Gomphrena Globosa (botanical name) commonly called Globe Amaranth | Bachelors Button in English is an annual plant that produces beautiful flowers in purple, white and red. We call these beautiful flowers Vadamalli in Tamil and the purple variety is very commonly found here in Tamil Nadu.
It is mainly used for stage decorations during marriages and it is also widely used during Onam, the famous Kerala festival to decorate pookolam. Many think of it as an ornamental plant but it has wonderful medicinal uses and health benefits too.
Gomphrena Globosa Common Names:
Gomphrena Globosa Medicinal Uses:
1. Anti Bacterial Properties:
2. Anti Fungal Properties:
3. Antioxidant Properties:
4. Detoxifying & Purifying Properties:
5. For Treating High Blood Pressure & Diabetes:
Home Remedies Using Gomphrena Globosa:
1.Gomphrena Globosa Tea:
To make the tea, boil water and add either fresh flowers or the dried ones and let them steep for a few minutes, strain and drink. If you prefer you can sweeten with honey too. This tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is very good for diabetics and pressure patients. It also has a calming effect and is wonderful in reducing stress.
2. Gomphrena Globosa For Wounds:
Since it has anti microbial properties, the whole plant can be ground and applied as a poultice. This poultice is very effective and helps heal wounds very quickly.
3. Gomphrena Globosa For Skin:
The tea or the infusion of the fresh flowers can be used just like rose water for skin care. Since it is rich in antioxidants it will greatly prevent skin ageing. You can use it to mix dry ingredients in face packs, can be used in creams and lotions too.