Valuable Nutrition Foods Of Sri Lanka

Nutrition food of  Akkapana ( The plant Help to cure kidney stone without medicine or operation.)

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Akkapana is an Ayurvedic plant, mainly leaves are used for medicine. Its scientific name is Kalanchoe laciniata. Akkapana plant is native to Madagascar but is now found in most parts of Sri Lanka. Its English name is cathedral Bells. This name got it because it's a flower.

How to Grow Akkapana Plant

Akkapana leaves fall off the plant, it gives new plants. When falling off the leaf it provides new roots around the leaf. Then it turns small plant and grows around the mother plant. It is easy to plant anywhere in your home garden or a pot.

Akkapana Flowers

Akkapana is known as Cathedral Bells. It got this name because of the shape of its uncommon and beautiful flowers. If you plant Akkapana in your home garden it will give you a beautiful flower garden. Akkapana is formerly known as Bryophyllum pinnatum.  It is also known as the air plant, life plant miracle leaf and Goethe plant.

 Health Benefits

1 . Akkapana leaves juice is helpful to cure Kidney stones problems.

2. have a natural anaesthetic value.

3. Akkapana leaves Salad is help to lower cholesterol.

4. Leaves can be used to treat stomach aches.  

5. good for liver diseases.

6. Use to wash the wound.

7. Leaves are used as a cure for tonsils.

8. Control high blood pressure.

9. Prevent the premature greying of hair.

10. help to nourish the hair.

11. fight against dysentery.

12. help to treat cough and asthma

13. Help to cure urine problems.

 How to Use it as a Home Medicine

Akkapana leaves are famous for liver diseases. If you can grind Akkapana leaves and consume one teaspoon daily for this disease. You can boil Akkapana leaves for 10 minutes and use its water to wash wounds. It helps to cure that wounds. In Sri, Lanka Akkapana is a very valuable plant in Ayurveda medicine. That leaves are used for so many medicines. You can cure kidneys stone without medicine or operation. Boil Akkapana leaves to water is very essential to urine problems.

 Akkapana Salad (sambal) Recipes


  • 10 Akkapana leaves
  • Cup of onion
  • Green chilly
  • ½ cup of coconut
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  • 1stp pepper


  • Firstly, cut Akkapana leaves a very small slice.
  •  Then add scraped coconut (1/2 cup).
  • Add small pieces of onions and green chilli.
  • Next, add lime juice and salt
  • Then mix all of them smoothly.
  • It gives you a healthy Akkapana salad.  

Live with the Akkapana plant and we take a healthy life.

Kohila (Lasia Spinosa )-One of Fiber Contains Food

Spinosa Spinosa

Spinosa is a member of the family Araceae. It is native to Asia and New Guinea. Sri Lankans knew this plant as Kohila. It uses as a vegetable and medicine. Lasia Spinosa is an evergreen plant that grows 1-2 meters tall. The plant is grown in marshy areas, muddy streams and swampy ground.A lot of people like to plant it in their home garden because of its nutritional value. They cultivate it near the well which is the place of wastewater flowing area. Sometimes it is along the margins of their well or pond.

Lasia Spinosa is content with high fibre capacity. This plant is recommended for a variety of diseases in Ayurvedic medicine. There are five varieties in this plant. Kalu kohila, well kohila, Guru kohila, Kiri kohila and Goda kohila are some of them. All the parts of the plant are used as food. Leaves, tubers and roots that means kohila yams are taken as food.

Lasia Spinosa leaves

This leaf contains calcium and vitamin C. It contains a lot of fibres. The tender leaves and rhizomes are used as a vegetable. It possessed a wide-ranging antioxidant capacity. The tuber and leaves are used to prepare gruel ( Cunjee).

 Well, kohila is eaten as a curry. It is a climber and grows in the water area. When it grows it uses a tree or wall and became a bush. kalu kohila is black in colour. Its leaves are also black and nutrition-rich food.  It mainly takes for Ayurveda medicine.

