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What Is The Leaf And How It Is Used

The leaves are known to be one of the vegetables that often appear in meals in Vietnamese families. However, few people know that it is also considered as a valuable medicine, the function of treating many diseases is extremely effective. Are you still confused? What is a leaf?What is its real use? The content of today’s article will help you better understand this type of leaf.

  1. What are the characteristics of leaves?

The leaves of the tree are also known as the vines. This plant can adapt to all aquatic environments whether brackish, saltwater or freshwater. This is a wild plant that often grows in places such as cliffs, pond banks, forest edges, etc.

The leaves are also known by another name, the leaves of the way
The leaves are also known by another name, the leaves of the way

Leaves are usually 3 to 5 m tall, belonging to the woody family, but are small, sometimes creeping and thorny. The leaves are up to 16cm long and 12cm wide, sometimes even longer.

The color of the leaves is variable but irregular, oval or oval in shape, green when young and turning dark green in old age. Flowers are usually small and white, or grow in large clusters on the top of the tree. The fruit is ovoid and 3 to 4 mm in diameter.

  1. Composition of leaves

The leaves have a very unpleasant smell, the leaves are fragrant but dark, so it is difficult to smell. The leaves are bitter and hot in nature. People make essential oils from this plant with characteristic yellow color and pleasant aroma.

Two alkaloids found in the bark of the leaves are premnin and ganiarin. Premnin has the effect of reducing the force of contraction of the heart and dilating the pupils.

  1. Uses of fenugreek leaves

Cayenne leaves is one of the foods that women use a lot in cooking, this type of leaves can be used as raw vegetables or boiled vegetables, stir-fried vegetables. However, one of the effects of the plant is its ability to support the treatment of diseases quite effectively.

Leaves can be used as a vegetable to create a sour taste for dishes
Leaves can be used as a vegetable to create a sour taste for dishes

According to traditional medicine, the leaves have acrid taste and are considered to have the effect of clearing urine and helping to improve digestion, brighten eyes, cool the liver, diuretic, and digestive benefits.

According to modern medicine, the substances premnin and ganiarin in the leaves of the plant, when used, can help strengthen the sympathetic nervous system – that is, vasoconstriction, increase blood pressure, increase salivation, bloom. pupils, increased intestinal peristalsis, dilated trachea.

Many recent research results show that the effects of the leaves help support the treatment of liver disease, protect the liver, and fight high liver enzymes quite effectively. After a period of time with liver disease, the liver enzyme ALT decreases rapidly, the density of the liver is softer, the liver is less discolored, and the lesions are less.

Experiments with patients with hepatitis showed that after using the liquid extract from the leaves, the liver reduced swelling, decreased inflammatory exudate, decreased protein and white blood cell content in inflammatory exudate compared with the control group. . Signs of hepatitis b such as jaundice, loss of appetite, fatigue… also slowly subsided.

For those who drink a lot of alcohol, they should eat raw leafy vegetables or eat boiled leafy vegetables, which both have the effect of detoxifying alcohol and helping you protect the liver.

Leaves bring many health benefits
Leaves bring many health benefits

Thus, the use of leaves can reduce the symptoms of fatty liver disease caused by drinking a lot of alcohol, and protect the liver effectively.

Instructions on how to grow leafy plants

  • Growing leafy plants by cuttings

If you know someone who is planting a tree, ask them to give them a few branches by cutting branches about 3-4 inches long, choose straight branches, not too old and not too young, when cutting to avoid bruising the skin.

Put each branch in a pot of soil, moderate moisture to avoid root rot, a few weeks will see young green leaves

  • How to grow leafy plants by sowing seeds

The seeds are hard as pepper, when sown, they need to be soaked for 1 day in water, then bury 1 inch in the soil that is always moist, in conditions above 70 degrees F. And if you want to burn the stage, grind the 2 ends thinly. seeds, like the way a lotus plant grows from seed.

Plants can be grown by seeding or cuttings
Leafy plants can be grown by seeding or cuttings

We look forward to the information we share. You will know what dandelion is and its uses. You can also apply the 2 ways to grow plants that we share to successfully grow plants. Thank you for your interest in following the article.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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