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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.

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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Sida Cordifolia (Indian Ephedra, Mallow plant, Janglimedhi, Bala, Vatya, Bariyar, Kharethi)

Sida Cordifolia (Indian Ephedra, Mallow plant, Janglimedhi, Bala, Vatya, Bariyar, Kharethi) — Family Name: Malvaceae Botanical Name: Sida Cordifolia Common Name: Indian Ephedra, Mallow plant, Janglimedhi, Bala, Vatya, Bariyar, Kharethi Part Used: Roots and leaves, whole plant Habitat: Tropical and sub-tropical India and Nepal at an altitude of about 1,050 m. Introduction Sida Cordifolia, an erect, minutely hairy and branched …

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Sarsaparilla (Sarasaparilla, Indian Sarasaparilla, Anantamul)

Sarsaparilla (Sarasaparilla, Indian Sarasaparilla, Anantamul) — Family Name: Ascelepiadaceae Botanical Name: Hemidesmus Indicus Common Name: Sarasaparilla, Indian Sarasaparilla, Anantamul Part Used: Root Habitat: Found In Central India. Uses: It is Tonic, Diuretic, Demulcent, Disphoretic and Blood purifier. Employed in Nutritional disorders, syphilis, chronic rheumatism, gravel and other urinary diseases and skin afections. It is also employed as a vehicle for …

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Rhubarb (Thuzna, Revat Chinni)

Rhubarb (Thuzna, Revat Chinni) — Family Name: Polygonaceae Botanical Name: Rheum Emodi Common Name: Rhubarb, Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Thuzna, Revat Chinni Part Used: Seeds Habitat: Throughout the valleys in Himalayan region at altitude of 3200m -5200 m. Uses: Used as purgative and astringent tonic. Its stimulating effect combined with asperient properties renders it specially useful in atonic dyspepsia. Introduction …

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Quince (Bael, Quince, Apple Wood, Holy Fruit Tree)

Quince (Bael, Quince, Apple Wood, Holy Fruit Tree) — Family Name: Rutaceae Botanical Name: Aegle Marmelos Common Name: Bael, Quince, Apple Wood, Holy Fruit Tree Part Used: Bark, Fruit Pulp and Leaves Habitat: Found all over decidious forests in India. Uses: It is Antiscorbutic, Carminative, Alterative and Nutritive. It is used in colisting diahorrea, dysentary, constipation and diarrhoea. It is …

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Punica Granatum (Pomegranate, Anar)

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate, Anar) — Family Name: Puniacaceae Botanical Name: Punica Granatum Common Name: Pomegranate, Anar Part Used: Seeds, Flowers Habitat: Commonly cultivated as ornamental and fruit tree. Uses: A decotion of seed is used to treat syphilis. Juice used to treat jaundice and diarrhoea. Juice of flower is used to treat nose bleeds. The fruit pulp and the seed …

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Pterocarpus Marsupium (Indian Kino, Malabar Kino)

Pterocarpus Marsupium (Indian Kino, Malabar Kino) — Family Name: Fabaceae Botanical Name: Pterocarpus Marsupium Common Name: Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino Tree, Kino Part Used: Heart Wood, Leaves, Flowers Habitat: The drier, hilly zones of dry deciduous forest Uses: The heart wood is astringent, bitter acrid, anti inflammatory, anthelmintic, anodyne. It is considered as magical for Diabities. It turns the …

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Papaver Somniferum (Poppy Seeds, Aphium, Opium, Posta)

Papaver Somniferum (Poppy Seeds, Aphium, Opium, Posta) — Family Name: Papaveraceae Botanical Name: Papaver Somniferum Common Name: Poppy Seeds, Aphium, Opium Poppy, White Poppy, Posta Parts Used: Seeds, Flowers Habitat: Cultivated on large scale at altitude of 1500m – 2100m. Uses: Seeds are used as Tonic. Milky juice from immature fruits yield opium. Ripe and dry fruits contain only small …

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Plantago Ovata Husk (Psyllium Husk, Ispaghula, Fleam, Spogel Seeds, Isabgol)

Plantago Ovata Husk (Psyllium Husk, Ispaghula, Fleam, Spogel Seeds, Isabgol) — Family Name: Plantaginaceae Botanical Name: Plantago Ovata Husk Common Name: Psyllium Husk, Psyllium Seeds, Plantago, Ispaghula, Fleam, Spogel Seeds, Isabgol Part Used: Husks, Seeds Habitat: Mediterranean region and commercially grown in north western India. Uses: It is Diuretic, Emollient and Cooling. Used in inflamatory conditions of mucous membrane of …

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