My neighbor showed me small a tree following a gorgeous orange blossoms so beautiful, He said the tree has the benefit of a cure for cancer. Many people called a Needle Seven Blade tree (Bunga Jarum Tujuh Bilah). That tree is said like that because it has sharp spines along a thin rod. Seven needle bar, needle seven, principal cancer, or Chat Sim Chan is a plant of the cactus family and probably the only one that has a cactus leaf. The tree coming from Korea, but many grow in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and other countries.
Needle seven blade tree in Indonesia is a genus of about 25 species of tropical and cactus varieties that do not seem like the type of cactus. There are 15-20 species Needle Seven Blade tree mainly from central America, south Africa and western India.
Usefulness and usability : From the results of searching on Google, I summed up some of the properties of the Seven Blade Needle flower tree is as follows: The Seven blade needle can treat: mouth / gum problems, flatulence, throat problems, intestinal / stomach problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, cervical cancer, colon cancer, nasal cancer and other cancers, post-surgery, kidney, anti-toxins, infections, rheumatic
How to consume:
1. Can be brewed with hot water.
2. The leaves are eaten raw 1-3 pieces every day.
3. The leaves can be used as juice.
For burns, the leaves can be affixed or applied to the wounds, after being crushed / pulverized before. Plant traits Needle Seven Blade tree : The leaves are green, orange flowers, prickly stems. I know there are two kinds: Pereskia bleo and Pereskia grandifolia. Pereskia bleo have thin, wavy leaves and orange-red flowers, with short spines compared with Pereskia grandifolia. Instead, Pereskia grandifolia has a thick, un corrugated leaves and pink flowers-pink to purplish, with long spines and lower. Both of Pereskia bleo and Pereskia grandifolia, commonly known as a 'Needle Seven Blade' is widely grown in Malaysia.
How to plant: The tree is very easy to plant and breed. To perform the multiplication is done by cuttings and seeds. Needle Seven Blade tree is a plant that is easy to adapt to almost any climate, specifically a tropical climate. The leaves easily fall if exposed to dry conditions, but also easy to grow if the original gets enough water.
The Scientific specification of " Seven needle bar"
Name: Jarum Tujuh Bilah ( English: Needle Seven Blade )
Scientific name: Pereskia sacharosa / saecnarosa
Other Name: "Bintang Tujuh' , "Pokok Kanser'.