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Malaysian Chinese Researcher at UKM Discovers Possible Solution For Memory Loss

Malaysian Chinese Researcher at UKM Discovers Possible Solution For Memory Loss

Dr. You has found a solution for elderly people who often have deteriorating memory problems as they age.

Fernando Fong

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There’s a lot of reasons why nutrition experts are always telling people to eat more veggies.

The list has just gotten longer, thanks to Dr. You Yee Xing, a post-doctoral researcher in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s (UKM) Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness.

Elderly people often have memory problems and it deteriorates as they age.

Dr. You has successfully created a Ulam Raja (Cosmos caudatus) supplement that is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants to prevent senile dementia in the elderly.

The supplement has the potential to act as a cognitive disorder prevention agent by lowering lipid peroxide levels, increasing serum glutathione levels and activating the brain.

The results of his study found that this supplement improves global cognitive function, working memory reduces stress and emotional disturbances among the elderly.

Besides creating a positive impact on the health of society, the study is also expected to benefit the economy with the development of agro-based industries and agriculture related to Ulam Raja.

A herbal treasure, Ulam Raja (king salad) are believed to be good for blood circulation. (Source: Internet)

Dr. You was awarded the Doctoral Gold Award at the recent 49th UKM Convocation Ceremony.

He is regarded as someone with a cheerful personality, besides being able to speak Malay fluently.

A graduate in the field of dietetics, Dr. You have successfully published 23 papers in well-known publications including journal articles related to the field of study and book chapters.

His latest achievement was lauded by UKM on Facebook.

He drew praise and congratulations from netizens, who also thank him for the useful discovery.

Some said they had been taking Ulam Raja without realizing it is so beneficial to health.

Netizens praising Dr. You. (Source: Facebook)

What Exactly Is Ulam Raja?

Literally means “the King’s salad” in Malay, Ulam Raja is known for its medicinal, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Its young leaves are commonly eaten raw, while the lovely pink flowers can be added to dishes and used as food decoration.

The leafy part of Ulam raja is commonly consumed with rice, budu (anchovies sauce), sambal belacan, tempoyak (condiment made from fermented durian) and cincalok (condiment made from fermented small shrimps or krill).

Its grassy taste is accentuated by a subtle peppery tinge.

It is believed that by consuming this plant one can enhance his or her blood circulation as well as protect their bones.

So, load your plate with vegetables, even if you don’t want to. You’ll be happier!


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