Scientific Name: Celosia argentea
Tamil name: Pannakeerai, Magili keerai
General information: Grows in rain fed farms. Found predominantly in the red soil of millet farms during the rainy season (June to September). The leaves with tender stems are plucked. Once the plant flowers, the leaves are considered to be matured and are generally not preferred for cooking.
Type of plant: Herb
Properties: This plant acts as a coolant to the body.