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Trigger Finger

Sun, Dec 21st 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Trigger finger, also called as stenosing tenosynovitis, is characterized by locking or catching of the fingers or thumb when bent. When the condition specifically affects thumb, it is known as trigger thumb. It is a painful condition and requires...

Pomegranate

Sun, Dec 21st 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Botanical Source: Punica granatum Family: Punicaceae Common Name: Pomegranate  Description: Pomegranate is the fruit of an extremely long-living, deciduous shrub that is native to Europe and Asia. The fruit is widely used in cooking, making juices and alcoholic...

Jambul

Fri, Dec 19th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Botanical Source: Syzygium cumini Family: Myrtaceae Common Name: Jamun, Jamblang, Java plum Description: Jambul is the fruit of an evergreen tree that grows well in tropical regions; it is native to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines...

Avaram

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Botanical Source: Cassia auriculata Family: Caesalpinioideae Common Name: Avaram, Avaram Senna, Ranawara, Senna auriculata Description: Avaram is a herb that is native to Sri Lanka and India and grows well in dry and coastal areas. It is a small shrub that is often...

Indian Bay Leaf

Wed, Dec 17th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Botanical Source: Cinnamomum tamala Family: Lauraceae Common Name: Indian Cassia, Tejpatta, Malabar leaf, Malabathrum Description: Indian bay leaf is the aromatic leaf obtained from the tree that grows widely in China, Nepal, India and Bhutan. The leaves of this tree...

Peepal

Wed, Dec 17th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Botanical Source: Ficus religiosa Family: Moraceae Common Name: Holy Fig tree, Peepul, Bodhi tree  Description: Peepal is a large semi-evergreen tree that belongs to the fig family and is native to Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, China and Myanmar. In...