Health and Beauty from the Rainforest: Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan brings together for the first time in one book the collective wisdom of experts and practitioners of Malaysia’s traditional healthcare and beauty systems. The book examines the importance of seeking and maintaining balance – vital for overall wellness, beauty and vigour – and highlights the intertwined nature of medicine and food, cutting through the myth to fact and actuality. It showcases the best of Malaysia’s ancient healing systems – indigenous, Malay, Chinese and Indian – including their practice in Malaysian spas.
Written by a team of academics and specialists in the field, this book highlights how history and nature have shaped the culture and traditions in Malaysia. Readers will gain insight into the unique ways in which the people of Malaysia maintain their youthfulness and vitality, and promote health and well being.