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Punica Granatum

Punica Granatum

Punica Granatum

Scientific Name: Punica Granatum English or Common Name: Pomegranate, Anar. It’s a delicious fruit that is brought into use not only for eating but also as a decoration piece.

Anar is one of the important ingredients in many designer fruit salads. The tree of pomegranate is also grown as an ornamental tree.

Environment: Pomegranate is said to have been originally grown in Afghanistan and Iran.

This fruit can be grown in areas having a different climate, for instance, it can be grown in areas having a dry climate as well as it can also be cultivated in areas having a freezing temperature.

Utilization: Seeds and flowers are that part of Anar that are used for commercial purpose as well as for home use. Anar has many medical properties that are used to treat various ailments.

Many times the pulp of this fruit is used to treat diseases of serious nature, for instance, a portion of its seeds is used to treat venereal disease, its juice is often used by people for the treatment of jaundice, diarrhea, stomach disorders and nose bleeds.

The fruit of Anar is also used when a person is suffering from anemia.

Eating of the fruit at that point of time increases the level of hemoglobin. Eve, the juice of Anar can also be applied to wounds and cuts as it is antiseptic.

Commercial Use: Anardana and Anardana Churun is another commercial product of pomegranate, in which seeds of Anar is dried up and when they turn into black color is mixed with other ingredients of the produce.

These products are immensely popular among the kids for their tastes.

Seeds of Anar have gastronomic significance also as they are used as a spice in most of the north Indian states.

Sometimes its seeds are also used as a topping over ice- creams.

Quince

aegle marmelos

Scientific Name: Aegle Marmelos. It is a deciduous or small tree which is also known as Cydonia oblonga that can grow up to a height of 1.5-7.5m/5-25 ft and is naturally inhabitant in the continent of Asia.

It is a bowl-shaped fruit that resembles apple blossom. This fruit has a strong fragrance but is hard when ripe. It is mainly used in preserves. Its flowers are white in color. It is only edible when cooked.

Common Name or English name: Bael, Quince and Applewood tree.

Commercial use: Many parts of Bael are used for commercial use in their natural form, such as branch, the pulp of the fruit and bael’s leaves.

The pulp of quince is used to make delicious jams, jelly, and pudding. The fruit of applewood tree is often used to make sweet and strong flavored wine.

Environment: Applewood tree is found all over India. It needs a very chilly cold climate and a temperature of below 6 degrees for its proper growth.

Normally it is a bit hard but when the fruit has ripened to the maximum, it should be left on the tree itself because it will become so soft that applewood can be eaten in its most natural form in a warmer climate. The applewood fruit is fully open in after winter season and late spring weather.

Utilization: It is also used as a flavoring agent in many desserts. Color of the fruit is pure yellow but when it is cooked the color of the fruit changes from yellow to dark orange.

The fruit of quince is also used in making honey and even perfumes. It has a high nutritional value and is used as a supplementary diet in diarrhea and dysentery because of its cooling effect and rich fiber content.

The applewood juice is a very good energizing drink that revitalizes heart and brain.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Scientific Name: RHEUM EMODI Rhubarb is a long-lived perennial aromatic plant associated with quayside and its inhabitant in Siberia but according to historical records rhubarb was said to have been first grown and used by the inhabitants in Mongolia.

This particular herb has large heart-shaped and curvy basal leaves that have a ripe green or red colored tail.

Flowers of this herbal plant are small in size and white in color but one thing that people needs to be cautious of is that rhubarb’s leaves are poisonous due to the presence of some kind of acid on its surface.

English Name: Rhubarb, Himalayan rhubarb (for its growth in the Himalayas) and Indian Rhubarb.

Commercial use: Seed. For, all saleable and remedial use, seeds are the only part of this parsley plant that are exploited on a large scale. Rhubarb is widely misused by the female section of the population, especially models to tone down their body.

Rhubarb is also used in wines and is added as a sweetener in strawberry jams or squash.

Climate: Rhubarb needs lukewarm weather for its good growth at a height above 3000 meters. In India, rhubarb can be found in and around the Himalayan area. Seeds for fresh rhubarb plants are normally sown in the month of February or March.

Utilization: Rhubarb is an herbal plant used for medical purposes in direct or indirect form.

When used in liquid form (such as syrup or in types of refresher drinks), rhubarb has a bitter taste to it and when used for the medication (tonic syrup) it causes a burning sensation.

It is normally, used to treat digestive disorders and is brought into use when people have suffered from prolonged illness.

Rhubarb is also used to treat diarrhea. In fact, In fact, it has been used in China as a medicine since the ages.

