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Herbs

Indian herbs are considered to be the best in the world for their divinity and purity. The long-lasting healing effect which they create is matchless.

These herbs are solutions for endless diseases which is haunting our society.

These herbs are basically found in suburbs, hills and almost in each and every part of our great country.

Due to the geographical location of our country and its diversified background, it is a home of various herbs which can even fight cancer and other dangerous diseases.

Ayurveda, which is recognized in the whole world now is an initiative by our legend Maharishi Charak — has been, accepted everywhere. Ayurveda is a painless treatment which cures any diseases of its root and provides relief without any side effects. In his book he has referred about almost every disease and solution are not found too many of them.

There are millions of herbs used for this purpose, some of them are listed below which are commonly used:

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a commonly used substance in medicines. It is found almost in all of the Indian herbal medicines and is termed as a remedy for various ill-effects against the skin.

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It has a long history of cultivation, though mainly found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

Family Name

It’s family name is—Liliaceae, the botanical name is Aloe Vera, Aloe Barbadensis and parts used are flowers, roots, basically found in south and southwestern India.

The basic purpose of this herb is to cure various skin disorders like cuts, burns and it reduces pain and inflammation.

A report conducted in 1990 states that Aloe Vera heals moderate to severe burns very effectively and the process was sped up by 6 days compared to the ordinary bandage.

Most of the ads today proudly claim to have Aloe Vera in their various beauty products because it holds a significant message to its users.

For the last 3500 years, this magic plant is there and has come up very nicely.

Even the greatest book Bible claim to wrap the body of Jesus Christ in aloes and myrrh, Its significance can be found in every part and century of history.

King Solomon With This Herb

But King Solomon who grown it and used it is termed as its real marketer, he valued it highly. World’s most powerful and acclaimed warrior Alexander the Great captured an island of Socotra for his army because of Aloe Vera.

Aloe plant has several variations, but only one variety is termed to have great quality and that is Aloe Vera. It is considered to be a member of the cactus family but is a member of the lily family. It has more than 200 varieties, so only true Aloe Vera provides the real effect.

Due to large scale development in the field of chemical, medical and physical sciences, many old superstitions are now termed worthless. Aloe Vera is one of the oldest drugs available and has come up with an image of a wonder drug.

Ashwagandha

Centuries ago and even before the births of yoga, Christianity and Buddhism, there were plenty of proofs of the use of a drug called Ashwagandha, After the tremendous and continuous use of this plant, it is now a valuable plant.

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Ashwagandha, the widely used plant in Indian Ayurveda. It is known as with other names of Indian winter Cherry. It is mostly cultivated in India and North America but was used by Indian Ayurveda practitioners very early.

Beneficial of Ashwagandha

It is a medicine for anti-tumor, anti-stress, mind-boosting and many more but it is the most common remedy available against sexual problems like low erection, early ejaculation, and other related diseases.

It is a sex-enhancing drug. It supports or increases sexual stamina, erectile function, orgasms and climaxes, mood and vision. It is a remedy against all the synthetic drugs available and it has been discovered that a combination of exotic herbal extracts from various parts of the world including Ashwagandha is a natural solution to endless sexual problems.

A research was conducted by Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi and was found out that some of the chemicals within Ashwagandha are powerful antioxidants and they have a tendency to increase the levels of the brain as tested on rats.

Rasayana

It was used in Indian Ayurveda since ages and was categorized as Rasayana as a drink to boost physical and mental health and was a remedy against adverse environmental conditions.

Its use reduces anxiety and brings a positive and charming effect on mood.

Researches have proved that it is a memory booster and enhances its capability.

After its successive use in Indian Ayurveda and its positive results has induced the worldwide community to accept this wonder drug and western nations has accepted this drug and they are utilizing it to the fullest.

Use of this drug can increase energy levels and leads to increased strength levels. It enhances stamina and a tonic for good health. It has a magical effect in the body, it rejuvenates the body and recharges it. It benefits by increasing mental as well as physical level.

Asparagus Racemosus

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Physical Characteristics

It is hardy to zone nine and is cold tender. It is in flower mainly from month July to the month of August. The flowers of Asparagus Racemosus are hermaphrodite mainly found with both male and female organs and are pollinated by Bees.

The plant almost prefers snow lights or sandy, medium or loamy and deep or clay soils and always needs well-drained soil.

