Monthly Archives: October 2016

Lagenaria siceraria/ சுரைக்காய் (Calabash / Bottle gourd) and its benefits

Lagenaria siceraria/ சுரைக்காய் (Calabash / Bottle gourd) Family- Cucurbitaceae Health Benefits Bottle gourd contains the 92% water and the remaining is easily digestible fiber. The sugar content is nearly nil in the bottle gourd. So it is best food  for … Continue reading

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குங்குமப்பூ-Crocus sativus -uses

Crocus sativus Family :Iridaceae குங்குமப்பூ Chemical composition : It contains a dye, volatile oil 8 to 13.4 %, crocin and picrococin uses :-The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It improves complexion It … Continue reading

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கண்டங்கத்திரி-Solanum Xanthocarpum uses

Botanical name- Solanum Xanthocarpum Family -Solanaceae கண்டங்கத்திரி The plant  contains alkaloids ,sterols ,saponins ,glycosides ,fatty acids ,amino acids etc . Apigen flavonoid ,oleic acid ,lineoleic acid ,lupeol ,lysine ,solanine,                           solasodine(anti- fertility) ,solamargine( anti snail properties ) are isolated from this … Continue reading

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Plumbago indica Linn -uses

Scientific name    : Plumbago indica Linn. Synonym            : Plumbago rosea Linn. Family                 : Plumbaginaceae Vernacular names:  English               :  Red flowered leadwort Tamil                 : … Continue reading

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அவுரி/Indigofera tinctoria Linn- uses

Scientific name: Indigofera tinctoria Linn  Family           : Fabaceae Vernacular names: English           : Indian Indigo Tamil             : Averi Parts used: Leaf, root, Whole plant Leaf contains glycosides, steroids, tannins and flavanoids, quinones, … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Wishes

Three women  are happens to be  ATP of my life They are Energy currency of my life Mum being  the first woman who has given me this mortal body 0h My better half who  has given me some meaning to this mortal … Continue reading

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Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty Synonyms : Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.)Andropogon muricatus Retz.-uses

Scientific name:  Chrysopogon  zizanioides  (L.)    Roberty Synonyms       :  Vetiveria zizanioides  (Linn.) Nash                        V. odorata Virey, Andropogon muricatus Retz. Family             : Poaceae Vernacular names:  English           : Vetiver Tamil             : Vettiver Root is cooling, digestive, immune-modulatory, regulates menstruation and is … Continue reading

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