Gynura

Gynura

Scientific name: Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr.

 

 

 


Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Gynura
Species G. procumbens

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Economic Importance: Used for diabetes, hypertension, high-cholesterol, rheumatism, viral ailments, and other illness.

Besides the above medicinal properties, according to the Plant Resources of South East Asia (PROSEA), this plant is also used in Africa, where the boiled leaves are applied externally to relieve general body pains and raw leaves for rheumatic pains.

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