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Bunga-bunga taman Malaysia
(Garden flowers of Malaysia)


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Bunga Nenas Kerang Besar
  = Bunga Kerang Besar
  = Reo Ungu Besar
Keluarga (Family) COMMELINACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Rheo discolor (L'Herit.) Hance
  = Rheo spathacea (Swartz) Stearn
  = Tradescantia spathacea Swartz
Saiz Biasa (Size) 2 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Larger Rheo
  Nama Cina (Chinese Name) H   Ham Kak Hwa
  Nama Thai (Thai Name)   Waan Kaap Hoi Yai,
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Bunga Reo (Rheo Flowers)

Pokok Reo (Rheo Plant)

Bunga Reo (Rheo Flowers)

Bunga Reo (Rheo Flowers)


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Pokok herba ini berasal daripada Mexico. Tinggi pokoknya boleh sampai kira-kira 50 cm. Permukaan bahagian atas daun berwarna hijau dan bahagian bawah daun berwarna ungu. Daunnya lurus dan panjang daun kira-kira 30 cm. Daun dan bunganya ada nilai perubatan.

This plant is originally from Mexico. The plant can grow to 50 cm. high. The top surface of the leaf is green and the bottom surface is purple. The leaves are linear and can measure up to about 30 cm. The leaves and flowers has medical value.

Disclaimer:
We are not doctors and it is not our intension to practice medicine.
We cannot be held responsible for the consequences of self medication.
Use this information at your own risk.

The Thai use the fresh leaves for threatment of sore throat, cough, relieves thurst, and externally used as an anti inflammatory. The Chinese use the fresh flowers and flower bracs by boiling it as a soup (usually with pork), for reducing body heatiness, relief of sore throat, and heat cough.


Rujukan (References)

     Buku (Books)

1.       Bunga-bungaan Malaysia; Ismail Saidin; (1993); Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka;
            Malaysia - mukasurat (page) 261
2.       Tropica; Alfred Byrd Graf; (1978, 1981); Roehrs Company; USA.
            - mukasurat (page)
3.       Medicinal Plants of Thailand, Vol 1; Promjit Saralamp; (1996);
            Mahidol University; Bangkok.- mukasurat (page) 163


Pertanyaan (Inquiries)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya