Thalik keerai or Purple heart glory
Thalik Keerai belongs to Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family). Hanumaan vel, manjika and banalakshmi are the names called in Ayurveda and it grows in all the parts of India. The properties of this plant are antidote, arsenic, obstruent, hypotensive, diuretic, uterine tonic. It has a power of killing toxic substances stored inside the body parts. Narunthali keerai is used as shampoo by pressing the leaves and applying directly on to the scalp. It has natural lathering power when water is poured on to it. It cleanse and washes the hair like shampoo. The plant grows along the side of water bodies with purple heart flowers along the sides can be found through out the year.
Botanical name: Ipomoea marginata
English : Purple Heart Glory, Hedge bind-weed
Hindi: ban kalmi
Tamil: mancikai, manjikam, naru-n-tali, puttra-janani, tali
Telugu: lakshamana, putititige
Bengali: ban kalami
Sanskrit: asrabinducchada, lakshamana, manjika, nagaputri, nagini, putrada, putrajanani, putrakanda, tulini
Grind the dates with thalik keerai leaves and mix it with one glass of milk. This remedy helps in strengthening the weaker nerves and promotes normal function of the nervous system.
Cures kidney alignment and piles
Enhances vision and cures eye defects
It has a power of reducing the impact of red eyes, burning sensation, and reduces the effects of both blindness and increases the clear vision.
Strengthen brain function and purifies blood
It kills the toxic content stored in the blood and other body parts thereby it enhances the function of heart, brain and kidneys. The purified blood supplies more oxygen to the brain. It regulates blood circulation.
Nerves and body strength
The leaves of this variety can be grinded and taken as a medicine to cure gut ulcer, boils and skin allergy.
Sweet Stimulant tonic
A hand full of this leaves with dates should be grinded and eaten in a glass of milk for ten days to heal the lazyness.