Monday, 27 June 2011

DRAGON TAIL LEAVES (DAUN EKOR NAGA)

The dragon is a mythical creature in many cultures.  The Chinese consider dragons to be ultra auspicious.  In my school, there is this herbal plant called Ekor Naga (Epipremnum pinnatum). It is also commonly known as Golden Pothos and Dragon Tail Leaves.  Looking at the illustration of the Chinese dragon above and the plant in the school herb garden, it is easy to make a connection why the plant is so called.
The Dragon Tail Leave is known as an anti-cancer plant as it is said to be able to enhance the immune system for prevention of this dreaded disease.  It is also used to treat diabetes.



3 comments:

Irwan Greng said...

Hi, can I know how consume this leaf. Is it by boiling the leaf and drink it?

Irwan Greng said...

Hi, can I know how to consume this leaf. Is it by boiling the leaf and drink it?

LuVaLiCIoUs said...

Yup. If im not wrong..u nd to boil the leaves till the water turn into yellowish brown in colour, the same colour as ordinary tea. It will be bitter if u drink it just like that. U cn add some sugar to give it some taste.