Safed Musli

Safed Musli

Safed Musli

Scientific Name: Chlorophytum Borivilianum.

English Name or Common Name: Safed Musli. Safed Musli is a very rich source of vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates and that is why its market, whether be it on the domestic front or international one is expanding at a fast pace. Seeds of Chlorophytum Borivilianum are black in color and have sharp ends.

Marketable Use: For all commercial purposes, seeds and roots of this Safed Musli plant are used.

In many countries, separate training for the sowing of Safed Musli’s seeds, cultivation of the plant and the selling of the product is also provided.

Environment: It needs a warm climate with lots of water for its proper growth. Safed Musli plant is grown mostly in North and Western India, especially Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.

Seeds for the plant are normally sown after the first rainfall of the season and actual irrigation is done after 12-15 days.

Utilization: Safed Musli is considered a high-quality herbal plant and is used all over India and in many parts of the world for the treatment of various diseases.

For instance, this herbal plant is used to treat sexual disorders, general weakness is also used as an energizer and ache mitigator.

It has been a magical discovery in the medical world that is extensively used in Ayurvedic medical world.

In some medicines, it also acts as a good healing agent and acts as an excellent anti-aging constituent in many medicines.

It is, in fact, a good boost up for a person’s health. Safed Musli is also used in maintaining good hemoglobin level.

It prevents fatigue in human beings and augments their resistance to pressure if taken in the proper dosage. Safed Musli forms an important part of the diabetic patient and helps in maintaining the sugar level in the blood.

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla

Scientific Name: Hemidesmus Indicus.

Common Name or English Name: Sarasaparilla and Anantmool.

Sarsaparilla actually is a vine (climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant whose food is the grape).

Its roots have many therapeutic values that are useful to treat many ailments.

In Tamil (Indian language), it is known by the name of Nannaari.

Roots of Sarsaparilla are very rich in content of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Commercial Use: Seeds of Sarsaparilla are used for marketable purposes. Its roots are basically odorless and its seeds are crushed to get its powdered form and also Sarasaparilla Oil which is quite useful when applied on the skin. Apart from treating skin disorders, it also nourishes the skin.

Environment: Roots of Hemidesmus Indicus grows up to 3 m long and are reddish-brown in color. It is grown as a commercial product in Mexico, America and southern and central part of India. Sarsaparilla is also grown in and around the Caribbean islands because of the region’s climate. This herbal plant can be found growing at a height of 4000-7000 feet.

Utilization: Sarsaparilla is considered as a tonic taken in many cases. It is also used as a blood purifier. It is heavily used in dietary disorders and different urinary and liver diseases.

It is also one of the most common ingredients used in various skin ointments used for the treatment of pimples, acne and eczema infections.

It is used as a flavoring agent in many drinks and is an important component of many homeopathic medicines.

It is also a very popular herbal drink brought in use by many western countries and is gaining popularity within India also.

It is used in treating people suffering from high fever (typhoid). Anantmool or Sarsaparilla can be found in many forms such as powder, tablets, Sarsaparilla tea is very popular as an herbal tea and relieves people of their gastric problems.

Syzygium Cumini

Syzygium Cumini

Syzygium Cumini

Scientific Name: Syzygium Cumini. The tree of Syzygium Cumini remains green and thick throughout the year and is naturally grown in Indonesia and India. It began to be used as a fruit in the United States of America in 1911.

Common Name or English Name: Black Plum, Jamun (Indian name), Jambolan and Indian Blackberry.

It is one of the fastest-growing species of fruit in the world and one tree of Jamun can grow up to 100 years.

Marketable use: Many parts of the Jamun tree are used for commercial purposes.

Some of them are; seeds, Leaves, Fruits, and branch. Jamun is used to make delicious fruit jams, juices, and drinks, etc.

Utilization: Leaves and wood of Jamun tree are antiseptic and are used for intensification of teeth and gums.

In Indian terms, it is called datum. Fruits and seeds of Jamun tree are sugary, bitter, acidic, energizing nature.

All these parts of Indian blackberry are used as a tonic diet in diabetes, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of hunger, bronchitis, the problem of ulcers, and constipation and other digestive disorders.

Eating of Jamun is extremely useful and important in the treatment of respiratory troubles. The seeds of Jamun are also used in many medical systems such as Ayurveda and Chinese medical system. It is also used to control blood pressure. Jamun also purifies the blood of all toxins. Jamun is a very rich source of vitamin A, B and C and has a very high content of fiber in it.

