Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Plants Salam (Syzygium Polyanthum)


Plants salam (Syzygium polyanthum) as one of the herbs that the ordinary people of Indonesia for spices used in cooking, as well as a food flavoring, as well as herbal medicine. Plant leaves are one type of herb can be found in Burma keselatan up in Indonesia, grew at a height of 5 m to 1,000 m above sea level, in the lowlands to the mountains with an altitude of 1800 m, many grown in forests or cultivated by traditional farmers. Plant a tree greeting medium shrubs although it can reach a height of 30 m. Bark brownish-gray, the old cracked like scales. Single leaf located opposite the cross on the horizontal branch as if arranged in two rows. Leaves elliptic narrowed at the base and edges so that an elliptical with a size 5-16 x 2.5 to 7 cm. The flowers form panicles wreath, with lots of flowers, 2-8 cm long, grew up under the leaves or sometimes in the armpit leaves, small and smells wonderful. Hermaphrodites, and the crown has 4-5 petals, many stamens with brightly colored stems, which sometimes becomes part of the flower. Plant an herb regards Indonesia, the Indonesian people generally use bay leaves as a food supplement which also has properties as a medicinal herb. Bay leaves as a drug used to treat high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (hypertension), gastritis, diarrhea and treatment of high uric acid. Chemical elements contained in a bay leaf, among others, saponins, triterpenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, alkaloids, tannins and essential oils in the form of lactone compounds and phenols.(

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