Whats is Grass Jelly ?? Cincau, Camcau, CamCam, or Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)jelly is a traditional drinks/beverages that is made of Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)and it is easily found in various places, especially in the South East Asia countries. It is sold scattered on the roadside in some major cities in those countries. Some restaurants, restaurant or café, also provide this beverage.
Cincau or CamCam made from the grass of Chinese Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)which is a native plants to South East Asia. The lowlands to 800 meter of altitude above sea level, friable soil with acidity of 5.5 to 6.5 and shady environments is a suitable place for plants. This herbaceous plant grows in a way propagates towards the tree host. The stem is about 1 cm in diameter, can reach 5 to 16 meters. The leaf shapes form such as shields, tapered and green, with a length of between 5 and 16 cm. It feels rough when being hold since it has some kind of feathers.
Not only as refreshment, Chinese Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)jelly also have various health benefits. Consumed regularly, it can help healing process of stomach ulcers, fever, and even high blood pressure.
Served cold, Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)jelly feels very refreshing. Not only that, grass jelly plant turns out there is health benefits can be obtained when consumed regularly.
The study concludes, grass jelly nutrition made from Chinese Black grass(Cyclea Barbata)leaves contains saponins, polyphenols, carbohydrates, flavonoids, and fat, along with Vitamin A, Vitamin B, calcium and phosphorus.
With that contents, grass jelly benefits can be used to help heal the stomach ulcers, fever, and blood pressure.
It’ll also decreases the complaints of dizziness, often tired and staggering, was missing as well as weight loss.
Chinese Black grass(Cyclea Barbata) can also help cure degenerative diseases such as coronary heart disease. This is because the grass jelly has a sufficiently high fiber content. Research Directorate Nutrition Health department finding 6:23 grams per 100 grams of crude fiber content of the GRASS JELLY GEL. Consuming daily along with fruits and vegetables, can meet the daily needs of 30 grams of fiber.
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By eating grass jelly benefits every night, it can help smooth the bowel movement.
Health benefits of these substances can also be obtained from the roots that contain starch, fat and alkaloids cycleine which is make it able to treat fever and some abdominal pain.
1. As refreshing drink
It is very easy to make the green leaves of grass jelly into a refreshing drink with a variety of properties above. The sufficiently leaves of the grass jelly washed, knead until blended, add a little water and viscous fluids are filtered.
2. For heartburn, it takes about 20 leaves to make jelly out of Chinese Black grass(Cyclea Barbata).
Once crushed and screened, you can add some lemons,honey, syrup, or liquefy palm sugar if you like.
Then leave it in a cool place until it becomes a gel or gelatin.
3. Treating dysentery and sprue
The same method goes for treating dysentery and sprue. The grass jelly is drunk for a week in a row.
4. treating ulcers
As for treating ulcers, sufficiently Chinese Black(Cyclea Barbata)grass are washed and crushed.
Then instead of leaving it to be a gelatin or jelly, you should gently tape it on the suppurating to remove the pus.
5. Fever contradictory
For fever contradictory, it used the roots or the rhizome. Simply take the root portion and wash it with water.
Once it is boiled, you can drink the water from the boiling process. You can also brew the dried rhizome or roots with a glass of HOT water, and then treat it as in making a glass of tea.
6. Our daily nutrients as in dietary programs
There are more to grass jelly benefits we can achieve by make it as our daily nutrients as in dietary programs. It will make the stomach feel full enough to make us not wanting more desert and lose our appetite at dinner. Hence, even though the plant is smaller compare to other beneficial plants as in traditional herb medicine, it is worth to cultivate for our hear reference.
When you want to just enjoy it as a refreshment, after becoming gel mixed with coconut milk and ice cubes. Coconut milk is certainly contrived full of flavor, boil together sugar, Pandan(Pandanus amaryllifolius) leaves and salt as you desired.
Stay healthy with joyful way by consume this delicacy yet healthy edible medicine.You can order it via online shop, or buy it on site. Either way, you will have different experiences getting along with this grass jelly, unique food or beverages whatever it is called. Cam cau. Cin cau. Cam cam. What the heck is there anything to do with the Chinese food?
Well, just stay healthy, okay.