Monday, November 7, 2011

Erukkam Poo (Lone Flower- Calotropis flower )

Lord Ganesha's favorite Flower-  Erukkam Poo-  Dhairiyathai kodukkum

For having required courage and not being afraid of anything

The plant is known as aak in Ayurveda and was used in cases of cutaneous diseases, intestinal worms, cough, ascites, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia, paralysis, swellings, intermittent fevers, anorexia, inflammations and tumors. In large doses, Arka is known to act as a purgative and an emetic.

It is used variously but sometimes leaves are fried in oil for medicinal purposes.

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