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.
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:
2) eruptive fever
3) kidney diseases
5) hypertension and regulating blood pressure
7) antiviral e.g. Hepes Simplex Virus
9) cholesterol imbalance
The herb can be eaten fresh, mixed with salads, added to vegetables or prepared as tea.