 Health Benefits of Lasia Spinosa

  1. Reduce urine output.
  2. Suitable for a liver condition
  3. Increases appetite and body weight
  4. Expels worms of body
  5. Help to reduce sugar and fat.
  6. Good for diabetic sufferers and high cholesterol
  7. Reduce bleeding
  8. Recover kidney stone
  9. Help to decrease arthritis
  10. Reduce burning sensation in the body

Kohila sambal Recipe

Kohila can eat as sambal and curry. Kohila yams sambal is very popular among the Sri Lankans.

Kohila sambal


  1. one yam of Kohila 4 inches long
  2. 3 of green chile
  3. 1 teaspoon of pepper
  4. 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  5. Red onion
  6. salt
  7. One cup of scraped coconut


  1. Cut Kohila yams into small pieces like sticks and put them into      a bowl
  2. Add into cutting an onion, chillies and pepper
  3. Put the scraped coconut and enough salt
  4. Then add lemon juice
  5. Mix all of them together
  6. Put a white plate and serve.

Pumpkin- The World Nutrition-Rich Yellow  Food 

Pumpkin is a nutrition-rich vegetable. Pumpkin is native to North America. It has a long history with going back to 7500 to 5000 BC. The word pumpkin is derived from the Ancient Greek word Romanized. Its meaning is melon. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and grown all around the world. It is a vine plant.

Pumpkin - The World Nutrition Rich Yellow  Food - SL ART CAFE

About pumpkin plant

There are a lot of varieties of pumpkin. Pumpkin is used as a vegetable. It has hard orange and yellow skin. Its colour is derived from orange to deep yellow. The pumpkin plant is growing up to 25 feet long. Its flower is yellow in colour and has 5 petals. The plant produces both female and male flowers. The leaves are lobed and have 3 or 5 lobes. Pumpkin is widely cultivated for commercial use and food. Normally a weight of a pumpkin is 3 to 20 kilograms. Pumpkin is a weight loss-friendly food and especially protect your eyesight. Pumpkin can promote your heart and skin health.

Pumpkin gives you good skin

Pumpkin gives you young-looking skin. If you can use pumpkin pulp as a face mask with honey or eggs. It will give you good skin. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A.  It is essential for eye health. So, it helps to give you a sharp vision.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a very special part of the is rich in nutrition and help to cure a lot of diseases. If you can eat 30 grams per day it is very helpful to your body healthy. It is said that pumpkin seeds can cure 50 many diseases. You can roast those seeds before eating. There are many recipes with pumpkin seeds. But a lot of people don’t know the nutrition of pumpkin seeds.

Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

  1. High in Magnesium and zinc
  2. High in Antioxidants
  3. Rich in fibre and iron
  4. Full of valuable nutrition
  5. Reduce the risk of certain cancers
  6. Improved heart health
  7. Central blood pressure
  8. Help to maintain healthy bones
  9. Help to promote sleep at night

There are Ayurveda treatments with pumpkin seed in Sri Lanka. When you have pain in your foot such as alterities, that Sri Lankan doctors make medicine with pumpkin seed and sesame seeds. You have to use this medicine for three months.  Then you have good health. If you can daily use pumpkin seed as a dessert your healthy life growing up.

Nutrition Food- soya bean

The soya bean is a plant that is similar to the bean plant. It grows to a height of about three feet. The soya bean flower is white or purple in colour. Soya bean is very easy to grow. People grew it in their home gardens also. Now it has become an industrial food

The soya bean has been known to the people of China, Japan, Manchuria and Korea since ancient times. It has been grown in these countries for the last 5000 years. Now it is part of the food they eat every day. The Chinese farmer eats soya bean porridge and drinks soya bean milk. It gives them to energy work hard all day. Soya bean included five sacred grains. Other grains are barley millet wheat and rice. Soya bean is known as the meat of the soil. Because it is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Soya bean is a very nutritious food. It contains 40% protein and 20% bean oil. Protein is very necessary to the human body. It gives energy and protects the body from disease. Now the soya bean is a very famous food of the world.

In Sri Lanka, there are various items with soya bean. Soya meat is famous food among the people. Soya milk, Soya ice cream and shorties with soya are now seen in the shop. Soya bean can be boiled and eaten like green gram. Pittu, Thosai, can be made from soya bean flour. The soya bean has all the proteins contained in egg, meat, fish and milk. It can take the place of these foods because it is cheap.


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