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The ever popular and treasured herb, Kacip Fatimah is unearthed in the southern state of Johor.
Why Kacip Fatimah?
It is because MOSTI’s Bioeconomy Corporation know how much the plant is sought after for its aphrodisiac properties.
Traditionally, Kacip Fatimah is used as a female’s reproductive tonic, highly useful in easing out the pain during childbirth and eases delivery.
The herb is also used as a post-partum medication to shrink the birth channel, regulation of the menstrual cycle, balancing hormones and eliminates postnatal depression.
Its natural plant estrogen also addresses menopausal symptoms.
BCDP nurtures Kacip Fatimah
The agency has made the planting and marketing of Kacip Fatimah part of its Bioeconomy Community Development Programme (BCDP).
In driving the country’s socio-economic position to greater heights, Bioeconomy Corporation works with relevant stakeholders to utilise idle lands for contract farming.
This provides new streams of income to farmers.
#BIOCHAT delves into the game
In this episode of #BIOCHAT, we talk to Bio Alpha’s William Hon and Farmer Saharudin Basri in Kampung Sagil, Tangkak, Johor on their planting and marketing of Kacip Fatimah.
How being part of the BCDP has earned the farmers of Kampung Sagil the expertise to mass produce Kacip Fatimah through vegetative propagation by cutting method.
For starters, Kampung Sagil potentially produces between 2,000kg and 3,000kg of fresh Kacip Fatimah per hectare for each of its nine-month cycle harvest.
Bio Alpha provides the buy-back guarantee and sells the product to countries like Indonesia and China.
This will indirectly create a higher demand for Malaysian herbal products overseas.
Hence, vying for part of the 2 billion U.S. dollar herbal industry locally and China’s 200 billion U.S. dollar herbal market size.
#BioChat Talkshow is hosted by Anne Edwards, a production of iMas Media for Bioeconomy Corporation.