Climate: Blackberry tree is normally grown in areas having a tropical climate and it starts bearing flowers in the month of March-April after which fruits start appearing in May-June.

When the fruit gets ripe it has a black or dark purple color. This tree is also used as wind-resistant and can even tolerate flash floods.

Terminalia Arjuna – Arvindasava

Terminalia Arjuna

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Basics: If we think about the Ayurveda so it is a holistic system in the medical world which is basically developed in India that provides direction or helps guild lines regarding food and daily lifestyle so that physically strong people can stay healthy for a long time and those with health challenges or the aspects can improve their physical appearance.

There are so many aspects to Ayurveda that are really unique and ultimate and very effective.

Uses: The Terminalia Arjuna or Arvindasava is an Ayurvedic medicine which especially uses to stay healthy of people. This medicine is used for an ancient time to prevent different disease from the body.

Every part of Terminalia Arjuna is the most useful and powerful with medicinal properties.

Basically, Arjuna holds a better position in both Ayurvedic and Yunani Systems. According to the theory of Ayurveda the Terminalia Arjuna is alexiteric, styptic, heart-related diseases, energizer, anthelmintic, and most useful in fractures, ulcers, biliousness, asthma, tumors, anemia, leucoderma, urinary discharges, and excessive perspiration and also useful for many diseases.

According to Yunani medical system, it is used equally internally and externally in gleets and urinary releases. It is used as expectorant, aphrodisiac, energizer or tonic and diuretic.

English name: Terminalia Arjuna has the most common and familiar name in English “White Marudah”.

Interesting fact: The kind of Terminalia Arjuna consists of big hard wooded trees. Over 100 genera are widely circulated in the tropics.

Basically, the Terminalia Arjuna is recommended for the renovation of alkaline soils, saline, and profound ravines.

It is also used for agro and collective forestry. It can be also built artificially circulate with the help of seeds, pollarding, coppicing, stumps, root-suckers and air-layering.

It is primarily slow-growing but later fast-growing. It conquers two to three-meter height in three years.

Common medicine: Arujanarishta, Arjunghrita, Arjunakhsirpak, Arvindasava, etc. are the most common Ayurvedic formulation of Terminalia Arjuna.

Terminalia Belerica

Terminalia Belerica

Terminalia Belerica

English name: The English name of Terminalia Belerica is Beleric Myrobalan, Bedda Nut.

Hindi name: The Terminalia Belerica is known by its different name in different locations such as in Hindi the name of Terminalia Belerica is Bhaira.

Latin name: Terminalia Belerica.

Uses: As per the tradition use of Terminalia Belerica, so it is primarily supported to maintain the formation of special three physical tissues. • Rasa Dhatu (Nutrient plasma) • Mamsa Dhatu (Muscle) • Asthi Dhatu (Bone).

It is very useful Ayurveda which is almost added with most popular medicine of Ayurveda is Haritaki and Amalaki as a component in the admired and admired Ayurvedic formula which is well-known as Triphala, which is basically useful in aids of nourishes and digestion of all the important the Dhatus (bodily tissues ).

Amalaki also helps clean or polish the color, and ropes the exploit accomplishment of another element in any other good formula and it is only effective through Terminalia Belerica.

Scientific use: With the concern of scientific evidence of Terminalia Belerica is decreasing the levels of lipids in hypercholesterolemic elements.

The practical experiments of Terminalia Belerica have shown a significant and major diminish in heart lipids and liver lipids in the medicine treated elements.

Recent research has verified this herb to be a potent adaptogenic agent of our body.

The complete aqueous standardized remove of Terminalia Belerica was administered theoretically to experimental elements, in a dose capacity extrapolated from the human dose capacity, following which they were showing to the stressors variety of physical, biological and chemical.

This practical observation openly supported the reality about the Terminalia Belerica significantly presents the protection against these stressors diseases. Antidiabetic, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial these has proved by practical or experimental studies.

Important fact: The most important part of the Terminalia Belerica is fruits which is basically useful to make anti diseases medicine.

Terminalia Chebula

Terminalia Chebula

Terminalia Chebula

Ayurveda name: The Ayurveda name of Terminalia Chebula is Haritaki.

Uses: Terminalia Chebula is the Ayurveda medicine which is used for the special purpose.

At this hectic and technology world, there are lots of disease chances has to increase and Ayurveda has been proved roar for this type of disease, which has no side effect and more effective than other medicine.

It is also useful in the ulcerated oral cavity, ophthalmia, dental caries, hemorrhoids, bleeding gums and in many other diseases in related to Ayurveda.

