Ustaz Nasaruddin in the place of Tok Guru who needs to rest and recuperate from an illness.
YB Dr.Mazian was the first speaker
Ustaz Nasaruddin was the second and main speaker.
The crowd listening to the speakers
It was while doing so that I heard another peddlar calling for customers to try is dark grey coloured liquid in bottles of 350 ml. He said its the air biji gorek, claiming it to be good for many illnesses. I approac
hed him and informed him of a friend's intention to scientifically study the seeds for it's chemical ingredients to find out what makes the biji gorek so good as an alternative medicine to cure those illnesses. The peddlar whose name is Nik Man was very happy since he will benefit from the research too. He will have scientific back up to the product's efficacy. Especially now since he has started bottling it at a place in Pasir Pekan. I bought a bottle of his biji gorek solution for RM10.00 and he gave me another free bottle in the hope that I will tell him the result of the study. He said his product is not labelled yet since he will just produce and will let others use their own stickers to market it under their own brand names. Pretty smart move there. That will allow his retailers to mark up their own prices and determine their own margin of profits.
Nik Man with his product
Air biji gorek in unlabelled 350 ml bottles.
LadyZ's husband Nik sent me another SMS asking for another kilogram of the seeds to which I told him to buy more as supplies maybe difficult due to the seasonal nature of the plant. He agreed and so when the nephew came I told him to collect another 5 kg of biji gorek at Nik Man's home in a village called Kg. Tar Tujoh quite close to my home in Mekasar, Pasir Mas.
These are the diseases claimed to be able to be cured by taking his product made from biji gorek:
1. Diabetes by regulating the sugar content in the blood.
2. Hypertension by thinning the blood.
4. Heart Problem by making the veins in the heart to become normal again.
5. Gout by reducing the uric acid in the blood.
6. Piles by reducing constipation.
7. Obesity by removing wind and excess fat daily.
8. Acne (Resdung)
9. Kidney or bladder stones by slowly dissolving them and excereting them out.
10. Sengugut in females by normalizing the cervix, ovary and the uterus.
11. Stroke by reopening of blocked veins and arteries.
12. Vaginitis in females by using it as douches.
13. Toothache by using it as mouthwash when having a toothache.
14. Treatment of cataract by using it as eyedrops.
15. Badang (To be translated)
16. As an aphrodisiac, this is the killer. He claim that his product contain the archidionic fatty acid a precursor to the production of the hormone prostaglandin which can stimulate sex and helps in the attainment of the true climax. Wow!
Its a one medicine that cures all.
For me if it can cure me of my gout, that is good enough for the RM10.00 investment. Last night's dose seemed to have an effect on my faecal discharge which was earlier seem destined to be a constipated one. That is one tick for the eficacy of the product in preventing piles.
Pictures at the Fridah Ceramah on 12th September 2008
Here is someone who can help you to stop smoking. The Bates Dispensary is in the background. I have yet to post the blog about Dr. Bates because I have yet to get his OK.
Some non moslems enjoy looking around for items on sale at the ceramah site.
or participate in the economic activity as this guy in blue T shirt is doing.
There are donation boxes placed in many strategic places to collect donations. If you are the shy kind to put your donation in the box, you can put it in a cloth bag these guys from Unit Amal will be coming to the places where you are sitting.
If you have 'resdung' this guy will treat you there and then
An aching leg can also be treated. The piece of bone used seems to be abit scary.
A wheelchair ridden 'saudara baru' looking for donations.
No suitable dress for a meeting in Kota Bharu tomorrow? No problem, second hands ones are available and ready to wear. Just find one that suits you. Even a matching tie is provided.
Who says you have to go to the middleeast to buy dates? Kurma Arab is available in Kota Bharu
With that, my purpose of going to Kota Bharu was a success as I have managed to help some friends whom I have never met to get their supply of biji gorek.Now En. Nik will have so much research to do. Hopefully he will find out what makes biji gorek ticks and prove to the world that such humble seeds can provide so many cures.We don't have to wait for Pfizer to market it before buying it.