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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sing Kong Chui















In the UK children,in the olden days, were given castor oil for tummy upset. In Venezuela,even until today, two tablespoons of olive oil will get rid of a big flu. Some children in the ulu (upriver regions) in Sarawak are given a rub of pure coconut oil with ginger for any simple ailments like headaches,and stomach upsets. Old wives' cures are amazing but they have for some reasons, have indeed brought up generations of healthy children.

In Sarawak,until today, the Foochows probably swear on Sing Kong Chui (literally , the Power Drink of the Gods) more than any other cure.

Every student from Sibu going overseas to study would pack a dozen or two of this liquid into his bag as a cushion against any illness. I took quite a bit to my university and this bottled medicine truly helped friends who had stomach ache in the middle of the night. It used to be 15 cents a bottle. And if we returned the bottles to the drug store, Poh Guan Hong, in Sibu, we could get a discount for the medicine. My family actually painstakingly collected the bottles for the exchange. This reduced quite a bit of our expenditure on this special and delightful medication. Thus Ting Ung Kee, the originator of this potion had a very good marketing strategy even in those days.

Anyone having stomach upset, or headache could be relieved by just one bottle or two of this miracle cure.

I brought my children up to like it and probably saved several expensive trips to the western doctors.

Small ailments? Just look for Sing Kong Chui. What exactly is in the small bottle of wonder potion that can relieve so much discomfort and make a child smile again? What is it that I feel cool and comfortable after taking a bottle or two of it for a nausea or heartburn? Its effects can be almost immediate. Therefore most of us even carry a bottle of it in our handbag.

Ubat Sakit Perut Cap Rusa, Sing Kong Chui was the brain child of Ting Ung Kee, one of the foremost Chinese Traditional Doctors of Sibu days from the 1950's until 1990's.

Today, Dr. Ting's grandchildren are looking after the enterprise. They own a factory in Sungei Antu. The price of each bottle has gone up to RM1.50 from a mere 30 cents in the 60's and 15 cents in the 50's.

Some of its contents:

Radix saussureae (100mg)
Radux Gentianae (100mg)
Cortex cinnamomi
Caryophyllio Flos
Folium Perillae
Herba Agastachis
Ginger
Myristicae Semen
Fructus Chebulae
Fructus Anise Stellati
Herba Elsholtziae
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Herba Schizonepetae
water (10 ml)

Its instruction on the unique bottle is that this potion is for cold, flu,getting rid of wind, relief pain and relief of simple ailments It is also recommended for stomach ache, indigestion and heartburn.

It is a good cure. I never fail to have stock of it in my first aid kit.

I would like to show our appreciation to Dr. Ting Ung Kee for his contribution to the health of so many Foochows of Sibu.

20 memories:

AlisonBuda said...

Sarawakiana,

How do you post photos on the blog? Do you go to layout or settings or dash board. You kind help will be appreciated!!

AlisonBuda said...

Sarawakiana,

How do you post photos on the blog? Do you go to layout or settings or dash board. You kind help will be appreciated!!

sarawakiana said...

Dear Alison,

When you go to your new post, there are several icons on the top of the box. The icon , second from the right, is for adding an image. Click that one, and you get a new page where you will see browse (where your photos are stored) and then follow the steps. Try it.

Greetings always.

Greg Wee said...

Can you post a photo on this sing kong chui...i keep on trying to recall what it is but it is so elusive. i can only remember ru yi oil and parrot brand mint thingy also feng sa won. He he..

sarawakiana said...

Hi Greg, Nice of you to drop by. I will take a photo or two...it is really a good thing to have at home. My 4 children , and my husband love it....

A slight heat stroke can also be treated by it....I can only sing its praises....

Wait until next week...

AlisonBuda said...

Sarawakiana,

Thanks for your help. Imanage topost aphoto already! Thanks

AlisonBuda said...

The content of sing kong chiu I note contains or is a mxture of spices such as ginger, star anise, nutmeg (Myristica), cinnamon, etc, etc......

AlisonBuda said...

sshould be ....Caryophyllia Fox

AlisonBuda said...

Myristica fragrans is now known or also known as Myristica semen (the botanical name for nutmeg)

fructus is fruit in latin
cortex is bark in latin

AlisonBuda said...

Anise Stellati is star anise also use in bird flu!!

AlisonBuda said...

Terminaliae Chebulae is the botanical name of a chinese herb

AlisonBuda said...

Cortex Cinnamomi is Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Fam. Lauraceae).

AlisonBuda said...

Radux Gentianse should be Redux Gentians

AlisonBuda said...

fructus, cortex, follium are latin words for fruit, bark and leaves respectively. Folium Perillae is the leaves of Perilla, a plant belonging to the mint family!

sarawakiana said...

Thank you so much!! Very eye opening. For more than 50 years we have been taking a magic potion without knowing the contents - but we have the faith!!

TeckJung said...

it works really well on me! very effective, especialy for stomachache.

ZhawnC said...

Hi, do you know where I am able to purchase this Sing Kong Chui in Singapore? Please advise.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

TechChung,
Thanks for writing. Yes it does work.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

ZhawnC,
I am not sure about the sale of this product in Singapore, but I could ask some of the members of the company. Will let you know soonest.

I hope in the future, SKC will go online.

thanks for writing.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

ZhawnC,
I am not sure about the sale of this product in Singapore, but I could ask some of the members of the company. Will let you know soonest.

I hope in the future, SKC will go online.

thanks for writing.

 

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