Thursday, September 13, 2012


Aerva lanata Family: Amaranthaceae

The root has a camphor like aromaThe root is used in snake-bite treatment. Decoction of the flowers is said to cure stones in any part of the stomach and that of the root is diuretic and cure for kidney stones. REF:

Monday, September 10, 2012


GambogeGarcinia gummi-gutta (syn. G. cambogia, G. quaesita)

is an evergreen, small or medium-sized dioecious, understorey tree.

The rinds of the ripe fruits are processed and used as a condiment in fish and prawn preparations to impart flavour and taste and to improve the keeping quality. In India, the dried seeds often yield a protein and fat-rich butter, popularly known as uppage tuppa Fruit juice or syrup is used as a coolant and helps reduce body fat. Fruit rind is marketed in large quantities, for example in India, export of over 50 tonnes (valued at 17 million rupees) have been recorded. Ref:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Indian Ipecac (Tylophora indica) Syn: T. asthamatica. Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)

It is traditionally used as a folk remedy in certain regions of India for the treatment of bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, rheumatism and dermatitis. Ref:

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Giant Cabuya, Green-aloe (Furcraea foetida)

Green-aloe is being a source of fiber, the leaves of Furcraea foetida has medicinal uses such as anti-inflammatory effects to aid in wound healing.

Hedge plant

Braceletwood (Jacquinia armillaris) of Theophrastaceae.
Medium size tree mainly planted as hedge plant.

Monday, September 3, 2012


The baobab is the national tree of Madagascar.The other
Common names of the tree: Baobab, Cream of Tartar tree, Monkey-bread tree, Lemonade tree, Vavababa

The Baobab is called the Tree of Life the reason is capable of providing shelter, food and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African savannah regions.

Photographs taken By Mr. R. Marimuthu from the Chinmaya Vidyalaya P.A.C.R. Matric. Hr. Sec. School
Ilanthope, Tenkasi Road,