Kerala Flowers & Fruits

Kerala is rich in various assortments of plants and trees. Some of these trees are developed for organic products. A portion of the fundamental organic product bearing trees of Kerala are Plavu (jackfruit Tree),Vazha (Banana),Mavu (Mango Tree),Champakka,Arinelli and so on… Among all the Kerala natural products, plantains is noted for the most part on account of its wide assortment accessible in the state.

Banana – Vazhapzham (Musa sharpen) – world's most famous organic product – world's biggest herb Kerala natural products banana - vazha pazhamThe most mainstream organic product accessible during that time is Banana. Around 60 to 70 tons of various assortments of bananas sent out from Kerala consistently. Wide assortments are accessible in the market with excellent personality blowing hues( yellow,red and purple),sizes and taste. The well known assortments incorporates palayankodam, poovan, nenthra pzham or etha pazham,kathali,chenkathali,robesta and so forth.., Its plant trunk called "Vazha pindi",raw or ready banana,it sflower (vazahchund or vazhakoomb) are likewise utilized for planning heavenly dishes . Banana leaves are frequently utilized as plates or expendable sustenance compartments where individuals think about it as a plate to have their nourishment on this leaf. It is likewise an old Tradition of Kerala. Taking bananas decreases the dangers of tumor ,cholesterol, ensure against kidney malignancy, diabetes and so forth Kappalanga or Pappaya or Omakka (Carica papaya ) Kerala fruis - papaya-kaplanga-pazham .

Kappalanga or Pappaya or Omakka (Carica papaya ) This is another normal natural product in Kerala accessible consistently. It has generally been mostly developed as a patio trim, has turned into a critical business edit. The pear molded organic product has scrumptious sweet taste and inside tissue is delicate spread like consistency. This enchanting lovely hued natural product has a great deal of concealed therapeutic, wellbeing The ready organic products are utilized for table reason and the crude ones as vegetables. Youthful natural products are utilized for the extraction of papain, which is principally utilized as a part of the fabricate of medications for stomach related scatters. This organic product is a noteworthy wellspring of vitamin C and folate Champakka ( Rose Apple) (Syzygium samchambakka-kerala natural products rose applearangense) .


Ari nellikka – Sheema nelli (Star gooseberry) (Phyllanthus acidus) star gooseberry-arinellikka-sheema neelli.

Sheema nelli (Star gooseberry).

This tropical or subtropical species plant does not require much care and consideration. It is an aid to each family unit. Blooms are framed at leafless parts of the principle branches. The natural products are various and thickly grouped. They are light yellow or white, waxy, fresh and succulent, and extremely sharp. 4 to 6 seeds are contained in a stone at the lope of each organic product .

Njaval fruit-njara pazham tree-kerala nadan fruit

A moderate developing animal groups, it can achieve statures of up to 30 m and can live over 100 years. Njara organic product is sweet, harsh and astringent flavors. The natural product is green and changes to a pink to sparkling dark shading when it develops. One who wanted to shading the tongue purple in youth days will always remember this purple organic product jamun. It is a high wellspring of vitamin An and vitamin C and its therapeutic esteems it is utilized as a part of Ayurveda. This natural product is additionally utilized for making wine and vinegar.

Aatha pazham or Aatha Chakka or Seetha pzham Custard Apple (Annona reticulate)

custard apple nadan-kerala-organic products nadan pazham aathachakka Athapazham or athachakka or seethapazham (anona natural product or red custard apple) - This delectable thick natural product that regular in Kerala towns. It contains a considerable measure of seeds covered with consumable white segment. This disproportionate state of this current natural product's skin is thin however intense. Underneath this covering a thick, white layer cream is available. The kind of this organic product is sweet and pleasing. It has numerous wellbeing esteems, culinary utilizations and nutritious advantages.

Peraka (Guava)

New Guava-tree with natural product perkka-keralal nadan fruitsGuava (Psidium guajava) is a standout amongst the most widely recognized tree with a great deal of solid hard like branches found in Kerala. The organic products are sweet and plump. Each natural product contains various modest, semi-hard palatable seeds. Guavas are rich in dietary fiber vitamins An and C ,folic corrosive and the dietary minerals potassium ,copper and manganese.

Mavu – Mango Tree – (Mangifera indica) Mango Fruit-Mampazham – King of the Fruits mango tree-mavu-kerala organic products:

Mango organic product is a standout amongst the most popular,nutritionally rich with one of a kind flavor,taste ,aroma making it marked as sweet super natural products. It can be eaten crude as sweet organic product or prepared to different items. Ready natural products can be cut and canned or handled to juice, jams, jams, nectars and jelly. Unripe mangos utilized for making pickles, chutneys and different dishes.

