Gogu

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Hibiscus Cannabinus

MEDICINAL VALUE :
In kenya this plant is used in their local medicine. Its root is used to cure spider bites and leaves to vure stomach disorders. In some other countries this plant is used to treat sores, burns, cough etc.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Protein, fat, carbohydrate, fibre, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
The young leaves, flowers and young fruits of this fiber plant is used as a vegetable in asian countries. Stem of this plant is used as a fibre to produce ropes, twines and coarse textiles.

GLOSSARY :
English : Gogu
Tamil : Pulichai Keerai
Malayalam : Kanjaru
Telugu : Gongura
Kannada : Pundi
Hindi : Pitwa
Bengali : Mestapat
Gujarati : Ambadi
Marathi : Ambadi
Oriya : Nalite Saga

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