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ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಚಪ್ಪಟೆಯಾದ ದೊಡ್ಡ ರೆಕ್ಕೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಬಿಳಿ-ಬೂದು ಬಣ್ಣದ ದೇಹದ ಮೇಲೆ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುವ ಎರಡು ಪ್ರಕಾಶಮಾನವಾದ ನೀಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣುಗುಡ್ಡೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೋತ್ ಭವ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವು ಮನುಷ್ಯರಿಗೆ ನಿರುಪದ್ರವಿಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದು ಹೂವುಗಳಿಂದ ಮಕರಂದವನ್ನು ಕುಡಿಯುವುದರಿಂದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಬದುಕುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರು ಸ್ನೇಹಪರವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಬಹುದು, ಆದರೆ ಅವುಗಳ ಲಾರ್ವಾಗಳು ಭೀಕರವಾಗಿ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿವೆ. ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೊತ್‌ನ ಮರಿಹುಳುಗಳು ತೋಟಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಬಾಕತನದಿಂದ ಬಹುತೇಕ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ತ್ವರಿತವಾಗಿ ತಿನ್ನಲು ಅನುವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ ಮತ್ತು ರೈತರಿಗೆ ಭಾರೀ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ

ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಕೋಕೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣವೇ?

ಹವಾಮಾನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಕೋಕೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣವೇ?

ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ ನಿರಂತರವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತಯಾರಕರು ಸಂಸ್ಕರಿಸಿದ ರುಚಿ ಮತ್ತು ಉತ್ತಮ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಅಂಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಆದಾಗ್ಯೂ, ರುಚಿಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಯ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಕಾರಣ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆಯೇ? ಮೊದಲನೆಯದಾಗಿ, ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್‌ನ ಮೂರು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಪದಾರ್ಥಗಳು ಕೋಕೋ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ, ಕೋಕೋ ಪೌಡರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸಕ್ಕರೆ. ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಮತ್ತು ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು “ಥಿಯೋಬ್ರೊಮಾ ಕೋಕೋ ಎಲ್” ಅಥವಾ ಕೋಕೋ ಮರದ ಬೀನ್ಸ್‌ನಿಂದ ಹೊರತೆಗೆಯಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕೊಕೊ ಬೆಣ್ಣೆಯು ಬೀನ್ಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಕೊಬ್ಬು. ಇದು ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟವಾದ ಕೊಬ್ಬಿನಾಮ್ಲಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದೆ, ಇದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು

ಅನೇಕ ಜನರು ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳನ್ನು ಆಡಲು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಾದ್ಯಂತ ನಡೆಯುವ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಇಷ್ಟಪಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹಾಕಿ, ಸಾಕರ್, ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್, ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ, ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳನ್ನು ವಿವಿಧ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಾವಲು ಮೈದಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಆಡಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ನೀವು ಎಂದಾದರೂ ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಪ್ರಕಾರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬಯಸಿದ್ದೀರಾ? ಜೊಯಿಸಿಯಾ ಹುಲ್ಲುಇವು ಕಡಿಮೆ-ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುವ ಹುಲ್ಲು, ಅವುಗಳು ಹುಲ್ಲುಹಾಸಿನಂತೆ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಹುಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಕೆಲಸದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಕಠಿಣ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಬಲ್ಲದು. ಅವು ಬರ-ಸಹಿಷ್ಣು ಮತ್ತು ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾದ ತಾಪಮಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಸೂಕ್ತವಾಗಿವೆ. ಇದು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ರೋಗಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಕಳೆಗಳಿಗೆ

Keep Off The Grass

Keep Off The Grass

Many people love playing sports and watching events that happen across the world. Whether it is hockey, soccer, cricket, etc., most sports are played on different grass fields. Have you ever wanted to know about the type of grass? If not, take a look at the other sports grass. Zoysia Grass They are low-maintenance and

Can Climatic Conditions Alter Chocolate Flavor in Cocoa?

