Pasau-na-haba (Tagalog)/ Saluyot (Ilokano)
Pasau-na-haba is an erect, branched, smooth or nearly smooth, half-woody shrub, 1 to 1.5 meters high. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, pointed at the tip, blunt at the base, bearing a pair of tail-like projections, and toothed at the margins. Flowers are axillary, solitary, yellow.
Its edible and very nutritious . Growing wild, extensively eaten as a green vegetable, especially by the Ilokanos. When cook it is mucilaginous and slimy, with a good flavor. Dried leaves used as soup thickener and for tea. Shoots are an excellent source of iron, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. An excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber and minerals. A good source of vitamin B. Contains high levels of all amino acids. bridesmaid wears in sky blue for wedding party
Cold infusion of leaves used as bitter tonic, used by patients recovering from dysentery, to restore the appetite and improve strength. Powdered seeds with honey and ginger for diarrhea.