Karuvelam Ilai / Mesquite Leaves Powder
Description of Karuvelam Ilai / Mesquite Leaves Powder:
The mesquite tree grows to a height of up to 12 meters and has a trunk with a diameter of up to 1.2 meters. Its leaves are deciduous, bi-pinnate, light green, compounded with 12 to 20 leaflets. Flowers appear shortly after leaf development. The flowers are in 5–10 cm long green-yellow cylindrical spikes, which occur in clusters of 2 to 5 at the ends of branches. Pods are 20 to 30 cm long and contain between 10 and 30 seeds per pod. A mature plant can produce hundreds of thousands of seeds. Seeds remain viable for up to 10 years. The tree reproduces by way of seeds, not vegetatively. Seeds are spread by cattle and other animals that consume the seed pods and spread the seeds in their droppings.
Botanical Name : Prosopis Juliflora
English Name : Mesquite
Tamil Name : கருவேலம் / Karuvelam ilai
Hindi Name : बाबुल / कीकर / Babul, Kikar
Malayalam Name: കരിവേലം / കരുവേലും / Karivelan, Karuvelum
Telugu Name : నల్లతుమ్మ / తుమ్మ / తుమ / Nallatumma, Tumma, Tuma
Benefits of Karuvelam Ilai / Mesquite Leaves Powder:
Karuvelam leaves have wonderful antifungal & antiviral Properties. Both the methanolic and water extract showed strong antifungal and antiviral properties.
Karuvelam tree is rich in polyphenols and all parts of the tree including leaves, bark and pods are known to exhibit strong antioxidant properties and can help prevent diseases caused due to oxidative stress
Karuvelam leaves have wonderful pain relieving, inflammation reducing and parasite expelling properties. The leaf got by boiling the leaves in water can be taken to reduce pain and inflammation. It can also be taken to expel worms.
Karuvelam leaves decoction when used as eyewash reduces watering of eyes also called Epiphora. It also reduces redness and swelling. For the remedy, boil a handful of fresh babul leaves in 2 cups of water till it reduces in half and strain.
Dosage of Karuvelam Ilai / Mesquite Leaves Powder:
Morning – Mix 5 gms of powder in 100 ml water, Boil the content for a few minutes. Once the water gets warm, filter the content and drink it before food. Repeat the same for Evening Dosage after dinner.
You are requested to consult your Doctor before use.