Can Climatic Conditions Alter Chocolate Flavor in Cocoa?

The chocolate market is ever-growing. High-end manufacturers are trying to stick to refined taste and high quality. However, are you aware of the reason behind the change in taste? Firstly, the three main ingredients of chocolate are cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. The butter and power are extracted from the beans of Theobroma cacao

Can plants call for help?

Can plants call for help?

With large wings that open out flat and two bright blue eyespots that stand out on a white-grey body, the majestic hawkmoth looks majestic, especially with the five yellow-orange sports. Though they are harmless to humans and largely survive by drinking nectar from flowers, they can seem friendly. But their larvae have a menacingly different

What is The Best FaceWash for Acne?

What is The Best FaceWash for Acne?

Trying to combat adult acne? We understand your pain. Irrespective of gender, it can happen to almost anyone, and adult acne is surprisingly more common than people often think. But that does not mean that you have to have to accept the annoying pimples and stubborn redness on your face. It is all about choosing

Is Watermelon a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Is Watermelon a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Watermelons first appeared about 5,000 years ago in South Africa, and there are still many wild varieties, from sweet to bland and bitter. They spread out and were cultivated by the year 2000 BC and became a common food in ancient Egypt. The hieroglyphs on buildings from that time telling stories of watermelons are one

3 Nutritional Mushrooms

3 Nutritional Mushrooms

Although they are fungi, mushrooms are classified as “vegetables” in the culinary world. They are also used as a meat substitute in meatless dishes due to how well they absorb the flavours of the dish – and some mushrooms are naturally umami (or savoury, like many types of meat). They can also be used to

Mushrooms with Medicinal Values

Mushrooms with Medicinal Values

Though some may dismiss medicinal food, medical researchers have demonstrated how prescribed diets can be used to reduce health risks. Mushrooms are one such functional food. There are currently 38,000 medicinal mushroom species that have been discovered and classified. Certain fungi and their extracts have even been shown to have anti-cancer properties due to their

Can Ants Shrink and Regrow Their Brains?

Can Ants Shrink and Regrow Their Brains?

For most ant colonies, there is a simple hierarchy: a single queen lays all the eggs, and a caste system of workers manages everything else – food gathering, baby ants, war, etc. The rest of the ants are sterile, only males & queens can reproduce. The colony normally dies when the Queen dies. The Indian

EDIBLE FUNGI YOU WOULD LOVE

EDIBLE FUNGI YOU WOULD LOVE

In continuation of our series on edible mushrooms, especially some of whom you would find in high-end supermarkets and restaurants, you would love what we are discussing today. Check out our series on mushrooms on our blog (link in bio). Saffron Milkcap This mushroom often surprises people when they see an orange mushroom covered in

The Edible Rainbow

The Edible Rainbow

People often assume that all the coloured mushrooms are poisonous. Although the idea of this colour code cannot be entirely denied or avoided, the truth is that when it comes to these edible fungi, there are a lot of misconceptions that need to be clarified. So, let’s bust the myths around edible fungi. Scarlet Elfcup

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

Mushrooms are enjoyed by many people all over the world, and are a divisive food that diners either love or despise. Those who enjoy eating fungi, on the other hand, must be cautious about which mushrooms they consume, as approximately 30 wild species are known to be consistently fatal due to high levels of toxicity,

How Birds Help Study Mercury Contamination

How Birds Help Study Mercury Contamination

Did you know we study Mercury contamination by assessing bird feathers? The contamination of our ecosystem by Mercury is growing every day and its impact needs to be measured. Studies show Mercury is a global pollutant and mostly for wetlands. Birds aid in the biomonitoring of mercury in our ecosystem. Scientists research few bird species

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do you have a feeling that your plants can sense how your mood is or how you are feeling on a particular day? While in some stories and some plant parents have experience where plants respond as if they can understand what you are going through, just like your pet, this is not proven. For

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

We know that octopus is a very smart marine creature. Octopus’ level of self-expression, problem-solving, and astuteness is very high. Of course, vision is a very crucial part of living life. An earthworm is a successful creature, yet the earthworm is blind. In the case of octopuses, they had only a single type of photoreceptor.

