Friday, March 18, 2011
Daun Dewa (Gynura segetum (Lour.) Merr.)
Plants that are said to have originated from Burma and China are classified in herb plants, with a height of 30 - 45, growing up straight, short trunk and soft, pentagon-shaped, oval cross-section, smooth-haired and purple-green. Young stems green, if a bit old branched lot.
This single-leaved plants, scattered around the stem, short-stemmed, rounded shape ovate to elongate, pointed tip, edges uneven, tapered base, pinnate leaves bones. Leaves mostly clustered at the bottom, somewhat rare in the tip of the stem, position the criss-cross. Both leaf surfaces smooth haired, white color. The color of the leaf surface dark green, light green bottom. Leaves about 20 cm long and 10 cm wide.
Daun dewa for practitioners of herbal medicine is not foreign. This plant can be used in circumstances or in fresh and dried. Apart from leaves, tubers of this plant can also be used as a drug. Twin advantages of this plant is not only used as a drug, can also be as a vegetable in the form of vegetables.
Leaves and roots of this plant can be used as an anticoagulant drug (thin the blood clots), anti-inflammatory, wound shock, blood circulation, stop bleeding (coughing up blood, vomiting blood, nosebleeds), reduce swelling or lumps in the breast, and very effective for medication facilitate menstruation. Daun dewa plant also has a distinctive flavor and is neutral. Based on the results of empirical research and experience is known that this plant is anticoagulant, antikarsinogen, antimutagenitas and diuretics. It is also known that all parts of this plant can be used to treat breast tumors and burns.
Based on the findings of experts that the chemical constituents contained in daun dewa plant in the form of compounds such as flavonoids, phenolic acid, chlorogenic acid, kafeat acid, p-kumarat acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and vanillic acid. Gynecology and the benefits of flavonoids compounds, saponins, and essential oils is indicated to reduce blood cholesterol. Essential oils in plants is thought to stimulate blood circulation, is also analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Essential oils and flavonoids also act as antiseptic. Other compounds contained in the daun dewa are alkaloids, tannins and polyphenols.
Posted by myherbsweblog at 11:26 PM