“Gedi” Tree


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Leaves Gedi (Sayor Yondok) (Abelmoschus manihot, previously named as Hibiscus Manihot L.) in other countries also leaves gedi called (Philippines: Lagikuway, Thailand: Po fai, UK: Edible hibiscus). Gedi is a typical leaf vegetable in North Sulawesi, generally ranging from Talaud in the North to the South in the Mongondow Bolaang certainly will never forget the taste of delicious vegetable dishes gedi known as Sayor Yondok. In many recipes vegetable processing depending on the tastes of each enthusiasts, be cooking with coconut milk or just plain boiled with other additional distinctive flavor. But gedi vegetable synonymous with cooked coconut milk plus bamboo shoots (oyobung), potato taro (cranky) and other spices, then added again with anchovies (ikang salt) as a friend to eat vegetables yondok, or more yahud again said mixed tuna fufu.

For indigenous people eat porridge Manado North Sulawesi (tinutuan) incomplete without added as a mixture gedi leaves. Gedi leaf has a function as a savory flavor enhancer and thicken. Besides delicious, gedi leaves are also rich with vitamin A, iron and fiber is good for the digestive tract. Collagen is contained in the leaves is also beneficial antioxidants and maintain healthy skin. Perhaps because many contain fiber that absorbs cholesterol and fat. So many people found this vegetable can make people slim and help lower cholesterol levels and hypertension. But there is no specific research on this. Because the leaves contain lots of collagen substances that are antioxidants, it is useful for health care for the skin and blood circulation. The legend says that, at a time, Pak Harto (deceased) is pleased to take care of its own plants at home residence in Cendana, because he likes to eat the leaf decoction for the restoration and maintenance of health in old age.

Currently gedi leaves found difficult, but it is very easy plant to grow and propagated. Quite cuttings and planted in loose soil media will surely flourish. Plant height can reach two meters and if the land is suitable to be very thick with leaves. The leaves are green and seemingly similar cassava leaves or marijuana, because the leaves are shaped like a finger 5 cassava leaves or marijuana.

North Sulawesi people, especially those in overseas often planted this gedi leaves in the yard or pots so that at any time if you want to cook already available.

Prevent bone loss (osteoporosis)
Disorders of the bone such as osteoporosis commonly experienced by women who stepped menopause. Because when menopause estrogen levels will decrease. Usually, doctors recommend hormone therapy aimed’s hard to replace the natural hormones are reduced. However, using natural materials is a solution that is right. Research shows that gedi leaves can help prevent osteoporosis. The study was conducted using female rats that had been in her ovaries lift. Then the mice were fed leaves gedi with various doses within a certain time. The result, it becomes more dense bone mice. It can be concluded that bone loss can still be prevented or controlled. Then, increase bone density is proportional to the increase in dose gedi leaves.

Overcoming Seizures, Diabetes, Depression and Kidney Diseases
Gedi leaf contains flavonoids. The study was carried out, it is able to extract material to prevent the death of the mice that had seizures. With the results of these studies, making gedi flower extract can also be used to help overcome the problem of seizures due to epilepsy, antidepressants and help preserve brain function.

Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
In the leaves gedi containing flavonoids. One of the properties of flavonoids are able to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease. For people who have problems of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can eat these leaves as a vegetable menu daily. Why? This is due to that gedi leaves also contain fiber that can bind cholesterol and fats that are removed from the body. Some people also believe that by eating the leaves of this, would be to lower the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and lowering cholesterol levels in the body.

Treat Ulcer
Gedi fruit contains that can protect the lining of the abdominal lining. It will help reduce the risk of irritation caused by bacteria or food that has a bad effect on the stomach. If you are a heartburn sufferer, you can consume this gedi leaf vegetable menu as well as a natural remedy.#

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