Green Leaves / Keerai
English:Drumstick Leaves Tamil: Murungai Keerai Telugu: Mulaga akulu Hindi: Saijan Patta Kannada: Nugge yele Malayalam: Muringa ela
Health Benefits:If you have a drumstick plant on your garden that symbolizes, you have a doctor at home. It is the best medicine for most of the common diseases and it is the most recommended spinach variety for all the age groups. From the bottom of the plant to the end of the plant, every part is used for many medicinal purposes. The root, stem, branches, flowers, gum on the surface of the branches, vegetable and leaves are the raw materials for many medicines.
English: Agathi, TAMIL: Agathi Keerai TELUGU: Avise Hindi: Agasti KANNADA: Agase MALAYALAM: Agathi
Health Benefits: Must to have atleast monthly twice, This is not advised during medication, since it will reduce the power of medicine, It is an antidote for poisons, It is cooling, It is good for fever, It is a laxative, It helps in digestion, It is a tonic, It cures insanity, It is a very satvic food, folk medicine White discharge, Vaginal discharge with odour, Over heat
Ponnanganni / ALTERNANTHERA SESSILIS:
English: Alternanthera sessilis, Tamil: Ponnanganni Telugu: Ponnagantikura Hindi: Garundi, Guroo Kannada: Honagonne Malayalam: Ponnankannikkira
Health Benefits: Over 90 Type of Eye Diseases get cured if we consume this with Moong Dhal. Refference # Kumutham Snehidhi Book of Sept 2015
BALLON VINES / Mudakathan keerai:
English: Cardiospermum halicacabum/ Ballon vines Tamil: Mudakathan keerai,Telugu: buddakakara/ ekkudutige/ kasaritige Hindi: Kanphata,Kannada: agniballi/ bekkinatoddinaballi/ erumballi Malayalam: Jyotishmati/ katabhi
Health Benefits:it is used as a herb in Ayurvedic and other Indian medicines for treating Gout , Rheumatoid arthritis, Skin diseases, Cough, Nervous disorders, Piles, Muscle wasting, Dysentery, Diarrhea, etc. To reduce the rheumatic pain, Kashayam is very effective. To make Kashayam, put a handful of Mudakathan Keerai along with two cups of water, a tablespoon of jeera and a pinch of turmeric powder in a vessel and bring to boil. Allow to boil for five to ten minutes and strain it. Adding this Green Leaves to one’s diet at least twice a month will definitely help in curing joint pain.
Manathakalli Keerai / BLACK NIGHT SHADE:
English:Black Night Shade/ Makoy/ Deadly Nightshade,Tamil: Manathakalli Keerai,Telugu: Kamanchi chettu,Hindi: Mokoi,
CORIANDER LEAVES (Naatti):
English: Coriander Leaves Tamil: Kothamalli Telugu: Kothimiri Hindi: Hara dhania Kannada: Kothambari Soppu Malayalam: Kothamalli
CURRY LEAVES (Naatti): kadi patta in hindi
English: Curry Leaves Tamil: Karuveppilai,Telugu: Karepeku/Karivepaku,Hindi: Kari patta,Kannada: Karibevu Malayalam: Kareapela
- Helps keep anaemia at bay
- Protects your liver from damage
- Maintains your blood sugar levels
- Protects you from heart disease
- Helps with digestion
- Relieves the symptoms of diarrhoea
- Can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy
- Reduces congestion in the chest and nose
- Treats and prevents skin infections
- Accelerates hair growth
8. ECLIPTA PROSTRATA / karisalanganni:
English: Eclipta prostrata,Tamil: karisalanganni/karisilanganni Telugu: galagara chettu/ gunta galijeru/ gunta kalagara, Hindi: bhamgra/ bhangra/ bhangraiya Kannada: garagadasappu/ garugalu/ kadiggagaraga Malayalam: kaikeshi, kannuni, kayyunni
English: Mint Tamil: Pudhina Telugu:Pudina Hindi: Pudina Kannada: Merugu/Pudina,Malayalam: Putiyina
Health Benefits: Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food.
Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. The aroma of mint activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion.
Nausea & Headache: Again, the strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea.
Asthma: Regular use of mint is very beneficial for asthma patients, as it is a good relaxant and relieves congestion. That being said, using too much mint in this way can also irritate the nose and throat.
Breast Feeding: For many women, breastfeeding is a beautiful part of raising a child, but it can seriously damage your breasts and nipples. Studies have shown that mint oil can reduce the nipple cracks and nipple pain that so often accompany breastfeeding.
