black rice

Priced Rs 300 a kg, Black Rice known for medicinal qualities flourishes in Kuttanad

Alappuzha: The paddy bunches in violet colour attract attention in Kombankuzhi fields ..

Dentist cultivates 'Kurunthotti' on 4-acre land in Thrissur due to high market value
Mahkota Dewa
Indonesian herb Mahkota Dewa flourishes in Pathanamthitta
Black nightshade
Black nightshade aka 'Manathakkali', a cure to multiple diseases

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 ..