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Green/Red Malabar

Updated: Nov 1



Green/Red Malabar aka basella abba, basella rubra


GROW

Propagate : Cuttings , Seedings

Light : Sunny

Water : Once a day

Soil : good drainage

Fertilizer : twice a month The pH of the soil should be slightly alkaline, or around 7-8. Provide a trellis or twine for it to climb on

USES


Like other leaf vegetables - Malabar spinach is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and a good source of chlorophyll.

It is low in calories by volume, but high in protein per calorie.

The succulent mucilage is a particularly rich source of soluble fiber.

Astringent - the cooked roots are used in the treatment of diarrhea.

The cooked leaves and stems are used as a laxative.

The flowers are used as an antidote to poisons.

A paste of the root is applied to swellings.

The plant is febrifuge, its juice is a safe aperient for pregnant women and a decoction has been used to alleviate labor.

The leaf juice is a demulcent and used in cases of dysentery.

The leaf juice is used in Nepal to treat catarrh.

A paste of the leaves is applied externally to treat boils.





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