Health tip # 37

Lady’s finger

This high fiber vegetable is known for its high soluble and insoluble fiber content. Lady’s finger(Okra) is widely available in Asian countries and is considered to be originated around Ethiopia in 12th century.

It is generally longish, slim, light green in color, slightly bent, and has a tapering end which resembles the finger of a woman. Because of this reason the name Lady’s finger arose. 

“Bhindi” is an hindi name which symbolize some aspects of the Hindu culture, but from the beginning it has always been a red dot worn on the forehead, most commonly to represent a married woman.

No Matter how you consume this little green vegetable you can reap the health benefits any time of the year.

  • Okra is said to be the best remedy in reducing the high protein level in the urine preventing kidney related disease.
  • Drinking Okra water daily in the morning helps in controlling high blood sugar level due to its high fiber content.
  • Consumption of Okra can help in prevention of breast cancer and tumor cells.
  • Okra is highly recommended for women during the preconception period or pregnancy as it can reduce the neural tube defects in a newborn baby.
  • Adding Okra in your every meal can also treat Asthma. Doctors strongly suggest to consume okra to their Asthma patients. 
  • Okra is rich in antioxidants that helps prevent cancer, heart diseases, and premature aging.
  • The nutrients found in okra actually help prevent skin pigmentation. It is useful for rejuvenating your skin and repairing damages.
  • If you are looking for a natural hair conditioner then okra will be the first choice. You can just massage the watery mucilage through your hair and rinse with water.

If you ask your grandparents, they will tell you more health benefits than available online.  

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  1. Wow…….this was really helpful Chiru.
    Your blogs are really helpful…….

    Okara is also my favourite specially when it is fried……..

    And Bhindi( भिंडी ) is not the red dot which is worn on forehead that’s
    Bindi( बिंदी )…….that’s what I think…….please correct me if I am wrong……….

    Very nice post.

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    1. yes it is because of बिंदी the name came up..
      in times people’s pronunciation made it bindi..

      Thank you so much bhai… your comment means a lot to me and kind of encouragement to keep on blogging..

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      1. Ohhhh thank you so much for this information……………………….

        Same here bro……your blogs are always helpful to me in increasing my knowledge…………

        Thank you so much for this kind gesture.

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    2. Bhindi is my favourite sabzi – particularly aloo bindi.

      I also noticed the bindi vs. bhindi and wondered the same thing. I remember in one of my very early Hindi classes I said “बिंदी मेरा मनपसंद खाना है |” and my teacher laughed and laughed before first explaining the difference and then helping me understand how to pronounce ब vs भ.

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      1. Wow Overwhelmed by your kind comment….
        Glad to know you went through my entire post..
        hindi classes often it happens in pronouncing the words using letters that sounds with H and without H..

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      2. English too have this problem……..once my biology teacher asked “tell me the difference between TROPIC & TROPHIC after long silence I said “sir H is missing in if of the them else they are same” hahahahahahahahahahah he became really mad at me that time. Hahahahhahh

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  2. Vendakkai… we call it in Tamil.
    They say eating half kg of Ladies Finger is equivalent to the benefits received from consuming 1kg of mutton according to the wise earlier generation.
    Everytime we made faces when this veggie was served when we were young, we were told the above benift tip. Yes even they told it helps us to solve maths, but i hated maths even after eating vendakkai.
    But it’s now one of my favourite vegetables once I learned to cook it in my style.
    Thank you for this wonderful reminder of a super good veggie.
    Carry on the good work Chiru.

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    1. Yes vendakkai.. I thought most of us already know abt it.. atha mention panala rather wanted to mention how it got its name in other languages..
      indha mutton concept therila but yes for maths I get used to get suggestion from many..
      Cooking la panringala.. something is fishy😝

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  3. I never knew there were so many health benefits to okra. I will definitely have to give it a shot. Is there a veggie it is similar to in texture or flavor to prepare myself? LOL. I don’t know why I’m imagining it will be like Brussels sprouts (not a big fan). Haha

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  4. Okra is one of my favorite low carb vegetables! Many people cook it in an effort to reduce the slime, but I eat it for the wonderful gut healing benefits provided by the gelatinous fiber!

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  5. Long before I’ve learnt about the health benefits it was already a favorite vegetable of mine (it was said I already loved them as a baby). The hair conditioner use is new to me though! Thanks for sharing, will definitely try that out.

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