Ingredients : Sambung Nyawa 95% & Glutinous rice 5%
Sambung Nyawa is an annual plant type that abundantly used in Southeast Asia countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. However it is originated from Myanmar and China. Sambung Nyawa has a scientific name called Gynura Sarmentosa DC, Calacia Procumbens Lour and belongs to Asteraceae family.
The word ‘Sambung Nyawa’ means 'Continuation of Life' name given to this plant due to its medicinal properties such as an antipyretic, anti-inflammation and the leaves contiuents is also widely used for or as a skin care elixir. Other common names are Dawn Dewa, Daun Dewa (Sumatera), Leaves of the God, Mollucan Spinach, Akar Sebiak, Bai Bing Cao, Kelamai Merah, Ngokilo (Jawa/Java), Googoolipid, and San Qi Cao (China).
This plant grows vertically, or sometimes the edge collapses and comes out root, wet stem, branches, and purplish in color. It can reach 6 meters height and pleasant smell. Single leaf, quite thick, easily brake, has branches. The leaf is egg rounded shape, the edge is end and base pointed, serrated edge, bone fining, colored light green. The flower is orange yellow, however, it rarely flowering.
Sambung Nyawa can reduce the cholesterol rate and decrease the high blood pressure. In Malaysia it also used to cure constipation, diabetes and cancer. It also used to treat kidney problems.
This plant is cold and neutral. The benefits are antineoplastic, lower body heat, cure lymph disease, kidney disease, skin disease, decrease the blood pressure, lower the blood glucose, antimicrobial, anticarsinogenic, sitotoxic towards cancer cells, hypertensive, stroke, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, disruption toss, fed up vocal cord, fed up scruff, cough and sinusitis. This plant stem commonly used to relieve fever.
It is also used in medication for kidney failure, dysentery, and throat infection. Besides that, it can be used to stop the bleeding, overcome menstrual cycle problems, improve the kidney function and counter insomnia. The corm is used to remove hematoma, swelling and broken bone.