kasthuri venda

Muskmallow - a tasty vegetable as well as medicinal herb

Muskmallow which is called ‘Kasthuri Venda’ in Malayalam is a vegetable ..

Herbal garden
Herbal garden made by Student Police Cadets turns into mini forest
Rare herbal mushroom ‘Nilamanga’ found from termite mound in Palakkad
Medicinal herb, organic fly trap; Tulsi is ideal plant for herbal garden
Mahkota Dewa

Indonesian herb Mahkota Dewa flourishes in Pathanamthitta

Indonesian medicinal herb ‘Mahkota Dewa’ fruit (God’s Crown fruit) is growing aplenty at a house in Pathanamthitta ..

Black nightshade

Black nightshade aka 'Manathakkali', a cure to multiple diseases

Black nightshade is a plant that belongs to the family of brinjal. Known as 'Manathakkali', 'Mulakuthakkali' or 'Karinthakkali' ..

Turmeric farming

70-year-old farmer cultivates turmeric in 5 acre, harvests 200 tonnes

Vellangallur (Thrissur): For the past 9 years, Vallivattam native Salim has been a full-time turmeric farmer. He could harvest 200 ..


Tulsi farming initiated in Mattathur to enhance immunity during pandemic times

Mattathur (Thrissur): The Labour Cooperative Society in Mattathur that used to supply 2500 Kadali bananas to the Guruvayur temple ..


Herbs for health and flavour; plant these in your garden

Curry leaves, mint and coriander are a few plants which have medicinal properties as well as flavouring qualities. To make the lockdown ..


Cinchona tree which was used to make medicine for Malaria disappears from Kerala

Konni (Pathanamthitta): Quinine was a medicine that gave relief to the world when Malaria outbreak occurred. The ingredients of this ..

Tree turmeric

Rare medicinal herb 'Tree Turmeric' blooms in Thrissur

Vadanappally (Thrissur): Rarely found medicinal herb Tree Turmeric (Maramanjal in Malayalam) has bloomed in Thrissur. The herb bloomed ..

sclerotium stipitatum - nilamanga

‘Nilamanga’ – a rare herb disguised as mango!

Kottakkal: Though ‘Nilamanga’ resembles ‘manga’ (Malayalam word for mango) both in name and shape, it has ..

herbal museum

With 150 plus medicinal plants, Herbal Museum at Eruthempathy farm pulls crowd

The herbal museum at Eruthempathy agriculture farm in Palakkad has become a crowd puller. Students and research fellows flock to see ..

Kunnath Narayanan

Narayanan’s herbal garden offers saplings in bamboo stems

Traditional herbal medicine practitioner Kunnath Narayanan has nurtured a rare treasury of medicinal herbs at his house at Kanayi in ..


Have you heard of noni fruit? It fights cancer, diabetes

Noni is a fruit bearing tree popular for its medicinal properties. It is also known as Indian Mulberry, beach mulberry and cheese fruit ..

sweet basil

Sweet basil – The aromatic herb to keep you healthy

Sweet basil is a spice herb known for its unique flavour and aroma. The leaves of the plant are used as flavouring agent and as medicine ..


Grow Aloe Vera at home; Keep a herb handy

Aloe Vera is a common ingredient in the hair care and beauty care products. It is also used as an edible substance that can treat many ..