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The aromatic spice plantations in Kerala are a must see while on a Kerala Tour and Spices Valley Adimali, Munnar assist you for the same. Kerala, popularly known and believed as God’s Own Country, is an ideal destination for business traveller as well as holidaymaker. One of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia, Kerala is India’s only tropical paradise.
While strolling in the shop of Munnar, scent of freshly cut spices, sold in every nook and corner of this small town seeds a desire to visit one of the many spice plantations on the outskirts. The facility for visiting natural spice garden is also arranged with Spices Valley Adimali, Munnar
Flowers, leaves, roots, bark, seeds and bulbs (the simplest of natural ingredients) are used in endless combinations to produce an infinite variety of flavors: sweet, sharp, hot, sour, spicy, aromatic, tart, mild, fragrant or pungent. Their tastes and aromas combine to create a kaleidoscope of exotic flavors to delight the plate. It is best to obtain spices in whole seed form and to grind them just prior to use.
Indian spices spices offer significant health benefits and contribute towards an individual’s healthy life. They add flavor and nutrients to dishes without fat or calories! Understanding the health benefits of each ingredient is key to optimizing home cooked meals for the particular needs of the family.
Beyond the natural beauty and cool climate, Munnar is important regarding various spice plantations. Spices Valley Adimali, Munnar providing all major spices at a reasonable rate. The important among them are:-
Chilli is the dried ripe fruit of the genus Capsicum. Capsicum annuum is an annual sub –shrub, the flowers of which are borne singly and fruits usually pendent, which provide red peppers, cayenne, paprika and chillies and sweet pepper (bell pepper) a mild form with large inflated fruits.
Capsicum frutescence is a perennial chilly with small sized pods which are highly pungent. It is commonly known as ‘bird chilly’ and ‘Tabasco’.
Ginger of commerce is the dried underground stem of the herbaceous tropical plant grown as an annual. The whole plant is refreshingly aromatic and the underground rhizome, raw or processed, is valued as spice. Ginger is a slender perennial herb, 30-50 cm tall with palmately branched rhizome bearing leafy shoots. The leafy shoot is a pseudostem formed by leaf sheath and bears 8 to 12 distichous leaves.
Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa. The plant is a herbaceous perennial, 60-90 cm high, with a short stem and tufted leaf.
Gymnema sylvestre has long been thought of as a medicinal plant in Asia. The plants contain a large number of chemicals, including triterpenoids, which may have pharmacological properties.The constituent saponins have the effect of suppressing the taste of sweetness.Extracts from the plant are the subject of research into potential medicinal and industrial applications.
1. Diabetes. Early research suggests when a specific gymnema extract (GS4) is taken orally along with insulin or diabetes medications, blood sugar reduction in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is enhanced.
2. Weight loss. Early research suggests that taking a specific combination of gymnema extract, hydroxycitric acid, and niacin-bound chromium by mouth for 8 weeks might reduce body weight in people who are overweight or obese.
3. Stimulating digestion.
4. As a laxative and diuretic.
Further evidence and research is needed to validate gymnema for these uses.
Costus is a group of perennial herbaceous plants in the family (Costaceae) described by Linnaeus as a genus in 1753 It is widespread through tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, and the Americas.The genus as a whole is thus often called spiral gingers
ostus is from the Costaceae family, a group of tropical herblike plants. Costus is used in Guinean, Brazilian, and Trinidadian traditional medicine for various uses, as well as in the Dominican Republic and parts of the United States for diabetes.
East india screw(Helicteres isora)
Helicteres isora, sometimes called the Indian screw tree, is a species of small tree or large shrub found in Asia including Indian Subcontinent, South China, Malay Peninsula, Java and Saudi Arabia. Also, found in Australia. The red flowers are pollinated mainly by birds of the sunbird family. It possesses an impressive range of nutritional and medicinal properties. Fibres from the bark are used to make rope. They are also visited by many butterflies and hymenoptera.Helicteres isora, sometimes called the Indian screw tree, is a species of small tree or large shrub found in Asia including Indian Subcontinent, South China, Malay Peninsula, Java and Saudi Arabia. Also, found in Australia. The red flowers are pollinated mainly by birds of the sunbird family. It possesses an impressive range of nutritional and medicinal properties. Fibres from the bark are used to make rope. They are also visited by many butterflies and hymenoptera.
Simarouba glauca is a species of flowering tree that is native to Florida in the United States, southern Florida, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. Common names include paradise-tree, dysentery-bark, and bitterwood. Its seeds produce an edible oil. The tree is well suited for warm, humid, tropical regions. Its cultivation depends on rainfall distribution, water holding capacity of the soil and sub-soil moisture. It is suited for temperature range of 10 to 40 °C . It can grow at elevations from sea level to 1,000 m (3,300 ft). It grows 40 to 50 ft (12 to 15 m) tall and has a span of 25 to 30 ft (7.6 to 9.1 m). It bears yellow flowers and oval elongated purple colored fleshy fruits
Castor plant(Ricinus communis)
Ricinus communis, the castorbean or castor-oil-plant, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae. The evolution of castor and its relation to other species are currently being studied using modern genetic tools.It reproduces with a mixed pollination system which favor selfing by geitonogamy but at the same time can be an out-crosser by anemophily or entomophily.
Miracle leaf(Kalanchoe pinnata)
Kalanchoe Pinnata or Patharchatta is a succulent perennial medicinal herb. They have diuretic, wound healing, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory activities and are beneficial in urinary bladder and kidney stones, intestinal problem, ulcers, arthritis, inflammation, conjunctivitis, menstrual disorders, migraine, urethritis, wound, dysentery, ulcers, indigestion etc.
Japan wood(Caesalpinia sappan)Pathimugam
This plant has many uses. It possesses medicinal abilities as an antibacterial and for its anticoagulant properties.Brazil wood (Chappangam or pathimukham) is botanically known as Caesalpinia sappan Linn that belongs to the plant .
Common sida(sida rhombifolia)Kurumtotti
This plant is also known as Kurumtotti, Common sida, Common Wireweed, Morning mallow, Common Fanpetals,Bala, Vadyala, Kharayashti, Bariyar, Janglimedhi etc., Medicinal plants still play an important role in emerging and developing countries.
Black vitex negundo(Vitex negundo)
Black Vitex Negundo is a Medicinal Plants with Antimicrobial Activity. The latin name in tamil Karunochi leaves , also called as Nirgundi. The details of this plant are as follows:Scientific Name Vitex Negundo, Vitex agnus-castus is an herbal supplement which has various effects upon the reproductive systems of both men and women.
It is a non-aromatic herb. The leaves of this plant are succulent, oblong and 4–6 mm (0.16–0.24 in) thick.Supplementing Bacopa monnieri has been shown to improve Cognition, by means of reducing Anxiety. It is also reliable for improving Memory formation. Though effects of this nature are usually studied in the elderly, Bacopa monnieri appears to affect young people as well, making it a useful Nootropic.
Indigo plant(Indigofera tinctoria)
Species of Indigofera are mostly shrubs, though some are small trees or annual or perennial herbs. Neelini – Indigo or Indigofera tinctoria is used for the treatment of fever, liver and spleen disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, grey hair etc. The leaves promote hair growth.
Eclipta Alba (False Daisy) is a herb that has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine for being a liver tonic (for which it is one of the more effective herbs apparently) and having beneficial effects on diabetes, eye health, and hair growth.
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