Uses of Indian
Juicing: Add about 2-feet long of the herb --
stalks, stems, leaves, and roots -- in your next multi-greens juicing.
- Poultice: This can be used as
poultice for diabetic gangrenes, abscesses, stubborn wounds, etc. It is
effective for wounds, whether open or otherwise.
is eaten fresh with other types of salad greens; cooked in curries;
used together with mint (or alone) as condiment in making of Indian
bread (capati, naan);
pickled as chutneys; and its juice made into
refreshing drink, sweetened or otherwise. For respiratory
problems, use the whole plant including the roots to press out the
juice, and drink immediately; if you like, the pulp is also nutritious,
why waste it.
the juice of the herb on the face potentially retards aging process.
It also freshens you up.
Medicinal: As this
herb has at least a thousand years of history, try this without qualms.
One to two fistfuls of the fresh herb per person should be
fine in juicing the chlorophyll. There are so many ways to
down the goodness of this herb. There are recipes using this
- Pound or blend about a fistful of this herb into a pulp
with about 1 tablespoon of purified
water (so that you get a thick consistency). A fistful quantity will
yield about 2 tablespoons of pulp. Increase
accordingly the measure to suit the
- Apply the poultice directly on the wound. Use a plastic
wrapper (polyethylene) as a bandange to secure the poultice.
The point is that the poultice is not allowed to get dry. The plastic
material bandage will ensure the poultice is effective when wet.
- Allow 4 hours between dressings.
- Repeat until wound heals. This may take between 1 week
for mild cases to 3 months for very severe cases.