Scientific name: Gynura bicolor
Origin: S and SE Asia
Medicinal use:In Japan, Gynura bicolor is eaten as local vegetables in Ishikawa, Kumamoto and Okinawa and so on, it is lightly blanched and served with ponzu, as an ingredient in miso or tempura soup, the leaves are sautéed with sesame oil and ginger ( both hot foods). The stems and roots of the plant can also be made into tea by boiling them with water.
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