Chembarathi Hibiscus ചെമ്പരത്തി

ചെമ്പരത്തി, പൂവ്,

Nurture and Nature -11

A marvelous effort from a young boy, by collecting and categorically displaying the Ayurveda’s Medicinal plants in his School.

This innocent hard work with far reaching impact,  is really a motivating story for the new generation.
Athul Raaj,  son of Smt. Bindu Marangad & Raju M, has been given ardent and authentic instruction by Smt. Dr. Indu Dileep, wife of BrahmaShree Mayyil Dileep Vazhunnavar.

Tulsi * Tulasi

The leaves of the tulsi plant with medicinal properties
important actions-  adaptogen – substance that aids the body to
adapt to stress.

Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with
some water about three to four times every day. This will help the ulcers go away faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence.




The word Brahmi means the Goddess of
intelligence. It has been extensively used in
Ayurveda for the last thousands of years.
Brahmi has been mentioned in the historic
medicinal book ” Sushrut samhita “. Chinese
people use this in their traditional medicines
for youthfulness and longevity of life.

In Sanskrit it is called Kapotavanga,
Somavalli, Saraswati, Suvarchala,
Mahoushadhi,Surashreshta, Vaidhatree,
Divyateja, Varaa, Parameshtinee and
Soumyaa. It is called Ondelaga(Kannada-the
one with single leaf), Timare(Tulu), Vallarai
(Tamil), Mandook ,Brahmichattu(Telugu),
Muttal(Malayalam), Brahmi(Hindi),
Sooryaphalavalli(Marathi), Ekpanni(Konkani).
The scientific name of it is Centella asiatica.
Read more about it at wiki.

Punarnava (Hogweed) Tazhuthaama

Punarnava (Hogweed)

‘Punar’ denotes restoring or regaining and ‘nava’ means new. Punarnava as the name suggests has the tendency to rejuvenate.

Two varieties of the plant have been
mentioned in the scriptures – Shweta punarnava (white variety) and Rakta punarnava (red).

The white variety is commonly used for medicinal purposes and its botanical name is Boerrhavia diffusa belonging to the family nyctaginaceae. It is known as ‘hogweed’ in English, ‘Thazhuthama’ in Malayalam and ‘Gandhapurna’ or ‘Sand’ in Hindi. Though the whole plant is used, medicinally the
most important part is the root.

Punarnava shwetha moola shophaghni deergha pathrika
Katu kashaya anurasa pandughni deepaneepara
Shophaanila gara sleshma haribraghna udara pranuth//