Purple Flower, A Natural Anti-Oxidant & Remedy

I had promised earlier that I will blog about this ‘Phong Far’ (as the chinese call it in cantonese), a flower with purplish, greenish petals and tiny white flowers inside the bud. This flower has been known for a long time to be a natural anti-oxidant and remedy for various ailments and diseases. The leaves are pointy and long and also purplish and greenish in colour.

My late maternal grandma used to boil the flower with either pork or raw yellow sugar whenever my youngest brother had eczema decades ago. My mum is now drinking this purple flower water boiled with raw yellow sugar to treat her goitre and fibroids.

When I went for my pap-smear and annual medical check-up a few months ago, my gynae had detected a very tiny fibroid of apprx 1cm in size in my uterus when he did a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan. Naturally, I was alarmed and stunned. My gynae was however very blase about it and said I don’t need to take any action and said that fibroids are prevalent among women (1 in 5 women has it) and normally would not turn malignant.

Some time last year, when my mum went for her routine medical check-up, her gynae had also detected a fibroid in her uterus. My mum’s friends then advised her to boil ‘phong far’ with raw yellow sugar to shrink the cyst. Miraculously after months of consuming the ‘phong far’ water, the ultrasound scans showed that the cyst had vanished. My mum’s friends who had cysts in various parts of their internal body also drank this flower water and swear by the miraculous healing properties. One of my mum’s friend’s surgeon also recommended this flower water to his patients with cysts.
I plucked these flowers from a bush next to a playground near my house.


I add 1 tablespoon of raw yellow sugar to approximately 4 cups of water.

Put the flowers and yellow sugar into a pot of water and boil for approximately 1 hour.

Washing the flowers is quite a onerous task as I have to open up the petals of each flower and wash out the soil and dirt under running water. It takes me half an hour to wash 2 handfuls of flowers.

The ‘phong far’ drink. It has a sweet fragrant flowery taste.

I have been boiling ‘phong far’ with raw yellow sugar for myself, Alycia (for her eczema) and Sherilyn for her swollen lymph nodes for the last 2 months and have so far consumed it more than 20 times. Sherilyn has no problem drinking it, in fact she LOVES it. A few days ago, when I touched the lump below Sherilyn’s jaw, it had reduced in size and not so tender anymore.

* Disclaimer : this is not intended to be a medical advice*

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11 thoughts on “Purple Flower, A Natural Anti-Oxidant & Remedy

  1. This is really interesting. Have taken to looking at your blog frequently. After all I love reading any thing health related!

    This post of yours is really good. Plenty of women I know with cysts and fibroids as well. How did you manage to grow them? Coz have never seen these being sold before. And if some of them have to drink large quantities, I guess better to grow it themself.

  2. Hey everyone, let me snap a pic of the flower plant tomorrow morning and post it in my blog ok!

  3. good info. must tell my mum about this too. ya, must definitely elaborate about the flower. sekali all of us pluck the morning glory, boil, drink then die.

  4. wow…i must try this but where to get this flower ah??? can we buy at the store? i hv 2 huge cysts removed a few years ago and 1 even took over my left ovary. so now, i only have 1 ovary. I also discovered that i have fibroids and my gynae removed them during my c-sect.

  5. Mom to Chumsy… u can try getting from the vege seller in the market, though it’s quite rare that they sell them. I normally pluck them from the roadside or from friends’ house. Everyone who had drank the water swear by the miraculous property, i hope it works on me and my gals too.
    Be patient, let me snap some pix of the plant and post it soon.

  6. Before I grew the phong far plants, I had to buy the flowers from the market. They seemed to have this black ‘soil’ and black hairy ‘dirt’ which i spent a lot of time washing them away.This is because the flowers are too matured and have started to have fine black seeds which we think is dirt. Now that I can harvst my own freshly bloomed flowers I don’t have that kind of ‘dirt’!

  7. Before I grew the phong far plants, I had to buy the flowers from the market. They seemed to have this black ‘soil’ and black hairy ‘dirt’ which i spent a lot of time washing them away.This is because the flowers are too matured and have started to have fine black seeds which we think is dirt. Now that I can harvst my own freshly bloomed flowers I don’t have that kind of ‘dirt’!

  8. Thanks for sharing this! I never knew about Purple Flower and after you mentioned a great review on it, I will google the web and the market nearby to grab it.

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