The TCM Garden: Nanyang Herb Garden

Home to medicinal herbs as far as the eye can see, Nanyang Herb Garden contains a diverse number of plants used for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It’s caretaker, Zhuang Minshan, a registered TCM physician, looks after all these plants with the help of one staff member and some volunteers.

Plants here are grown in neatly arranged rows. They include Fishwort, Sabah Snake Grass, Black Face General, Snakeweed, Bandicoot Berry, Jiaogulan, Two-Flowered Oldenlandia, Toothache Plant, Soapbush, Singapore Rhododendron and even Ashwaganda, also known as Indian Ginseng, which Physician Zhuang grew from seed. These are just some of a multitude of plants which surround the property.

TCM herb garden Singapore
Fishwort Singapore
Jiaogulan Singapore at Nanyang Herb Garden
Toothache Plant Singapore
Toothache Plant

Situated in Pasir Panjang, the premises also serves as a herbal dispensary, where patients collect plant material that they order in advance. The herbs are dispensed free of charge, but Nanyang Herb Garden accepts voluntary donations for those willing to contribute. This service and its location is not widely publicised, instead patients learn of Nanyang Herb Garden through word-of-mouth.

If you would like to visit, Nanyang Herb Garden is located at 5 Pasir Panjang Road, beside Cooliv Service Apartment. It is open for visits from 1pm-5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you need more information, please email

Dr Zhuang Minshan Singapore
Physician Zhuang Minshan
Nanyang Herb Garden Singapore

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