Sunday, July 3, 2011

can you recognize this plant?


I am not giving any hints . Look at the beautiful miniature flowers .


And those leaves , so useful . now you got one clue.


Don't blame me i didn't tell you about the leaves.


I am uploading so many pictures so you would feel free to scroll down and see them again and again.


Or make a good guess , or search Google about all the useful leaves :)

Let me now how informed and health conscious are my readers.

Good luck !

I will back very soon to announce the name and how i use this plat ...err... leaves.

22 comments:

  1. No ente pachakasala ..
    Its not Coleus .

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  2. let me guess. I think it is some species of Ocimum (basil)

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  3. I think it is either oregano or ajwain

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  4. Is it by any chance garlic mustard? If not I am at a complete loss and will be back to see what it actually is. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Dear Sangeeta
    I knew the Oriya name. It is a thick leaf plant and my mom used to make a single leaf pakoda with a thin Atta batter. Let me try to remember the name..it is not Ajwain for sure.

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  6. Dear Sangeeta
    Sorry , this is not the plant I mentioned earlier, it looked similar but different.
    The closest I can guess, is Stevia, but not sure. Let me know once the quiz is over

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  7. Not confirm about flowers, never seen, but leaves are like those of ajwain, we use to prepare pakodis of it.

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  8. I'm going with ajwain..also called Bishop's weed or something like that - I didn't Google, I promise! :)

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  9. Oh my God ... Ajwain seems to be a favorite herb of so may people .

    The right answer is Stevea , the natural sweetener . I am growing this sweet plant for some years now and this is the first time it flowered . Will share some of the ways i use these leaves . Actually the best way to use Stevea is the fresh leaves i guess , the processed extracts just don't taste as good.

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  10. that's a great n informative post sangeeta..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  11. What a lovely plant :) and I failed miserably in your test of your fellow bloggers knowledge and health consciousness :(

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  12. is it cabbage :)

    or am i completely off my mind ..

    Bikram's

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  13. And the award goes to Bikramjit ....for having the most talented vision :)

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  14. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :) yippe diii yipee do yipy dum dum ...

    Bikram's

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  15. I don't know...will come back to check it out.

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  16. Hey Sangeeta how do you use it? And does it sweeten your drink like sugar ?? I have never used it raw .

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  17. Its Ajwain plant. Leaves used to treat cold as well as in chutneys in South.

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