Turkey Berry / Pachai Sundaikai
Health Benefits: We can use consume the fresh Turkey Berries plucked from the plant and also we can consume it in the dried form. It is better to have the fresh Turkey Berry than the dried one. It has the potential to kill the germs and also acts as a medicine for cold, and also helps in problems related to the chest and stomach. And people who have diarrhea, stomach ache, piles, tuberculosis should use Turkey berry as a part of their food. And taking Turkey Berry regularly will help in strengthening the nerves. ADVANTAGES OF TURKEY BERRY 1. KILL GERMS 2. CONTROL DIABETES 3. STRENGTHEN THE BONES 4. PREVENT GAS TROUBLE 5. PREVENT TEETH RELATED DISEASES
Brahmmi / Indian Pennywort
Hindi: Thalakudi, Telugu: Saraswataaku
Apart from improving the memory power it has several other properties.
Keeps us young!!
It imparts vigor and strength
It improves the receptive capacity of the mind.
It helps improve anemic conditions
Good for people with Diabetes
Improves complexion and hence its extracts are used in cosmetology
Increases the digestive capacity.
Pregnant woman must consult their Physician before using this herb.
Indian gooseberry / Naatti Nellikai / Amla Health Benefits:
As it is rich in vitamin C, amla is always suggested in the treatment of eyes. If you are suffering form joint pain of knee pain then is the best treatment for this. The anti-inflammatory property of not only reduces the pain but also helps to lessen the swelling. Amla cures indigestion. Amla is a natural blood purifier. It washes off harmful toxins from the body. The troubles related to liver and bladder is also cured with the consumption of amla. Amla is beneficial in treatment of respiratory problems like Asthma.
Studies have proved that amla is beneficial in treatment for cancer patients. Nellikai and diabetes: Nellikai is very useful ayurvedic diabetic treatment. Amla, the wonder fruit contains high level of chromium which is useful in reducing blood glucose level and thus helps to control diabetes.
Amla helps to reduce bad cholesterol from the body and increases the level of good cholesterol. Thus reduces the possibility of heart attack.
Pirandai / Veldt grape, Telugu: nalleru
Pirandai Thogayal | Chutney benefits: for Gastritis, Indigestion & Lack of Appetite. It clenses the stomuch, Pirandai is useful for Bleeding Piles & Deworming, Pirandai For Children: It is difficult to make young children eat pirandai thogayal, so try giving pirandai in the form of vathal. Regularly including pirandai vathal in their diet will prevent them from getting stomach disorders, Pirandai can be used For Sprains.
Make sure to fry the pirandai in ghee well after removing the skin, till the color changes. If you don’t fry pirandai well, you will have the itchiness in your throat after eating it.
Vadha Narayanan / White Gulmohar
‘Cure for pain in shoulders and joints
‘For treating rheumatism as per DrManikkam
‘For anti-inflammation activities as per Ancient Science of Life
‘For bone related complaints, joint pains, anti-inflammation as per TamilHerbs
‘For arthritic disorders as per AyurvedUniversity
There is a tamil saying”avarai poothirika saavarai kandathundow?” the closest meaning of this is aavaram flower gives longevity to life
- Diabetes, giddiness, weakness and insomnia
- Edema in hands and legs
- Blood pressure and constipation
- Menorrhagia or excessive bleeding during menstruation
- Improvement of the complexion
- Burning sensation during urination and leucorrhea
- Eye diseases
Thuthuvelai the rejuvenating leaf
English – Climbing brinjal, Sanskrit – Alarka,Telugu – Alarkapatramu Tamil – Tuduvalai,Kannada – Kakamunji Malayalam – ‘Tutuvalam’
Health Benefits:Solanum trilobatum is used in the Siddha system as an expectorant and in the treatment of respiratory diseases, asthma, chronic febrile infections, tuberculosis, cardiac and liver diseases. It is used as food as well as medicine in Indian traditional medicine to cure various human ailments. The most common way of consuming solanum is by preparing a thuvayal(chutney). The leaves are washed, fried in gingelly oil with dried chilli, red dhal, little tamarind and ground to a fine paste. This can be mixed with white rice and consumed.
Known to be a sacred plant, neem tree is packed with myriad medicinal benefits. This is the reason, why every part of this plant namely leaves, flowers and twig is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. Although bitter in taste, neem can be used to prevent and treat various health conditions