Utilization: It is a combination of fruit mild laxative, hepatoprotective, tonic, alterative, adaptogen, stomachic, febrifuge, energizer, and antispasmodic, expectorant, anti-asthmatic, antiviral and hypoglycemic. Major fact: There are three following major uses of Terminalia Chebula:

1. its mix up with water to found the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and having to purify and healing medicine capacity or facility for wounds. It is used like a lotion cream which is surgical medical dressing for curing and healing the wound soon.

2. The same parts of this three catechu and myrobalans are a mix up in the medicine paste with simplifying butter or few ordinary oil works as like the ointment in persistent ulcerations, skin diseases and different type of ulcerated wounds with discharge. In Britain, an alternate of gall ointments is used for these ointments.

3. These are basically used for acerbic or sharp reason in hemorrhoids also. Used for rinsing your mouth in oral ulcers and in painful throat for its decoction.

The powder of this made is really a good acerbic dentifrice in wobbly gums, ulceration in teeth’s and gums and bleeding.

Important fact: In conclusion, Terminalia Chebula is multi-purpose for such type of diseases. The Terminalia Chebula is also used for abdominal disorders.

The Terminalia Chebula is also useful in so many different diseases such as central nervous system, heart and blood vessels, lungs and airways, reproductive or sexual health, etc.

Tinospora Cordifolia

Tinospora Cordifolia

Tinospora Cordifolia

Interesting fact: The extract about the Tinospora Cordifolia is consequent or derived from the root of Ayurveda which is most commonly known as Guduchi and it belongs to the relatives of Menispermaceae.

Tinospora Cordifolia is that the ‘Amrita’ which is totally according to the Ayurvedic lexicons.

The term ‘Amrita’ is certified to this medicine in which the ability to useful imparts longevity, youthfulness, and vitality to its supporter.

So that’s why it is figured as one of the most important ‘Rasayana’ medicine in the Vedic scriptures.

Treatment: Among the modern medical treatment it is known for its Immunomodulatory and adaptogenic actions or activities. The plant of Tinospora Cordifolia is commonly used in the traditional and typical system of the drug to treat jaundice, urinary diseases, rheumatism, intermittent fever, and eye ailments. This shows that importance of Tinospora Cordifolia.

Uses: It is the antiperiodic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory solution. It is made up of the mixture of various compounds which is the most useful and common discharge the disease of most common fever, urinary disorders, general debility, and urinary diseases, etc.

One more thing about this herb is it also used in the treatment of rheumatism and jaundice. The Tinospora Cordifolia is considered as a best and the best drug for clearing the microcirculatory process of the human body and other body channels.

It is an effective and unique medicine ability to discharge the exogenous and endogenous toxins. It is frequently comprehensive Ayurvedic formula for all body function and almost useful for all diseases.

Benefits: The main benefits of Tinospora Cordfolia that its roots are antioxidants which protect in alloxan-induce diabetes. The frequently increase in the body diseases of Thiobarbituric acid reactive compounds in liver and kidney was experimental in diabetic.

Utilization: The plant of Tinospora Cordifolia is just simply used in Ayurvedic Rasayanas to improve the resistant system and any type of body infection.

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris

Basics: In the world of Ayurveda medicine, Tribulus Terrestris plays a very significant role in Ayurveda.
The Tribulus Terrestris is basically used in a different manner for specific diseases and it has no side effect.

Such as many weedy species, this plant has different common or general names like Puncture Vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine, and Goat head are the most common and widely used in Ayurveda medicine.

Climate: It is a tap-rooted herbaceous perennial flower plant that is mainly grown in summer annual in cool climates.

Latin name: The Latin name of Tribulus Terrestris is caltrop that means the spiky weapons.

Important fact: There is a little fact about the Tribulus Terrestris as follows:

1. The Tribulus Terrestris is ecologically and cost-effective pure.

2. Impotence, low libido, and male infertility these are the natural help provided by Tribulus Terrestris.

3. Effectively more enchasing energy and vitality.

4. Helps to build a perfect body, stamina, and strength.

5. The Tribulus Terrestris is safe and secure to use anybody and it’s not including hormones.

Utilization: The Tribulus Terrestris is also used for testosterone enhancer boosting properties more than other medicine.

It is basically used for the body Building purpose by the bodybuilders.

According to the recent studies over the Tribulus Terrestris is that it will increase the fifty percent of testosterone to build up big and perfect muscles and strength.

It is mostly used by the athlete or the bodybuilder or for those who want to obtain energy without any side effects.

Interesting fact: It is proven a supplement for the sportspersons especially bodybuilder and one great thing about the Tribulus Terrestris that it is not a hormone.

