SAFFLOWER LEAVES/ KUSUMA AAKU

What is it called in different languages? English: safflower leaves Hindi: kusum patta Tamil: kusumba ilakal Manipuri: kusumlei Telugu: Kusuma aakulu About safflower leaves: The scientific name of safflower leaves is Carthamus Tinctorius. This crop belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a multipurpose crop. These leaves are a rich source of fiber, proteins, minerals,…

BRINJAL/ VANKAAYA

What is it called in different languages? English: brinjal Telugu: vankaaya Hindi:baigan/ ringna Malayalam: vazhuthananga Bengali:begun Tamil: kathirikai Kannada: badanekai/ gulla   About brinjal: The other common name for brinjal is aubergines. Scientific name of brinjal is Solanum Melongena. It belongs to night shade family. Brinjal is technically a fruit as they grow from flowering…

RED AMARANTH LEAVES / ERRA THOTAKURA

What is it called in different languages? Scientific name: amaranthus cruentus Hindi: chaulai/ lal saag Kannada: rajgiri Tamil: puun keerai Marathi: rajgira Telugu erra thotakura Punjabi: taj khurus English: red amaranth About red amaranthus: It belongs to amaranthaceae family. The common name for red amaranthus is red chawli leaves. Red amaranth leaves are more often…

MULAI KEERAI

What is it called in different languages? Hindi: chauli Marathi: rajgira Telugu: thotakura Malayalam: cheera Tamil: mulai keerai English: amaranth leaves Kannada: dhantinasoppu About mulai keerai: Mulai keerai belongs to amaranthaceae family. There are many species of mulai keerai. Even the seeds of mulai keerai are edible. Mulai keerai is a rich source of dietary…

KASINI KEERAI/ CHICORY LEAVES

What is it called in different languages? English: chicory leaves Hindi: kasni/ hinduba Marathi: kanchani Malayalam: chikkari Telugu: kasini Kannada: chikory Tamil: kasini keerai About Kasini keerai: The common name of kasini keerai is chicory leaves. It is a woody, perennial herbaceous plant. Kasini keerai belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is generally used as…

MANATHAKKALI/ BLACK NIGHTSHADE PLANT

What is it called in different languages? Tamil: manathakkali keerai Telugu: kamanchi/ kasaka English: black nightshade leaves Kannada: kaage soppu Hindi: makoi/ makoya Bengali: gudakamai Oriya: lunlunia/ lunilunika About Manathakkali: The scientific name of Manathakkali is Solanum nigrum. Both leaves and fruits of Manathakkali are edible. Fruits are of good taste and have many medicinal…

SPINACH/ PAALAKURA

What is it called in different languages? English: spinach Telugu: paalakura Hindi: paalak/ poi Tamil: keerai/ pasalai keerai Kannada: kempu baayi basale Bengali: palang/ puin Malayalam: palak cheera About spinach: Spinach is a leafy vegetable and is originated from Persia. The scientific name of spinach is Spinacia oleracea. Spinach belongs to the Amaranth family. It…

CHAMA AAKU/ TARO LEAVES

What is it called in different languages? English: taro leaves Telugu: chama aaku Hindi: arvi ka saag Marathi: alu che paan Tamil: seppam ilaigal Kannada: shamangadde Malayalam: chembu ilagial Bengali: kochu About chamaaku: Taro leaves are the edible leaves of the taro plants. The scientific name of taro is Colocasia esculenta. Taro leaves areĀ  rich…

PARIJATHAM/ NIGHT JASMINE

What is it called in different languages? Sanskrit: Parijat/ Shefali English: night jasmine Telugu: Parijatham Tamil: manjhapu/ pavala malligai Kannada: goli/ harsing Bengali: harsinghar, sephalika Marathi: kharbadi/ kharassi Hindi: harsinghar/ seoli/ sihau About Parijatham: Parijatham is a flowering plant of ornamental and medicinal value. The other common names of Parijatham are the tree of sorrow,…