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8 Amazing Health benefits of Sorrel (Changeri)

Plant of Indian sorrel
Plant of Indian sorrel
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Sorrel or Changeri is an Indian herb, with multiple benefits. Today our discussion will be on herb topic, and we will be talking about the description and health benefits of Sorrel.

The appearance of sorrel (Changeri) :

benefits of Sorrel (Changeri)
Plant of Indian sorrel

The plant is very short and spreads around. The leaves are 2 1/2 to 10 inch long, and grow on short stems. The leaves grow in group of three. The flowers are yellowish or pinkish in color.

The plant bears fruits which are long, round and hairy. They have multiple dark gray oval seeds with stripes.

Nomenclature of the sorrel (Changeri):

English name- Indian sorrel
Hindi name- Tinpatia
Sanskrit name- Changeri, Amla patrika
Punjabi name- Khatti buti, Khatmittha
Kannada name- Pullu Puluche
Dravidi name- Pudia Rai
Kingdom- Plantae
Family name- Oxalidaceae
Scientific name- Oxalis corniculata

Where it is found?

benefits of Sorrel (Changeri)
leaves of changeri

It is found all over India in the warm areas and also in the Himalayas, upto the heights of 6000 ft. The plant bears flowers and fruits throughout the year.

Properties sorrel (Changeri):

It is slightly acidic and astringent with warm properties in it. It is beneficial for Asthma and improves potency. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and cures several diseases like swelling, blood disorders, pain, liver problems etc.

Now we shall be talking about the health benefits of Changeri. In many parts of India, it is considered as a weed. Get ready to be surprised of its benefits!

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Health benefits of sorrel:


1. Treats Headache

  • Mix equal quantities of its juice and onion juice.
  • Apply this mixture on the forehead.
  • It treats headache.

If you are suffering from any of the diseases listed above, then give it a try under the physician’s advice. Share it to all and do share your experiences with us. Take care and live well!

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