We see Carrots which are of different sizes and shapes. Carrots have special healing properties. These properties are due to its nutritional components like beta carotene. Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants and contain plenty of minerals and vitamins. The rich fiber content of carrot helps body to lose weight.
Vidanga or Embelia Ribes belongs to Family Myrsinaceae. It is a large semi climber shrub with long drooping branches. Leaves simple and their upper surface is shiny. The flowers are greenish white. The fruits are globular and wrinkled, grayish berries, become dark brown when ripe.
Garcinia Cambogia also known as Garcinia cobosia or malabar tamrind and brindle berry, is a relatively small purple fruit that contains a chemical compound called Hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is much like a derivative of the same citric acid that can be found in many other citric fruits whose chemical make up is only slightly different.
Horse gram or Kulthi (Botanical name - Macrotyloma uniflorum ) is widely consumed in South India. These lesser known beans are used in curries and soups. Texts of ayurveda refer these beans as Kulatthika or Kulattha.