Keerai Types - Keerai Vagaigal - Keerai Names in Tamil English

Keerai Types - Keerai Vagaigal - Keerai Names in Tamil English:

We have given different keerai types | varieties | keerai vagaigal in Tamil and English Names. We have also listed the different keerai benefits in this post

1. Agathikeerai ( Botanical Name - Sesbania grandiflora):

Agathi keerai has a whole lot of medicinal values. It might taste a little bitter but it is very much useful for the health. Agathi keerai are of two types, it is differentiated based on yellow color flower and white color flowers. We can make use of the leaves, flowers and roots of this spinach as all its part has increadible benefits. It has a lot of water content and rich is all the major nutrients. The water content helps in relieving the constipation problems.

Agathi keerai type helps in building strong bones and muscle tissue. We can make soups using agathi keerai, this will increase the lactation for the breast feeding mothers. Agathi keerai is considered as an ancient medicine where its roots where also been used for curing several problems. You can clean the roots of agathi keerai and make it boil in the water for twenty minutes and consume it. It solves urinary tract infection and also helps in curing kidney stones. The soup made of these roots has high vitamin value which is very much essential for the health.

Agathi keerai can also be used to heal wounds. Just crush few leaves of agathi keerai and take out the juice from it. Apply this juice on the wounds and let it dry. Applying this regularly will help the wound heal faster. It is always good to add garlic to this keerai as garlic takes out the gastric property present in it. In spite of its rich medicinal properties it is advised that one should not consume agathi keerai if he is already undergoing a treatment for any other disease as it may lead to side effects.

Agathi keerai is good for ulcer. Even Agathi Keerai oil is good for hair.

Agathi Keerai(in Tamil Nadu) in different Indian languages:

Agathi Keerai in English - Vegetable Humming Bird Tree Leaves
Telugu: Agise
Hindi: Agasti
Kannada - Agastya
Malayalam -Agathi

2. Araikeerai (Botanical Name - Amaranthus Dubius):

Araikeerai is a common spinach type used in most of the houses. This is a miraculous spinach type that has lots of medicinal benefits. It has high source of calcium and fiber. This is considered as a treat for the lactating mothers. This spinach type can be used for poriyal, kootu. Tasty evening time snacks like keerai adai or spinach vada can be made with this keerai. This can be best idea to introduce spinach to the kids.

Lactating mothers can intake this spinach every day in any of the form. We can make poriyal by adding onion shallots and garlic and seasoning with mustard, jeera and dried chillies. Onion shallots give a great taste, the spinach and garlic helps in lactation. This also helps in building strong immune system. It helps in curing cold and cough. Arai keerai juice mixed with turmeric and pepper powder helps in removing the phlegm from the lungs.

Names of Arai Keerai in different Indian languages:

In Tamil - Arai Keerai

Arai Keerai in Telugu - Yerra Thotakura or Koyagura
Arai Keerai in Malayalam - Cheera
Arai Keerai in Hindi - Chavleri Sag or Chauli
Arai Keerai in Konkani - Bhajji
Arai Keerai in Marathi - Maath
Arai Keerai in Kannada - Dantina Soppu

3. Sirukeerai (Tropical Amaranth):

Sirukeerai is an essential part of daily diet as its main property is to remove waste from the body. When consumed regularly this helps in removing toxins from the kidney and cleans the urinary tract. Sirukeerai also helps in eradicating kidney stones and other bile related diseases.

Sirukeerai roots has lots of medicinal value and rich is nutrients. We can make soup using the roots by adding little turmeric powder and ginger. Consuming this regularly will help in relieving many stomach problems. Siru keerai helps in improving eye vision.

It is very high in calcium and iron. Consuming this sirukeerai with dhal, or soup or poriyal continuously will give amazing results in building a healthy body. Sirukeerai is mostly preferred by people suffering with gall bladder and other stomach related diseases.

