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Sugar cane

Sugar cane-Karimbu-Ishku

Scientific name of Sugarcane: Saccharum officinarum

Name of Sugarcane in different languages:-

English: Sugarcane

Sanskrit: Jeevani, Ikshu

Hindi: Ganna, Pundiya

Malayalam: Karimbu-കരിമ്പ് 

Tamil: கரும்பு-Karumbu

Plant description of Sugarcane:

Sugar cane is a perennial plant, belong to the grass family, grows to the height up to15 feet, stems are strong, un-branched, grows in clumps, grow in joint nodes, color yellowish-green, pink or purplish.The leaves are long, alternate, thick midribs, toothed edges and grow to a length of 60 cm and width of 5 cm.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-AcicularMargin-EntireVenation-parallel
 Acicular-Needle-Shaped

 Margin_Entire Venation-Parallel

Useful plant parts:

Stem (Juice)

Medicinal uses:

To treat jaundice, control Pitta, cleaning blood, strengthen stomach, kidneys, brain and sex organs, heart and eyes, Good energizer.

Chemical content:

Iron and carbohydrate.

Sugar cane is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:-

Dhanwanthararishtam

Truna Pancha moolam

Balajeerakadhi Kashyam

Karimbirumbadi Kashayam

Bahushala Guda

Datriyadi Gritham

Karaskaraghrutham

Stanyajanana Rasayanam

Taramandura Guda

Vyoshadi Vatakam

Bala Thailam

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