Fake Green Tea Update, The Gynura procumbens, Sambung Nyawa

Previously, I have  a post about the fake green tea, the unknown herb in my mom’s garden. People in our area are calling it a cure all herbal medicine. Many are trying it and claiming at it is really a cure.  I am trying to find out more about this plant. Couldn’t do much because I never knew its common name, English name and scientific name.  I posted about this hoping someone would help me identify.

sambong nyawa

At last! Jojo helped me identify this plant. He said it is Gynura precumbens Lour Merrill. He pointed me to website of Green-Harmoy. He also emphasized its curing properties. I also dug other web sources and most of them are pointing to the first mentioned site.

The plant is also known as the Longevity Spinach, Akar Sabiak, Kecam Akar and Sambung Nyawa in Malaysia. It is called Longevity Spinach cause it is known to cure many diseases. Popular for reversing diabetes mellitus.

The herb is claimed effective against the following:
1) rashes
2) eruptive fever
3) kidney diseases
4) migraine
5) hypertension and regulating blood pressure
6) anti-allergenic
7) antiviral e.g. Hepes Simplex Virus
8) HIV
9) cholesterol imbalance

The herb can be eaten fresh, mixed with salads, added to vegetables or prepared as tea.


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8 Comments

  • I have some Gynura procumbens plant that I can sell/trade. If interested pls email me at palengke97@gmail.com. Thanks

  • I have been trying to find out where else to buy the Gynura precumbens seedlings but no luck. I sent an email to Green-House but have never received any reply, so you have any other suggestions, thank you.

    • if you want i have full grown gynura precumbens

      • Would like to get some of the leaves from you, where are you located and how would you like to do this transaction?
        770-256-7882
        Thank You

  • It’s a powerful herb. Use 5 leaves and 3 licorice sticks (Gan cao), boil in 2 bowls of water cooked until 1 bowl left. Drink in empty stomach. Use for 5-7 days. Stopped after day 7. Very good effect. The above picture is not Gynura precumbens or Nan Fei Ye.

  • It’s a powerful herb. Use 5 leaves and 3 licorice sticks (Gan cao), boil in 2 bowls of water cooked until 1 bowl left. Drink in empty stomach. Use for 5-7 days. Stopped after day 7. Very good effect.

  • Marvin, this is one o my diet regimen together with my VCO. Personally, speaking for myself, it helps me maintain my cholesterol/sugar level.I planted many of this in our garden…I eat it every after meals…sometimes makes a salad out of it if the harvest is plenty. FYI.

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