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LivingParadise

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)
« on: April 01, 2017, 10:56:47 AM »
Great, low-maintenance plant, that prefers shade. High protein content, apparently a complete protein. Leaves, flowers, and little fruit it makes are edible. Has a pleasant, nutty taste. But, eaten in large quantities can be toxic.

Multiple strong medicinal benefits. Saw this general guideline in an article:
"To reduce the side effects of katuk leaf, should consume in small amounts (maximum of 50 g per day), leaf cooked first, and do not consume continuously for more than 3 months."

So best used as a supplemental plant, not the main course.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 04:39:04 PM by LivingParadise »

 

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