RIP Bedlight. Hello Glowing Plants

RIP Bedlight. Hello Glowing Plants

Very soon the lighting industry is going to a jolt, especially in the area of night lamps as they are going to be blown away by the latest entrant in the market – a glowing plant! Scientists have used the bioluminescent properties of mushrooms to create ornamental house plants with long-lasting leaves and flowers.The use

Will Children be hit by the 3rd Wave of COVID-19?

Will Children be hit by the 3rd Wave of COVID-19?

We asked our mentor and guide, Dr Damle, this question and here is what he had to say. Several parents are calling in asking, whether they are children are at risk during the third week. Since experts have said that, children may get hit. Take the experts seriously because what they have said, they want

Ancient Uses of Plant Resin

Ancient Uses of Plant Resin

Natural resin is one of the most versatile substances that you can find. It is a sticky substance that is secreted generally by coniferous trees as a means of protection. It is toxic towards insects and herbivores and helps to keep the tree protected from harm. Resin has been harvested and used by humans since

Natural Immunity Builders

Natural Immunity Builders

This pandemic showed us that good immunity is much better than modern medicine. Immunity is the capability to fight with harmful effects of microbes. There are many medicines to improve your immunity but some foods, fruits, vegetables, and species are the natural ways to boost your immunity. Here are a few of them. Ghee has

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Now that we are all aware of the importance immunity levels have in our recovery, thanks to the current state of health awareness, we bring you the superfoods you can rely on to help build your immunity naturally. Though these foods can help you, they are by no means a substitute for the medications your

Trees Talk Through an Ancient ‘Otherworld’ Network

Trees Talk Through an Ancient ‘Otherworld’ Network

WWW is an immensely popular abbreviation in the current world. But the trees are giving a very interesting turn to the concept of WWW.  According to ancient beliefs, trees can talk among themselves. But the entire process is seemingly new to the science world, as it is still exploring this. Deep under the layers of

Nature’s cure

Nature’s cure

PlantScience blog is an insightful discussion to understand and explain the science behind the great success of plants – how plants live, survive. Nature at its best is a great repository of knowledge and most of it is still a mystery to our minds. However, at Atrimed PlantScience, we have willed ourselves to research, understand the best-kept

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

There aren’t many vegetables with a Facebook page, let alone one with nearly 19,000 followers, but “Glass Gem” corn is one of a kind. Because of its translucent, rainbow-coloured kernels, it became an Internet sensation. Growers of Glass Gem claim that the crop has inspired thousands of people to participate in seed saving and reconnect

How males trick females!

How males trick females!

No. We are not trying to lure you in with a tricky headline! Among Topi antelopes that live on the savannahs of Africa, Dr. Jakob Bro Jorgensen of the University of Liverpool, UK, found this interesting behaviour. As the savannah gives little space to hide for the predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs, they have

Do Plants have Doll’s Eyes?

Do Plants have Doll’s Eyes?

If you are walking alone by yourself in the Midwestern or Eastern United States or Eastern Canada, you will encounter a strange phenomenon of hoards of eye-balls looking at you out of nowhere. Do not mistake them for being a prank or wonder if someone collected doll’s eyes and hung them up on a tree.

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Yes. You read it right! Strangely enough, for centuries, people have not noticed this enough until someone figured it out. Seems like the bovine folk might have more knowledge than we assume about the Earth’s magnetism.  While some experienced farmers would explain this alignment of cows standing in the North-South direction as a way to

Why Do Crocodiles Swallow Stones?

Why Do Crocodiles Swallow Stones?

