Monday, October 29, 2012

Ulam Pegaga dalam pasu

Pegaga 

Pegaga is as old as malay traditions. It's one of the easiest herb to find in the wild. It can adapt and will grow  better in gardens.  I even try growing pegaga in pots. The plant is primarily a creeper but it doesn't mind   growing in  plastic container.  Both of us don't consume a lot, just two or three leaves will do as salad.

For those who are keen on benefits of pegaga ( pennywort ), should read of this article:

The Pennywort herb is a member of the dill and carrot family. Also known as Gotu Kola, Pegaga or Centella, it boasts numerous health benefits. These include increased youthfulness and vitality, improved eyesight and memory, relief from pain associated with arthritis and relief from insomnia. 

Li Ching-Yuen, a Tai Chi Chuan Master, was rumoured to have lived for a staggering 256 years because of his daily use of Pennywort. Sri Lankan King Aruna was said to have given Pennywort the credit for giving him enough stamina to satisfy all 50 women belonging to his harem during the 10th century.
click here to read more >>>   Improve memory and increase vitality with Pennywort by: Shona Botes



Pegaga in pot


pegaga: healthy clean leaves


pegaga


pennywort - pegaga



pegaga - pennywort


and pegaga in pot would push it higher 
on ornamental value.



bangchik and kakdah
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my little vegetable garden

35 comments:

  1. Definitely some life giving properties there! A well kept secret!

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    1. So many secrets need to be explored in nature, pegaga is just one.

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  2. This looks like a plant I grew in Chicago as a groundcover. I wonder if it's the same one? I never thought it to be edible.
    I miss seeing you on Blotanical, but I never seem to visit there these days.
    Always happy to connect,
    Alice
    aka Bay Area Tendrils

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    1. Alice..., I read somewhere about the many species of pennywort. Over here, there is tradition behind pegaga as salad, therefore we know which type to take.

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  3. This herb looks like it's made for me, for arthritis and insomnia, I used to dabble in herbal teas many years ago.

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    1. Yes, Karen..... for any disease there is always a cure, so nature has solutions for many ailments in plants and fruits. Pegaga is good!

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  4. I grew pennyroyal in Virginia, is that the same plant? I will have to look it up. Interesting benefits with pennywort... ;-)

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  5. I have this plant growing in my container, but it seems to have seen better days! Yours look lush and healthy!

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    1. .... pegaga needs re-potting after a while, then it will smile and stay healthy.

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  6. Oh that is very weedy in my garden - i thought gotu kola was a different plant. Maybe I will try a few leaves...

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    1. most herbs are "weeds"...... no harm in trying my dear.

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  7. oh ya..yang ni spesis apa ya? dah kurang nampak spesis ni..asik yg giant je

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    1. sebelum yang giant timbul dalam pasaran, orang dulu-dulu ambil yang banyak melata merata tempat. Itu pegaga yang ORI.

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    2. Pegaga yang kecil dan pendek2..daun pula lebih banyak ketak-ketak lebih bagus..Saya makan sekali dengan akar..akar dia lebih banyak khasiat berbanding daunnya..

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  8. Assalam Tuan...pakai tanah jenis apa ye? Saya ni tanam kunyit tak hidup....yang hidup pokok kari ajerr....tanam cekur taknak besar-besar...lepas ni kena try tanam pegagalah pulak...hehe

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    1. Pegaga rasanya tak kisah tanah jenis apa.... cuma dia perlukan sedikit kasih sayang. Kita kena layan keperluan dia, air, baja, cahaya matahari.... Ringkasnya macam kita besarkan anak... hehe.

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  9. I am not sure if this is the same plant that grows in our backyard. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. eden, pennywort comes in many varieties, you may want to really compare and probably ask local herbal guy.

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  10. So much health in such delicate little leaves. Thanks for these excellent pictures, now I can use them to search for this plant over here :)

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    1. Plant kingdom has a lot in store for us....

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  11. I used the drink juice of Pegaga.

    It is "cooling".

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  12. Rainnie, I hope you drink juice of pegaga and dream as rainfield61 not as Sri Lankan King Aruna..... :)

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  13. sounds like the perfect health giving plant for a 70 year old :D
    and it looks very nice in the pot too!

    thanks for coming by Theanne and Baron for a visit...it's always a pleasure to have you!

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    1. Theanne..., most vegetables and fruits are good, health giving..... convert to juice will make intake better and regular...

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  14. sedap buat jus pegaga..kalau kat selatan siam tu, banyak kedai makan dah tersedia jus pegaga.

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    1. Terima kasih mat jon, jus pegaga tentu lebih berkhasiat dari air serbat dengan pewarna merah pekat!!.... Air daun ketum dah di sekat, harap jus pegaga kekal untuk rakyat jelata... :)

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  15. I do like the shape of the leaves. A nice friendly plant.

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    1. Yes Rosey, the shape is like love sign..., sort of.

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  16. Salam,

    Kakdah nak tanya,apa beza pegaga yang daun dia tajam2 dengan pegaga yang tumbuh melata daun bulat dan warna gelap sikit dari daun pegaga bergigi mcm ni.?

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  17. Wslm..., Ibu Qistina, yang ini jenis tanah tinggi, tumbuh meliar. Kemudian kami pungut letak dalam pasu. Ada yang suka dengan kawasan paya, yang itu batang dia tinggi. Seingat saya inilah jenis yang emak saya pungut sekitar rumah untuk buat ulam zaman kecil.....

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  18. my grandpa drank some, he lived to 85. My mum's grandma drank, she lived to 90s. So may be got some truth.

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    1. Really?.... so we do have evidence to substantiate the claim.

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  19. Pegaga yg bulat dan tak bergerigi tu boleh makan ke? Daun nya keras sikit, selalu di tanam as water plant..

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  20. roihiah bee... ada juga orang makan. Tapi eluk kita makan yang bergerigi je.

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