Market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem – Remedies for Alzheimer Disease

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This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is generally about traditional Thai herbs, remedies and massage. However, the theme and focus changes weekly this month. Last week was was about techniques and treatment of Thai massage and this week is specifically about Alzheimer remedies. The market it is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City.

Entrance to the fair: At Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Entrance to the cultural road: At Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

This market festival will take place until the end of this year featuring a different topic each month. In the previous months, the market featured themes like ‘Fruits & Vegetables“ and “Plants, Flowers and Fish”. The general focus is on the preservation of Thai culture and different aspects of Thai tradition, which may also be referred to as ‘Thainess’.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere

You may enjoy the relaxed atmosphere there and explore the cultural road offering many Thai food specialities like Thai curry and BBQ chicken for instance.

Thai curry, gang kiew wan

Thai curry, gang kiew wan

 

BBQ chicken, speciality on the cultural road

BBQ chicken, speciality on the cultural road

Hence, this fair can be considered a new attraction in Bangkok that is interesting to both locals and tourists.

Thai massage by hammering part of the body to restore the energy flow

Thai massage by hammering part of the body to restore the energy flow

This week’s topic (13th-19th July 2015) is all about cures and remedies for Alzheimer disease. For instance, you may get a doctor’s evaluation, if you have risk of the disease.

Mental health clinic free consultant service concerning Alzheimer's disease

Mental health clinic free consultant service concerning Alzheimer disease

Hence, the empahsis is on acupuncture for treating it, consultation and massage for curing the disease. Furthermore, the market presents exercises to prevent Alzheimer. In addition, they also sell medication and special food for treating this disease. For example, they present Mamui (Mucuna pruriens), a plant which has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating many dysfunctions. Mamui is beneficial to the brain’s function, it reduces stress and improves men’s fertility.

Mamui - good for brain, reduces stress, improves men's fertility

Mamui – good for brain, reduces stress, improves men’s fertility

Mamui is also known as a coffee substitute named “Nescafe”. The beans can also be eaten when cooked. Thus, at the fair they also offer Mamui and herb coffee.

Mamui & herb coffee & other herbs

Mamui & herb coffee

Another important plant presented at the fair is known in Ayurveda as ‘Brahmi’ (or ‘Promi’, Bacopa monnieri). This plant is used as a neurological tonic and cognitive enhancer. Hence, it is supposed to have neuroprotective properties. You might want to check out the market’s brochure about the beneficial effects of Bacopa monnieri.

Bacopa monnieri inside brochure with english name

Bacopa monnieri inside brochure with english names

Promi plants (Baccopa monnieri)

Promi plants (Baccopa monnieri)

Here is the timetable of the schedule of this week’s theme and activities.

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem activities & shedule

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, this week’s activities & schedule

The market is open every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information (in Thai), please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Finally, we can claim that the new market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics about Thainess. Even if you are not so much interested in medical treatments and massage, you may still enjoy the delicious Thai food on the cultural road. The fair offers something for everyone 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

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