Flora of Panipat: Ipomoea aquatica from Village Lohari Panipat

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Balkar Arya

13-Sept-2011, 8:37:15 pm13/09/11
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Dear All
Ipomoea aquatica from Village Lohari Panipat
growing wildly in roadside ditches


Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
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Ushadi micromini

13-Sept-2011, 11:15:51 pm13/09/11
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Yes, we eat the greens as veggie in Bengal...
called Kalami saag ... not to be eaten during monsoon....

also used for increasing mothers milk postpartum,
supposed to have anti-viral preoperties towards vacciniea
helps detox from arsenic and opium toxicity etc etc

usha di

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Tanay Bose

14-Sept-2011, 12:01:59 am14/09/11
to Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
Usha Di.
I have heard many people including my mom saying that we
should not eat this plant during monsoon I am curious to know
the reason for it.
Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant.
Department of Botany.
University of British Columbia .
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Balkar Arya

14-Sept-2011, 12:29:42 am14/09/11
to Tanay Bose, Ushadi micromini, efloraofindia
Thanks Ushadi Ji for information

ushadi Micromini

14-Sept-2011, 1:36:40 am14/09/11
to Tanay Bose, efloraofindia

we were told ,
in Bangla.. :nana rokom rog hoy, tai..khaben na" ...
translation... many diesaes occur doe to water born  pathogens... so do not eat..

we have seen ascaris eggs attached to the stem and mosquito eggs...  asla we did not photograph them in those days...

Another admonition given in the erthnobotany class was: " tatka tule khaben"   translation... eat only freshly plucked saag...

Hope this helps.

Usha di

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 9:31 AM, Tanay Bose <tanay...@gmail.com> wrote:

Tanay Bose

14-Sept-2011, 8:28:58 am14/09/11
to ushadi Micromini, efloraofindia
Thanks Usha di your justification is quite reasonable
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