The plant of Asparagus Racemosus prefers acid, impartial and basic or alkaline soils which is very important to grow a plant.

It can grow up in semi-shade or light woodland or without shade.

It needs dry or wet soil. Habitats: refined Beds; South Wall By; West Wall By.

Indian Name: The Indian name of Asparagus Racemosus is Shatawari and Shatamuli. Botanical Name: Asparagus Racemosus is the Botanical name.

Family Name: LILIACEAE Part Used: The main part of Asparagus Racemosus used is Tuberous Roots.

Basics: Asparagus Racemosus or Shatawari means that‚ who possesses a more than hundred husbands. It is measured both a common tonic and a female reproductive refresher.

Asparagus Racemosus or Shatavari is the main Ayurvedic refresh medicine tonic especially for the female, as is Withania for the male also.

Asparagus Racemosus or Shatawari is still, basically used for sexual or physical debility and sterility in different sexes.

It is also used for menopausal symptoms and to boost the lactation.

Important and other usages: The squeezed root of Asparagus Racemosus is used for washing clothes.

Origin and location:
This is mostly found in the large jungles around 8,000 feet of altitude throughout India, especially Northern side of India.

Medicinal Uses:

The medical usage of Asparagus Racemosus is as follows:

  1. Alternative
  2. Antispasmodic
  3. Aphrodisiac
  4. Demulcent
  5. Digestive
  6. Diuretic
  7. Galactogogue
  8. Infertility
  9. Women’s complaints

Azadirachta Indica

Azadirachta Indica

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Indian name: Neem tree.
Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica.
English: Indian lilac, margosa, neem, nim.
French: Margosier.
Basics: Neem Tree or Azadirachta Indica.

This is a very long lasting or most common tree native to South Asia. The height of the tree will attain up to 120 feet to 150 feet tall with branches reaching just about 50 to 60 feet wide.

The glittery dark green complex leaves lengths are up to 30 cm or 12 inches long. Each leaf of the Azadirachta Indica or Neem has 10 to 12 ragged leaflets that are 2.85 inches or 8 cm long by 1.3 inches or 2.9 cm wide. Every part of the Azadirachta Indica or Neem tree has been used in Indian tradition as herbal for the centuries.

Today it is mostly used in lotion, toothpaste, and soaps, as well as being an organic or natural insecticide. The Azadirachta Indica or Neem tree grows well in containers, where its size and height of Azadirachta Indica is easily proscribed by pot size and discerning pruning.

Habitat/ecology
Commonly refined or sophisticated in semi-arid to soaking tropical and subtropical regions. It can also grow on dry, sterile locations but produce best when it has sufficient or enough water.

Flourishing:
In the conservatory, the Azadirachta Indica or Neem tree flourish in middle to late leap, producing little white, with flowers in incurable panicles.

Effect:
The action mode of Azadirachta Indica or neem tree extracts is not understood extremely well. It is relatively possible that the combination of various chemicals or various ratios of chemicals mainly occurs in Neem trees have different effects on insects.

There is also proof has given in research of studies, a few of which will be mention later, that insect species counter quite differently to compounds from the Neem tree.

Interesting fact:
Some naturalizing occurring on the Cape York, Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monniera is the botanical name.

Family Name: Scrophul Ariacae.

Common Name: Thyme Leaved, Herpestis Monnieria, Brahmi, Gratiola,.

Part Used: Whole Plant is used Ayurveda Herbs.

Habitat: Bacopa Monniera grows in swampy places and cultivated South India.

Uses: Bacopa Monnieri is used as Diuretic, Cardiac, Nervine and Tonic.

It is a fact about the medicine to improve mental power, perfect treatment of asthma, harshness, madness, epilepsy.

It is a powerful or effective nerve tonic and it is worked as an anti nervousness agent. It is measured well for the heart.

Description:

Bacopa Monnieri or Brahmi is usually used in Ayurveda herb as a tonic for brain and mind. Bacopa Monnieri or Brahmi nutritionally supports focus, clarity, and remembrance. It has also helped religious seekers for millennia to achieve or accomplish the wisdom that they required.

It is used to naturally refresh or review nerve and the brain cells, to raise exact mental capacities at any limit, memory, sharp concentration, intelligence, mental staying power, verbal communication and to reduce senility, stress, and anxiety related any kind of diseases.

For promoting the open, clarity and mental stability required remaining calm and competent in this today’s busy world and decreasing the anxiety and stress; it is a right and excellent formula for energetic and dynamic people and students of all ages.

