Spinach varieties in English, Tamil and Botanical names

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ENGLISHBOTANICAL NAMETAMIL
Hummingbird tree leavesSesbania grandiflora அகத்திகீரை(Agathi leaves)
Hogweed, Pigweed Boerhavia diffusa(Mukkarrattai leaves)
----Amaranthus aritisஅரைகீரை (Arai keerai)
Drumstick leaves Moringa Oleifera முருங்கைகீரை
(Murungai keerai)
Pointed gourd, Madras Pea pumpkin Mukia maderaspatana முசுமுசுக்கை(Musumusukkai)
Mustard greens Brassica juncea கடுகுகீரை(Kaadugu keerai)
Malabar spinach,vine spinach Basella alba கொடி பசலை (Kodi pasalai)
Chicory leaves Cichorium intybus காசினி கீரை(Kasini keerai)
Curry leaves Murraya Koenigii கருவேப்பிலை(Karuvapelai)
False Daisy Eclipta prostrate கரிசலாங்கண்ணி
(Karisalankanni)
Indian Coral tree Erythrina variegata கல்யாண முருங்கை
(Kalyana murungai)
Tropical Spiderwort, Wondering jew Commelina benghalensis கானம் வாழை'(Kaanamvazhai)
Coriander leaves Coriandrum sativum கொத்தமல்லி(Kothamalli)
Spring onion, bulb onion alluum cepa வெங்காயத்தாள்(Vengayathal)
Common purslane Portulaca oleracea பருப்பு கீரை(Paruppu keerai)
spiny amaranth,prickly amaranth Amaranthus spinosus முள்ளிக்(Mullik keerai)
reen amaranth Amaranthus viridis குப்பை கீரை(Kuppai keerai)
Raddish leaves Raphanus sativus முள்ளங்கி கீரை
(Mullangai keerai)
Purple amaranth Amaranthus blitum முளைக் கீரை(Mulai keerai)
Chicken weed Portulaca quadrifida முக்குளி(Mukuli keerai)
Ballon vine, heart seed Cardiospermum halicacabum முடக்கத்தான்(Mudakkathan)
Black nightshade Solanum Nigrum மணத்தக்காளி கீரை(Manathakkalai keerai)
Letis Lactuca sativa Gisekia pharnaceoides மணலிக் கீரை(Manalik keerai)
Dill Peucedanum graveolens சதகுப்பை(Sadhakuppai keerai)
Brown Indian hemp Hibiscus cannabinus புளிச்சகீரை(Pulicha keerai)
Mint leaves Mentha Arvensis புதினா(Pudina)
Dwarf copper leaf Alternanthera sessilis பொன்னகண்ணி(Ponnakanni keerai)
Turkey tangle, Frog fruit, sawtooth matchweed Phyla nodiflora பொடுதலை(Poduthalai keerai)
Veldt grape Cissus quadrangularis பிரண்டை(Pirandai keerai)
Chocolate weed,wire brush, red weed Melochia corchorifolia பிண்ணாக்கு(Pinnakku keerai)
small leaf purslane garden purslane Portulaca quadrifida பசலை(Pasalai Keerai)
Kale Heteranthera ipomoea-reniformis பரட்டை(Paratai keerai)
plumed cock's comb or Silver cock's comb Celosiaargentea பண்ணை(Pannai keerai)
Spinach Spinacea oleracea பாலக்(Palak keerai)
---- Ruellia secunda பாற்சொறிக(Paarsoorik keerai)
Asian Spider flower Cleome viscosa நல்வேளை(Nalvelai)
Thorny amaranth Pisonia alba ச்சுக்கொட்டை(Lachaikottei)
Yellow woodsorrel Oxalis corniculata புளியாரைகீரை(Puliyarai)
Celery, wild celery Apium graveolens செலாரி(Saylarik keerai)
Tropical amaranth Amaranthus tricolor சிறுகீரை(Seru keerai)
Bladder dock, Sorrel Rumex vesicarius சுக்கங்கீரை(Sukkang keerai)
Curly dock Rumex crispus சுக்குக்கீரை(Sukkuk keerai)
Foxtail Amaranth Amaranthus gangeticus தண்டுகீரை(Thandu keerai)
False amaranth Digera muricata துளிக்கீரை(Thuelik keerai)
Indian mallow, Indian abutilon Abutilon indicum துத்திக்கீரை(Thuthik)
Indian pennywort,Asiatic pennywort Centella asiatica வல்லரை(Vellaraikeerai)
Sea Purslane Sesuvium portulaca-strum வங்காரவள்ளி(Vangara vallai keerai)
White Gulmohar Delonix elata வேதநாராயணன்கீரை
(Vadhanarayanan)
Purple fruited pea eggplant, Thai night shade Solanum trilobatum தூதுவேளை(Thuthuvelai)
......... .......... (Sanakek keerai)

21 comments:

Satish Bonthu said...

Very exhaustive spinach account. Nice...

Kalai Vani said...

Thank you for your comment and keep visiting for more information about spinach

Kothai said...

Thanks for the list. Its of much help :)

Anonymous said...

which spinach is control hair loss?

Anonymous said...

read about arugula (jarjir in Arabic) -arukeerai in tamil. Do you have some info on it also, where can I find recipes.

Spinach admirer said...

To Anonymous,
Usually most of the spinach varieties have the properties to reduce hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by many reasons like iron deficiency, stress, body heat,, gene etc. Apply coconut oil regularly and eat fenugreek leaves to reduce body heat.

Anonymous said...

Very exhaustive varieties of spinach. We have one tall shrub variety in Kerala called 'kurumaani keerai'. I think we also used to refer it as Ceylon Keerai. We grow it on the hedges. Would you have any info on that?

Anonymous said...

Aaara keerai in Tamil (not arai keerai) grows near water canals in paddy fields - may I know the English/scientific name?

Sugan SK said...

very useful. thank you

Sathish kumar said...

VERY USEFUL FOR ME THANKS

Anonymous said...

Very Nice Compilation, Thanks

varadarajan said...

nice

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Anonymous said...

Really good reference list; Lets grow and keep these in our regular diets before this knowledge gets lost.

sweety timple said...

Is spinach can solve my vision problem?

kalai vani said...

Yes, there are some spinach varieties that solves the vision problems and maintain a healthy vison. Even though it takes long time, the results are unbelievable. Ponnakanni keerai is important for sharp sight. Take a spinach variety a day to keep the vision problems at bay.

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vani sri said...

Any spinach items available red in colour?

kalai vani said...

Fox tail Amaranth has red leaves that is suitable for making gravy during August in India

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