Scientific Name : Graptophyllum pictum
Bahasa Indonesian : Daun Ungu
Graptophyllum pictum, the caricature-plant, is a shrub in the family Acanthaceae. It is native to New Guinea, also a well-known garden shrub. There are two varieties: the variegated color one is known as ‘white adulsa’, and is used combined with coconut water to reduce swelling. The dark-leaved variety is known with trade name ‘black adulsa’ in India.
The shape of the leaf is aristate. The margin of the leaf is undulate. The venation of the leaf is reticulate in the variegated form.
Health Benefit :
Usefulness of Handeuleum / Purple / Wungu Leaves
1.Constipation: Boil 7 leaves of handeuleum with 2 cups of water until the water is half. After a cold, strain and drink at the same time in the morning.
2.Hemorrhoid: 15 leaves of handeuleum, a thousand fingers of turmeric, a little palm sugar boiled in 4 cups of water until the water is half. Filter it. Drink 2x a day, each 1 glass.
3.Hemorrhoids: 10 g of fresh handeuleum leaves are washed and then boiled in 2 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup of cooking water. After chilling, strain and drink boiled water in the morning and evening, each ½ cup.
4.Ulcer: A few leaves of handeuleum are washed and then finely ground. Apply to boils. Or Apply 2 sheets of purple leaves with coconut oil to taste, then roast over fire and put on boils while still warm.
5.Fever due to dirty stomach: 7 leaves of handeuleum, 5 slices of ginger boiled with a glass of water. Filter it. Drink once a day.
6.Gallstones: 7 leaves of handeuleum, some leaves of boiled veins with 2 cups of water until the water is half. This herb is to be taken 2x a day.
7.Menstruation is not smooth: A handful of dried flowers of handeuleum leaves, boiled with 4 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup of boiled water. Drink like we drink tea 3 times a day. Note: We recommend that you drink before menstruation.
8.Swelling due to a hit: The skin of the stem of the handeuleum is finely ground and then placed on the swollen part. The material is then placed on a swollen body part and then wrapped. Change 2 times a day.
9.Rheumatism / Gout: A handful of handeuleum leaves are washed and then ground. Apply to the affected part.
10.Bruises: the bark is cleaned and finely ground and then drained and wrapped with a bandage on the bruised area. Change 2 times a day.
11.Smooth urination: 1-2 handfuls of purple leaves and fennel pulowaras. How to make: mashed together until smooth, then applied to the abdomen like param.
12. Boils on the breast: Fresh leaves are washed and then apply coconut milk. The material is then withered over fire. Warmly place it on the boiled breast.
13. Swelling and ripening boils: Wungu leaves sufficiently washed and then thinned with enough brown sugar until it becomes a mixture like porridge. Place it on the swollen or ulcer body part and then dressing it. Replace 2-3 times a day, fresh leaves smeared with coconut oil and then withered over fire. Apply to boils or swelling.
14.Earache: Fresh leaves of Wungu are adequately washed and rinsed with boiled water. Mash until crushed, then squeeze. The collected water is used to drip ear.
Health Benefit :
Purple Leaves treat Hemorrhoids
* Fresh leaves of as much as 10 g washed and then boiled with 2 cups of clean water until the remaining 1 cup of cooking water. After chilling filtered, drink 1/2 cup each morning and evening.
* Leaves 10 g and spoon leaves (Platigo Mayor) 15 g, both fresh ingredients are washed and then boiled with 3 cups of clean water until the remaining 2 cups. After chilling filtered, drink rice and during the day, each 1 cup.
* Fresh leaves and gotu kola (Centella asiatica) each 1 gengam, 3 plants of wiyang (Emilia sonchifolia), whole, onion and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) each of 3 grains, pulasari (Alyxia reinwardtii) and turmeric rhizome each, onion 1/2 finger each, washed and cut into pieces as needed. Add 3 cups of clean water, then boil until the remaining 2 cups. After chilling filtered, divided for 2 times drinking, morning and evening.
Efficacy and Benefits of purple leaves according to experts
The efficacy of purple leaves as an anti-hemorrhoid itself is proven by Prof. Dr. H Sardjono Oerip Santoso from Pharmacology FKUI. A total of 9-10 grams of fresh purple leaves and then boiled in 2 cups of water (600 cc) until it becomes 1 cup of stew and taken 1 time every day. Five days later, the effects caused by hemorrhoid symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and heat disappear without trace. Dr. JM Sugiarto provided evidence, consumption of 1 cup of purple leaf stew for two months in a row could actually free patients from hemorrhoids. Thanks to purple leaves, people with hemorrhoids no longer need to consume phlebodinamic drugs such as radium and daflon. The drug is commonly prescribed by doctors to improve blood circulation in the anal area and eliminate swelling, protrusions, and bleeding. Analgesic.
As an analgesic, the efficacy of purple leaves is proven as shown by research conducted by Dr. Dr. Nur Permasi MS, Dr. Umi Kalsum MKes, and Dr. Nurdiana MKes from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya Malang. They stated that the alkaloid content in purple leaves has the ability as an anti-inflammatory and also as an analgesic in experimental animals. The analgesic effect is shown by the decrease in pain threshold after administration of alkaloid extract at a dose of 1.5, 3, and 6 mg / kg. According to the trio of researchers the ability of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the alkaloid fraction from ethanol extract of purple leaves effectively reduced the pain threshold at a dose of 3 mg / kg body weight. That is equivalent to administering aspirin at a dose of 125 mg / kg body weight. This is thanks to the ability of the leaf alkaloid in inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins.
Research conducted by drg Endang Wahyuningtyas MS SpPros from the Department of Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry UGM, concluded that purple leaves are useful for sanitizing dentures. The study used 40 samples of artificial denture divided into 4 groups. Each group was given a concentration of 5%, 10%, 20%, and 40% purple leaves and soaked for 15 minutes. After being worn by the patient for 4 hours, the dentures are then rinsed and examined. As a result, powerful purple leaves prevent the growth of streptococcal mutants, fungi, and prevent plaque growth. The study recommends that the best prevention to inhibit plaque, bacteria, and fungi occurs at a concentration of purple leaf content of 40%. Thus the benefits of Handeuleum and all the Benefits of Purple Leaves, where purple leaves turned out to contain millions of benefits.