Important fact:

You shouldn’t consume any Bacopa monnieri during pregnancy.

Dosage:

Before taking Bacopa Monnieri it must have to properly knowledge about the dosage that takes one fourth to one-half teaspoon two to three times in a day and mixed it with warm water or as suggested by the doctor.

Bacopa monnieri is a perennial, creeping herb which is basically found in wetlands and muddy shores or locations.

The most common names include Water Hyssop and Brahmi. Bacopa Monnieri or Brahmi is also the Ayurvedic name given to Centella Asiatic and other herbs.

Boswellia Serrata

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Latin Name: Boswellia serrata is the real Latin name.

Botanical Name: Boswellia Serrata, it belongs to the Burseraceae family.

Common Name: The most common names of Boswellia Serrata are olibanum, Indian olibanum tree, gond, luban.

Part Used: Bark, Gum Resin is mainly used to make herbs.

Basics: It is a typical Indian herb with a heavy tradition in the ancient health system process of Ayurveda.

People around the world rely on Boswellia Serrata to help those guides or support healthy, active lives.

Boswellia Serrata is mainly used to promote or support the joints, promoting healthy purpose for easy, trouble-free activity. Uses: The use of Boswellia Serrata is that its bark cooling, sweet, and energizer.

It is best in the vitiated main situation of cough, asthma (pitta). It is also useful in any type of

Special Feature:

1. Boswellia Serrata Gum Resin is widely used as enraging due to its especially ultimate fragrance.

2. Boswellia Serrata has been proven as effective and significant and, in different cases, much better than medicine such as Phenylbutazone.

3. Boswellia Serrata Gum Resin is a non-coniferous resource of turpentine. It is found in India mainly.

4. Boswellia Serrata Gum Resin is also proven useful in Ayurvedic treating diseases like Arthritis and Asthma.

Fevers, tremors Urethrorrhea, unceasing laryngitis, diaphoresis, jaundice, and arthritis.

Plant Description:
The plant description is concern Boswellia Serrata is averaged sized Ayurvedic tree with residue colored flimsy bark.

Serrata leaves looks like a plant of Neem and it has also little white flowers.

Important part:
The important fact of tree-related to active constitutes that the gum oleoresin consists of terpenoids, essential oils, gum.

Calamus

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Scientific name: Common Sweet Flag or Calamus is a plant belongs from the Acoraceae family.

Basics: It is a long perennial moist monocot with forager’s leaves and some rhizomes which have been mainly used herbally, for its fragrance, and as a useful medicine.

Calamus is a sweet, big, odorous plant with knives like leaves and some small leaves, blend or the predominantly green-yellow flowers. Basically, Calamus lives near of floods and edges in Asia, Europe, and northern America.

Common names: It has a different variety of names such as sweet cane, cinnamon sedge, sweet myrtle, sweet sedge, gladdon, myrtle sedge, myrtle flag, sweet rush, myrtle grass, sweet root, and flagroot.

Location and utilization: Mainly in India, Acorus calamus has now occurred across southern Russia, Europe, northern USA, northern Asia Minor, Burma, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, and southern Siberia.

Varieties: Generally Calamus is found in three varieties.

The nearest price of necessary oil varies from 1.8% to 9.7%. And of beta Asarone varies from 0-95% of the oil. North American, Asian and European types illustrate different symphony Asian Calamus is measured to be more soothing, North American more exciting.

Botanical information:

The botanical distinction among the Acorus family plants is on the prominent leaf veins.

These families contain a most significant midvein and then on all sides smooth going straight sub veins (approximately half radius of the main vein) and many, very tiny and small side veins.

The size of leaves of Calamus family plants is between 0.8 and 1.8 cm in width, on average of approx 1 cm.

The symposia leaf of calamus is nearly smaller than the other leaves of the same family plant. The spadix, at the time of elongation, can be the length between 4.8 and 8.8 cm.

Cassia Angustifolia

Cassia Angustifolia

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Botanical Name: The most famous botanical name of Cassia Angustifolia is Cassia Asia Augustifolia.

Common Name: the most common name of Cassia Angustiafolia is Indian Senna, Senna, Cassia Senna, and Tinnervelly Senna.

Family Name: The Cassia Angustifolia belongs to the family of Caesar Pinaceae.

