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THE BEST VEGETABLE FOR DIABETES ( MOMORDICA CYMBALARIA )

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Momordica Cymbalaria is a medicinal plant belongs to the family of curcurbitaceae found in India .It is a wild crop well known as athalakkai in Tamil ,Karchikai in Kannada ,kasarakaya inTelugu .This plant is a climbing ,branched and striated stem .The roots are woody tuberous and perennial .This plant is allowed to grow along the boundary of fields ,fences and even in the the fields for its fruits

 The fruits of this plants are edible and using for preparing various dishes like koottu ,poriyal ,fry ,kulambu ,vaththal ,pickles etc . It is used in various traditional system of medicine for long time for the treatment of diabetes ,rhematism ,ulcer ,skin diseases and diarrhea .The fruit of this plant is having lot of nutrients like vitamin C,calcium ,potassium ,sodium ,antioxidants ,flavonoids  , qucrcetin , saponin ,cucurbitacins ,momordicine ,glycosides etc .It is having hypoglycemic ,hypolipidemic ,cardio protective ,hepatoprotective ,nephroprotective  ,anti ulcer ,anti cancer and anti …

HEALTH BENEFITS OF VITEX NEGUNDO ( NOCHCHI PLANT )

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Vitex Negundo is a ,large aromatic ,medicinal  shrub found in India ,China and Philippines .It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae .It is a large aromatic shrub  or small tree from  a single trunk commonly  found in road sides  of Tamil Nadu .It is also known as the five leafed chaste tree in common  .,nochchi in Tamil ,vavil in Telugu ,nirgundi in Hindi ,karinochi in Malayalam and nila nirgundi in Sanskrit .  It is a common herbal remedy and has been used for hundreds of years .More than 200 spices of this plant exist with 14 found in India . 
Chemical constituents of this plants are monoterpenes ,agnusides ,eurostoside ,aucubin ,flavonoids casticin , isoorientin ,chrysosphenol etc .It has an anti histamine ,antioxidant ,anti cancerous ,anti bacterial ,anti viral ,anti fungal and anti inflammatory properties . 
The whole plant is used for preparing medicines .Extract of this plant has been used  in Ayurvedic  system of medicines for curing many diseases  , seeds are used in Unani system…

AN AMAZING TRADITIONAL HEALER ( SOLANUM XANTHOCARPUM )

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It is one of the  annual medicinal plant commonly found in India .It is a thorny creeper  spreading  on the ground ,flower is in purple color as that of brinjal and berries turns yellow when they matured .The whole plant has been used for medicinal purposes .Solanum xanthocarpum belongs to the family of Solanaceae .This plant is known in different languages like Tamil  and Malayalam kandankathiri ,kateli in Hindi ,pinnamulaka in Telugu .

  It is the most valuable herb for traditional healers in treatment over 100 common diseases alone or in combination with local and exotic herbs .This plant is used in Ayurveda the Indian system of alternative medicines  for curing many diseases  like bleeding piles ,asthma , pains , thirst ,urinary diseases and heart diseases ..According to ayurvedic medicines it is a bitter ,appetizer ,laxative ,anthelmintic  and stomachic .

This herb contains alkaloids ,sterols ,saponins ,glycosides ,fatty acids ,amino acids etc .Apigen flavonoid ,oleic acid ,lineole…