Ladies Finger / Okra

Ladies Finger / Okra

Scientific Name :

Abelmoschus Esculentus

Medicinal Value :

Controls cholesterol and weight reduction. Relieves constipation, protects from lung and oral cavity cancers. Excellent laxative, treats bowels, heals ulcers, soothes the gastrointestinal tract. Helps to control blood sugar and heals acid reflux.

Nutrient Value :

Rich source of dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. Contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, iron, pottasium and magnesium

Culinery and Other Values :

Can be fried and served as a side dish. Used to make sambhar and other vegetable curries

Glossary :

  • English : Ladies Finger / Okra
  • Tamil : Vendakai / Vendai
  • Malayalam : Vendakka
  • Telugu : Benda Kayi
  • Kannada : Bendekai / Bende
  • Hindi : Bhindi
  • Bengali : Dherasa / Bhindi
  • Gujarati : Bhinda
  • Konkani : Bhendey / Bendan
  • Marathi : Bhendi
  • Oriya : Bhendi
  • Punjabi : Bhindi
  • Tulu : Bendekayi
  • Kashmiri : Bindu