The Gynura procumbens plants
I did take some anti-biotics and ointment for ulcer and it will go away in a few days but I would like to try a more natural approach to the problem - herbal medicine. One of the herbs that was recommended to me by a friend is the Gynura procumbens (scientific name) but it is also known locally as the Sambung Nyawa plant. Other names for the plant are Leaves of the Gods, Googoolipid, Mollucan spinach, Daun Dewa, Akar Sebiak, Kelemai Merah and Bai Bing Cao. The plant came from the Asteraceae plant family. I was not able to get the name in Kadazandusun but I am confident that there is a name for the plant in my local lingo if I do a more extensively research.
So what are the medical properties of this plant? For your information, I listed below a few that I found in my research.
- Ulcer and cancer (Academic Journal)
- Helps decrease cholesterol level.
- Help to lower high blood pressure
- Used to treat kidney problems
Of all the above, I have come to know that a friend who is suffering from diabetes has generally improved after consuming the leaves of Gynura procumbens plant.
I have planted the plants in a few flower pots and expect to move them to my small garden soon. You might be asking, how do you take the Gynura procumbens leaves for medicine? Very simple, please follow the procedures below.
Important: To be taken in the morning before breakfast.
- Take 3-5 mature leaves
- Wash throughly
- Chew in your mouth until they turn into a thick paste
- Drink a glass of warm water
Be consistent, eat the leaves everyday until you can feel some improvement where you may take them in intervals - three times a week. To have a steady supply of leaves, plant them yourself and if you don't have the luxury of a large plot of land, plant them on flower pots and use organic fertilizer and NOT the chemical ones, just remember you are eating the leaves.
If you have been taking this plant and would like to comment please do so, or if you just want to ask questions about the plant feel free to write your comment below.
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