Saturday, November 26, 2011



Elephant yam / Elephant Foot Yam / Whitespot Giant Arum (Amorphophallus companulatus Blume) is a vegetable. The fruit is grown underground. It is having almost the same color of soil.

It is very common in Kerala (a state in India), some other southern states of India, some other Asian countries and Africa. In Kerala it is called 'Chena' . The crop will weigh between 5 - 15 Kgs. It is used to make a large variety of dishes.


The cut pieces are used for the cultivation. There would be around 5 sprouts on each yam once kept for some period after harvesting. The pieces are cut for cultivation in such a manner that at least one sprout will be in each piece .


Harvesting can be done after 6 to 8 months of cultivation.

                    Cooked Elephant Foot Yam (Kerala Style) with 'bird's eye chilli'. 


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Moringa Oleifera - The Miracle Tree

Moringa is considered as the most nutrient rich plant on earth. Its leaves contain all essential amino acids and are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. The tree's bark, roots, fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds, and gum are also used medicinally.


                                       Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.

Moringa, a good natural libido enhancer !

                 Ever concerned about how increase libido naturally ? Moringa Olifera is a good libido enhancer too ! You can find a lot of libido enhancing products based on Moringa. Moringa contains a good amount of Potassium and zinc which is very essential to increase libido and also to increase fertility.

Moringa a good food item !

                 Parts of moringa especially the leaves and fruits (drumsticks) can be used to make various food items. In South India the fruit is an essential ingredient in some dishes.

The flowers of Moringa is also edible. Various dishes can be made with it.  

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Costus Igneus - Insulin Plant - Medicinal plant for diabetes treatment

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