Bengal Day Flower ( Kana)

The Bengal day Flower grows similar to money plant in that roots grow from nodes on its stem. It has a trailing nature with simple leaves that have tiny hairs on the underside. It has delicate blue, purple flowers. The leaves can be eaten raw, added to salads and made into smoothies. They contain oxalic acid and so ideally should be cooked, similar to spinach. Studies show that it is effective in reducing cholesterol and triglycerides.

To make a warm salad, saute the leaves in olive oil and add them to chopped onions.