VEGETABLE - SPINACH, MOLLUCAN, Sambung Nyawa 'extending life' (Malays), Daun Dewa, Akar Sebiak, Kelemai Merah, Bai Bing Ca (Chinese). Scientific Name:
Gynura procumbensGet the latest pricelists here
- Growing 10 – 25 cm tall.
- Young stems are green, turning light purple with green spots.
- New shoots and branches appear frequently at base and leaf nodes.
- Fleshy branches can be trimmed and pinched regularly to grow as a low bush, or staked on trellis.
- Leaf vegetable - taste like green beans.
- Young leaves/ shoots can be eaten fresh by itself/ included in rice dishes/ mixed in with salads (like lettuce or spinach).
- Cook with butter /add to a casserole /soup/ stir-fried (fry garlic in a little oil and then sauté the leaves and young shoots in oyster sauce)/ sautéed lightly like one would spinach.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Leaves, shoots.
- Keep in the fridge.
- Lowers blood sugar (diabetes), cholesterol (lipid, serum, triglyceride levels).
- Topical inflammation, rheumatism, viral ailments, diarrhea, dysentery, febrifuges, hypertension, urinary tract infection, anti-inflammatory,anti-allergic.
- Anti-cancer: Inhibition effect on growth of cancer cells.
- Contains Asparaginase, kind of enzyme to inhibit protein syntheses by hydrolyzing asparagines (amino acid which is very essentially, needed by cancer/tumor cells) into aspartic acid and ammonia, so the cancer cells/tumor cells will stop growing and die.
- Herbal companies sell the dry herb powder in capsule form.
- Poultice: relieves rheumatic and general body-pains.
- Include as forage for organic pastured poultry.
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