Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)  is native to drier parts of India.
Family: Solanaceae

Root: this contains the traditional herbal tonic marketed as "Ashwagandha".
Ref: http://withaniasomnifera.com/


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is used as a perennial evergreen herb and has got culinary and medical uses. Dried leaves are used to flavor various foods (tea, meat, sometime as mouth freshener).

Monday, August 27, 2012


Moth is an insect related to the butterfly, often active during night (Nocturnal).

Friday, August 24, 2012


கைகுத்தல் அரிசி
A large stone mortar to beat paddy, rice etc., (traditional way of removing husk from paddy and the rice is used for cooking) .


அத்திப்பழம் (Ficus auriculata)
Elephant ear fig. Fruits are
2-3.5 cm in diameter, covered with soft hairs. The fruits are edible and sweet.