Name of SiruKeerai in English - Tropical Amarnath

4. Palak keerai  (Spinacea Oleracea):

Palak keerai is one of the magical Keerai types enriched with iron, calcium and other nutrients. It goes well for dhal or any other dishes also and it can be eaten with rice or chapathi. They can also be used in salads. It has a flat smooth textured leaf, and cleaning this spinach is really very easy. It is loaded with iron and helps in curing anemia, other nutrients like magnesium, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folate helps in preventing cancer.

This keerai type is very much essential for lactating mothers as it provides the entire iron strength that is required for the body, as there would have been heavy loss of blood during the delivery. Palak helps in lowering the blood pressure and also control sugar level for diabetic patient. This spinach helps in eye vision improvement in young children as it is rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin C present in this spinach has anti - oxidant properties and prevents the body from any infections or diseases. It is highly rich in calcium and makes you cure from any type of bone diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis. Regular intake of this spinach helps you build strong bones and immune system.

Names of Palak Keerai in different Indian Languages:

Palak Keerai in Tamil - Pasalai Keerai
Palak Keerai in English - Spinach
Palak Keerai in Telugu - Palakura

5. Karisalankanni Keerai (False daisy - Botanical Name is Eclipta prostrata):

Karisalankanni keerai popularly known as bhringraj is a very familiar type of spinach widely used in making hair oil. You must have noticed in the recent times most of the hair oil brands going behind the name bhringraj as it provides enormous benefits to the hair. The oil made using this spinach has all the properties that strengthens the hair and reduces hair fall. This hair oil is made by bring the coconut oil to boil by adding karisalankanni keerai to it. This gives a green color to the oil, the oil is applied to the scalp and left overnight for best results. It reduces hair fall, promotes hair growth and eradicates dandruff problem.

Apart from the hair, this spinach is also edible. Regular intake of this Keerai vagai will prevent anemia, it also detoxifies the body by removing unwanted toxins. It purifies the blood and activates the internal organs. This is the best medicine for cold and cough, this spinach can also be used to cure stomach infections caused by bacteria and other liver disorders.

Names of Karisalankanni in different Indian Languages:

Karisalankanni in English - False daisy or Eclipta Prostrata or Eclipta Alba
Karialanganni in Hindi - Bhringraj or Kesharaj
Karisalankanni in Telugu - Galagara
Karisalankanni in Kannada - Ajagara

6. Paruppu keerai (Common purslane – Portulaca Olearcea):

Paruppu keerai is one of the commonly found spinach varieties that goes well with dhal. It gives a great taste when used with salads. This spinach gives a cooling effect to the body and hence it is mostly preferred in summers. It brings down the body heat if consumed with fenugreek. It also cures dysentery problem.

Paruppu keerai is a great appetizer and it invokes hunger in kids. It is very much healthy and helps in reducing bad cholesterol in the body. Paruppu keerai also helps in purifying the blood and detoxifies the impurities in the liver. It is always good to have parupu keerai with dhal and garlic, because it gives a great taste and lots of health benefits to the body.

Paruppu keerai is also known as Sanhti, Punarva, gangabayala kura or kulfa.

7. Pulicha keerai (Brown Indian hemp – Hibiscus Cannabinus):

As the name suggests this spinach variety gives a tangy taste to the dishes. This spinach can be very much suitable for veg and non veg dishes due to its typical taste. It is popularly called as gonkura in Andhra, the chutney made using this spinach has a truly mesmerizing taste. This chutney is called gonkura chutney, which is partly spicy and partly sour. We can make chutneys and curries using this spinach with veg or non veg ingredients, and you will experience a great taste like never before.

This keerai type is loaded with vitamins, mineral and fiber. It is also rich in iron that helps in building a strong body. It strengthens the immune system and gives an ability to fight any infections caused by bacteria or viruses. It is also rich in oxalic acid and vitamin B9 that is found in very rare species of spinaches or other vegetables. The fiber content in this spinach helps in weight loss and build a strong body, it is also low in calories and burns cholesterol.

Pulicha keerai vagaigal comes in two types. One is red stemmed leaves and another one is green stemmed.

