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HEALTH BENEFITS OF SOLANUM TRILOBATUM ( TUTHUVALAI PLANT )

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Solanum trilobatum is a  popular medicinal plant used in Indian alternative system of  medicines like  siddha ,ayurveda , herbal medicines ,folk and home remedy for curing many diseases .It is a thorny creeper that bears bluish purple flowers and small sized fruits belongs to the family of solanaceae with genus solanum native to India especially it is found  every were in Tamil Nadu .It is propagated by seeds .It is called kayakalpa moolikai in siddha and ayurvedic medicines .
Common name of this plant is purple fruited pea egg plant ,thai night shade , tamil name of this plant is tudhuvalai ,in sanskrit achuda .This plant is having anti bacterial ,anti fungal and anti tumour activities .This leaves of this plant is having Solamarin phytochemical  , antioxidants and many valuable nutrients .It is cheep and easily available having curing properties medicinal plant .
- This leaves are  bitter in taste used to cure throat infection ,cold , cough ,headaches ,flu and repeated sneezing .
- It…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASSIA AURICULATA ( AAVAARAM POO )

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Cassia auriculata is a much branched , an ever green medicinal shrub with attractive bright yellow color flowers belongs to the family of fabaceae  .It has many medicinal properties and cures many diseases . In Tamil it is called Aavaaram poo .There is a Tamil proverb about this plant " aavaarai pooththirukka saavaarai kandathundo " the closest meaning of this aavaaram flower gives longevity to life .It can be seen in the dry places ,sea coast  and  road sides of India and Srilanka .Traditionally it has been used for curing diabetes .It is used in Indian system of alternative medicines like siddha ,ayurveda ,herbal ,and folk medicines for curing many diseases .The whole plant  have medicinal properties and used for many ailments .It contains antioxidants ,cardiac glucosides ,anthraguinones and tannins .Flowers of this plant is  having  an anti bacterial ,anti diabetic and laxative property . It is very useful in  - Controls diabetes  - urinary problems  - kidney disorders  - reg…

THE FATHER OF ALL HERBS ( ALFALFA SPROUTS )

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Alfalfa is a common flowering , perennial and medicinal herb that originated in Asia  and first cultivated in Persia . Now it is cultivated world wide countries .The binomial name of this Alfalfa is medicago sativa belongs to the family of fabaceae .
It is also known as lucerne flower .It grows well in drought like climates and its roots have ability to go up to 5 meter deep in soil .It was the first herb known to man . It is normally lives four to eight years but it can live more than 20 years .It is widely grown for the animal fodder .It is an excellent hay for herbivores .
It is highly nutritious ,good natural source of nitrogen which is good for improving soil and extensive root system .It contains numerous amount nutrients like vitamin A , vitamin B complex like B1 ,B2 ,B6 ,B12 , vitamin C , vitamin E and  vitamin K ,minerals like calcium ,magnesium ,potassium ,phosphorus ,silicon ,sodium ,zinc ,copper ,iron ,molybdenum ,manganese ,sulphur ,folates ,protein and amino acids like lys…

KING OF MEDICINES ( TERMINALIA ARJUNA )

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Terminalia Arjuna is a evergreen ,tall tree with light yellow flowers and cone shaped leaves belongs to  the family of combretaceae .It is one of the sacred tree of India .It acquired social and religious sancity with passage of time.It is  a common tree found in throughout India and mainly grown in national parks ,banks of the rivers and streams.It is commonly known as Arjuna tree in english ,thella maddi in telugu ,arjuna in marathi and hindi ,maruthamaram in tamil .The bark  extract of the arjuna is used in the Indian system of alternative medicines like  ayurveda , herbal medicines ,folk medicines and  homeopathic system of medicines for curing many diseases . Traditionally it was used as medicine for many ailments .In sanskrit the word arjuna means bright .
Many research studies found that terminalia arjuna bark contains triterpene ,glycosides ,termiarjunaside ,arjuetoside with oleanolic acids ,arjunolic and arjunic acids ,cardenolide ,large quantities of antioxidants ,flavonoids…

SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS MY CLICKS

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