Ara songsang ungu (Persitrophe roxburghiana)

(Persitrophe roxburghiana) Peristrophe baphica (Spreng) Bremek.; also called magenta plant, or lá cẩm in Vietnamese)
     
Culinary use : An extract of its leaves imparts a magenta tone to some Vietnamese foods, particularly in a taro-filled cake called bánh da lợn and glutinous rice dishes such as xôi lá cẩm, a sweet dessert.

Medicinal use : The plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

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