What is it called in different languages?
Hindi: dudli
Telugu: chanchala aaku
English: telegraph plant/ dancing plant
Tamil: thozhukanni
Malayalam: ramanama pacha
Sanskrit: namaskari

About chanchala aaku: The botanical name of chanchala plant is Codariocalyx Motorius. The other common names of chanchala plant are telegraph plant, dancing plant and semaphore plant. It is in the list of top 10 most unusual plants in existence. The reason for the fascination of the plant is its ability to rotate its small leaflets which are the base of each larger leaf following the warmth of the sun. In Sri Lanka people call this plant as “Praanajeewa” due to its movements resembling life within the plant. Telegraph plant has its use in the treatment of many diseases like cough, malaria, pyrexia, dysentery, etc. Chanchala aaku is a rich source of alkaloids, anti-oxidants, friedelin, tryptamine, luteolin.

– Treats diabetes
– Cures cough
– Treats diarrhea
– Prevents cancer
– Acts as an antidote
– Prevents your body from viral, bacterial infections
– Heals wounds
– Reduces skin disorders

– You can make curry –
– Can make dal –