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Monday, March 16, 2015

SANGKETAN : ADD A BEAUTIFUL WEED

Charmed at the first sight...
I think that is the suitable term to express my interest into this plant.
Actually, it's just a wild plant on the road side or farmland.
This plant is well known as weed on the farmland.
Yes, this is Sangketan (Heliotropium indicum L).
We, Javanese call it as Sangketan, Buntut tikus (Mouse tail), Uler-uleran, or Tlale gajah (elephant's trunk).


As long as I know, I also well known as swamp basil, but I'm not sure.
Here, this plant is also well known as medicinal plant to treat pneumonia, rheumatism, oral thrush, and dysentery.
This plant is also used as anti parasitic and anti depressant.
The stalk of the flower up to 10 cm.
The little white flower lined up on the stalk.
I really like it...


I want to add this cutie plant into my little garden.
I think it will grow well.

17 comments:

  1. It is has just wonderful, we have everything on earth to live a healthy life :))

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  2. In the UK we plant a fragrant, purple flowered helioptrope but I think care needs to be taken as I have read that some plants are poisonous.

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    1. Yes, you're right! We have to take care.

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  3. Such pretty little flowers.

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  4. Hi Endah, that plant looks lovely and has so many uses. I'm sure it's worth trying to grow it and seeing how it goes. Wild ones can be tamed!

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  5. Hi Endah, that plant looks lovely and has so many uses. I'm sure it's worth trying to grow it and seeing how it goes. Wild ones can be tamed!

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  6. I have seen this plant while young in my hometown! They are really good collection to the garden as borders! ;)

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  7. A very beneficial herb. Hope you can grow. :)

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  8. It looks lovely, with pretty flowers, can you use it for cooking or tea?

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    1. I'm not sure I can use for cooking. But it's usually used as herbal tea.

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  9. Amazing weed! This particular one look really healthy... go cook and taste it hehe...

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