The working process of Tribulus Terrestris is completely different from Andro and DHEA. Testosterone power increased by the Luteinizing hormone (LH) in our body but Tribulus Terrestris provides the same thing. So as a minimum Tribulus Terrestris is more beneficial for increasing your Luteinizing hormone.

Valeriana Wallichii (Gilgiti valerian)

valeriana wallichii

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Botanical Name: The botanical name of Valeriana Wallichii is Valeriana Wallichii DC.

Urdu Name: English and Urdu name: The most popular and common name of Valeriana Wallichii in Hindi is Gilgit valerian and in Urdu Mushk Bala, Risha Wala.
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Utilization: Roots and Rhizomes

Basics: This is a tiny constant herb, cordate, stem many, ovate, radical leaves heart-shaped leaves, cauline leaves complete, few and small. Flowers, pink or white, clusters on the top of leafless stanch.

Location: Valeriana Wallichii is mainly found in Nagar, Minapin Glacier, around 3,700 meters along Bultora Glaciers with 3,000 meters. Mostly known as the Rama forestand Kamari forest which has considerable quantity may found.

Grow copiously or profusely and most ornately in the sheltered clammy places of the forest of Kalapani.

The interesting part: Valeriana Wallichii is frequently known to be Indian valerian which is simply of the major plant variety of business, which related to the same family of Valerianaceae. Valeriana Wallichii is inhabitant to India, especially in the Himalayas.

Indian uses: Valeriana Wallichii is mainly used in different pharmaceutical or medical manufacturing for the proper cure of migraine.

The vigorous ingredient if the derivation of Indian valerian is collection of valerenol, valerenic acid, valtrate, valerenone, Isovaltrate.

Climate: The root of the plant mainly crop ups in short and small, different uneven pieces about 6 cm high and 7-11 cm in diameters manifest with crossways ridges and numerous bearing, outstanding or major, spherical tubercles, to a few on below the surface, which is attached with thick rootlets.

The upper exterior of the plant of Valeriana Wallichii bears the just leaves remains. The corm is tough and hard from the inside, and the color is greenish-red.

This type of herb is mostly used for: Brain and Nervous Conditions: Anxiety, breathlessness, epilepsy over-excitement and fainting fit.

Cardiovascular Conditions: Lower blood pressure, palpitations of the heart

Especially for Female Conditions: Menstrual Cramps

Another useful herb: Monarda “Bee Balm”

Zingiber Officinalis

Zingiber Officinalis

Zingiber Officinalis

Important Fact: Ginger is the most common spice indeed of others, and incredibly safe and secure for general purpose use in daily diet.

Common Uses:

• Nausea: The Ginger is regularly used to relieve nausea which is mainly due to pregnancy, motion sickness, or any other reasons. It is traded being the safest substitute to motion sickness medicines.

• Digestion: Ginger has the right medicine to cool the stomach, help to decrease of anger, and recover the desire for food. It is mainly used to digest heavy food, and most useful when the desire for food may be very low.

Intestinal and Stomach pain from gas: Ginger can relieve from such type of pain or cramp, it is frequently much quick rather than any new herbal medicine any other medicine.

• Rheumatoid arthritis: Ginger has usually been used as helping incited joint diseases like arthritis. And above all, it is also appreciated for its quick painkiller act, which may be of assistance at the typical conditions.

Cholesterol: Some studies have recommended that ginger includes the useful particles which maintain cholesterol rank in control, though the system or method for cholesterol system is not easily understandable.

• Respiratory infections: Ginger is familiar for its temperating expectorant act on the respiratory area and it is really hard reasons for Chinese herbalists. Ginger is commonly or traditionally used to treat cold infection and colds.

• Circulation: It helps to support a make a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less oppressive, so reducing the chances of clots. For this main basis, self-medication is advised against to control this, especially if you are using anticoagulant drugs.

Climate: The Zingiber Officinalis is most common in India as well as overseas for its special effects.

The climates are mainly used for the Zingiber Officinalis in winter seasons. And it is basically found in cool places such as Himalayas etc.

These are the name of few which are commonly found and are widely used in curing many diseases.

India is a hub of Ayurveda treatment and people from foreign destinations are availing it.

Kerala is the hub of these treatments and one feels quite charged and rejuvenated after having an Ayurveda massage.

Ayurveda literally means life and the healthy way for it. India is an epicenter for al kind of treatments and by Ayurveda life can be made joyful and longer.

These herbs reflect the tradition and culture of Indian superiority over others and show how civilized we are since ages.

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