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Herb names in Indian Languages

The Cross Name Index to Medicinal Plants, Four Volume Set, Volume 1 Anthony R. Torkelson

There are sections of vegetables fruits, grains, roots and also

miscellaneous foods


kakkinga kainga Entada rheedii


Guguglu - Tamil


Cassia tora  This is Thakara in Malayalam

Solanum torvum (sundakkai) Swartz. fruit attenuates cadmium-induced liver and kidney damage through modulation of oxidative stress and glycosylation.

In vitro anticancer activity of methyl caffeate isolated from Solanum torvum Swartz. fruit.

Antifungal and antimycotoxigenic potency of Solanum torvum Swartz. leaf extract: isolation and identification of compound active against mycotoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides.

Protective Effect of Sundakai (Solanum torvum) Seed Protein (SP) Against Oxidative Membrane Damage in Human Erythrocytes.

Gamma amino butyric acid accumulation in medicinal plants without stress.

HPLC-DAD Analysis and In-Vitro Property of Polyphenols Extracts from (SolanumAethiopium) Fruits on α -Amylase, α -Glucosidase and Angiotensin - 1- Converting Enzyme Activities.

Anti-neutrophilic inflammatory steroidal glycosides from Solanum torvum.

Antidepressant, anxiolytic and adaptogenic activity of torvanol A: an isoflavonoid from seeds of Solanum torvum.

Evaluation of antioxidant, radical scavenging activity and polyphenolics profile in Solanumtorvum L. fruits.

Antihyperglycemic activity and antidiabetic effect of methyl caffeate isolated from Solanumtorvum Swartz. fruit in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.

Solanum torvum Swartz. fruit containing phenolic compounds shows antidiabetic and antioxidant effects in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.

Immunomodulatory and erythropoietic effects of aqueous extract of the fruits of Solanumtorvum Swartz (Solanaceae).

Involvement of central noradrenaline, serotonin and dopamine system in the antidepressant activity of fruits of Solanum torvum (Solanaceae).

Effect of polyphenolic compounds from Solanum torvum on plasma lipid peroxidation, superoxide anion and cytochrome P450 2E1 in human liver microsomes.

Protective effect of Solanum torvum on doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats.

Effect of Solanum torvum on blood pressure and metabolic alterations in fructose hypertensive rats.

Hypertensive effects of oral administration of the aqueous extract of Solanum torvumfruits in L-NAME treated rats: evidence from in vivo and in vitro studies.

Anti-ulcerogenic properties of the aqueous and methanol extracts from the leaves of Solanum torvum Swartz (Solanaceae) in rats.

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of aqueous extract from leaves of Solanumtorvum (Solanaceae).

Antiviral isoflavonoid sulfate and steroidal glycosides from the fruits of Solanum torvum.

Antimicrobial activity of methanolic extract of Solanum torvum fruit.

Studies on the effect of dry Sundakai (Solanum torvum) powder supplementation on lipid profile, glycated proteins and amino acids in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients.


Induction of tumours by Indian dietary constituents.   

100mgm per 25 gm mice/day

100 mgm x =

25 gm X 1000 = 25000 gm or 25 kg x 2= 50 kg

100 mgm x 2000 = 200 grams per day

Artemisia nilagirica ------ Kattukarpooram Kurichia, Kuruma, Kattunaika, Paniya 


Kuppameni Acalypha indica

Before Plucking any plant

In the morning the tree should be watered, and then cut on the north eastern side with an axe whose blade has been smeared with honey and ghee. The remaining parts should be cut in a clock wise manner.

Achartha samukasya tvam devasya parikalpita:

Namste vrksha pujeyam vidhivat sampragruhyatam

Yaaniha bhutaani vasanti taani balim grhitvaa vidhivat prayuktam

Anyatra vaasam parikalpayantu kshamantu taanyadya namostu tebhya:

ityanenASTadikSu bhUtebhyo baliM dadyAt | tato bhUtabalidAnaM |
bhUtAni yAnIha vasanti loke baliM gRhItvA vidhivatpratyuktam |
anyatra vAsaM parikalpayantu kSamantu tAnyatra namo'stu tebhyaH ||
iti paThitvA bhUtabaliM dadyAt | tato gAyatrIM japet |
prAtaH snAtvA tu gAyatryAH sahasraM prayato japet |
jJAtAjJAtasya pApasya kSayArthaM prathamantataH || iti 
vidyAdharAcAryaH | 

Gomphrena globosa (L.) is commonly referred to as the' Bachelor's button / Globe Amaranth / kenop flower and has been identified in a variety
of traditional medicine systems for the treatment of various human diseases. The plant is native of America, spread widely to Asia. Various biological
activities have been reported for Gomphrena species. All parts of Gomphrena globosa (L.) plant can be used as medicine against various diseases. G.
Globosa leaves and flower used as a folk remedy, food colorant, oliguria, heat and empacho, hypertension, antioxidant, antimicrobial, cough, diabetes,
kidney problems, hoarseness, bronchitis, jaundice and high cholesterol. The present review is to focus on the various extraction, phytochemical
evaluation and pharmacological activities of plant Gomphrena globosa. Phytochemicals like betacyanin has been reported for significant antioxidant
activity as well as anti-inflammatory, anticancer, analgesic, cytotoxic and as natural blood coagulant.

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