When you are a crocodile, your diet has many things that are not at all easy. Whether it is the decaying carcasses you find or the smaller animals you manage to capture, you are bound to have digestive issues. How can a crocodile help itself with digestive problems? Let me explain. We already spoke at

The Holy Myrrh, Guggul and Incense

The Holy Myrrh, Guggul and Incense

Ever wondered where your incense comes from? Did you know that guggul is a resin secreted by the Mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul), which grows in India, Central Asia, and North Africa? In India, incense sticks are a critical element in most Hindu celebrations. During pujas and festivals, incense sticks or dhoop are used liberally.

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Some plants are so close to one another that you keep thinking they might be related, though they are not similar. When you are in search of identifying plants that can cure human ailments, this becomes critical. Let us look at some of them. The camphor tree is native to China and is one of

Gardenia Gummifera – Dikamali

Gardenia Gummifera – Dikamali

Gardenia gummifera L.f. (Family: Rubeacea) is used in the indigenous system of medicine to cure many diseases. The herb, named Gardenia Gummifera – Dikamali is used in the treatment of wounds, skin diseases, fever, stomach pain, etc. The herb has different names, like resin, telbampa, bikke, etc. So, do not get confused when you see

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Indian cuisine relies on a vast battery of spices – and hing plays an integral part. Native to Afghanistan and Iraq, #Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida/Hing) is the dried sap obtained from the roots of Ferula plants and is a flavouring agent for food. #Hing is acquired in molten form and further processed into a consumable product. Several flavours of

Faking In Humans When They Fall In Football

Faking In Humans When They Fall In Football

Did you ever watch live football matches? If so, you will know that soccer players seem dramatic and tend to exaggerate their ordinary fouls. Last night, dad and I watched a Football match where we saw a famous player suddenly fall. All the other players and we also thought that he was severely hurt. But

Glowing Fish & Green Fluorescent Proteins

Glowing Fish & Green Fluorescent Proteins

First discovered in 1665 by Robert Hooke, the cells are the basic unit of life. Well, we all know that! Also, we know about the various advancements in theories and information about these units and other micro-organisms, which got discovered with time. Yet, there is a lot more to know about the mysterious nature. One

Why Plant-Based Healing Is Good For Your Skin

Why Plant-Based Healing Is Good For Your Skin

The market is currently flooding with skincare products ranging from organic to synthetic. Many of these products promise to provide instant results. While some of them may work as said, they may not necessarily be the right choice for your skin. The debate between synthetic and natural products has been going on for some time

Do pitcher plants trap salamanders too?

Do pitcher plants trap salamanders too?

We know that pitcher plants are carnivorous as they have modified leaves called traps. These traps include the prey-trapping mechanism and feature a cavity comprising digestive liquid. The traps are formed by the specialized leaves and these plants make the best use of their nectars to attract their prey. Understanding Things about Pitcher Plants’ Chosen

How to rejuvenate your skin naturally

How to rejuvenate your skin naturally

 The summer is almost here. As much as I like it with all the visits to beaches, tall glasses filled with juices and the summer breeze, I also get tensed about my skin. It’s the time of the year when you can’t stay inside the blankets anymore or cover your dry skin underneath the warmth

DIY skincare techniques for healthy skin

DIY skincare techniques for healthy skin

Do you want to get healthy skin without burning a hole in your pocket? Then these DIY skincare techniques can help you to achieve the skin of your dreams. While your kitchen might be equipped with all that your skin needs, not everything is cut-out to apply on your skin. Thus, I have created a

5 best plants for your skin

5 best plants for your skin

The royal poinciana tree in my garden is blooming. The gorgeous red flowers have added panache to the elegance of it. But honestly, it is not only about how beautiful my plants make my backyard look. I’m somewhat more interested in knowing the beneficial properties that the plants come with. And knowledge is the key

Natural, Beautiful YOU

Natural, Beautiful YOU

Beauty trends come and go, but one set to turn the industry on its head in 2021, according to social media platform Pinterest, is skinimalism. The movement, highlighted in its Trend Prediction Report, refers to how women are embracing a more sustainable, pared-down beauty routine, one that has been gaining momentum since the start of

