Sambung translates to ‘extending life’ also known as longevity spinach, diabetic plant, mollucan spinach and leaves of God. The leaves have a mild flavour similar to green beans or peas. Can be eaten fresh (cuttings available), use in a stir-fry, soups, casseroles, savoury meals or just as a tea by steeping the leaves in boiling water.
Sambung uses include: detoxifying the body, treating migraines, dyspepsia, constipation, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, varicose veins, kidney stones, pancreases diseases, joint and back pain, strengthening ligaments, stroke and cardiovascular conditions, lymphatic diseases, leukaemia, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, urinary infections, renal failure, acne and boils.
Research has shown that it is an efficient regulator of blood sugar, and that the herb is also found to protect the kidneys and also retinas from damage caused by high blood sugar. It is also been used for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Diabetics who use the herb have experienced very satisfying results in lowering glucose levels and normalising blood sugar. Non-diabetics have reported that the herb does not have this lowering glucose level effect and are able to get other therapeutic benefits without the danger of having blood sugar levels manipulated below normal levels.
Minerals present: calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium
Vitamins present: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, E, K
This herb is to be used in conjunction with a nutritive diet and not take the place of a nutritive diet. Not recommended during pregnancy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods and Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.