Part Used: the mostly parts used are Leaves, Stems, and Pods.

Habitat: Refined in a dry manner of Western and Southern part of India and indigenous to Arabia.

Main Uses: Cassia Angustifolia is recognized by US pharmacopeias and British other medical companies.

It minors bowels, boost up the peristaltic movements by its local movements of action over the intestinal membrane. It is also used as mainly expectorant, dresser in the wound, laxative, antidysenteric, and carminative.

Scientific Name: The scientific name of Cassia Angustifolia is Senna, in which medical companies basically used mostly.

Ayurvedic Applications

it is basically used for the main purpose of diseases such as inflammatory skin, constipation, hypertension, conditions, and obesity. Cassia Angustifolia or Senna is a heavy purgative that must be taken with proper physician care and in approved dosage.

It has a pain effect upon the intestinal covering or complete relief, and suffered from objection nausea or pain, all along with diarrhea or liquid stools disease.

It can be treated by a proper combination by adding one-forth amount of stomach herbs or medicine, such as fennel seeds or ginger, with proper dosage to get complete and soon relief.

Cassia Angustifolia or Senna is basically for very bad constipation, or we can say, constipation following with any type of stomach ace or diseases.

Interesting facts: Cassia Augustifolia or Senna laxatives may take 8 to 12 hours to produce the results. In animal studies, Cassia Augustifolia has not shown negative or harmful effects on pregnant animals.

Cassia Fistula

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Family: Cassia Fistula basically belongs to the family of Fabaceae.

Species: fistula.

Common Names: The most common names of Cassia Fistula are Indian laburnum, kallober, Canafistula, Sayaka, hiyari agaci, purging fistula, klober, purging cassia, gurmala, ch’ang kuo tzu shu, chacara, baton casse, nanban-saikati, sember kachang kayu golden shower, keyok, klohur.

Part Used: The most useful and essential part of Cassia Fistula in Fruit, Leaves, and Bark.

Hindi name: The golden tree.

Basics: Cassia Fistula is an average-sized tree growing to 9-20 m long with rapid enlargement. The leaves of Cassia Fistula are semi-evergreen or delicious, 14-62 cm high, pinnate with a 4-8 couple of leaflets, each leaflet 8-20 cm lengthy and 5-8 cm wide.

The flowers of Cassia fistula are basically formed in pendulous racemes 21-40 cm long, every flower length 5-8 cm whole with five yellow equal shapes and size of petals. The fruit, the legume is 35-65 cm stretched and 2.0-3.0 cm wide, with a strong smell and including quite a few seeds. Some seeds of the Cassia Fistula are poisonous.

Medical usage: There are so many Cassia plants of the same family in a total world which are mainly used as so many herbal medicinal processes.

This related folks of plants are normally used for their laxative or cost-effective actions.

Canafistula is not exclusion; it is frequently used for a greatly effective sensible or modest laxative that is safe for the use of children also.

However, in big doses, the bark and leaves can cause irregular vomiting, nausea, unexceptional pain in abdominal and cramps.

Cassia fistula is also used as a medicine or drug for tumors of the stomach, glands, liver, and throat, epilepsy, for burns, hematuria, cancer, convulsions, constipation, dysuria, delirium, diarrhea, gravel, glandular tumors and pimples.

In Ayurvedic medicine process, the seeds are certified with laxative, carminative, aperitif, and ant bilious properties.

Cassia Tora

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English Name: The most popular English name of Cassia Fistula is Foetid cassia, The Sickle Senna, Wild Senna.

Common Hindi names: Charota, Chakvad, Chakavat. Family: Cassia Fistula is related to the Leguminosae family.
Locations and basics: Cassia Tora is a wild crop plant and grows in the main parts of India as a wildflower plant.

However, the commercial supply comes of Cassia Tora mainly comes from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

It is Aperients, purifier, Mucilaginous & Laxative Ayurvedic medicine. It is mainly used as a substitute for coffee and has a maturant and antiseptic action towards any disease.

It is also useful in treating skin diseases such as ringworm and itch or body scratch and psoriasis.

Habitat: In India, it mainly occurs as wasteland rainy season wild plant. Botanical fact: It is an annual fetid herb medicine, which is nearest about 30–90 cm long. Useful parts: The main useful parts of Cassia Tora are Leaves, Roots, and Seeds.

