This plant is well known in villages. The best way to identify the plant is with its unique
fruits and heart shaped leaves. Usually it is found along the road side
and that is why it is commonly called Veli Paruthi. It smells bad when
bruised and stems produce a milky latex when broken.
Mango tree is evergreen and erect growing up to 20-45 mt in height with
oval, upright, dome shaped crown and stout trunk. Mango tree is long
lived, known to be 250-300 years with fruits. Leaves of this tree are
linear - oblong, lanceolate - elliptical, pointed from both sides and
arranged on branches in spiral pattern and have soothing aroma.
Mimosa pudica also commonly called as touch me not plant. It is sensitive
plant in English and called as Thotta Chinnugi in Tamil. The plant is
covered in thorns with beautiful pink flowers and small green leaves
that closes or droops when touched.
It is the main herb of Ayurveda that effectively treats intestinal
parasites (tapeworm, ring worm). The dried mature fruits or seeds are
used for this purpose. These seeds look similar to white pepper seeds.
They have brownish-black colour and measure about 2-4 mm in diameter.
The plants are annual or perennial herbs, woody shrubs, or trees
with a caustic, poisonous milky latex. The roots are fine or thick and
fleshy or tuberous. Many species are more or less succulent, thorny, or
unarmed. The main stem and mostly also the side arms of the succulent
species are thick and fleshy, 15–91 cm tall.
Cowplant - Gymnema sylvestre is an herb native to the tropical forests of southern
and central India and Sri Lanka.Gymnema sylvestre is an herb found in
the tropical forests of India and Asia. Gymnema has historic use as a
therapy for diabetes and arthritis and has also earned significant
recent interest as a multi-supportive therapy for weight management.
Evidence suggests gymnema can reduce cravings for sweets, sugar
absorption during digestion, and promote normal blood sugar levels.
Nannari - Sarsaparilla is a plant of the Smilax species. Sarsaparilla is a
woody vine that produces small flowers and either red, black, or blue
berry like fruit. Sarsaparilla fruit was once used to make popular
sarsaparilla soft drinks, which has a taste similar to root beer.
Sarsaparilla has also been used by herbalists in traditional medicine
for hundreds of years because of its medicinal properties. Herbalists
have used sarsaparilla’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and toxin
binding properties to purify the blood and treat skin conditions.
Orithal thamarai is a well known herb in Tamil Nadu known for its
amazing ability to improve testosterone in men. Thamarai in Tamil means
lotus and orithal in Tamil means single leaf, together it means single
leafed lotus. Though it is called thamarai, this beautiful flower is
opposite to our regular lotus in size, it is very tiny and fragile.
It is a shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves are simple,
shiny, ovate-lanceolate and opposite. Bright violet red colored,
funnel-shaped, solitary and axillary flowers. Fruits are ovate, they
become glabrous and glossy at maturity. Thorns arise near to leaf axils.
It is easily propagated from cuttings planted directly in the ground.
It requires little sun light to proper flowerings and bushy growth.
Musumusukai - Solanum Trilobatum is a thorny creeper that bears bluish purple flowers
and small sized fruits. It is also called the purple fruited pea
eggplant. It is propagated by seeds. It has been called the kayakalpa in
Siddha medicine.In villages, these leaves are mixed with other herbs
and made in the form of concoction. This drink is given to cold
affected person for instant relief. It is a tropical annual growing
plant that grows 50 cm in height.
Indian lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam. The roots of
the plant are firmly planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom.
The leaves can be seen floating on the top of the water surface. Lotus
grows to a height of about 150 cm, with a 3-meter horizontal spread.
black-caraway also known as nigella or kalonji, often called black
cumin is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native
to south and southwest Asia.Nigella sativa grows to 20–30 cm tall, with
finely divided, linear leaves.
Tulsi also known as basil leaves, is a fairly common plant in Indian
households.Holy Basil, the “Queen of herbs” is the most sacred of all
the herbs found in India! This sacred plant is found in almost every
Indian household. Tulsi has been used in India for around 5000 years and
is acclaimed for its healing properties of the mind, body and spirit.
Tulsi has been widely popular in South Asian countries for many
centuries and now is also gaining popularity in the West.
Keezhanelli , called as Country gooseberry Plant leaves are compound; leaf-let arranged in two
rows with a rachis, alternate, stipulate, oblong, up to 1.5 cm long and 0.5 cm wide, Plant
color like greenish-brown; odor of leaf is indistinct & taste
The gooseberry is a straggling bush growing to 1.5 metres in height and
width, the branches being thickly set with sharp spines, standing out
singly or in diverging tufts of two or three from the bases of the short
spurs or lateral leaf shoots.
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