One more Khmer idiom and a question

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One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by taabarang » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:57 pm

This idiom is a simple one, but one that on occasion comes in handy.

Kit tai pii kluenaing tau which means mind your own business.

Now my question has to do with a shrub with supposed medicinal benefits. It was strongly suggested to me by my wife for my bladder cancer. I hasten to add that I have little faith in folk cures. However I feel that it helps my wife's self-esteem by feeling that she is actively participating in finding a cure. Besides the plant grows wild and is free which fits nicely in our budget. The Khmer name is bizarre,
daem(plant) prawmat (gall bladder) kla khmum(honey eating bear).

I seriously doubt an English translation exists, but if by some off the wall chance you know the botanical name, I'd be much obliged. And yes if it works I'll tell you. But my wife has first dibs on the patent.
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:47 pm

taabarang wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:57 pm
This idiom is a simple one, but one that on occasion comes in handy.

Kit tai pii kluenaing tau which means mind your own business.

Now my question has to do with a shrub with supposed medicinal benefits. It was strongly suggested to me by my wife for my bladder cancer. I hasten to add that I have little faith in folk cures. However I feel that it helps my wife's self-esteem by feeling that she is actively participating in finding a cure. Besides the plant grows wild and is free which fits nicely in our budget. The Khmer name is bizarre,
daem(plant) prawmat (gall bladder) kla khmum(honey eating bear).

I seriously doubt an English translation exists, but if by some off the wall chance you know the botanical name, I'd be much obliged. And yes if it works I'll tell you. But my wife has first dibs on the patent.
the plant you are looking for is ដើមប្រម៉ាត់ខ្លាឃ្មុំ Derm "Bromat Kla khmum" (a plant called "Sun Bears Gallbladder") lol
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but your wife is right, its used for medicinal practices to treat Cancer and Diabetes, the leaves are ground up and drunk
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:56 pm

taabarang wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:57 pm
This idiom is a simple one, but one that on occasion comes in handy.

Kit tai pii kluenaing tau which means mind your own business.
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for people learning...
គិតតែពីខ្លួនឯងទៅ - Kit Tae Pi Kluan Aing Tov
"Kit Tae Pi Kluan Aing" means to think about only yourself (you could use it to call someone selfish)
the "Tov" at the end means they are commanding someone to go and think about only themselves (mind their own business) :D
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by IraHayes » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:05 pm

The problem with TCM and medicinal teas in general is that the pharmaceutical industry scours the planet looking for plants that have potential medical value. Science then takes over and extracts,tests, and trials a new drug. They have been doing this for years. The results are called modern medicine and the rest,I’m afraid, is potpourri.
But, as you say, at least your wife will feel like she is helping.
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by taabarang » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:07 pm

You nailed it Jamie, all except for the horribly bitter taste (although some Khmer just chew on the leaves, I drink it as a barely palatable tea. Can you quote your source of info,I.e. the title or better yet an English botanical name I can Google? I'd like to ascertain the active medical chemicals to make sure it's doing more than meeting my minimum daily requirement of chlorophyll. Good sleuthing my man.
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Ga nheah.
Min ga nheah oun mean!
Snot your business.

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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:10 pm

Try one of the plant Id apps.

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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:00 am

taabarang wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:07 pm
You nailed it Jamie, all except for the horribly bitter taste (although some Khmer just chew on the leaves, I drink it as a barely palatable tea. Can you quote your source of info,I.e. the title or better yet an English botanical name I can Google? I'd like to ascertain the active medical chemicals to make sure it's doing more than meeting my minimum daily requirement of chlorophyll. Good sleuthing my man.
sleuthing is what i do best,
the Latin name for the plant is apparently "Vernonia amygdalina" and its English nickname is "Bitterleaf" (although its meant to be an african plant)
The anti-cancer activities of Vernonia amygdalina extract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24205071
Medicinal plants are considered as one of the ideal sources for cancer therapy due to their bioactive contents and low toxicity to humans. Vernonia genus is one of the common medicinal plants, which has wide spread usage in food and medicine.
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep23255
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Re: One more Khmer idiom and a question

Post by Arget » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Onya Jamie, Taa , Hope his works and you can start a pharmacy with your wife in near future.
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