Medicinal Uses: In Ayurveda, it is defined that the seeds and leaves of Cassia Tora are laxatives, acrid, cardiotonic, antiperiodic, ophthalmic, anthelmintic, liver tonic, and expectorant. The seeds and leaves of Cassia Tora are most useful in cough, leprosy, ringworm, colic, flatulence, dyspepsia, constipation, bronchitis, disorder, cardiac.

Additional uses: It is highly recommended for recovery or retrieval of saline, brackish and alkaline soils.

Used as a yellow fertilizer crop in basic soils. The dehydrated seed includes protein nearest about 25 percent and is prearranged as a full of protein feed for livestock and birds as well.

Cooked seeds are surrogated or alternative for coffee such as Tephrosia seeds.

This type of Seeds gives dyes and tannins like blue-yellow, and red. Interesting fact: Cassia tora is nearby known as Puwad in Northern parts of India.

Centella Asiatica

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Latin Name: Centella Asiatica is the Latin name.

Family: The Centella Asiatica belongs to the family of Apiaceae.

Common Names: The most common names of Centella Asiatica are Indian Pennywort, Gotu Kola, Jal Brahmi, Pennywort.

Parts Used: Centella Asiatica is used for medical purpose, including leaves and stem.

Introduction: Centella Asiatica has been used as an herbal medicine for so many years in India as well as Indonesia and China.

The real ability to cure or repair deep or simple wounds, maintain the mind intelligibility, and skin conditions treatment like psoriasis and leprosy were major causes for its general and wide uses.

Ayurveda Centella Asiatica or Gotu kola medicine is one major of the main medicines for refreshing the nerves and cells of the brain; hence mostly recognized as food for the brain in India.

Habitat: Centella Asiatica or Gotu kola develops comprehensively in subtropical and tropical parts of Australia, India, South America, and Southern Africa.

Like as paddy fields, grass areas and riverbanks Centella Asiatica medicine prefers shady, muddy moist and damp or simple cool places as per its growth requirement.

Even though generally gathered from the wild, Centella Asiatica can be sophisticated or refined from seed in season.

Benefits:
1. Injure remedial and Skin wound: Centella Asiatica hold triterpenoids that make stronger the skin, boost up the absorption of antioxidants in injuries, and also useful escalating blood supply.

2. Anxiety: It has been shown to calm nervousness and increase up mental function in mice.

3. Insomnia: It has been used to aid with sleeplessness.

Cinchona Officinalis

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Botanical Name: It is the botanical name is Cinchona Officinalis. Family Name: The Cinchona Officinalis is related to the Rubiaceae. Common Name: quinine bark, Quinine, Peruvian bark. Part Used: The main part of Cinchona Officinalis is “Quinine”, which is mostly used. It is Isolated from Bark.

Habitat: Cinchona Officinalis is cultivated in Nilgiri Hills.

Basics: The genus Cinchona Officinalis contains near about forty species of trees.

They mainly grow 15-20 meters in height and generate white, pink, or yellow color flowers.

All Cinchona Officinalis are originating in the eastern slopes of the Amazonian location or areas of the Andes, where Cinchona Officinalis grow from 1,500-3,000 meters in distance from the ground on either side of the equator from Colombia to Bolivia.

Uses: Quinine is Astringent, Bitter, Febrifuge, Acrid, Thermogenic, Oxytoxic, and Anodyne. It is used as the part of the bark.

Generals: Cinchona Officinalis acts upon the ganglionic anxiety or nervous system, more particularly on that part which leads over the functions of vegetation, maintaining and increasing the condition of general depression and fatigue or overtiredness, diminishing the crucial turgor, and build up the perfect digestive functions.

Symptoms: The main symptoms of devices when Cinchona Officinalis used are:

Mind: Terribly anxious solicitude regarding trifles, unnecessary excitability with despondency and bigotry of noise, coldness, and indifference, apprehensive, Peevish, ill-humored, short-tempered or easily angered, Dislike to all mental or physical action, Inconsolable anxiety fearful.

Head: Dullness and confusion of head, as from intoxication, or from sitting up at night, and sleeplessness, Vertigo means head inclined to descend backward; on waking at night without any reasons at sleeping action; on heave head, anemia. It is Extreme agonizing headache after unnecessary actions.

Eyes: gloominess and weakness of eyesight, Yellow light color of the eyes, Eyes responsive to bright light, Motion of eyes is hardly painful, with the sensation of mechanical difficulty.

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