Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gynura procumbens (Lour.), Sambung nyawa

A vigorous herbaceous climber of forest margins and thickets, native of SE Asia, The plant is grown in the rice area of Mindanao in the Philippine Islands as a ’remedy for rice aphids’ but the manner of its action is not clear. The leaves serve in Malaya as a flavoring for food, and in SE Asia, the plant used for kidney-troubles, dysentery and as a febrifuge or internal worms dismissing agent. In Nigeria the semi-succulent leaves are applied to relieve rheumatic pains, while in Sierra Leone it is the boiled leaves that are applied for general body-pains.
In Indonesia Gynura procumbens (Lour) Merr leaves have been long used as various cancers medication. Many in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated anti carcinogenesis of ethanolic extract of Gynura procumbens leaves

The leaf of Gynura procumbens has lowering effect on blood sugar and lipid levels.
The extract significantly reduced serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, having biguanide or metamorphen -like activity.

Gynura procumbens used in Thai folk medicine to treat topical inflammation, rheumatism, and viral ailments
Hypotensive Activity of an Aqueous Fraction of Gynura Procumbens and Possible Mechanisms of Action

· The Leaf use as Food: sauces, condiments, spices, flavorings
· As Medicines: to overcome arthritis, rheumatism, etc.; pain-killers, diarrhea, dysentery; febrifuges; kidneys, diuretics

We sell seedling of fresh herb, different sizes

We sell also dray leaves 100 gram only 5 USA dollars + shipping
Inside Malaysia, the price is 15 MR + Shipping