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Thursday, May 22, 2014

EDIBLE WEED : PART 4

JONGE

Jonge is a beautiful weed.
In Java, we usually call it as Tempuh Wiyang or Jawi Rawa.


Jonge (Emilia sonchifolia) is a weed that have so many medicinal benefit.
This plant is usually used to treat influenza, wounds, ulcer, respiration disorder, bronchitis and many more.

 

The extract of this plant is used as additional stuff for antitoxin and antibiotic in pharmacy industry.

 

This plant is well known as an edible weed in Java.
The young leaves and shoots are usually steamed or eaten raw with 'sambal'.
The taste is spicy and slightly bitter.


Look the beautiful flowers.
You can see the beautiful hairy seeds cluster in my old post on December 'Lets fly'.

24 comments:

  1. Happy to know about the weed. Cute little flower!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you love this series.

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  2. Interesting plant, interesting post:) Greetings

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    1. Thank you Zielona! Have s wonderful day!

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  3. The top photo reminds me of the mustard/turnip type of plants the way the leaves and the stem looks.

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    1. The leaves of adult plant that starting its flowering stage become longer, flat and slim. Looks so different to the leaves of the young plant.

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  4. It's good to know that even weeds can be useful.

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    1. Yeah, actually I didn't care about the medicinal benefit before I learn about herbal cure. I love this weed cause it's really tasty.

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  5. It has flowers very similar to the one you showed yesterday doesn't it?

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    1. Yes, that's right. This plant have pink-purple color and smaller flower.

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    1. That's right! Every plant is valuable.

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  7. Lots of interesting weeds you have there.

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    1. Here in my home town, more than 10 variety of edible weeds are usually sold on traditional markets.

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  8. Disini byk tumbuh liar... dibuang aja.... baru tahu khasiatnya.. terima kasih atas perkongsian maklumat..

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    1. Gulma ini banyak tumbuh liar di Asia Tenggara. Jika nanti ada di kebun, coba dimasak agar merasakan khasiatnya.

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  9. The flower has a lovely color to it . A lot of plants people think of as weeds are actually quite beneficial medicinally.

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    1. Yes, you're alright. We have a plenty of weeds that have so many medicinal purpose, but we haven't know about the benefit yet. We should explore our nature.

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  10. There are so many weeds that we see everyday, yet do not know their medicinal value. I may have seen this weed before, the flowers look familiar. The different shaped leaves at different stages is rather interesting!

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    1. Yes, I think you often see this plant there. You can see the seed on my old post last year, it looks like dandelion.

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  11. Hello Endah, thank yo for introducing this weed. Next time I see one, I will chew to know the taste :-) Happy discovering plants at your surroundings and have a great weekend!!

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    1. Hello Stephanie, you're welcome. You will!
      Thank you for coming and have a nice weekend!

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  12. You surprised me. Weed valuable plant?
    Greetings.

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    1. Yeah, some wild plants grow wildly on the garden, and their present are usually unexpected. But always there are any benefit from them.
      Thanks Lucia. Have a great day.

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