A strong aroma brewing in the kettle rejuvenated my breath while I stretched my hamstrings. So today was ginger and pennywort tea that I plucked from my little pot. One is so charged up with green energy when you start your day in the garden.
Pennywort is a specie that has twenty or more types with little variations of leaf shape. Dollor weed, Moneywort, Asiatic pennywort, Coinwort, many names many varieties. Not all but some of these are edible too. The Indian pennywort is a leafy water plant that looks almost like a baby lotus with its shiny round leaves that look like green pennies floating in water. This precious green has been on my wish list and difficult to find in nurseries but finally received it as a gift from a generous green friend.
Little did I know then that this beauty is far more worthy than the pennies in its name.
It is a perennial from the wet lands of Southeast Asia and has been a part of Asian cuisine as tea, juice, salad and leafy vegetable. It has also been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Its antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and memory-enhancing properties make it a favourite for natural healing. It is recommended as a detox for immune system, helpful in high blood pressure, urinary tract infections and healing of wounds. I love to add a few leaves to my morning cuppa, salads and stews.
Pennyworts are easy growing plants that are happy in water and good light conditions. In soil, you need to maintain moisture all the time or else it droops too quickly. It multiplies and fills up its pot more quickly than you can imagine. And remember if you are too liberal it will actually invade your patch all over. Overall it’s a great deal to own this easy to keep treasure both for its beauty and benefits.
Beautiful & interesting write up.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge 👏🏻👏🏻
Amazing ! Very informative writeup about this beauty.
Wow!! Didn’t know Pennywort had so many benefits!
Such a lovely plant!
Wow ..this is informative I didn’t knew it has so maby benefits . Thanks and keep writing .
thanks a lot. indeed i also didnt know till i had one’
Very interesting write up. Didn’t know the worth of pennywort.
yes vijya. we underestimate the greens
Wow! Sangeeta, your article is as beautiful as your garden! 💓💓 pennywort is known for liver and kidney health and is righty called the “herb for longevity”! Time to adopt these pennies 🌈🌸
I owe this to you. thanks for this beauty. im sure you can dig in more benefits. thanks for all the inputs as well as the plant.
Awesome… Need to have these in my garden now… Thank you for sharing such valuable information
Ill try and give you some
Thanks for sharing such wonderful information…well explained.
thanks a ton
Thanks for sharing the benefits of another angel we can possess in our home garden.
Thanks for a very informative article on pennyworts. Its leaves remind of nasturtium leaves. Must get this for my garden.
Im glad you find it worthy