February 15, 2009

Having always preferred taking a holistic approach towards treating the Goats i was more than eager game to try out using the Torch Ginger (or Bunga Kantan in Bahasa Malaysia) as a remedy for those runny noses sniffles that occurred amongst some of the Goats. I was told this by an old elderly Indonesian Goat farmer some time back that this was what he used.


Flower In Bloom

I added only ONE stalk (600gm – 720 gm) which was shredded and mixed with the other greens for 6 Goats. This experiment proved to be rather successful as only 10 days down there was practically no more sniffles. The Goats seemed to like it and I later included and also added ONE stalk of the flower when and if there was one in bloom.


Patch Of Bunga Kantan

Now we have started to plant more and have had to stagger the ration as this plant takes ages is very slow growing. Hopefully we will have enough to maintain feeding the whole herd in a few months time. Meanwhile i must confess that i have been asking around and raiding anyone’s garden who has any. Strange thing is everyone seems to not even use the buds for their cookinganymore. Sign of the times i suppose when most are too lazy not bothered to cook at home or come up with excuses neither adventurous in trying out recipe’s and prefer to eat out.


Young Buds


3 Responses to “THE TORCH GINGER”

  1. fathersez Says:

    Hi, Kebun.

    I did not know this. Thanks for sharing. Really useful information like this dies off with so called development.

    I am not sure if we are going to try planting this (we already have one really slow growing plant, the Neem). But I’ll keep watch on your progress.



    You don’t seem to have a contact me tab. Could you let me know your email in case I get a chance to come down to Kuching.

  2. thekebun Says:

    You can contact me at I can give you my contact number in private and in fact will be in KL next week. Cheers, Farmer Adrian.

  3. Thomas Says:

    Kindly please write to us if you are in position to supply torch ginger flowres.
    An early reply shall be much appreciated. Thank you.
    our e-mail:

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