Names of Pulicha Keerai in different Indian Languages:

Pulichakeerai in Botanical Name - Hibiscus Cannabinus
Pulichakeerai in Hindi - Gongura
Pulichakeerai in Marathi - Ambaadi
Pulichakeerai in Hindi - Pitwaa
Pulichakeerai in Oriya - Taka Bhendi or Khata Palanga
Pulichakeerai in Jharkhand - Kotrum
Pulichakeerai in Kannada - Pandilpundi
Pulichakeerai in Punjabi - Sankokda
Pulichakeerai in English - Kenaf leaves
Pulichakeerai in Telugu - Andhra Matha

8. Mullangi keerai (Raddish leaves – Raphanus sativus):

Mullangi keerai is the spinach found on the upper part of the raddish. It has lots of benefits and can be consumed. This spainch acts as a laxative and cures constipation problem. The juice of this spinach is a great apetizer and helps in deworming and relive stomach pain. This spinach has a slight bitter taste and this can be used with dhal or as poriyal. The taste of this spinach is really unique when you do the seasoning with mustard, dried chillies and urad dhal.

It has a high water content level and helps in melting kidney stones the natural way. You can extract juice from this spinach by squeezing it nicely, consuming this spinach juice regularly will cure all the stomach related problems and constipation as it is a great laxative. This can also be consumed by diabetic patients to control blood sugar levels in the body. It is also rich in iron and helps with building a healthy body. This spinach can also be used in salads for that unique taste.

Mullangi keerai botanical name - Raphanus Sativus
Mullangi keerai in English - Raddish Leaves
Mullangi in Telugu or Malayalam - Mullangi
Mullangi Kannada - Moolangi
Mullangi in Bengali - Mula
Mullangi in Gujarathi - Mulo
Mullangi in Marathi - Mula
Mullangi in Punjabi - Muli
Mullangi in Hindi - Mooli or Muli

9. Manathakkali keerai (Black night shade – Solanum Nigrum):

Manathakakali keerai is also one of the most used spinach varieties in south India. It consists of leaves, flower and tiny tomatoes which are edible and can be used for cooking. These tomatoes can be dark green in color or black in color. This spinach got its name due to this tiny tomatoes which is known as “Manathakkali” in Tamil. This can be made with dhal and veggies to give a good taste.

It is very much important to intake this spinach during the summer as it reduces the body heat. There may be lots of problems caused by body heat like jaundice, chicken pox, measels etc. It cures all these problems by giving a cooling effect to the body and reduce the body heat. It also helps in preventing the skin from dryness. This spinach is the best medicine for mouth ulcers, stomach ulcers and other stomach related infections. It also cures urinary tract infections and improves digestion. Manthakkali juice can also be applied on the skin to get rid of acnes and pimples and get a good glowing skin.

Manathakkali keerai names in different Indian languages:

Manathakkali Keerai in English - Black night shade
Manathakkali Keerai in Hindi - Makoy
Manathakkali Keerai in Telugu - Kamanchi Chettu
Manathakkali Keerai in Kannada - Kakkesappu
Manathakkali Keerai in Malayalam - Manathakkali

10. Pudhina (Mint leaves – Mentha Arvenis):

Pudhina popularly called as mint is a great medicine for digestion. It cures all the digestion related problems or gastric problems in minutes and that is the magic of mint leaves. These can be used in salads, juices, coolers, chutney or in pulaos. It enhances the taste of the dish and also has lots of medical values. It also acts as a cooler and they can be used in lime juices or other juices in summer. Mint leaves have a great smell and hence they are used in biryani and pulaos to enhance the smell and taste of the dish. They are also used as mouth fresheners for the unique smell it poses.

