POKOK SAMBUNG NYAWA

May 17, 2010

Finally we just managed to get some cuttings of Pokok Sambung Nyawa (Gynura procumbens Merr) which is a herb native of South East Asia and is herbaceous climber of forest margins and thickets. The leaves serve in Malay culture as a flavoring for food, and also widely used for treatment of: kidney diseases, rashes, throat infection, high fever and as a antihypertensive agent. It has been reported that an ethanolic extract of this herb significantly reduces serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels of diabetic rats. There have also been studies done here.

It supposedly can be used to stop bleeding, overcome menstrual cycle problems and  improves the kidney function.As a matter of interest we found the leaves eaten raw taste pretty good.

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6 Responses to “POKOK SAMBUNG NYAWA”


  1. Instead, even though herbal and natural methods are the basis of much of today’s modern medicine in North America and around the globe. Herbal Medicine

  2. Philip Mejin Says:

    I am a strong believer of herbs and their natural benefits and I ahve planted them in my garden for my own use and for those interested to know more about their benefits. I have been taking saMBUNG NYAWA FOR A LONG time and so far I have been to the doctors or been taing drugs.

  3. The Kebun Says:

    We are slowly expanding our local herb and medicinal plant collection Philip and will be honored if we could exchange our herb list to compare what we have. Maybe an exchange would be a good idea to expand the individual collection?

  4. Autumn Belle Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam.

    Thank you very much for helping me identify this plant in a comment to my blog post below:
    http://www.mynicegarden.com/2010/06/from-garbage-to-my-garden-and-kitchen.html

    I would like to include your link in the update to my post.

    Regards,
    Autumn Belle,
    http://www.mynicegarden.com

  5. Kami Says:

    hi, do u know how 2 extract the sambung nyawa nutrient?


  6. thank you for manage to post up the link for the “scientific research” on Sambung Nyawa…!!


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