Accession Number: pdtdbp00042

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Lady's Finger
Alternative Names : Okra, Okro, Bhindi, Bamia, Ochro, Gumbo, Hibiscus esculentus, வெண்டைக்காய்
Scientific Name : Abelmoschus esculentus
Medicinal Parts : Seed, Leaf, Pod, Fruit, Root
Plant Category : Vegetable
2° Metabolites (16/59) :
Alanine, Arginine, Ash, Aspartic acid, Calcium, Carbohydrates, Copper, Cyanidin-3-Glucoside-4'-Glucoside, Cyanidin-4'-Glucoside, Cystine, 12,13-Epoxyoleic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Gossypetin, Gossypol, 9-Hexadecenoic-acid, Histidine, Iron, Isoleucine, Leucine, Linoleic acid, Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese, Methionine, Mufa, Myristic acid, Oleic acid, Oxalic acid, Palmitic acid, Pectin, Pentosans, Phenylalanine, Phosphorus, Phytosterols, Potassium, Proline, PUFA, Quercetin, Serine, Sodium, Starch, Stearic acid, Sugar, Sulfur, Threonine, α-Tocopherol, γ-Tocopherol, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Zinc
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00034, pdtdbl00032, pdtdbl00033, pdtdbl00065, pdtdbl00022, pdtdbl00045, pdtdbl00038, pdtdbl00023, pdtdbl00008, pdtdbl00009, pdtdbl00010, pdtdbl00011, pdtdbl00012, pdtdbl00013, pdtdbl00016
Plant Description :
  • Decoction of young okra fruit is used to treat inflammation of a mucous membrane, especially of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Okra juice is used to treat sore throat associated with coughing.
  • Decoction of okra leaves, fruits and leaves are used to treat urinary problems, such as painful urination and other genitourinary problems including gonorrhea and syphilis.
  • Okra leaves and roots used as poultice for wounds.
  • Okra juice used to treat diarrhea with fever and related abdominal pains.
  • Okra juice used to treat skin itchiness and as skin moisturizer.
  • Okra leaves used for inflammation.
  • Okra fruits are eaten to treat involuntary discharge of semen.
  • Roasted okra seeds are used to promote sweating.
  • Okra seeds are used to treat and prevent muscle spasms.
  • Decoction of okra is used to treat fever, headache and arthritis.
  • Okra is rich in fiber that absorbs water and improves the bulk of stool. Very effective against diarrhea and constipation.
  • Okra’s mucilage binds with cholesterol and bile acids and expelled through stool from the body.
  • Okra helps in lowering the blood sugar level by blocking the absorption of sugar in the intestinal tract.
  • Okra’s mucilage acts as a lubricant and a laxative for the intestinal tract facilitating the easy passage of waste.
  • Okra is believed to smoothen the skin and prevent the eruption of pimples and acne.
Plant Keywords : Lady’s Finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Okro, Bhindi, Bamia, Ochro, Gumbo, Hibiscus esculentus, வெண்டைக்காய்
Plant References :
Lady's Finger

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