At this time, many people have returned to traditional way by using medicinal plants, both to maintain health and treat diseases. One of many plant that use as medical purpouse is Gynura divaricata. Gynura divaricata is used to treat cancer. The chemical content found in the leaves that effective as anticancer is flavonoids. These flavonoids is found in the leaves. It’s also effective for wounds, menstruation, tumors, stroke prevention, and cancer. Gynura divaricata is used as main compound of many medicines, but common people use it as traditional medicine by brewing or boling it.
Gynura divaricata have a height between 30-45 cm and growing upright. The stem is short and soft with pentagon form, smooth hair, and greenish purple color. The leaves is oval-shaped, fleshy, andabout 20 cm long and 10 cm wide. The leaves are sweet, tasteless, and slightly toxic. We should not overused this plant because the toxicity. The leaves is used to treat coronary heart, breast cancer, stroke, hypertension, tumors, diabetes, and cholesterol. The chemical content found in the Gynura divaricata is chlorogenic acid, cafeic acid, benzoic acid, valinic acid, flavonoids and saponins.
Gynura divaricata is very easy to grow without complicated maintenance. The propagation is also easy through root or stem cuttings. This plant can be planted in small pots. Based on the research, this plant is very powerful to lowering cholesterol and aches in the body.
Gynura divaricata contain a protein compound called peroxidase. This protein works to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. The Gynura divaricata leaves have the potential to be a one of the choice to treat breast cancer. Ethanol that extracted from the Gynura divaricata leaves is effective to inhibited the herpes simplex virus HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the body. This ethanol in the leaves also works to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). Gynura divaricata leaves has many benefit include antihypertensive, cardioprotective, antihyperglycemic, anticancer, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Gynura divaricata have antihypertensive and cardiprotective, which can be used as heart protector. Gynura divaricata is alternative medicine for treating heart disease, including strokes.