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Ginger Flower Buds Remedy for Arthritis ( 姜花治关节炎 )

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Used in Malay cuisine, Ginger Flower Bud aka Torch Ginger Flower ( 姜花 ) is part of the ginger family and is high in antioxidants and loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. More importantly, its anti-inflammatory properties can help treat Arthritis ( 关节炎 ).

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The remedy was given to me recently by a trusted source mainly to address the issue of Arthritis. When cut, this pretty pink edible flower bud releases an aromatic fragrance and you will love the scent even more when you put it into the water to boil.

As the Chinese saying goes “ 姜越老越辣 “ - literally translating into “ The Older The Ginger, The Spicer It Is “, meaning The Elders Know Better. I have not seen nor heard of this flower but after speaking with my 89-year-old mom, she said it is popularly known as Rojak Flower. The wise old lady went on to explain that the bud is usually sliced thinly to be used in salads such as the traditional Rojak, and it is easily available in Tekka Market.

Thanks to my Malaysian neighbour who uses the flower buds in her cooking, she told me where I could find them near our home. Also called Bunga Kantan in Malaysia, the buds are used to zest up curries or the famous Penang Assam Laksa.

* Recipe for 1 Mug of Torch Ginger Flower Juice
3 stalks Ginger Flower Buds
3 mugs Water
  • Method:
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  • Chop of end of stalk. Peel off any brown areas on stalk, and remove any bruised petals. Rinse.
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  • Cut stalk into half or about 3 inches, and chop the flower bud into two about 3cm in length.
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    * See paragraph at the end of post using 9 stalks at one go
  • Put the cut Ginger Flower Buds in pot of water and bring to boil. Continue to simmer for about 40 minutes to reduce water to 1 mug.
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  • Turn off heat and let it cool. Use a strainer to filter the flowers. To avoid wastage, you may wanna squeeze out the extra juices from the residue.
When to Drink
Drink 1 mug 2 to 3 times a day at room temperature after meal.
To see results, try drinking for about 2 weeks.

Where to Buy, and Price Per Stalk
  • Woodlands Vista Point Market – 50 cents to 70 cents ( prices fluctuate )
  • Woodlands Marsiling Malay Stall selling vegetables ( outside Sheng Siong ) – 60 cents
  • Woodlands Marsiling Sheng Siong – $1.15
  • Ang Mo Kio Market opposite Bishan Park - $1
How to Store
Refrigerate, or put Ginger Flowers in a vase of water.

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* Being the lazy me, I make 9 stalks each time which is equivalent to 3 mugs after reduction ( adjust boiling time accordingly ). This is good for 1 day of consumption. But if you like to drink it fresh, the above recipe is only for 1 time consumption, which means you will have to boil 3 times a day.

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Updated Aug 2018: Thanks to 林錄宗, we have just received a feedback on our Torch Ginger Flower remedy! You may try adding Lemongrass to see which works best. So do let us know if it works for you too!

Are you familiar with Ginger Flower Bud aka Torch Ginger Flower ( 姜花 )? Do you use it in your cooking too? Like this remedy? Be sure to Subscribe to Luxury Haven via email to be the first to get our latest updates! xoxo


  1. Never get hold and try recipe from ginger flower.

    Arthritis! That's sound like a good natural remedy for the problem.

  2. Thanks for the tips! Hope it works for many people who need it.

  3. Great sharing! Bravo to your mum - she's really knowledgeable. I was told this is Rojak flower when I was hunting for it showing a picture to stall holders... if only I read your post!

  4. Wow! I didn't know that...
    Thanks for sharing.


  5. I love bunga kantan and usually use it when making kerabu. Now I know it's a remedy for arthritis, thanks to you!

  6. Interesting!

  7. I had no idea there was such a thing as Ginger Flower Buds and that they have such wonderful health benefits.

  8. I use ginger very often. It's great for asthma too.

    Kathy's delight

  9. Great to know! I sure wish a dozen ginger cookies would do the same :)

  10. Ohhh... I didn't know ginger flower buds can do that. Thanks for the tip! They look nice as decorations too! Haha

  11. it looks so deliocus! I love ginger flowers, it's sad it's hard to get it here

  12. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice weekend)

  13. I never knew this. Thanks for sharing this.

  14. I didn't know about ginger flower buds. It is good to know about their health benefits. How wonderful that they can be used in dishes and to make healthy juice.

  15. I didn't realise that this would be good for arthritis. Because I have Crohn's, a lot of my fellow suffered also get arthritis really early so this could definitely be of use.

    Have a great weekend :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

    1. Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear that. I’m surprised cause you’re so young. Hope this remedy helps. Take care, sweetie! xoxo

  16. They look really beautiful as a flower :) I didn't see it before.

  17. Sounds really interesting) Thanks a lot for sharing!

  18. Wow! Thanks a million for sharing this miracle drink. It is so easy to make and brings reliefs to our joints. I love this flower when I ate the assam laksa.

  19. I can imagine the aroma in this one. Thanks for sharing, Shirley - this is amazing stuff!


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