Thursday, January 13, 2011

Som Java (Talinum paniculatum (Jaq) Gaertn) or (Talinum patens (L.) Willd)

Som Java called Talinum paniculatum (Jaq) Gaertn, or Talinum patens (L.) Willd. Included in plant family Portulacaceae. These plants are common throughout Indonesia and in the planting as an ornamental or medicinal plants, is sometimes found growing wild.

Plants originating from tropical America is growing at an altitude of 5-1250 m above sea level. Livestock is an annual that grows about 30-60 cm tall, branched stem and the base of the bottom crust. Leaves opposite location of the short-stemmed breech oval shape, flat edge, the tip and the base tapering, 30-10 cm long, 1.5 to 5 cm wide. Compound interest in starting at the end of the shaft, long-shaped blooms in the afternoon, a beautiful purple color. Spotting a round, red-brown in color 33 mm diameter, small end, black, round flattened.

Active ingredient at the root of Java som namely saponins, flavonoids, and tannins. Som annual Roots of Java. efficacious as a tonic, used in weak physical condition, is sweet, cool and tranquilizers (sedatives). Useful for treating headaches, aphrodisiac, pneumonia, diarrhea, a lot of urine, irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge and a little milk. The roots are used for impotence. In the study, the roots of this plant to recover the effect of increasing libido in male mice. While leaf nutritious milk to smooth expenditures, treat ulcers, and increased appetite.

Poisoning can occur if you use too much. Usually characterized by nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. Treatment for poisoning is hard to drink coffee and placed in the open and windy.