Dragon’s Tongue Leaf
6 June 2009 6,041 views 4 Comments
Ingredient Name: Dragon’s Tongue Leaf or Waffle Plant Leaf
Traditional Chinese Name: 龍舌葉 (lóng shé yè)
What is this?
The Dragon Tongue plant is a small, short indoor or outdoor herbal plant that grows from 6-12 inches in height
The plant blooms white flowers between Spring and Summer months
It’s scientific name is Hemigraphis Repanda
Some people use this plant in aquariums
How do I prepare it?
Wash under warm running water
Where can I buy this?
You can purchase fresh Dragon’s Tongue Leaf from some wet marts in Hong Kong
What is the cost?
A bag of roughly 15 leaves cost around $2 HKD
It is said to help relieve coughs and colds when made in soups
Due to a lack of information available on this herb, I would take precaution when using it
You can grow this plant yourself as an indoor plant, although it requires consistently moist soil