-The Vietnamese names: Móp , Cừa, Ráy gai, Chóc gai.
-The English names: Pimply lasia, unicorn plant.
-The Scientific name: Lasia spinosa L.
-The name means: Lasia spinosa Thwaites.

Pimply lasia (Lasia spinosa L.)


-Ordo: (Alismatales).
-Family: (Araceae).
-Subfamily: (Lasioideae).
-Genus: (Lasia).
-Species: Lasia spinosa


       The Pimply lasia (Lasia spinosa) is a species of flowering plants in their family (Araceae).This species originated from Asia, distributed in low temperate regions in Asia such as China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and tropical Asia such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

           Apart from denting tree spikes, the other Genus Lasia species also has a similar shape as Lasia concinna species are found in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Young leaves dented tree spikes used as vegetables in many countries of Southeast Asia and was used for all medications, especially liver disease.
            The Pimly lasiai species are exploited as drugs in the U.S. and Europe, are considered rare medicinal plants. According Conservation Society Plant Resources of Southeast Asia (PROSEA FOUNDATION) abbreviated PROSEA was established in Jakarta on 20.06.2007, based in Bogor, Indonesia. The management is coordinated and implemented by a network of organizations in 5 countries in Southeast Asia (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), the Pimly lasia trees are very valuable plants should be protected exist.


          The Pimly lasia plant that grows wild in wet areas, on a canopy cover such fields of water, pond, along streams in the semi-submerged environment.
-Body: Shape bloated body types such as bulbs, grow on the ground, bearing many scars leaves and roots.
-Root: Big root , grow deeply and  developed from the ground.
-Leaf: Sheath as the book format, on the edge and back of the book there are many small spikes, soft spikes when his young, when old leaves his sharp spines. Leaf lobes cut form with the original leaflets have grown broadleaf nearly symmetrical.
-Flowers: reaching high up on the leaves, round-stemmed flowers, breaking a block-shaped flowers are buried around the drum is full of flowers.
-Fruit: Fruit cystic form, each carrying a grain of brown rugged image.
Young shoots, young inflorescence, leaf blade, including all copies and made edible. Body, also called tubers, are used as drugs.

The chemical composition

According PROSEA, the chemical composition of Pymly lasia 's leaf and bodies following characteristics:
+ In young leaves rich in ascorbic acid, minerals and vitamins, should be used as vegetables very well. In addition to polyphenols, ascorbic acid also contribute to the antioxidant activity (contributing 34% - 56% of antioxidants in plants dented spines).
+ In the trunk and roots have dented spines components:
-Quality polyphenols have antioxidant effects.
Accounted for 7.2 to 7.5%-fiber fresh weight and 40% -75% dry weight. In 4-18% of fiber is soluble fiber.
Consequently roots dented body and spines are used as functional foods as antioxidants and herbs for many different uses.


a - Pymly lasia  is used as a vegetable specialty high-end.

Many countries in Asia and in Vietnam, young shoots, leaves and flowers and young calves are used as vegetables high  quality. In Indonesia both species are used as vegetables.
1-used to eat raw salad and squeeze: bud, young leaves and barks of trees and flowers non dented spines are used as salad vegetables and squeeze.
2-Use as boiled vegetables: bud, young leaves and barks of trees and flowers non dented spines are used as vegetables cooked very delicious and nutritious food.
3-Use as vegetable stir-fry: bud, young leaves and barks of trees and flowers non dented spines are used as vegetable stir-fry with meat, shrimp and other seafood, high-end dish at the restaurant.
4-Used to dip and sour soup pot: bud, young leaves and barks of trees and flowers non dented spikes are used to cook soup and sour dip is hot pot specialties.
5-Used to salt pickle: bud, young leaves and barks of trees and flowers non dented spikes used salt pickles taste delicious.

b-Pymly lasia are used as drugs

-According to the Vietnam Traditional Medicine that the roots of Pymly lasia tree are rhizomes spicy wax spines, the cool, having heat effect, detoxification, diuretic, canopy retention, be regarded as herbs or. Pymly lasia can cure many diseases.
-According to western medicine and the law itself the Pymly lasia tree contain ascorbic acid and polyphenols have antioxidant effects.

The plant remedies from Pymly lasia tree

1-foot itching Cure: Use a wax tree spikes or the boiling water bath rhizomes very effective. Day 1 was (according to Dr. Hoang Xuan Dai published on Health & Life).
2-Cure young babies toxic skin ulcers: Get the Pymly lasia tree boiling water basin, rhizome powder on skin diseases, very effective (according to Dr. Hoang Xuan Dai published on Health & Life).
3-Updated hepatitis, liver cirrhosis: Use Pymly lasia 30g dried rhizomes (fresh about 100g) 30g dried pandanus fruit (fresh 100g) dried jagged bitch 10g (30g fresh). For you to cook with 2.000ml water, simmer the water was 300ml, the great-out. Day in 3 divided doses is effective (according to folklore is clearly better to use fresh dried) (according to Dr. Hoang Xuan Dai published on Health & Life) ..
4-Cure rheumatism, back, knee frostbitten legs: Use Pymly lasia rhizome 12g, 12g crane area, behind blood inventory 12g, 12g vajra, ox all 12g, 12g spleen resolution, excellent drinking water a day. Need for 5-7 months (according to Dr. Hoang Xuan Dai published on Health & Life).
5-Cure burnt by poison in the liver: The bodies of Pymly lasia  green thinly sliced boiling in ​​ water into the pot submerged approximately invasion, boiled and then cooled, water to drink as tea, drink for several days. Can be used to determine cooking cooked a second (according to popular experience the Plain of Reeds).
6-clear heat, detoxify: Old dented spines washed, thinly sliced, dried and brought back the soil, use a pinch of cooking in boiling water, drink as tea (by popular experience the Plain of Reeds).

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