Pooja flowers and Dasapushpams Tulasi (Holy Basil - Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Tulasi is the most utilized pooja bloom in Kerala sanctuaries. The name Tulasi implies the unique one. Various entries in the Puranas and different sacred writings (Vedas), point to the significance of Tulasi inside religious love. Puranas like Vishnu Purana, Bhagavatha Purana, Devi Bhagavatha Purana and Padma Purana clarifies the transcendence and worshipp conventions of Tulasi in detail. Tulasi is viewed as a goddess and a partner of Lord Vishnu. Tulasi is revered as Tulasi Devi or Vrinda Devi. In Kerala, a family is viewed as fragmented on the off chance that it doesn't have a Tulasithara. The long stretch of Karthika (October-November) is well known for Tulasi pooja. Three unique sorts of Tulasi are utilized as a part of sanctuaries. They are Rama Tulasi with stems and leaves of green, Krishna Tulasi with stems and now and again additionally leaves of dull green, and Karppoora Tulasi with the possess a scent reminiscent of camphor. Kattu (Vana) Tulsai (Ocimum gratissimum) the wild frame, isn't utilized for poojas. Every one of these sorts are utilized as a part of Ayurveda. Tulasi displays extraordinary variety over its range. Varieties in soil compose and precipitation may likewise compare to a distinction in the size and type of the plants and in addition their restorative quality and adequacy. Puranas specifies that pooja without the utilization of Thulasi is fragmented and consequently useless. To find out about Tulasi.

krishna tulasi Koovalam - Vilwam, Shivadruma, Tripatra (Aegle marmelos)

Koovalam is a hallowed tree to Hindus. The leaves of Koovalm are mostly utilized as a part of Shiva sanctuaries. It is utilized while offering petitions to Lord Shiva. Koovalam leaves takes after like according to Lord Shiva, consequently got the name Tripatra. Puranas like Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Devi Bhagavatha Purana and Padma Purana clarifies the grandness and worshipp conventions of this tree in detail. It is planted in the premises of sanctuaries. It is identified with citrus and has many names in India. Koovalam (kuvalam) or vilwmam are Malayalam names, while Bel or bael in Hindi, Kuvalum in Tamil, and Kumbala in Kannada. They are otherwise called brilliant apple, stone apple and such names in English. It is trusted that Lord Shiva is available in this holy tree. Koovalam wood is utilized for influencing Yupam in Yagams to like Somayagam and Athirathram. It develops in every single climatic condition in wild. The tree is moderate developing and achieves a most extreme stature of 8-9 meters. The light green leaves are fragrant. The natural products can be oval or circular and has the measure of an extensive orange. Koovalam organic products are palatable. Individuals eat it either crude or make a decent stick. Lakshmi Devi wears the product of Koovalm in her correct hand. Thus this tree is likewise called Sreephalam. Koovalam natural product has astringent properties and direct stomach related working. It is additionally utilized as a part of curing the runs and looseness of the bowels. To find out about Koovalam.

koovalam Thamara (Lotus - Nelumbo nucifera)

Thamara blooms are utilized as a part of all sanctuaries. They are generally utilized for unique poojas like Sahasrakalasam, Ashtabandhakalasam and Laksharchana. Lotus has diverse names in Sanskrit. Some of them are Padmam, Nalinam, Aravindam, Kamalam and Pankajam. Lotus is related with the divine beings Vishnu, Brahma, and the goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati. From old circumstances the lotus has been a perfect image in Hindu custom. It is frequently utilized for instance of celestial excellence, for instance Sri Krishna is regularly portrayed as the Lotus-Eyed One. Its unfurling petals recommend the extension of the spirit. The development of its unadulterated magnificence from the mud of its source holds a kindhearted profound guarantee. Particularily Brahma and Lakshmi, the divinities of potence and riches, have the lotus image related with them. In Hindu iconography, divinities frequently are portrayed with lotus blooms as their seats. Thamaramala (lotus wreath) is the fundamental offering in Koodalmanikya Swami Temple. To find out about Thamara.

