Bhindi Plant

Details of Bhindi Plant.

Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculantus

Sanskrit Name:

English Name: Okra, lady-finger

Common Names:
Bhindi

Drug Class:

Indication: Venereal diseases, pneumonia, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis

Parts Used:
Leaf, fruit, root

Medicinal Uses

Bhindi or okra is rich in vitamin A and C and is a good source of iron and calcium. In addition to that the plant also contains starch, fat, ash, thiamine and riboflavin. Bhindi shows excellent laxative property that helps to lubricate the large intestines and stimulates digestion. The anti-inflammatory property of bhindi is helpful in the treatment of lung inflammation, sore throat, and irritable bowel syndrome. It also lowers the risk of diabetes and cataracts. Moreover, bhindi is a good supplement for those feeling weak, exhausted, and suffering from depression. Bhindi is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature that helps to check the development of asthma symptoms.

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