Sweet Flag/ Baje
Sweet flag, also known as baje in Kannada, is a perennial herb native to India. The roots of the sweet flag have a sweet and aromatic taste and smell. In the Malnad region of Karnataka, the sweet flag is primarily used for infant care. The roots are often dried and powdered, and then mixed with water or milk to make a paste that is applied to the baby's skin. This is believed to help soothe skin irritation and promote overall health and treat fever, cold, and fear.
In addition to its use in infant care, the sweet flag is also used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and digestive properties. Sweet flag is also used as a natural insect repellent and as a flavouring agent in cooking.
However, it is important to note that the use of sweet flag should be done under guidance and supervision, as excessive use can be harmful.