Monday, March 18, 2013

The Sabah Snake Grass For Cancer Cure

 The present  rush for The Clinacanthus nutans also known as Sabah Snake Grass - 沙巴蛇草  - Sha Ba She Cao, 鰐嘴花 - E zui hua, 憂遁草 - You Dun Cao  in Chinese or Belalai Gajah in Malay or Dandang Gendis in Indonesia Phaya Yo in Thai. can be attributed to Mr Liu Lian Hui from Taiping who recovered from 4th Stage Thyroid cancer. He made a press conference regarding his recovery from his cancer and the story appeared in the Chinese press Guang Ming Daily,  Kwong Wah Yit Poh  and New Life Post. Many read the news and the story became an overnight sensation sending many people with cancer looking for this herb. 


A headline cutting of Mr. Liew of Taiping who
recovered from Stage 4 Thyroid cancer

Another press cutting about Mr. Liew receiving hundreds
 of call from all over the world asking him about the Sabah
Snake Grass.

    The herb that caused this rush is the Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. F.) Lindau -  Sabah Snake Grass. Many started looking for this plant and started to take this herb and surprisingly many got better, Cure? Some claimed to be cured. Many felt better after taking it. Shhh........heard that some doctors also recommend this herb.

So the hunt for this herb began making it very hard to find because there are just too many people looking for this plant and there is so little supply. Every in Malaysia there is a shortage of supply. The demand just outstrips the supply.  Even the whole world is interested. I have enquiries from quite a few.

So what does the Clinacanthus nutans look like?  and where can you get it? Here are some images of the the great sensation the miracle plant:

The real Sabah Snake Grass or Clinacanthus nutans (Burm F.) Lindau

The Sabah Snake Grass as seen in a plantation.
Look carefully at the plant. The Sabah Snake Grass or Clinacanthus
nutans - Belalai Gajah in Malay with Snake Grass or Andrographis
paniculata - King of Bitters or Hempedu Bumi in Malay or 
Chuan Xin Lian in Chinese.

The real Snake Grass or Andrographispaniculata - King of Bitters
or Hempedu Bumi in Malay or 
穿心蓮 - Chuan Xin Lian in Chinese.

The real Snake Grass or Andrographispaniculata - King of Bitters
or Hempedu Bumi in Malay or 
穿心蓮 - Chuan Xin Lian in Chinese.
See the white flowers?

The Sabah Snake Grass planted in a flower pot growing just as well.
This image with compliments from Top Tropicals shows the
Sabah Snake Grass with red flowers.
The Sabah Snake Grass

Mr, Tiang Koon Cheong with the Sabah
Snake Grass in his Taman Herbal Tropical
YPL in Pantai, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
The Clinacanthus nutans/Sabah Snake Grass planted in Johor.
That's me at the herbal farm in Johor .
At the Johor herbal farm, workers harvesting the Sabah Snake Grass.
About 10 plants are planted together, all being cut bald during harvesting.

This is what it will look like after harvesting, practically bald!

Sorting out the SSG after the harvest.

The Sabah Snake Grass being loaded up the pick-up truck.
Here at the YPL Herbal Farm workers were seen packing the SSG for sale.
Earlier the SSG leaves were sold packed together with the stems attached.
Stem cuttings ready for planting after the SSG leaves were removed.

Leaves of the SSG separated from the stems.
Young shoots just sprout from the stem cuttings (about 1 week old).
A worker getting ready the stems of SSG to be planted in poly bags.

The nursery of SSG young plants ready for sale.
Young Sabah Snake Grass plants (4 - 5 weeks old)
The young plants need to be watered at least once a
day. They need to be planted in a shaded area. Do add
some organic manure like compost.
A visitor and me having a photo session.
Visitors to the farm purchasing the Sabah Snake Grass.

THE STORY CONTINUES.......(17/07/2011)

To-day there was especially a large crowd with many cars and 6 bus-loads of visitors. Many came to buy the Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) leaves and also the young plants to be planted at home. Some bought fo their friends who are suffering from cancer. Some came to buy herbs in tea-bags also made from Sabah Snake grass,

A plastic box containing about 500 leaves of Sabah Snake Grass
leaves is now sold at RM25.00. If consumed by chewing about 10
leaves each time 3 times a day can last for at least 2 weeks. To be
kept in a refrigerator.

See only a few packets remainging in the refrigerator for the many people
that come for the leaves for consumption. We limit the number of packets
each person can but so that everyone that comes get a chance to purchase.
We don't sell to just anyone but only to genuine cases of cancer patients.
How do we know of genuine cases. We don't but just take their word for it.

Those who want to purchase the young plants to plant them at home.
Today's crowd at our farm. 

Some came for consultations, some came to buy leaves, some
came to purchase our herbal tea-bags.

The crowd at our farm on Sunday.
    One young lady by the name of Sheila (a malay I think ?) (No her real name) came with her friend to purchase the Sabah Snake Grass tea-bags. She seems to be quite happy. She said that she wanted to buy the SSG tea-bags.Every that comes here wants to buy the fresh leaves and here she wants
to buy tea-bags. Why? She said that her mother was having cancer and is staying in Perth, Australia. She said that she came to our place about 2 weeks ago to get the Sabah Snake Grass, We told her that it was quite impossible to send to Australia as it may perish by the time it reached the destination. So she took our advice and bought a few packets for her mom in Australia.

     She told us her that mother, aged 61 years old,  had stage 4 cancer which had spread to many parts of her body. After taking the tea-bags for 9 days her mother's cancer cells were reduced by half. She was very happy because everyone including her mother and doctors had given up hope on her. Hopefully this herb can ease her pain and prolong her life. 

     This time she came to buy 15 packets but we managed to supply her with only 12 packets as all were sold out because of the large crowd over the weekend. She was happy anyway. 


  1. Can you bring into Perth? I'm thinking to bring it to Perth? But do not know if is allowed.

    1. I am selling in Perth Australia, come to Canning Vale Sunday Market, Bay 367. See you there or email:

  2. I am looking to buy some these plants as well, is there anyone selling these plants or tea bags in Australia?

  3. I am selling in Perth Australia, come to Canning Vale Sunday Market, Bay 367. See you there or email: