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Polapola Leaves Powder Aerva lanata

    • Supports healthy liver functions
    • Promotes natural & safe antioxidant response
    • Promotes relief from cough & sore throat
    • Supports lower blood glucose & lipid levels
    Polpola or Polapola [ Botanical Name - Aerva lanata] also known as mountain knotgrass is a woody, prostrate or succulent, perennial...
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  • Supports healthy liver functions
  • Promotes natural & safe antioxidant response
  • Promotes relief from cough & sore throat
  • Supports lower blood glucose & lipid levels
Polpola or Polapola [ Botanical Name - Aerva lanata] also known as mountain knotgrass is a woody, prostrate or succulent, perennial herb in the Amaranthaceae family, native to Asia, Africa. Polpola is a common weed which grows wild everywhere in the plains of India. The root when rubbed emits camphor like aroma. The dried flowers which look like soft spikes are sold under the commercial names Buikallan and Boor. Aerva lanata is one of the plants included in Dasapushpam, the ten sacred flowers of Kerala.

Polapola plant is supposed to be used for food for people and animals. The whole plant, especially the leaves, is edible. The leaves are put into soup or eaten as spinach or as a vegetable. Polpola plant provides grazing for stock, game and chickens. The plant is found to be used as a traditional medicine for snakebites. In the traditional medicine of India, the juice of crushed Aerva lanata root is supposed to be used for relief from jaundice symptoms.
In Ayurveda Polpola is used for normal cough cold, increasing urine output, in body or headache as analgesic agent & protecting against infections.
Scientific study has confirmed presence of Alkaloids, terpenoids, sterols, several flavonoid glycosides and polyphenols in Aerva lanata by researchers in Russia and India. Flavonoids help as antioxidant to protect Liver cells. The whole herb powder is found to be beneficial for reducing cough & cold, supporting overall body metabolism to boost lower levels of blood sugar & triglycerides levels. Polapola powder can be taken daily as low calories food supplement!

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