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Talium paniculatum or Wild Ginseng ~Flower Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing

Wild Ginseng, Hibiscus  Salad
Wild Ginseng ~Hibiscus Salad


edible flowers salad
Raw flowers Salad with Passion fruit dressing


Many flowers growing in our gardens are edible and can be used in our salads, syrup drinks, flowers ice cube, sushi, soups, flowers jelly/agar-agar and amazing for garnish.

Edible flowers are a best way to add color drama and simple collection of wild greens in your raw salads. Some are wonderfully fragrant and delicious, spicy, tangy, others taste green and weedy, create inventive and tasty combinations.

Many edible flowers are high in vitamins, minerals, vitamins A and C, especially Hibiscus contain high richness in vitamin C mild in taste and they certainly brighten your dish.




Make sure your flowers are pesticide free and is better to grow them yourself. Pick flowers at their peak and use them the same day, it is best to harvest flowers early in the day and only use flowers free from diseases. Gently shake the flower heads to remove insects and carefully wash them.

Warm Warning: Many plant flowers are poisonous. Not all flowers are edible. Only eat flowers you are certain edible. Please make sure that you identify your flowers correctly. Many florist shops flowers are sprayed with pesticides and fertilizers. It’s better to buy organic grown flowers or eat your own home grown edible organic flowers. Many beautiful edible flowers are easy to grow. Remember always wash leaves and flowers well before eating raw or cooking them !!

Home grown organic wild ginseng
Home grown organic wild ginseng in my Garden yard


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My home grown organic wild ginseng


pretty little flowers open in the morning.
Pretty little pink flowers open in the morning.


wild ginseng flowers
Love Raw Wild Ginseng. Isn’t it beautiful bouquet?

Wild Ginseng or Talium paniculatum

Locals here called it Local Ginseng. In Malaysia Malay friends here name this Ulam Ginseng, Kolesom, Akar Som Jawa, Akar Songsong or Ginseng Jawa.


This is a very healthy natural wild vegetable herb plants. Leaves are in whorls, flat, glossy and bright beautiful green. Flowers are in terminal panices, this pretty little flower has beautiful purplish pink.

The results of study revealed that leaves of T.triangulare contain an appreciable amount of  flavonoids, alkaloid, Vit A and high in fiber while its roots are in the active substance content saponim, flavonoids and tannins  that are beneficial to our health.

The root can be use to treat cough and other respiratory difficulty such as asthma also efficacious to treat irregular menstruation.

This wild ginseng plant has been scientifically proven to have the same chemical content and morphology very similar Korean ginseng. The leaves can be eaten raw as salad, it is said to increase appetite and increase the whole day energy. It also has benefit to nursing mother as it increase the milk production.

Good for hepatitis, diabetes, insomnia, can cure swollen wounds. It can therefore be concluded that T. triangulare leaves can contribute significantly to our health and should be recommended in our daily nutritional need.

Source from newspaper and friends.


Hibiscus flowers

Raw Wild Ginseng

Wild weeds

Ulam Raja ‘n Flowers

All from my garden yard.

Kindly reminder :Pick flowers at their peak and use them the same day, it is best to harvest flowers early in the day and only use flowers free from diseases. Gently shake the flower heads to remove insects and carefully wash them.

Some almonds-soaked overnight and dehydrated

Some Goji Berries

Fruit Dressing:

Passion Fruit Pulp

1 tbsp agave nectar

1 tsp 100% Pure coconut oil

1/8 tsp Organic Chili Powder

1.Wash flowers and greens well.

2.Scoop out the passion fruit pulp with a tablespoon add agave nectar coconut oil and mixed well.

3.Toss all well with Chili , Passion fruit, and Coconut oil works great for salad dressing.


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  • Anna Scelia

    That plant is not wild ginseng, it is a Talinum. You are lucky it is edible. Never eat a plant unless you are sure what it is and that it is edible!

    • Pow Pow Shak

      Many thank Anna Scelia for yours advise,have been eating Talinum for many years, Chinese friends named it wild ginseng ~野人参 because the Talinum roots similar to ginseng and it is a common folk herbal drinks and taste like ginseng.:).

    • Yoke Chye Tan

      Hi Anna, I’m new here and just to share. I had been planting this plants for almost 1 years and when I dig out the root and it’s aromatic smell like ginseng.
      Need your advise, the root can be consume?

      • hi,Yoke Chye Tan the root aromatic smell like ginseng,is edible,you can cook together leaves with filter water,chinese red dates for hours just taste like herbal drinks. The leaves is high in protein and rich in vit A & C.Can be eaten raw in your salad,stir fried or made soup.I love raw and added the leaves in my morning smoothies super yummy !! When i visited Bali they dried the roots and added in coffee- ginseng coffee !!

        • Yoke Chye Tan

          Many thanks Anna,really appreciate the information given.

          I further explore thru Philippine Medicinal plant and found below information’s. Just to share…

          Constituents- Root has saponin, steroid and essential oil.
          – Phytochemical screening of hexane and ethyl acetate extracts yielded potassium nitrate (1); the mixture of long chain hiodrocarbons hentriacontane (2), dotriacontane (3), tritriacontane (4) and pentatriacontane (5); heneicosanoic acid (6); the ester nonacosyl nonacosanoate (7); urea (8); 3-O-β-D- glucosyl-β-sitosterol (9); the mixture of β-sitosterol (10) and stigmasterol (11), and a pentaciclyc triterpene 3-O-acethyl-aleuritolic acid (12). (See study below) (8)
          – Methanolic leaf and root extracts yielded various phytosterols: campesterol, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, stigmastan-3-ol, stimast-22-en-3-ol and stigmastanol

          • sorry I am not Anna my name is Bernice 🙂 and Anna she is our Veganlogy reader.
            Thank so much for the information sharing here .

          • Yoke Chye Tan

            Ooops, sorry and thank you Bernice.

          • You are welcome, thanks for visiting Veganlogy. Wish you have a great weekday !!