It plays a great role in improving the memory, and it also helps in curing cold and cough. You can make soup using mint leaves, jeera, ginger and pepper. This soup can be a single recipe to cure several problems like cough, cold, digestion problem, vomiting sensation and so on. Mint leaves can also be used on pimples to reduce the marks caused on the skin. It is very good for pregnant women to include mint leaves in the diet every day in order to build a good memory power and a good immune system for the growing baby. Mint leaves are must have for this summer in juices or food as it cools down the body temperature by reducing the heat.

Names of Pudhina in different Indian languages:

Pudhina in English - Mint Leaves
Pudhina in Telugu or Hindi or Malayalam - Pudhina
Pudhina in Kannada - Merugu or Pudhina

11. Ponnankanni keerai (Dwarf copper leaf – Alternanthera Sessilis):

Ponnangannai keerai is yet another spinach variety that comes in two colors, green and pink. The green colored one is called naatu ponnanganni and the one with pink leaves are called seemai ponnanganni keerai. Both of the types are edible and has almost same medicinal values. The leaves are oval shaped, thin and shiny. They are high in calories and gives energy. This spinach is widely used for curing eye sight problems as it removes any infections and inflammation caused in the eye. It also increases the vision power if in taken with food daily.

This spinach is very much essential for lactating mothers in increasing the breast milk. It also helps in treating cough and also helps in curing piles and constipation. You can consumed soup made with ponnanganni leaves to get relive from cough and cold. Squeeze the spinach and extract the juice, consume little amount of this juice to get cured from constipation and piles problems.

Names of Ponnanganni in different Indian languages:

Ponnanganni keerai in English - Alternanthera Sessilis
Ponnanganni keerai in Telugu - Ponnangantikura
Ponnanganni keerai in Hindi - Garundi, Guroo
Ponnanganni keerai in Malayalam - Ponnangannikeerai
Ponnanganni keerai in Kannada - Honagonne

12. Vallarai keerai (Brahmi leaves – Centella asiatica):

Vallarai keerai populary called as brahmi leaves is exclusive known for its memory power building. This is the most wanted spinach type searched by Indian moms during the exams as it strengthens the brain and builds the memory power. It is generally very small and has a slight bitter taste. There are so many candy, powders and capsules available in the market made out of this vallarai keerai, consuming this regularly will give you a strong memory. We can also use this spinach for chutney and rasam which will also be tasty or can also be done using the dhal.

Vallaari keerai not only strengthens the brain but also helps in hair development by reducing hair fall and promotes hair growth. It also gives a special glow to the skin, you can prepare oil using this spinach and apply it to the scalp regularly to get good results. Applying this oil on the skin will give a smooth shiny skin.

Names of Vallarai Keerai in different Indian languages:

Botanical Name of Vallarai Keerai is Centella Asiatica.

Vallarai Keerai in English - Centella and gotu kola. It is also called as Asiatic pennywort or Indian pennywort.

Vallarai Keerai in Hindi - Brahmi booti
Vallarai Keerai in Marathi - Brahmi
Vallarai Keerai in Telugu - saraswati aku
Vallarai Keerai in Malayalam - kudangal
Vallarai Keerai in Kannada - ondelaga

13. Murungai keerai (Drumstick leaves = Moringa Oleifera):

Murungai keerai is nothing but the drumstick leaves. These are light to dark green colored leaves that have a sweet and slightly bitter taste. This is one of the best spinach type used for almost all the problems and helps in building a very strong immune system. This spinach is rich in iron and it helps in menstrual problems among women. It makes your body fertile and reduces sugar levels in the body. It is hence a treat for the diabetic patients. It also increases the vision by strengthening the nervous system in the whole body and also increases the stability of the body to fight from anti bodies entering inside.

Murungai keerai is also good for hair growth as it is rich in iron. It helps in promoting hair growth.  This spinach type also increases fertility in men and women. It also helps in curing stomach ulcers. This spinach can be made as poriyal or interesting evening snacks like vada or can be added to chapathi or dosa. The sweet taste given by this spinach is very unique and will make you fall in love with the taste. It is recommended to consume this spinach at least twice in a week to get rid of problem in your body.

