Katuk, Sweet Leaf Bush, Sauropus androgynus
Katuk is an upright bush with multiple stems, growing three to six feet high. It has dark green, oval-shaped leaves and flat, round, yellow to red flowers that form into edible seed pods. The leaves are eaten raw or cooked, in moderation, and used medicinally around the world. Katuk thrives in the lowland rain forests of the tropics and prefers a hot, humid climate.
A nutrient-dense leaf containing vital macro and micronutrients, Katuk is a staple food in many traditional cultures. The leaf contains an impressive 50% of our daily recommended protein intake! In addition to providing a source of nutrients, Katuk has traditionally been used to promote lactation, heal wounds, alleviate urinary problems and regulate diabetes. High in chlorophyl and antioxidants, Katuk supports the body in eliminating toxins and free radicals, thus creating healthy circulation, promoting anti-aging and helping to alkalize the body.
- Rejuvenates cells
- Builds blood
- Supports healthy digestion
- Helps heal ulcers
- Eliminates toxins in the body
- Stimulates milk production in lactating women
- Impressively high protein content (50%)
- High in fiber
- High in vitamins A, B & C
- High in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.