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Ponnanganni greens is used in all over the world for cooking and treatment for various complaints.Its botanical name is Alternanthera sessilis. It is an excellent coolant and have an immense health benefits for the eyes, hair and skin. It is also a home remedy for piles also, The young shoots and leaves are highly nutritious and contain carotenoids and other nutritive components. It has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It is also said to neutralize. an excessive acidity in the body. It is used in the treatment for the skin diseases like scabies and eczema. It also improves skin defects. It also improves skin tone and texture. It contains high quantity of calcium, vitamin A and iron and anti-oxidents. It has diuretic property.
It is an aquatic herb. widely grown in wet and damp areas.
The leaves contain dietary fiber and eating about one handful daily significantly reduce the blood glucose level. In India, in the states of Bihar and Bengal. the root extract of this herb is used…