Wellness Tips: Keezhanelli – the Best Herbal Remedy

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Keezhanelli has many medicinal properties and is well known to many people. It is a common plant that can grow up to half a meter in height. This is an annual plant highly known for its medicinal properties. It belongs to a species of shrub that’s native to the tropics. It grows in all parts of India. The name keezhanelli was given to it because it contains seeds under the leaves. It will grow like a weed in farming land.

Other names include stone breaker, gale-of-the-wind, seed-under-leaf, Quebra pedra, shatter stone, Chance Pierre. This is used as a traditional medicine for treating various illnesses. It also contains phytochemicals such as Lignans, flavonoids, triterpenes, sterols, alkaloids and essential oils. This plant contains several essential elements such as calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, ferrous and copper.

Health benefits of keezhanelli

  • Firstly, it cures jaundice. Kizhanelli is the best medicine for jaundice.
  • Secondly, it has the power to improve urine output.
  • Further, it protects us from eye diseases.
  • Kizhanelli has the power to cure chronic headaches.
  • It can even cure liver-related diseases.
  • Relieves rashes acquired from scabies.
  • Dissolves swellings caused by body heat.
  • It can cure anaemia.
  • This has antimicrobial property that helps in treating various skin problems such as small wound, cracked heel and rashes.
  • keezhanelli hair oil is very popular to promote the hair growth.
  • This can treat infertility.
  • Keezhanelli has the power to cure kidney-related diseases.
  • Helps in controlling diabetes.
  • Above all, It helps to relieve hair related problems.

How to use Keezhanelli:

For Jaundice

Collect fresh leaves of the plant and wash them thoroughly to get rid of dirt and other unwanted particles. Mix the extract of the leaves with lemon juice and whey. Take this mixture orally. This solution is effective to cure jaundice. It also protects us from liver damage caused by hepatitis ‘B’ and ‘C’, an inflammatory viral infection of the liver.

For diabetes:

  • Diabetes can be controlled by taking dried keezhanelli powder three times a day before meals. The antioxidants present in it helps to improve fasting blood sugar level.
  • It also helps in preventing kidney and liver damage and preventing the need for dialysis. It can dissolve kidney stones because it is an alkaline herb that helps in dissolving acidic kidney stones and gallstones.

For gout:

Gout can occur when uric acid is built up in the blood. It helps to balance the uric acid levels. In addition, it helps in relaxing the blood vessels. Thus, reduce the blood pressure level.

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To reduce body heat and prevent infections:

Finely grind the root of the keezhanelli to make a powder out of it. Mix it with cow’s milk and drink it three times a day to cool the body. It also keeps away certain infectious diseases at bay.

To prevent stomach ulcer:

In 1 glass of whey, mix a handful of keezhanelli leaves and drink it in the morning to get rid of stomach ulcers and stomach related problems. This also kills bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) which causes stomach ulcers.

For headaches:

Add two teaspoons of gingelly oil, keezhanelli root, cumin and milk grind finely and filter the extract. Drink the juice to cure chronic headaches.

For rashes and scabies:

Grind the keezhanelli leaves with salt and take a bath to cure rashes and scabies.

Hair oil preparation with keezhanelli:

Keezhanelli is a very effective ingredient in the preparation of hair oils.

  • Firstly, collect fresh keezhanelli leaves, curry leaves and Henna leaves in the ratio of 1:1:1. Then grind all these leaves as a thick paste without adding water.
  • Secondly, heat 1 cup of coconut oil then adds the thick paste to hot coconut oil. Then boil until the sizzling sound stops. Finally, boil it to the point where the water content is completely drained.
  • Subsequently, allow the oil to cool and strain it. This oil is helpful in preventing dandruff and hair loss.

For curing leukorrhea in women:

Leukorrhea or white discharge is a common issue women face before having their periods. To treat this, finely crush a handful of keezhanelli leaves. Then, add it to three glasses of water and simmer until it becomes one glass of water. Drink this both in the morning and in the evening to cure white discharge.

Side Effects of Keezhanelli

Like the many benefits it brings along, keezhanelli also has some side effects.

  • It can cause abdominal pain, painful urination, blood in the urine, and nausea in some people.
  • If you are taking medication for low blood sugar levels and low blood pressure levels avoid keezhanelli.
  • It prevents the blood clotting. So, people taking blood thinners should not consume this.
  • The effect of this in pregnant and lactating mothers are not studied yet.

Therefore, it is better to review our health condition before deciding to start any sort of therapy with herbs or medicinal plants.

To sum up, Agathiyar Gunapadam describes the greatness of Keezhanelli. It contains natural, wonderful herbs that cure diseases. We can use the herbs that nature has given us and live without disease and sickness.


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S.P.R.Vishali

Pursuing M.Sc in biotechnology, interested to write about health. Working with IDP IELTS as invigilator. Reading books and cooking are my hobbies.