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This grass stings like a scorpion, but it is a cure for many diseases

Bichu Ghas: Found around farms in Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand. It is called scorpion grass. This grass is very dangerous. It stings like a scorpion. Vegetables are made from this grass, which is very beneficial for health. Its consumption cures malaria, cancer, blood pressure, stomach diseases.
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Generally you must have heard about many types of grasses in hilly areas. In hilly areas like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, many names of wild grasses and other vegetables are heard. Similarly wild grass is found in Garhwal and Kumaon of Uttarakhand. Known as 'scorpion grass', if it is touched even by mistake, it starts burning and itching in that part. Blisters also appear on the skin. It hurts like a scorpion sting. That is why it is called scorpion grass.

The scientific name of this grass is Urtica dioica. In English it is called Stinging nettle. It is locally called Sison, Bicchu booty or Bicchu grass. Vegetables are made from it. This vegetable is called kandali ka saag. It is called Kandli in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and Sisoon in Kumaon region.

A treasure trove of vitamins and minerals – this wild grass is a storehouse of essential nutrients for the body. It contains vitamins A, C and K, minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, amino acids and antioxidants. To make the greens, they are plucked with tongs instead of by hand. Then boiling it in water removes its stinging effect. After this it can be easily cooked like other green vegetables. This is no less than a panacea for health. It also tastes great. It is an important part of the diet of the hill people. You will be surprised to know its medicinal properties.

Remedy for many diseases- If you have pitta dosha disease in your body then consume it.  It has tremendous ability to remove heat from the stomach.  Along with this, it cures stomach related ailments.  If you have a sprain in any part of your body, you can make an extract using its leaves and apply it on the affected area.  This will reduce the swelling and provide quick relief.  Consuming it cures fever quickly.  It increases immunity. (Note: Before following anything related to health, you should consult your doctor or specialist.)

Beneficial for Cancer – This vegetable has antioxidant properties, which help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. The risk of many serious diseases, including cancer, increases with age due to damage caused by free radicals. The juice of this herb works to increase antioxidant levels in the blood.

BP will be under control - High BP is the biggest cause of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Nettle grass can be used to treat high blood pressure. It lowers BP.

Remedy for many diseases- If you have pitta dosha disease in your body then consume it. It has tremendous ability to remove heat from the stomach. Along with this, it cures stomach related ailments. If you have a sprain in any part of your body, you can make an extract using its leaves and apply it on the affected area. This will reduce the swelling and provide quick relief. Consuming it cures fever quickly. It increases immunity.

 

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