Names of Murungai Keerai in different Indian languages:

Murungai keerai in English - Drumstick leaves
Murungai keerai in Hindi - Saijan Patta
Murungai keerai in Kannada - Nugge Yele
Murungai keerai in Malayalam - Muringa Ela
Murungai keerai in Telugu - Mulaga Akulu

14. Kothamalli (Coriander leaves – Coriandrum sativum):

Kothamalli or the coriander leaves is a very common spinach type that we use in day to day cooking. WE all know that coriander leaves can be used only for garnishing or seasoning but above that it has a lot of health benefits. It is also very easy to grow this herb inside the house. All you need is few coriander seeds to be put inside the clay pot and cover it with mud. Water it daily and see beautiful coriander leaves coming out. The best part is you can also use the stem of these herb.

These coriander leaves gives a great smell and flavor when added to the dishes. They also help in digestion. It also helps in curing cold as it contains anti - bacterial properties. Coriander leaves juice can be applied on the lips to get a soft smooth lips as it changes the texture and color of the lips. This can also be applied on the skin to remove marks and give glow to the skin. It also helps in hair growth. This spinach increases the blood count level and lowers the risk of anemia.

Names of Kothamalli in different Indian languages:

Kothamalli in English - Coriander leaves
Kothamalli in Telugu - Kothimiri
Kothamalli in Hindi - Hara dhania
Kothamalli in Kannada - Kothambari Soppu
Kothamalli in Malayalam - Kothamalli

15. Karuvepilai (Curry leaves – Murraya Koenigii):

Karuvepilai is a very familiar spinach type that grows on trees but falls under then category of spinach. Its medicinal benefits are abundant. We generally use it for the flavor and garnishing purposes. It gives a very nice smell and taste to the dishes. It is rich in fiber, iron and folic acid. Folic acid plays an essential role in developing a strong body. Curry leaves can be consumed raw or in the format of chutney and powder or as and when in is used in other dishes for garnishing.

It helps in hair growth and reduces hair fall. You can add curry leaves to coconut oil and bring it to boil. Then preserve this oil, apply it to the hair regularly. It completely reduces hair fall and promotes hair growth, it increases the density of the hair and also controls hair from greying. It gives a dark black color to the hair naturally. This curry leaves helps in digestion and also reduces congestion in chest and nose.

Names of Karuvepilai in different Indian languages:

Karuveppilai in English - Curry Leaves
Karuvepilai in Telugu - Karapeku or Karivepaku
Karuvepilai in Hindi - Karipatta
Karuvepilai in Kannada - Karibevu
Karuvepilai in Malayalam - Kareapela or Karuvepela

16. Vendhaiya keerai (Fenugreek leaves):

Vendhaiya keerai mostly called as fenugreek leaves or the methi leaves are tiny leaves belonging to the spinach family. It is grown by planting the fenugreek seeds and it is very much loaded with benefits. They can be easily grown in our house with minimum maintenance. Fenugreek leaves helps to control the body heat. You can use it on salads, naan, and rice. It reduces the cholesterol level and gives a glowing skin.

They are also used to bring down the body temperature. You can also apply fenugreek to hair by making a paste out of the leaves, it gives you a cooling effect and promotes hair growth, it also eradicates fungal infections in the scalp caused due to sweat. Fenugreek leaves juice can be taken regularly for weight loss as it is high in fiber and low in calories. Fenugreek leaves are also suitable for the diabetic patient diet as it helps in controlling blood sugar level. It is very much essential to include fenugreek leaves to our regular diet at least once in a week to maintain fit and healthy lifestyle.

Names of Vendhaya keerai in different Indian languages:

Vendhaya keerai in English - Fenugreek leaves
Venthaya keerai in Telugu - Menthkoora
Vendhaya keerai in Hindi - Methi sag
Vendhaya keerai in Malayalam - uluva ila
Vendhaya keerai in Kannada - Menthina soppu

These are some of the keerai types or keerai vagaigal available. Hope the different keerai names in English, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Tamil are useful for you.
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