(Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr.)
Herba, fleshy. Stem climbing, fall, or crawl, sided, bald, fleshy, purplish green,
chronic. Leaf-shaped pieces of leaf, shape oval, elongated oval, round elongate, length 3.5 to 12.5 cm, width 1 to 5.5 cm, tip blunt, spiky, short tapering, base rounded or rompang. Flat leaf edge, wavy or slightly toothed. Petiole 0.5 cm to 1.5 cm. Both sides of the leaf surface bare or smooth haired. Inflorescence with compound interest arrangement cup, 2-7 cups arranged in the order panicle (panicula) until panicle average (corymb), each plate supporting the 20-35 rates, length 1.5 - 2 cm, width 5-6 mm. Bouquet of flower stalk and bald or short haired, stalk bouquet of 0.5 to 0.7 cm. Brachtea involucralis in the line-shaped or blunt pointed, length 0.3 to 1 cm. Width 0.6 to 1.7 cm, bare, green or brown colored tip reddish. The crown is the type of tube, length 1 to 1.5 cm, orange or orange brass. Needle-shaped stamens, yellow anthers berlekatan into one. Fruit-shaped line, length 4-5 mm, brown. The leaves have a composition and fragment corresponding to the nature of plant anatomy sunflower family (Asteraccae = Compositae). Flowering time from January to December. In Java, the inflorescence rarely found. These plants are found in Java in elevation 1-1200 m asl, mainly grow well at an altitude of 500 m above sea level. Many found growing in ditches, bushes, light woods, and meadows. In tissue culture, the best explant for callus growth G. procumbens petiole which is sown. The best media for growth of callus is RTK media are media RT with 10% coconut water. Providing a combination of fertilizer N and P provide a real impact on improving their products. Use of BA 1-4 mg / l provide good conditions for shoot multiplication. Mode propagation can be done using stem cuttings. The growth of stems and leaves quickly so it can be utilized. Plants will grow well in places shaded by the leaf blade is thinner and wider, making it more delicious to eat fresh.
USEFULNESS IN SOCIETY
Connect the plant stems are often used in life
to reduce fever. Link lives are also used in an effort to cure kidney diseases, dysentery, throat infections, in addition to that used in an effort to stop the bleeding, resolve not to come menstruation and venomous animal bites.
Bulbs to remove a blood clot (haematom), swelling, fractures, and bleeding after giving birth.
HOW TO USE
To cope with snake bites / insect to use the leaves and tubers of plants Connect life 1 stick, turmeric chicken eggs for 1 seed. Turmeric peeled, washed and then pounded with other ingredients until smooth. Stick it on the wound and wrapped with clean water.
To overcome the vomiting of blood / bleeding uterus used Connect tree of life and a stem tuber, turmeric 1 finger, cup timber (parent) who has shaved 1 / 4 handheld. Turmeric peeled, thinly sliced, then boiled with other ingredients with 2 cups water to 1 1 / 2 cup. Remove and strain, drink ½ cup 2 times a day.
For the ulcer healing leaf Link life used fresh 8 grams washed, pounded until creamed. Then placed on the ulcer.