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Bai Bua Bok ใบบัวบก
Pennywort (aka gotu kola) is known in Thailand as Bai Bua Bok, or ‘land lotus’. The leaves are 2 inches in diameter and look like miniature lotus leaves. It grows well in a wet or damp area
Pennywort is well known for its healing properties. Other traditional medicine practitioners like Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine doctors use pennywort to treat various ailments.
As a foodie, when I think of pennywort, a nice cold green juice comes to mind first. But we also eat the leaves raw in dishes like Lohn Pboo Kem and Kanom Jeen Nam Ya.
Recipes made with pennywort
Nam Bai Bua Bok
Refreshing pennywort drink served cold with ice.
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