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Friday, June 29, 2012

gynura procumbens, sambung nyawa

It's gynura procumbens or simply "sambung nyawa" in our language. Allow me to scrutinize the name sambung nyawa. Sambung is continue, nyawa is life.  The name  "sambung nyawa" itself does emphasize the benefits of this gynura procumbens. I bought the first plant many years ago, and many had been propagated, some were sold and most ended as giveaways to friends and visitors. So gynura procumbens or sambung nyawa (continuity of life) lives up to its name, connecting friendships near and far with it's value :-

The leaf is said to have the ability to lower blood pressure and sugar levels, to treat diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol imbalances

I am now propagating hundreds of them...... 


SAMBUNG NYAWA




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18 comments:

  1. I like that sambung nyawa and the way u used them... Its like the heritage of our culture

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    1. Lotusleaf: yeap, invaluable and nice. easy to grow too.

      faudzi: we always eat it raw and fresh, like ulam or like salad.

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    2. Hi hi

      Is it very bitter? and can grow up to 6 meters in height?

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  2. Good luck in your attempt to propagate them!

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  3. 100 of them? wow!
    They look so green and healthy!

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    1. AaronVFT: sambung nyawa is easiest to propagate. a little cutting is almost guaranteed to produce roots and shoots in short time.

      Malar: yeap 100 cuttings young plants, to whoever that need them around here. And I am planning to use them as edgings too.

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    1. stephanie: great herb indeed. so easy to grow like ulam raja too, and I assume no one should die or suffer from vegetable malnutrition.

      cak: everyone living in tropical areas should have one.

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  5. I've not heard of this herb - sounds an essential staple in your climate, I wonder if it would grow here? I think probably it would need lots of watering?

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    1. catmint:....... the plant is quite energetic and will keep growing. It requires watering regularly especially in pots. On the ground, the plant will survive somehow searching for it's own water and food. Partial sunlight is what the plant really looking for. I think you should consider growing this marvelous herb.

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  7. may i know where to find this plant? cause i really need this for my project regarding this plant..

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    1. We still have a few in polybags over here. Where do you live?

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    2. HiHi

      Do you mail to Singapore? May i have some or please advise if there is a postage cost to it?

      Is the other name >> Nan Fei Ye ??

      Mrs Chua....sent

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  8. i live at cheras.. currently studying in upm..

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  9. Hi i need to buy that plant.please call me 0182461532. Sam

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