Fascinating reproduction methods in plants

Plants are categorized depending on two reproductive systems, such as spores or seeds. The result of the reproduction is to continue with their species. Reproduction in plants can fall into two categories, sexual or asexual. The process of reproduction by the fusion of gametes to form offspring is known as sexual reproduction. The process which

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

While some complain that the oil can block the pores on our body and cause blackheads, we explore some real claim backed by research about coconut oil and how it can help your skin. Skin, being the largest organ of the body, functions as the necessary interface between the internal and the external environment. Our

Glow with PlantScience this summer

Glow with PlantScience this summer

The wedding season is here. As you browse through your wardrobe for that perfect lehenga to wear on your best friend’s wedding, or that stunning suit to wear to your colleague’s sangeet, don’t forget about your skin. Although, skincare should be a part of your daily routine, “Tough times call for tough measures”. If you

5 great spices for glowing skin

5 great spices for glowing skin

India is a land of spices and how we love our spices is a well-known secret. Did you know that spices can help us with our skin too? Spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants and some have been studied for therapeutic properties. Most of these spices are available in our kitchen and are traditionally used

When life gives you lemons…

When life gives you lemons, you can made a good jar of lemonade and thank your stars. Or check out these interesting things we can do with lemon! Lemon is the one of the extensively used natural product when it comes to using for #skincare. As natural as it gets, lemon can help your skin

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

The most delightful season of the year, Spring is here! And I could not be more excited. As the flowers have started blooming in my backyard garden, I can sense the arrival of the day-of-love just around the corner. Don’t you? Valentine and the Indian Cupid Valentine’s day often gets connected with the Cupid —

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Relationship between Colors Of Flower And Insects We all admire the beautiful colors of various flowers. Colors play a huge role in determining the flower. The beautiful colors in red roses, and happy yellow sunflowers, are seen because of the same reason people have black or blonde hair. Have you ever wondered about the origin

17 orange facts you didn’t know

17 orange facts you didn’t know

Oranges are associated a lot more than just a fruit or a citrus juice solution. Since thousands of years oranges have gained quite a bit of popularity in evoking various associations like being wealthy, symbol of fertility, abundance, immortality, longevity and beauty. In the Middle Eastern cultures people have always loved orange trees and fruits.

Aphrodisiac properties of the Rhino horn

Aphrodisiac properties of the Rhino horn

Today, in our PlantScience animal facts series, we will explore a common misconception for which an entire species had to pay the price and is on the brink of extinction – Rhinoceros. Did you know the word rhinoceros comes from the ancient Latin & Greek words ‘rhino‘ which means nose and ‘keras‘ which means horn?

Honey producing cattle – Aphids

Honey producing cattle – Aphids

Aphids are herbivores. They suck plant juices out of the leaves, stems, or roots of plants. The juices they drink often have much more sugar than protein. These little colonies of small bugs live around a plant and mostly try to hide from our sight. But they generate special interest for other interesting creatures –

Marsupials & the power of 3!

Marsupials & the power of 3!

When it comes to reproduction we are learning that the animal world is far more complicated than we would like to imagine. In today’s post, we will learn about the amazing anatomy of one of our favourite animal species – Kangaroo. Did you know that all marsupials (mammals which carry and tend the young in

Can Tongue Smell Like Nose?

Can Tongue Smell Like Nose?

We understand that it sounds funny, but new research suggests that the taste buds in your tongue can smell food like your nose does. It was always clear that taste and smell go hand in hand when detecting food flavor components. However, the new study by the neuroscientists of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in

Why Does Dry Spaghetti Break Into Three Pieces, Not Two?

Why Does Dry Spaghetti Break Into Three Pieces, Not Two?

Did you ever snap a bunch of dry spaghetti before putting it in the pan? You will see that the small piece of spaghetti flies off here and there in tiny bits. But isn’t it fascinating to see that the spaghetti breaks into pieces of more than two? It has never happened that you will

The Parental Imprint

The Parental Imprint

Every member of the species carries some part of its parent in it self and it is almost certain that the parents come together in contributing their share to the child. However, in some cases it is quite different. In our series on strange reproduction behavior in animals, today we will examine the special fertilizations

Is virgin birth possible?