Tamara Chethi, Thechi or Thetti (Ixora coccinea)

Techi bloom is regularly utilized as a part of all sanctuaries. The blooms are found in an extensive variety of hues. Red, white and yellow ixora blooms are normally utilized as a part of Hindu love. The Thechi undamala (thechi festoon) of Guruvayoor Temple is well known. Just Thechi blossoms are utilized for Poomoodal in Kadampuzha Bhagavthy Temple. It is likewise called as the Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, and Jungle Flame.

chethi Chemparathy (Hibiscus rosasinensis)

In Sanskrit it is called Japakusumam. More than 10000 assortments of Chemparthy exists on the planet. The red shaded Chemparathy blooms are normally utilized as a part of Devi sanctuaries, particularly in Bhadrakali sanctuaries. Light hued blossoms (white, rose, purple, yellow and orange) are utilized for the poojas of different divinities. To find out about Chemparathy.

Chemparathy Nandyaarvattam

Nandyarvattam is utilized as a part of each sanctuary. The blossoms of Nandyarvattam are white in shading. Two unique structures - idampiri and valampiri are utilized as a part of sanctuaries. Nandyarvattam is utilized for Saraswathy pooja.

chemparathy Shankhupushpam or Aparajitha (Butterfly pea - Clitoria ternatea)

The Malayalam word Shankhupushpam implies a conch formed bloom. Butterfly pea is a profound established, tall slim, climbing vegetable with five handouts and a dark blue blossom. Despite the fact that its beginnings are obscure, it is likely local to Asia as per Hortus. Shankhupushpam in two distinct hues.

white shankhupushpamblue shankhupushpam Thumpa (Leucas aspera)

Thumpa flowers are very small and are white in color. They are used for Shiva pooja as well as Thrikkakkarayappa pooja on Onam day. Thumpa mala (thumpa garland) is an important offering in Kottiyoor temple.

thumpa Ashokam (Saraca Indica)

Ashoka is a Sanskrit word meaning without grief or that which gives no grief. The Hindus regard it as sacred, being dedicated to Kama Deva, God of Love. One of its varieties is a very handsome, small, erect evergreen tree, with deep green foliage. Its flowers are very fragrant and are bright orange-yellow in color and later turn red. Its beautiful, delicately perfumed flowers are used in temple decoration.

ashokam Arali (Nerium indicum or Nerium oleander)

Arali is available in three different colours - rose, white and red. Though the flowers make great visual display, they are also highly poisonous. They are commonly used for making garlands.

white aralirose arali Mulla (Jasmine - Jasminum grandiflorum)

In Sanskrit it is called Mallika. Jasmine is known as the queen of flowers. The plant is known for the sweet fragrance of little milky-white flowers. Jasmine is used as religious offerings symbolizing divine hope. They are held sacred to Vishnu and are used as votive offerings in religious ceremonies. Jasmine is a climbing vine with oval, shiny leaves and tubular, waxy-white flowers. The small white star-shaped flowers are picked at night when the aroma is most intense, so that the delicate aroma will not evaporate in the sun.

mallika Chempakam (Michelia champaca)

Flowers of Chempakam is usually yellow or white in colour. But there are other colours too. Only the white and yellow coloured flowers are used for poojas in Devi temples. It is not used in Shiva temples

chempakam Erikku

The flower of Erikku is mainly used in Shiva temples. It is not used in Vishnu temples.

erikku Kanakambaram (Firecracker flower - Crossandra infundibuliformis)

Kanakambaram or Firecracker flower is not widely used in Kerala temples for poojas but occassionaly used for decorating the temple during festivals. It is available in orange and salmon or yellow colours. Kanakam means gold. It iswidely used for making garlands along with Jasmine.

kanakambaram Vadamalli (Gomphrena globosa)

Vadamalli is used for decorating the temple during festivals. It is available in pink and white colors. The conelike flowerheads are beautiful in dried arrangements and will hold their shape and color indefinitely. Hence they are used for making big garlands.

vadamalli Rajamalli (Peacock flower - Caesalpinia Pulcherrima)

Rajamalli flowers are red, orange and yellow with long red stamens. It is called Ratnagundhi colloquially. Very rarely used in temples. rajamalli Chendumalli (Marigold)

The common Marigold is familiar to everyone, with its pale-green leaves and golden orange flowers. The color of Chendumally range from lemon, yellow, bright yellow, golden to orange. They are very much used in making garlands for temple decoration.

chendumalli Jamanthi (Chrysanthemum - Corn Marigold)

There are more than 30 types of Chrysanthemum flowers. In South India the yellow Chrysanthemum is famous as Jamanthi and are widely used for making garlands.