Volcanic rock

This tiny granule is from Silfra Iceland, where the North American and Eurasia plates are slowly moving apart. I used polarizing lenses and the adhesive coverslip which came with the Foldscope that ended up acting like a compensator plate. I was struck by how smooth the granule (probably volcanic basalt) was and the colors produced…

Alga from garden flowerpot

I took this interesting sample of a cottony alga (?) from a flower pot in my balcony. Reminded me of spirogyra from old biology textbook.  

Moss leaf

Mosses are bryophytes, primitive plants believed to be among the first to develop the ability to live on land. Mosses have no vascular tubes to transfer water or nutrients, and no true stems or roots. Environmental water sources and absorption limit their size. The University of Massachusetts estimates there are 14,500 moss species growing in…

MAGNIFIED IMAGE OF THE ASTER FLOWER’S PETAL

SCIENTIFIC NAME : ASTER FAMILY : ASTERACEAE THIS IS THE MAGNIFIED IMAGE OF THE ASTER FLOWER’S PETAL UNDER THE FOLDSCOPE AT EKYA SCHOOL J.P NAGAR. Asters are actually 1 – 1.5 – inch flowers. Asters are very complicated flowers. An Aster flower is actually a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, grouped together in a…

Cholecystitis

The section shows mature adipocytes along with thin fibrous septae as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Leiomyoma

The section shows the concentric arrangement of smooth muscle fibres along with few fibroblasts, suggestive of leiomyoma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Chronic non-specific appendicitis

The section shows mucosal layer along with lumen showing RBCs and chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

PEEPAL

 Ficus religiosa, popularly known as Peepal, is found to have several health benefits. A species of fig tree in the mulberry family, peepal trees are grown in the wild forests across the Indian sub-continent . Peepal tree is also the chief oxygen provider. The peepal tree is rich in tannic acid, aspartic acid,  steroids, vitamins,…

LEAF SECTION OF THE BRAHMAKAMAL PLANT

COMMON NAME: BRAHMAKAMAL(INDIA) NATIVE:HIMALAYAS,UTTARKHAND,NORTHERN BURMA & SOUTHWEST CHINA SCIENTIFIC NAME:Saussurea obvallata THE BRAHMAKAMAL GROWS IN THE MID-MONSOON PERIOD. IT IS WHITE AND REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

Rose petal

The above picture is that of a rose petal under the Foldscope at Ekya school JP Nagar, Bangalore.Its scientific name is Rosa odorata.It belongs to the Rosaceae family.It cures skin acne and boosts the immune system.  

The medicinal Onion leaf

This is a picture of an onion leaf under the foldscope. The onion also known as the bulb onion or the common onion is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Family: Amaryllidaceae ; Order: Asparagales Binomial name: Allium Cepa    

Skin Cell

Cell of the leaf Brahmakamal observed under Foldscope at Ekya School J. P. Nagar, Bangalore. Scientifically known as Sassurea obvallata is a native to the Himalayas and Uttarakhand of India.  This plant usually grows upto 0.3 metre or 1 feet. This plant is considered as a medicinal herb in Tibet. In Tibet, it is referred to…

foldscope image of Skin

this is a sample of my classmate’s skin. This is a epidermal cell . It is irregular in shape.  

peepal

This sacred tree native to the Indian subcontinent is a storehouse of medicinal value and is used to treat many ailments and diseases, ranging from a simple incident like a snake bite to Asthma, skin diseases, kidney diseases, constipation, dysentery, impotency and various blood-related problems, said Acharya Bal

vein of a betel leaf

The betel (PipBetel leaf, or Paan, is a pretty commonly used leaf in India. Though its primarypurpose is to be used as a mouth freshener, many people also use it for the numerous health benefits that it provides. It is really good for people suffering diabetes as it can regulate their glucose levels.er betle) is a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which…

DHANIYA SEED

COMMON NAME:CORIANDER SCIENTIFIC NAME :CORIANDRUM SATIVUM HIGHER CLASSIFICATION:CORIANDRUM THE DHANIYA SEEDS GROW INTO CORIANDER LEAVES.

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CROTON

Croton plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. The common names for this genus are rushfoil and croton, but the latter also refers to Codiaeum variegatum. The generic name comes from the Greek κρότος (krótos), which means “tick” and refers to the shape of the seeds of certain…