Is virgin birth possible?

This question has left many of the scientists bewildered until they found out about the virgin birth situations and explained to us all. While it is not common among the larger mammals or the species we observe every day, parthenogenesis, most commonly known as ‘Virgin Birth’, is a form of asexual reproduction in which a

Weed facts which are true

Weed facts which are true

Among a limited number of topics that can divide doctors is the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Questions are raised about its safety, control, addiction, side effects and so on. The plant has amazed researchers, doctors, scientists all the same for its magical powers. While smoking or possessing marijuana is not legal in India,

Do Cows With Names Give More Milk?

Do Cows With Names Give More Milk?

One of my fondest memories from my childhood is living on the farm with my grandparents. My granny used to wake me up early to go milk the cows to make my favorite kheer. She had names for every cow, know the age of the calves, what they liked, how naughty one was and stories

Chickens are smarter than you think!

Chickens are smarter than you think!

Poultry sector in India is valued at about Rs. 80,000 crore (2015-16) and the plan is to double it by 2022. Worldwide the opportunities commercial poultry farming offers is just growing. To enhance the success of yield and health of the birds, many researchers are burning the midnight oil and this led to some amazing

Do Chickens Prefer Beautiful People?

Do Chickens Prefer Beautiful People?

Chickens are popular across the globe as humans view them as a food source. They are used in various cuisines and usually found on farms, but this barnyard bird is a lot smarter than you think. But it’s not uncommon for animals to be anticipating towards humans, as one requires being scrupulous, and animals have

Is eating the mud good?

Is eating the mud good?

Have you seen children dig out and lick soil or a mud wall? Some pregnant women crave for the soil too. Ever wondered why does that happen? This behaviour of voluntarily consuming soil is called Geophagy. Did you know the father of medicine, Hippocrates (460-380 BC) made a reference to geophagy in pregnancy (Young, 2011)

Peony facts you didn’t know!

Peony facts you didn’t know!

We know that Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) is well known for its ornamental value but did you know about its edible oil, and medicinal properties? Other than giving beautiful flowers that are large, bright and grand, peonies are being studied for their medicinal uses. (We know that some variants of Tree peony produce flowers that

Turmeric – the divine herb & medicine

Turmeric – the divine herb & medicine

The latest research by archaeologist Arunima Kashyap at Washington State University Vancouver, who, along with Steve Weber, has been studying the cooking techniques of people in the Indus Valley Civilization has some interesting revelations. Arunima suggests that turmeric, along with Ginger, was a key ingredient in the Indian cuisine and used extensively by cooks in

Guess who is foreign on your plate?

Guess who is foreign on your plate?

If you liked our last post, you will love this one too. Check out the video and see how many you can identify and tell us in the comments about other foods we missed! WHAT IS PLANTSCIENCE? PlantScience blog is an insightful discussion to understand and explain the science behind the great success of plants –

Your lunch might be international!

Your lunch might be international!

Strange, as it may sound, it is true that many common items we consume as Indians daily might be from an alien land. Some even travelled continents and established themselves here in our country. Today, in our PlantScience Facts series, we will explore some of the common food items that are not local and we

Smelly feet are mosquito magnets

Smelly feet are mosquito magnets

When you are out in a public place with your friends, did you find some of them get stung by mosquitoes more often than others? You might have found it strange that mosquitoes seek out few people in particular in a group. You are right, there is a selective procedure being followed here and you

Joey and the changes in Kangaroo’s milk

Joey and the changes in Kangaroo’s milk

Kangaroos are one of the most fascinating mammals on Earth. Though physically limited to the Australian continent, they are well known across the world for their unique features – standing on hind legs, having a strong tail, ability to box, carrying their babies in their pouches and strong jumping capabilities. Today, we are going to

Why are invasive plants so successful?

