Amaranth leaves (thotakoora, cholai, marsa, or tamri bhaji) are a recent addition to my kitchen. I am an ardent vegetable lover who eats bitter gourd once a week faithfully without scraping its bitter skin off or without frying it. I
Acorus calamus or sweet flag is common throughout India. It is widely cultivated and is a source of income for farmers of the swamp, marshy regions. Vacha is also seen on the edges of the lakes, tanks, streams and rivers.
If you are living in a smoggy city like Delhi where the ambient air quality ranges between 26 to 208 micrograms per cubic meter of air with the world average being 71 micrograms (source:Wikipedia) then this blog is for you! Between 3,000 to 30,000 deaths in