Benefits of Sweet Leaf - Star Gooseberry

Sweet leaf (Star Gooseberry), for some people, believed to be a leaf that can launch breast milk by being processed and made into vegetables. The sweet leaf, which has the Latin name Saurapus Androgynus is not just a vegetable, but also can be used as medicine.

Plants that grow a lot in Southeast Asia included in the genus Sauropus which is a tribe of phyllanthaceae. The sweet leaf has a dark green leaf character and plant with height up to 3 meters.

In terms of leaf content, it has 7 percent protein and has 19 percent crude fiber content. The vitamins contained therein include vitamins K, B, C, and A. Not only that, but this leaf also contains protein, fat, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. From the dark green color of the leaves, due to the high chlorophyll content.

For processing, this Sweet leaf can be cooked like kale or spinach. For nursing mothers, the sweet leaf is usually baked into clear vegetables so that breast milk is smooth. Some of them also consume these leaves by making them raw, boiled, or fried.

The nutritional content contained in the sweet leaf is not only useful for supplementing breast milk. Men and women who are not breastfeeding are also encouraged to regularly consume these vegetables, which is undoubtedly very beneficial for health. The following are the benefits of sweet leaves for health.

1. Brighter skin
The first benefit of the sweet leaf is for your skin. Consuming sweet leaves can make the skin brighter, softer, and smoother. The sweet leaf contains vitamin A which is right for your skin and hair to be healthier and softer.

2. Maintain eye health
The next benefit of the sweet leaf is to maintain the health of your eyesight and eyes while preventing the occurrence of eye disease because sweet leaf contains enough vitamin A which is essential for eye health.

3. Bone health
The next benefit of the sweet leaf is to strengthen your bones and teeth. The calcium content of the sweet leaves has an essential role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth, and sweet leaves also believed to be able to prevent osteoporosis and other diseases related to bone health.

4. Maintain body weight
In addition to bone health, the sweet leaf also believed to reduce and maintain your weight until it reaches the ideal number because Sweetleaf contains protein and fiber that can help your diet.

5. Fever and flu
Traditional ingredients with sweet leaves believe that the herb root and leaves can reduce heat and cure influenza. Because the iron content in the sweet leaf is high enough to relieve symptoms, such as anemia, the sweet leaf also contains ephedrine, a functional ingredient for flu patients.

6. Sleep well
In some cultures, the consumption of sweetleaf concoctions believed to cure snoring while you sleep.
Not only that, but the sweetleaf concoction is also said to stop the habit of grinding your teeth when you are asleep.

7. Increase male vitality

For you couples who are trying to get pregnant, the sweet leaf can be an alternative solution, especially for men. Eating sweet leaves is believed to increase vitality, quality, and quantity of sperm production.

8. Immune system
The Sweetleaf, as an herbal plant has properties to maintain the health of your body. Sweet leaves have a variety of vitamins (A, B, C, and K) and various minerals that can strengthen the body's defense system against disease.

9. Control blood sugar
Sweetleaf turned out to have benefits for antidiabetic and has proven to affect human blood sugar. Research shows people with diabetes who consume sweet leaf leaves have a lower glycemic index than those who do not consume them.

Turn sweet leaves into delicious dishes?
  • Two ties sweet leaf (take the leaves only)
  • One carrot (sliced ​​according to taste)
  • One sweet corn (cut, divide)
  •  Three cloves of garlic
  •  Five cloves of shallot
  •  One key Intersection finger segment (crushed)
  • 2 ½ teaspoon sugar (to taste)
  • Two teaspoons fine salt (to taste)
  •  800 ml of water
How to make:
  1. Wash all ingredients thoroughly
  2. Enter the sweet leaf, carrot slices, and sweet corn in one container.
  3. Thinly sliced garlic and also onion.
  4. Then boil water with sliced onions, Intersection keys, granulated sugar, and fine salt.
  5. If the water is boiling, add corn and carrots.
  6. Wait a while until the corn and carrots cooked. Finally, enter the sweet leaf, wait for it to cook, correct the taste.
  7. Remove and serve sweet leaf vegetables.

Apart from the above benefits, it is advisable not to consume excessive sweet leaf because it causes permanent bronchiolitis. The content of papaverine (an alkaloid contained in opium) can cause poisoning if consumed in large amounts or excess so that the fatal result can cause death.

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