16 Pecah Beling Benefits for Overall Health

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Strobilanthes Crispus or Pecah Beling Leaves origin comes from Madagascar, but widely grown in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Indonesia, Strobilanthes Crispus common name are Bayam Karang, Enyoh Kilo, Jin Batu, Keji Beling or Pecah Beling. While in Malaysia, it is called Black Face General, Hey Mian Jiang Jin, Karang Jin, Kejibeling or Pecah Kaca.

This plant can grow up to 2 M and it is belongs to the Acanthaceae family. It is a flowering shrub and perennial. Benefits of Strobilanthes Crispus lies on its leaves. As it is considered as one of the most important herbs especially in Malay folk, Strobilanthes Crispus already has its own scientific record about all information related to ethnobotanical, phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological. It is commonly consumed in the form herbal tea and there are many Pecah Beling benefits or Health Benefits of Strobilanthes Crispus

Nutrient value of Pecah Beling 

The dried leaves contained

  • A high amount of total ash (21.6%)
  • Potassium (51%)
  • Calcium (24%)
  • Sodium (13%)
  • Iron (1%)
  • Phosphorus (1%)
  • High content of water-soluble vitamins (C, B1 and B2)
  • Phenolic Acid
  • Catechins
  • Alkaloids
  • Tannin
  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Caffeine

Benefits of Pecah Beling 

  1. Anticancer – Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer. Here you can check out symptom of colon cancer
  2. Antioxidant – It’s nutrient value on its dried leaves provided many substance which inhibits oxidation
  3. Cytotoxic – Strobilanthes Crispun is the type of medication to treat or prevent cancer and or tumor
  4. Antidiabetic – Diabetes is the most famous disease that can be cure with this traditional herb. It is better to seek medical consult first based on the types of diabetes
  5. Antimicrobial – Also known as Antibiotics, to cure infectious disease
  6. Diuretic – One of many benefits of Strobilanthes Crispus is to increase the rate of urination, so it help to remove excess of water, salt and toxin.
  7. Laxative – Traditionally used treat constipation. Benefits of Strobilanthes Crispun has been proven scientifically in the treatment of Kidney Stones and Bladder Stones as well
  8. Wound healing – This herb has also proven to have wound healing activity such as recovering from snake bite
  9. LDL Cholesterol – It is also known to lowering ldl cholesterol for people suffered in high cholesterol while consuming foods that lower cholesterol level

Recommendation Intake of Pecah Beling 

  1. Diabetes – 25 grams of fresh leaves, boil with 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Filter after it gets chilled, then drink it in the morning
  2. Stone Bladder & Kidney Stone – Combination of leaves with baby corns can expell kidney stone in no time
  3. Constipation – boil handful fresh leaves with 2 cups of water, filter and drink
  4. Tumors – Eat uncooked fresh leaves as part of your salad
  5. Wound healing activity – Apply topically twice a day
  6. Diarrhea and high cholesterol – all of elements of plants is boiled for 30 minutes, chill, filter and drink the water

Cautions of Pecah Beling

Just like any other herb plants, it is not advised to consume during pregnancy. Always store below 30 C. Protect the fresh leaves or herbal tea from light and moisture. Benefits of Strobilanthes Crispus could only be gained with the right recommendation intake and medical advise is necessary before consuming it daily. Traditional herbs might prevent or cure some disease all above, but excess amount could cause side effects, like dizziness, diarrhea, and dryness of mouth