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.

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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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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Power of Holy Basil

Power of Holy Basil — Latin Name: Ocimum Sanctum Indian Name: Tulsi, sursa, bhootaghni, sulabha Origin Tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol of Hindu religion & tradition. Holy basil is worshipped in the morning and evening by Hindus. The holy basil is an herbal remedy for a lot of diseases. This herb is known as early as 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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