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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CINCAU : LEAVES FOR JELLY

Tidying up our tiny garden sometimes need a long time and hard work.
This little space in our eastern backyard needs more than one step.
First step is weeding and remove the unproductive plants.
The second is cleaning the ground, then digging.
After two steps, this space was not as tidy as we expected.


The pathway still full of weed, and Cincau vine (Cylea barbata Myers) still grew here and there.
Cincau grows well here.


The vine is creeping on the wall.


Some stalks finally collapsed caused by heavy rain several weeks ago.


I let the stalks that still firmly attached on to the wall.


So, I collected the Cincau leaves from the collapsed stalks for making greens jelly.


Greens jelly is used for fresh drink with lots of benefit.
Here besides fresh drink, cincau is used for medicinal purposes, such as to treat diarrhea, diabetes, osteoporosis, fever, hypertension, cancer, vertigo, stomach inflammation and many more.
A useful plant...

16 comments:

  1. I wonder how one plant can help such a variety of ailments,

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    1. yes, Sue. Nature provides all that we need and want.

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  2. I like the way the leaves grow on either side of the stem so equally. I can see it looks rather invasive

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    1. Yes, it grows so fast in our tropical climate, even more there's a lot of water supply and sun shine.

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  3. Amazing benefits that plant has. A great plant to have in the garden.
    Is this your rainy season? Take Care sweet friend.

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    1. Yes, a great plant. Actually, we should in our dry season, but in some parts of our country there still lots of rain.
      Thanks, and have a wonderful week.

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  4. Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir & Batin.

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  5. Never seen this plant Enadah but I would love to taste to jelly!

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    1. I think you should try the jelly one day, Nadezda. Taste great!

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  6. Beautiful!

    I have tried to get vines to climb like that, but was unsuccessful. I suppose they just have to want to do it!

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    1. Yes, Sandi. I think plant will grow at will.
      Thank you for visiting

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  7. Wow it sounds like a great plant to have around!

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