Water spinach Ipomoea reptans or consists of two varieties, namely swamp land called Chinese kale and spinach water that grow naturally in the rice fields, marshes, or ditches. The difference between land and water spinach water spinach water lies in flower color. Kangkung water reddish white flowering, whereas flowering kale pure white ground. Another difference lies in the shape of leaves and stems. Trunked water watercress and spinach leaf bigger than the land. The color of the stem are also distinct. Trunked water green water spinach, kale while terrestrial trunked greenish white. In addition, more land kale kale seeds than water. That is why ground water spinach propagated through seed, while the water spinach shoots propagated using stem cuttings.
Plants kale originated in India, which then spread to Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia, South China, Australia, and Africa. Kangkung widely planted in Java, especially in West Java. Kangkung including Convolvulaceae tribe or family-kangkungan kale, is a plant that grows fast and gives results within 4-6 weeks from the seed.
Swamp Cabbage has a high nutrient content. In addition to containing vitamins A, B1, and C, spinach also contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and sitosterol.Pharmacologically, swamp acts as antitoxin (antitoksik), anti-inflammatory, laxative urine (diuretic), stop the bleeding (hemostatic) and sedatives (sleeping pills). Actually there are several other benefits of kale plants, namely:
* Reduce menstrual
Spinach leaves (about half a kilogram), washed and finely ground. Then pour half a glass of water. Then strain and pour 1 tablespoon of honey. Drink 1 time a day at a time.
Bunch of fresh spinach leaves washed and finely ground. Add a little sugar and brewed with a glass of hot water. Once cool, strain and drink 2 times a day.
Handful of watercress roots washed and boiled in 3 cups of water until the remaining half. After a cold, drink half a cup 2 times a day.
Kale leaves are often consumed in the form of water spinach stir-fry without the stem.
Root handful watercress added a half teaspoon of vinegar, then boiled with 1 cup water. Use boiled water as well as 1 times a day.
* Smooth urine
Handful of watercress roots boiled with 2 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup. Drinking water boiled at a time 1 time per day.
* Eliminate dandruff
Bunch watercress leaves soaked overnight until the water is colored blue. Then, wash with water immersion. Should be performed every day.
* Constipation and nausea in pregnant women
Pregnant women are encouraged to frequently consume water spinach vegetable stir.
* Swollen gums
200 gr spinach roots washed, then boiled with 200 cc and 200 cc water vinegar. After a warm, boiled water was used to rinse his mouth. Do it repeatedly.
Part of thickened skin smeared with sap water spinach and do every day.
* Skin itching due to eczema
Fresh spinach leaves washed, then boiled with enough water about 5 minutes. After a warm, use to wash the affected part. Do it every day.