Learn more About plant “Sambung Nyawa”

         In Indonesia We Call it "Sambung Nyawa" or any other name is {Gynuraprocumbens (lour.) Merr}. Name Sambung Nyawa For Gynura procumbens (Lour) Merr also widely used in Abroad, including the Botanical Garden of

         Sambung Nyawa from the Chinese mainland. Dr. Weehuizen, a Dutchman, argued that in Java the plant is sometimes cultivated by the Chinese people as a cure kidney disorders. In Java, Sambung Nyawa commonly known by the name Ngokilo.

         His life is at an altitude of 1-1200 feet above sea level (dpi). However, Sambung Nyawa will grow well at an altitude of 300-500 meters dpi. With the shade, this plant can grow well at an altitude of 1-300 meters dpi.

Based on the results of determination of plants, classification Sambung Nyawa as follows.

  • Division          : Spermatophyta
  • Subdivisions   : Angiospermae
  • Class              : Dicotyledoneae
  • Nation            : Asterales
  • Tribe              : Compositae
  • Marga            : Gynura
  • Type               : Gynura procumbens (Lour) Merrr


         These plants include shrubs which is a chronic terna. Stem is soft and tends to collapse. The trunk is rather soft and watery sided, only slightly woody, light green. Length to 3 meters or more.

Microscopic description of the leaves.

           Single leaf, scattered around the stem, soft, relatively thick, and juicy (succulent). Light green leaves with an oval shape. Length leaves to 6 cm long and 3.5 cm wide. pointed leaf tip, leaf base rounded, shallow serrated leaf edge, petiole 1.5 cm or more. both leaf surfaces smooth haired.

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