|Cranberry the natural fruits is the natural preventive or rather help to cure urinary infection:
It is commanly known as Karonda (Carissa carandas) (??????) and found in throughout India. Karonda can be cultivated in the kitchen gardens, farmer’s fields and orchards as hedge plant. Karonda is commonly used as a condiment or additive to Indian pickles and spices. It is a very hardy, drought-tolerant plant that thrives well in a wide range of soils.
Hindi -Karonda, English -Karonda, Cranberry, Sanskrit -Karonda, Karmard, Tamil – Kalakai,
Telgu- Vakkay, Peddakalavi,Malayalam- Karakka,Kannada- Karjige, Gujarati- Karamdaa,Marathi- Karvinda,
Bengali – Karamcha
|Karonda (Carissa carandas) is an evergreen deciduous small to big shrub usually 2-4 m tall . The stem is rich in white latex and the branches contain sharp spines . Flowers are small, measuring 3-5 cm in diameter, with white colour. The fruit is a berry, which is formed in clusters of 3-10 fruits. The fruit is globose to broad ovoid in shape and contains
many seeds. Young fruits are pinkish white and become red to dark purple when ripe. Ripe fruit color vary from white, green and pinkish red depending on the genotype. Flowering starts in the month of January-February and fruits mature in May-June. Fruits are generally harvested at immature stage for vegetable purpose, fully ripen fruits are consumed fresh or processed.
Leaves and flowers of Karonda tree Fruits of Karonda tree
The karonda fruit is a rich source of iron and contains a fair amount of Vitamin C.
Karonda fruits is an astringent, asntiscorbuticand and useful for cure of anemia, urinary tract infection. It also quite useful to improve female libido and to remove worms from the intestinal tract. The fruit have an analgesic action as well as an anti –inflamatory one. The juice can be applied to the skin to relieve any skin problems. Traditionally Karonda has been used to treart anorexia and insanity. Low blood pressure pationed please avoid the more consumtion of Karoda as it lowers the blood pressure slightly. Research also show that it also lower the cholesterol levels
Karonda is good appetizer. Its regular consumption in the cropping seasons, flushed out intestinal worms.