Sweet Leaf Bush ~ Survival Food ~ 21/10/07
Is my favourite salad green. The leaves taste similar to sweet, fresh garden peas, and for this reason even young children can be easily coaxed to eat their greens.
It is a perennial bush 1-2 m high, that will thrive in a warm position in the garden. It could also be grown in a large pot. This plant is a valuable survival food for every garden.
Research has shown protein of the leaves to be from 34-39%, and the calcium and potassium content are also very high. The leaves provide an excellent source of chlorphyll, which is a valuable blood building element and cell rejuvenator.
Sweet leaf has strong antioxidants. The plant has featured for treating diabetes, fatigue, anaemia, cardio-vascular diseases, increasing bone density and for cancer treatment. The herb has been a folk remedy for snoring and teeth grinding.