The plant goes by many names; daun sambung nyawa, jian feng wei, scrambling gynura or Gynura procumbens . The plant has been with us for quite sometimes, in a wide pot. It is more or less, left to grow under the shade of lemon grass. Kakdah will appear and pay the plant a visit once in a while with pruning scissors to cut a shoot for lunch. It is a sweet crunchy salad indeed.
The leaf is said to have the ability to lower blood pressure and sugar levels, to treat diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol imbalances.
or daun sambung nyawa with lemon grass neighbour.
Without much fuss, the plant has rendered service well, as nice potted ornamental plant, offering kakdah an excellent choice of salad or ulam and had been as souvenir items for friends in the form of cuttings. Surprisingly the plant propagates well through cuttings.