Why are invasive plants so successful?

Invasive species grab the land from other species and grow and spread. Make it difficult for local species to survive. They extract nutrients from the earth, which belonged to others. But to do this, they need to overcome competition, fight against local animal predators, adapt to the local atmospheric conditions, smart use of local resources.

7 pumpkin facts you didn’t know

7 pumpkin facts you didn’t know

Pumpkins facts & health benefits Pumpkins originated in North America around 5500 BC Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables Pumpkins grow (almost) everywhere Pumpkin word originated from “pompions,” which meant ‘gross melons’ Pumpkins are 90% water Pumpkins are full of valuable nutrients, high in antioxidants Pumpkins are linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers They

Pollination by Mosquitoes

Pollination by Mosquitoes

Did you know there are around 3,500 mosquito species? A significant number of these need nothing to do with gnawing people or some other creature. Indeed, even in species that bite, it is just the females that do as they need human blood to build up their eggs. The major food of all grown-up mosquitoes

The Konkan fruit festival

The Konkan fruit festival

Now that we know of many festivals around food and music around the world, let us find out some closer to home starting from the west coast. We have our own fruit festival on the west shoreline of India in Goa – The Konkan fruit festival. More than 20,000 individuals visit this festival (the number

The Battle of Oranges

The Battle of Oranges

This festival of throwing oranges at each other is the largest food fight in Italy. It is celebrated in the city of Ivrea, where thousands of locals gather and divide into nine combat teams and then throw oranges at each other. The Orange Battle, or Battaglia Delle Arance to locals, is a three-day festival celebrated

Japan’s Bean-throwing Festival : Setsubun

Japan’s Bean-throwing Festival : Setsubun

If you have been following our posts, you would have definitely enjoyed the arious #Crazy Festivals, we have been covering. Today we are introducing you to the famous bean throwing festival from the island of the rising sun – Japan. Traditionally known as Setsuban, is celebrated at the beginning of spring. This festival is celebrated

Sweet tasting beard & invention of Saccharin

Sweet tasting beard & invention of Saccharin

Isn’t it interesting that some of the discoveries happened because of pure luck or as they called ‘accidents’? Yes, in this series of of interesting facts, we explore some of the common things most of us don’t know.  Though it is widely used as a substitute for sugar, especially as a diabetic-friendly sweetening agent, did

Thrilling history of coffee

Thrilling history of coffee

Don’t we all love coffee? Coffee has been proven to be the most popular beverage in the modern world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed in a year. In many Indian households, coffee is looked upon as a delicacy that is only had on special occasions. Coffee is a staple especially in Southern India, where

Buddha’s hand, the fingered citron

Buddha’s hand, the fingered citron

 One of the interesting things we see in nature is that goodness comes in all shapes and sizes. Though this strange looking fruit is still uncommon in the Indian market, you will be shocked to know that it has originated in the north-east part of India itself. The Indian Buddhist monks have been known to introduce

Nature’s caviar

Nature’s caviar

Considered one of the finest natural things that come in a  little package, Finger Limes, scientifically known as Citrus australasica, are unique fruits that belong to the Rue family. Although it is not a part of citrus, the fruit is related to genus Microcitrus. The plant is native to Australia, usually to its subtropical rainforest. The

World’s biggest organism

World’s biggest organism

World’s biggest organism Fast, think about the biggest life-form ever. What’d you thought of? A dinosaur? Apologies, no — there’s bigger. You might say a blue whale? No! There is a great chance that you are thinking about the biggest creature, but we said ‘life form’. Well, we’re discussing the “humongous growth,” a colony of

Gomutra – bovine or divine?

Gomutra – bovine or divine?

Cow is an animal that has historically and mythologically been sacred in the religion of Hinduism. The animal is looked upon as a “mother”, and is considered to be like god. Since ancient times, cow urine or gomutra was thought to have special medicinal properties. According to Ayurveda, gomutra has special medicinal properties that allow it to treat and cure diseases

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