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VELLAI KARISALANKANNI KEERAI/ BHRINGRAJ


INTRODUCTION

The features of kehraj in Assamese are cylindrical with grayish roots and white flowers.  Two varieties of false daisy are one with yellow flowers called Manjal karisalankanni keerai in tamil and other variety is species with white flowers, which is discussed in this post.  The most suitable place for growth of this plant is moist places in warm temperature.  This indicates that this species are present  hugely in Thailand, China, India and Brazil.    This plant has good growth during summer season.  Two varieties of flowers called yellow and white which shows that there are two varieties of false daisy.  Yellow flowers beard plant species has more amount of iron than white variety.    Kaisalankanni keerai taste is bitter, dry, and hot in taste.  The frequently used ingredient in most of the Ayurvedic medicines is false daisy.




                                                        


NUTRITIONAL VALUES IN VELLAI KARISALANKANNI KEERAI

Fat                                                       0.8 g      
Calories                                                62
Water content                                     81.1 g   
Protein                                                 4.4 g      
Mineral Salts                                        4.5 g                                                                      

Sugar                                                    9.2 g      
Calcium                                                30.63 Mg             
Phosphorus                                           46.2 Mg
Iron                                                       8.9 Mg

HEALTH BENEFITS OF VELLAI KARISALANKANNI KEERAI


Both these varieties have the same health benefits.





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