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Friday, November 20, 2009
Blooming Friday-Mallow Flowers
The mallow is a large family of plants destributed all over the world. They are more in the tropics. Different parts of the mallows are used as food, fodder and medicine. The yellow flowers of the okra shown above , result in the pods which are a general favourite as a side dish.
The pink mallow is a wild flower which has medicinal value.
The hibiscus too belongs to the Mallow or Malva family.
The leaves of this mallow are used in the kitchen. A tasty chutney can be made by grinding the leaves with green chillies , fenugreek seeds and jaggery.
The leaves of some mallows are used to treat urinary disorders.
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