What are the medicinal qualities of malabar spinach?
Hi, I am 20 years old college student. I am interested in researching the medicinal qualities of leafy vegetables. It helps me to appreciate the value and also it increases the eagerness to have them on a daily basis. I have a repulsion for malabar spinach. My mom cooks it almost every day. There is always a tiff between my mom and me as I don't eat it. I don't want that to happen. So I have decided to research on malabar spinach about it's medicinal qualities. Kindly leave your comments.
@deepjoy Malabar Spinach is very nutritious and helpful in curing malnutrition. The leaves contain Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, flavonoids, saponins, ?- Carotene, water soluble polysaccharides, bioflavonoids, essential amino acids (arginine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, threonine and tryptophan) and minerals (rich in calcium and iron compounds and contains a low percentage of soluble oxalates). This herb works as medicine due to the presence of numerous biologically active compounds such as carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, fats and oils, vitamins, alkaloids, quinines, terpenoids, flavonoids, carotenoids, sterols, simple phenolic glycosides, tannins, saponins, polyphenols. This medicinal plant is used both internally and externally for the treatment of diseases. The plant is reported to be beneficial in the treatment of constipation, inflammation, skin diseases, burns, ulcers, diarrhea and fluid retention.