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Astercantha Longifolia is a medicinal herb which has lots of medicinal and curative properties. It is a herb that grows up to one or one and a half meters in height. Leaves of this plant are simile, shiny, ovate, lanceolate and opposite. 
Flowers of this plant are purple in color and has orange streaks. Seeds are red in color. Thorns arise near to leaf axils. Fruits are ovate, they become glabrous and glossy when mature.
This plant usually grows in marshy fields such as ponds, river beds, paddy fields, etc. This herb can be found commonly in the sub-tropical and tropical regions of India, especially everywhere in Tamil Nadu and in various other parts of the world like Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Philippines.
Vernacular names of the Astercantha Longifolia  are Neermulli in Tamil & Kannada, Jhinti in Hindi, Nirchulliin in Malayalam and Nirugobbi in Telugu.
Seeds of this plants are rich in Vitamin E, iron, proteins, etc. This plant contains terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids…

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Chitharaththai (சித்தரத்தை) is a traditional medicine used as an home remedy for cough, cold, sore throat, chest congestion and arthritis. This is used in Naturopathy, Siddha, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, folk medicine, etc.Alpinina galanga belongs to zingiberaceae family. It is called as 'kulanjan' in Hindi, 'chitharatha' in Malayalam, 'chitharathai' in Tamil and 'dumparaashtrakamu'in Telugu.

It is native to India. It has a narrow foliage and stems with dull dark green leaves, white and red fragrant flowers. This rhizome (underground stem) grows narrowly oblong and much branched in the soil. 

This is rich in iron, sodium, vitamin A and vitamin C, flavonoids, phytonutrients, emodin, beta sitosterol, galangin and quercetin.

Chitharathai has anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic,anti-ulcer, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties. Its anti-inflammatory property makes it very effective in treating arthritis. This rhizome (dried) and i…

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The Chia seeds are tiny black seeds extracted from the plant called Salvia Hispanica. It is nutrient dense and highly energy giving. Chia seeds are mainly grown in Mexico. Chia means strength in Mayan language. It is easily digestible and has lots of medicinal properties.
It is known as runners' food as runner use as a fuel  while running for long distances. Chia Seeds are good absorbent, i.e., when we soak in water the size of the seeds can expand up to ten times of its original size and form a gel like a substance. It has an ability to slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
Nutrients in Chia seeds 

Chia seeds contain essential Omega 3 fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid, alpha linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, etc. It is also rich in highly powerful antioxidants, vitamins like vitamin A, D, B complex like Thiamine(B1), niacin (B6) and vitamin E, calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iodine, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, protein and dietary fiber.
Regular intake o…