Major growing area
The plant grows wild, but is also cultivated for food, herbal medicines, as an ornamental plant , in the aquarium trade and as poultry feed.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for Mukunewenna helps treat stomach disorders, diarrhoea, dysentry and can also act as a natural plaster for diseased or wounded skin.
The leaves and stems of mukunuwenna are eaten as a cooked vegetable.
MUKUNUWENNA MALLUNG: Shred finely and stir fried with grated coconut and spices, to be eaten with rice.