The scientific name of Kulekhara is Hygrophila spinose T. It is an aquatic plant. It is found more in wetlands or marshy areas. Therefore it is often called marsh weeds. It also grows in ponds and rivers.
However, sadly, most of the wetlands are now being dried for the construction of houses and industrial talukas. Hence, the production of Kulekhara has also reduced drastically. The leaves and flowers of this plant have some medicinal properties which are useful for health.
This plant contains many micronutrients and anti-bacterial elements which help us in many ways. In addition, it contains some special alkaloids such as mucus and mineral salts. Its seeds are also useful. It is said that the original birthplace of this medicine is India. Apart from our country India, this aquatic plant called Kulekhra is found in Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Sri Lanka.
In our country, especially in West Bengal, ax leaves are eaten in many ways. It is also eaten in salads and as a vegetable. Because according to ancient Ayurvedic scriptures, the quality of the leaves of this tree is not unknown to any of us. We will see how Kullakhara leaves work.
Helps in prevent anemia.
Leaves and stem of Kulekhra tree prevents anemia. Eating the leaves and stems of this tree or drinking its juice increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood. Although it is mentioned in Ayurveda, it has been studied in many patients even in modern times. People who suffer from anemia have been shown to benefit from eating calligraphy leaves to increase both hemoglobin and white blood cells in their body.
Cures bleeding ulcers.
There are some types of ulcers, from which the wounds or wounds reach such a bad state that they start bleeding. Many times we do not even realize that this bleeding happens inside the body, but inadvertently, the body suffers a lot of damage. Kulekhra is able to stop this bleeding. Apart from this, it also fills the amount of blood you have lost due to bleeding.
Protects the liver.
This leaf not only increases the level of hemoglobin in the body. It also protects your liver. Leaves of Kulekhara are particularly useful in digesting food as it contains many digestive enzymes.
Helps to remove kidney stones.
For those who do not know much about Kulekhra’s leaves, they should know that along with increasing hemoglobin in the blood, it is to remove kidney stones.
A rich source of nutrition.
The leaves of Kulekhra have all the essential elements for proper growth of cells. It contains essential micronutrients. It contains many more alkaline elements. There are also some mineral salts which are necessary for cell growth. Therefore, eating this leaf occasionally or regularly provides proper nutrition to the cells of the body.
Increase your strength.
When every cell of the body gets nourishment, it is very common that our physical strength also increases with it. As it increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood, it also purifies the blood. Overall, eating it regularly or drinking its juice increases our energy a lot.
Helps build the reproductive system (take care of your uterus).
Many people believe that drinking water by boiling this leaf and its stem will reduce the problem of excess menstruation during childbirth. In fact, these leaves have properties that can stop bleeding.
How to consume Kulekhara?
If you want to take this plant directly then you can do it in three ways. You can eat raw leaves in salads, you can eat the juice of these leaves and stems or you can cook and eat this vegetable. If you have any problem or difficulty in eating directly, you can also take Kulhaka tonic, Kulhara powder, Kulhara tablets. They burn the leaves and stems of this tree and sit in front of the smoke emanating from it. It is believed that the smoke emitted by burning the leaves of this ax tree cures corneal ulcers.
What are the side effects of Kulekhara?
Anything has both good and bad sides. The same rule also applies to the leaves of Kulekhra. Therefore, given its good aspects, it is necessary to know what its side effects may be. However, since it is a medicinal plant, its use has been in operation in our country for many centuries. So far no fatal side effects have been reported from the use of this leaf. However, in some cases it is better to be a little careful.
If you have chronic allergy problems, do not eat it. People who are hypersensitive should also avoid this drug. Since this leaf is aquatic, you need to make sure that you have no problem eating aquatic vegetables. If the answer is yes, then it is better not to drink the juice of this leaf directly.