|Carissa carandas-Karonda , Vaakaya|
Carissa carandas -Latin name
Kalakai in Tamil
Commonly known as Karonda, Karamda, Caranda
This berry is rich in Vitamin C and so including it in the diet prevents scurvy.
It is also rich in Iron and prevents anemia.
The berries are used in making jams,pickles.It is also cooked with dal for a tangy flavour.
Some researchers have found that the root paste is good for warding off house flies.