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Herbs

In general use, herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or perfume. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs as referring to the leafy green parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), from a “spice”, a product from another part of the plant (usually dried), including seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits.

Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger)

Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) — Family Name: Zingiberaceae Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinalis Common Name: Calamus, Sweet Ginger, Ginger Root, Sonth (Dried) Part Used: Fresh And Dried Fruit Habitat: South East Asia and through out India. Uses: Clinically proved as prophylactic of nausea and vomiting associated with motion, sickness, sea sickness and pregnancy. Known for its gastrointestinal benefits and as an anti …

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Vinca Rosea (Sadabahar)

Vinca Rosea (Sadabahar) — Family Name: Apocynaceae Botanical Name: Vinca Rosea Common Name: Periwinkle, Madagascar Periwinkle, Sadabahar Part Used: Leaves and Roots. Habitat: Grows throughout India and found as an escape in waste places and sandy tracts. Uses: Its alkaloids are hypotensive, sedative and have tranquilising properties and are anti cancerous. It helps in relieving muscle pain, depression of central …

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Valeriana Wallichii (Indian Valerian, Valerian Jatamansi, Taggar)

Valeriana Wallichii (Indian Valerian, Valerian Jatamansi, Taggar) — Family Name: Valerianaceae Botanical Name: Valeriana Wallichii Common Name: Indian Valerian, Valerian, Valerian Jatamansi, Taggar Part Used: Roots Habitat: Temperate zone of North western Himalayas upto an altitude of 3000 m. Uses: It is Anti Spasmodic, Stimulant, Calmative and Stomachic. It is useful in diseases of eye blood, livers. It is used …

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Tribulus Terrestris (Gokshura)

Tribulus Terrestris (Gokshura) — Family Name: Zygophyllaceae Botanical Name: Tribulus Terrestris Common Name: Land Caltrops, Puncture Vine, Gokshura Part Used: Whole Plant, Seeds Uses: The roots and fruits are sweet, coling, emollient, appetizer, alternate, laxative, cardiotonic, styptic, lithontriptic and tonic. They are useful in strangury, dysuria, vitiated conditions of vat and pitta, renal and vesical calculi, anorexia, dyspepsia, helminthiasis, cough, …

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Usefulness of Ginger

Usefulness of Ginger — Ginger is a tropical plant which is mostly flourished in Southern Asia, Jamaica and Nigeria. It is commonly used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over two thousand years to treat number of health related problems, like stomach disorder, vomiting, diarrhea, motion sickness and rheumatism. Ginger is anti oxidant in nature. In Chinese medicine, half of …

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Tinospora Cordifolia (Gulanshe Tinospara, Gulancha Tinospara, Tinospara, Giloy)

Tinospora Cordifolia (Gulanshe Tinospara, Gulancha Tinospara, Tinospara, Giloy) — Family Name: Menispermaceae Botanical Name: Tinospora Cordifolia Common Name: Gulanshe Tinospara, Gulancha Tinospara, Tinospara, Giloy Part Used: Stem Habitat: North And South India. Uses: It is an Antiperiodic, Antipyretic, Alterative, Diuretic, Anti-inflammatory. It is a contituent of several compound preparations. It is used in fever, urinary disorders, dyspepsia, general debility and …

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Terminalia Chebula (Harithaki, Harad, Karkchettu, Kadukkaya, Harade)

Terminalia Chebula (Harithaki, Harad, Karkchettu, Kadukkaya, Harade) — Family Name: Combretaceae Botanical Name: Terminalia Chebula Common Name: Harithaki (Sanskrit and Bengali), Harad (Hindi), Karkchettu (Telugu), Kadukkaya (Tamil), Harade (Marathi and Gujarati). Part Used: Fruits, Roots, Bark Habitat: Grows Throughout India. Uses: It is Astringent, Purgative, Stomachic and Laxative. It is useful in asthma, piles and cough. It is also useful …

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Terminalia Belerica (Belleric Myrobalan, Beleric, Baehra)

Terminalia Belerica (Belleric Myrobalan, Beleric, Baehra) — Family Name: Combretaceae Botanical Name: Terminalia Belerica Common Name: Belleric Myrobalan, Beleric, Baehra Part Used: Fruit Habitat: Grown throughout India. Uses: It is Astringent, Tonic, Expectorant and Laxative. It is used in coughs and sore throat. Its pulp is used in dropsy, piles and diarrhoea. It is also useful in leprosy, fever and …

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Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna, Koha, Kahu, Arjan, White Marudah, White Murdh, Arjuna Myrobalan)

Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna, Koha, Kahu, Arjan, White Marudah, White Murdh, Arjuna Myrobalan) — Family Name: Combretaceae Botanical Name: Terminalia Arjuna Common Name: Arjuna, Arjuna Herb, Arjuna Root Part Used: Bark Uses: The bark is astringent, sweet, acrid, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, urinary astringent, expectorant, alexiteric and is useful in fractures, ulcers, cirrhosis of the lever, hyperhidrosis, otalgia and hypertension. Introduction Terminalia …

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Syzygium Cumini (Eugenia Jambolana, Black Plum, Jaman, Jamun, Jambolan)

Syzygium Cumini (Eugenia Jambolana, Black Plum, Jaman, Jamun, Jambolan) — Family Name: Myrtaceae Botanical Name: Syzygium Cumini Common Name: Eugenia Jambolana, Plum, Black Plum, Jaman, Jambolan Part Used: Seeds, Leaves, Fruits, Bark Uses: The leaves are antibacterial and are used for strengthning the teeth and gums. The fruits and seeds are sweet, acrid, sour, tonic, and cooling, and are used …

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