The Datura, a part of Coorg’s abundant flora, adorns its hills and dales. The plant is also known as Angel’s Trumpet and Moon flower. The parts of the plant that are used are its seeds, leaves and flowers. The stalk of this plant is woody and its flowers, either white or purple. It can also [...]
ANDHI MALLI (Mirabilis jalapa), BADRAKSHI, CHANDRA MALLI Plant part used : Leaves, roots and fruits(For external use only) The leaves are diuretic. They are used to reduce inflammation. A decoction of them is used to treat abscesses. The leaf juice is used to treat wounds According to an eastern Indian article titled Dye yielding plants [...]
In a small quantity, the leaves can cooked with ghee and eaten. This removes gas and induces digestion. This increases lactation and so mothers should take it once a week. This releases old and hardened stools. Euphorbia Cyathophora is another variety of Paal Perukki. Both help in increasing milk in feeding mothers.
Tinospora cordifolia Common name: Guduchi , Giloy, Gulbel, Indian Tinospora. Traditional use: According to a legend, the herb is known locally as giloya or "heavenly elixir": Kept the angels eternally young. NEEM GILOY Neem-Giloy is the Giloy creeper that has Neem tree as a host. Giloy is a parasitic creeper that normally strangulates all other [...]
EUPHORBIA HIRTA The tender fruit as well as the flowers are edible. It helps to reduce body heat and cures mouth ulcers. The whole plant with an equal quantity of leaves from the plant Solanum trilobatum are prepared as chutney and consumed for strengthening the body. Breast-feeding mothers can consume fresh whole plant for more [...]
In Hinduism, Amla is regarded as a sacred tree attributed to Goddess Lakshmi. It is worshiped as the Mother Earth and is believed to nurture humankind because the fruits are very nourishing. It stimulates spiritual purity. The tree attracts wildlife. It is a source of food for number of birds and wild animals. SPECIALTY It [...]