What started with flowers now holds magic and healing

Have you heard of an ‘Insulin plant’, the consumption of whose leaves tends to lower blood glucose levels? As per reports in National Institutes of Health of the US National Library of Medicine, Costus igneus, commonly known as insulin plant, does help diabetics in reducing their blood glucose levels.

These and many other plants are nestled in a terrace garden in the quaint and serene surroundings of Eshwaripuri Colony in Sainikpuri in Hyderabad. What began in 2012 as a pastime of growing flowering plants, it now has an enviable variety thanks to Sailaja and her son Sai Prakash. Today, the duo oversee more than a 100-plus potted plants neatly stacked in rows across the terrace. Among flowering plants, different kinds of roses such as button, white, red, yellow and chrysanthemums, hibiscus, and others dot the place......................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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