Betel leaf is called ‘Paan ka patta’ in Hindi, Tamalapaaku in Telugu, Vethalapaaku in Tamil, Tirur Vettila in Malayalam. They are heart shaped and are offered to elders as a mark of respect and often used for an auspicious beginning. Betel leaf is a vine which belongs to the family of Piperaceae and they are grown and consumed more in Asian countries.
Dark under-arm can cause much embarrassment to everyone who is suffering from it. It can effect male as well as female too. Though not a serious situation but it can cause such embarrassing situation when one need to wear sleeveless, tank/spaghetti top or swimming gear. Person affected from dark underarm would wait for winter season so as to hide the dark spots.
Cowpeas are available in a variety of colours (red, black, brown, off white) and are in oval shape with black like eyes on them hence they are also called black eye peas. In India ‘cowpeas’ are called by various names across India some call them ‘Chawli’ in Hindi and ‘Alasande or Bagde’ in Kannada. Due to its great nutritional value they are used extensively in our daily diet. Since cowpeas is more related to plants we called it beans. They are delicious and are usually used in curry and gravy items which are eaten along with roti and rice.
Stepping into the bathroom thinking of taking a cold shower may not be one of your favourite things to do. Though one may accept this offer generously during summer seasons or hot, humid climates, many would just shudder and think twice before taking a cold shower during colder seasons.