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« on: February 06, 2011, 08:44:20 PM »

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Gynura procumbens (Sambung Nyawa in Malasyia) is a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family, that may grow to 100 cm high. Oval-shaped, leaves to 10cm long have a rather fleshy feel. Orange flowers are similar in size and form to milk thistle (Sonchus oleraceus). The plant is well known in South East Asia, with folklore uses in Thailand, Indonesia and China, and leaves of the plant are eaten as a vegetable. The plant is often referred to as Sambung Nyawa which means 'Continuation of Life'.

The herb has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-allergy properties. Some of its uses include - migraines, constipation rheumatism, diabetes, dysentery, fevers, kidney ailments, cardiovascular conditions, cancers, leukaemia, and as a skin care elixir.

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