Places Practices

Herbs for Health

by NTU School of Biological Sciences

Did you know that the Nanyang Technological University has a Herb Garden which grows over 200 species of plants? Join us as we dip our toes into the wealth of knowledge about our local herbs and plants from the men on the ground themselves!

Herbs for Health


The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Herb Garden was founded in 2009 by a small group of volunteers comprising staff, students and members of the public. Home to more than 200 species of tropical plants and herbs with medicinal properties, the garden is currently not open to public due to pandemic curbs. Herbs from garden have benefitted people from all walks of life, from researchers and chefs to people seeking herbal remedies.

This SHF, join us as we explore the grounds of the NTU Herb Garden and learn from the wealth of ethnobotannical knowledge of the gardeners who manage the place. Hear their experiences on what it takes to keep the place running and how the herbs grown here bring together knowledge from our various communities and knowledge systems - escaping easy, exclusive classification as traditional Chinese, Indian or Malay medicine.

As the herb garden continues to bloom, NTU's hope is for the harvest to provide a wider variety of herbs and plants that go towards supporting research. By giving to the Community Herb Garden Fund, you can support the Garden in its core functions of public education, scientific research, as well as the maintenance and administration of the grounds itself.

To make a gift using credit/ debit card to the NTU Community Herb Garden Fund, click here - Designation: Community Herb Garden
Find out about other ways of giving. Please contact 6592 1644 or email to


NTU School of Biological Sciences

The NTU School of Biological Sciences offers degree courses in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, including a unique double degree programme in Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine in collaboration with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Besides modern laboratories, the School also keeps a herb garden which provides valuable substrates for scientific research performed on biomedical and plant sciences. The School also runs a Chinese Medicine Clinic which is open to the public with full range of TCM services including internal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina, cupping and guasha.

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