Pennywort is used as a medicinal herb in traditional Burmese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, traditional African medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
Khai Nyui’s Pennywort Salad
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Salad can be eaten immediately.
Pennywort (also known as Gotu Kola)—4 cups chopped pennywort leaves
Crushed peanuts—3/4 cup crushed (roasted) peanuts. Can be crushed in food processor after roasting.
Cherry tomatoes (sungolds work very well) quartered—2 cups
1 sliced chili (optional)
Dressing for salad (cover and toss over salad completely):
Salt, fish sauce, brown sugar or traditionally palm sugar—
Combine 2 teaspoons of sugar with the juice of 1 lime and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
Sprinkled on top:
Fried shallots and onions—1/2 cup