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Swamp morningglory herb ﹝weng cai﹞, commonly known as kong xin cai, is a very common homely dish. Stir-Frying sections of swamp morningglory herb , usually add a little mashed garlic , looks green dotted with white garlic .It tastes tender and tasty with unique flavor. |
Swamp morningglory herb, morning glory and sweet potato all belong to hedge glorybind family . swamp morningglory herb which grows in the water with large leaves and thick stalk is called the aquatic swamp morningglory herb ; species living in the dry land with thin stem and narrow leaves is called xeromorphic swamp morningglory herb.
According to the data, for every 100 grams of fresh swamp morningglory herb contains 2.4 grams of protein, fat 0.4 grams, dietary fiber 1.4 grams, 2.0 grams carbohydrates, iron 3.3 mg, calcium 140 mg, zinc 0.38 mg, selenium 0.50 mg, carotene 1.57 mg, 262 micrograms of retinol equivalents, with a total vitamin E1.60 mg, vitamin B1 0.02 mg, vitamin B2 0.17 mg, vitamin C9 mg, niacin 1.1 mg.
Swamp morningglory herb has definite medicinal value besides a vegetable to be eaten together with cooked rice . Its effects :clearing away heat ,cooling blood and removing toxin. 《Compendium of Materia Medica》records:“sweet taste ， mild in nature ，non-toxic. Reduces the toxicity of graceful Jessamine herb .” 《 Chinese Medicine Dictionary》:“It can treats nosebleed ,constipation, turbid stranguria, hematochezia, hemorrhoids, snake bite and injury by insects. Now cite a few formulas for readers to try:
Curing nosebleed: The appropriate amount of roots of swamp morningglory herb and sugar mash and pour into the boiling water then taking.from《 The Records of Gathering Medicinal herbs of Lingnan》.
Curing turbid stranguria, hematuria, hematochezia,: Fresh swamp morningglory herb, washing, pounding to pieces ,getting juice by twisting,taking with appropriate amount of honey.
Curing centipede bite: fresh swamp morningglory herb , a little salt, pounding to pieces , rubbing affected part.
Curing dental caries pain: the root of swamp morningglory herb 200 grams, decocting with vinegar 50 percent and water 50 percent then gargling.