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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.

Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag, Sweet Root, Bach)

Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag, Sweet Root, Bach) — Family Name: Araceae Botanical Name: Acorus Calamus Common Name: Calamus, Sweet Flag, Sweet Root, Bach Part Used: Dried Rhizome Habitat: North Temperate and subtropical regions upto 2200m altitude in Himalayas. Uses: It is Nauseant, Stomachic, Anthelmentic, Stimulants, Emetic, Expectorant, Carminative, Antispasmodic and Nervine Sedative. Rhizome is used in the cure of host …

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