Ayurveda Treatment Methods

A Guide Line To Ayurveda Treatments & Principles

Anti Inflammatory Herbs of Ayurveda




Natural Anti Inflammatory Herbs reduces the inflammation by acting on body mechanics. These herbs provide relief from pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation.

Anti inflammatory herbs / anti inflammatory supplement reduce the amount of prostaglandins (chemical released by cells at sites of injury) and also sensitise nerve endings which cause pain.




Abutilon Indicum

Botanical Name : Abutilon Indicum
Family Name : Malvaceae
Common Name : Abutilon, Indian Mallow
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Present in sub-himalayan tract and hills upto 1,200 m and in hotter parts of india.
Product offered : Wholeplant
Uses : It is sweet, cooling, digestive, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, astringent, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, demulcent and aphrodisiac.

It is useful in gout, tuberculosis, ulcers, bleeding disorders, and worms. Decoction used in toothache and tender gums. Demulcents of leaves are locally applied to boils and ulcers. Roots are prescribed in fever, chest affection and urethrities.



Acacia Catechu

Botanical Name : Acacia Catechu
Family Name : Mimosacaae
Common Name : Cutch Tree, Catechu, Black Cutch
Part Used : Bark And Heartwood
Habitat : Found in indian forests, upto the elevation of 1,500 m.
Product offered : Roots, stem
Uses : Bark of cutch tree is strong antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature.

It is useful in passive diarrhea, high blood pressure, dysentery, colitis, gastric problems, bronchial asthma, cough, leucorrhoea and leprosy. It is used as a mouthwash for mouth, gum, sore throat, gingivitis, dental and oral infections.

Heartwood is used to yield concentrated aqueous extract i.e. cutch. Cutch (extract) is astringent, cooling, and digestive. It is useful in cough, diarrhea, ulcers, boils and eruptions of the skin. Decoction of bark is given internally in case of leprosy. Helps to cure pile when taken with lemon regularly.




Achillea Millefolium

Botanical Name : Achillea Millefolium
Family Name : Asteraceae
Common Name : Common Yarrow, Bloodwort, Sneezewort, Solider’s Friend.
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Found in the himalayas at an altitude of 1,000 - 3,600 m from kashmir to kumaun.
Product offered : Flowers
Uses : It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, homeostatic, vasodilator and tonic.

It is useful in curing cold, influenza, heavy chest colds, chicken pox, diabetes, fever, flu’s, measles, menses, menorrhagia, soreness, piles, stomach sickness, flatulence, heartburn, colic, liver diseases, toothache, ulcers, infections, swelling and urinary diseases. It is also helpful in curing internal and external bleeding, blood clots, and act as blood-purifier and tones blood vessels. The leaves and flower heads are used as a tonic and vapour bath for fever. It has hypotensive effect.




Adiantum Capillus

Botanical Name : Adiantum Capillus
Family Name : Pteridaceae
Common Name : Maidenhair Fern, Lady Fern.
Part Used : Fronds, Leaves And Rhizomes.
Habitat : Woodland garden; dappled shade; shady edge and cultivated beds.
Product offered : Leaves, Wholeplant
Uses : Maidenhair fern is antioxidant, astringent, liver bile stimulator, blood cleanser, cardiotonic decongestant, detoxifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, depurative, antidandruff, vermifuge, hepatoprotective, hypocholesterolemic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic. It is mainly useful in respiratory problems, hair loss, gallstones, liver problems, wounds, diabetes, skin problems, diarrhea, and dysentery. It is helpful to cure jaundice, convulsions and many chronic diseases.

Leaves are edible and used in making tea and other refreshing drinks. Leaves are used as garnished material on foods. It breaks up stone in the bladder, spleen, and kidneys. Paste of leaves is useful in headaches and chest pains.




Aesculus Hippocastanum

Botanical Name : Aesculus Hippocastanum
Family Name : Hippocastanaceae
Common Name : Horse Chestnut, European Horse Chestnut
Part Used : Horse Chestnuts, Leaves, Bark, Seed
Habitat : Native to mountain woods in the balkans and western asia and also cultivated in temperate regions around the world as an ornamental.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : Horse chestnut is an astringent, anti-inflammatory herb that helps to tone the vein walls which when slack or distended may become varicose, haemorrhoidal or otherwise problematic. The plant also reduces fluid retention by increasing the permeability of the capillaries and allowing the re-absorption of excess fluid back into the circulatory system. This plant is potentially toxic if ingested and should not be used internally without professional supervision. It also posses alterative, analgesic, haemostatic and vulnerary properties. The bark is anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, narcotic, tonic and vasoconstrictive. The plant is taken internally for the treatment of a wide range of venous diseases including hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, phlebitis, leg ulcers, haemorrhoids and frostbite. It is also made into a lotion or gel for external application.

A tea made from the bark is used in the treatment of malaria and dysentery and also in the treatment of lupus and skin ulcers. A tea made from the leaves is tonic and is used in the treatment of fevers and whooping cough. The seeds are decongestant, expectorant and tonic and are used in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia and haemorrhoids. Oil extracted from the seeds has been used externally as a treatment for rheumatism. The powdered roots are analgesic and have been used to treat chest pains. It has been used for swelling and pain due to varicose veins and chronic circulation problems. It has also been used for reducing the swelling of haemorrhoids or veins (phlebitis).




Andrographis Paniculata

Botanical Name : Andrographis Paniculata
Family Name : Acanthaceae
Common Name : Creat, Kariyat, Indian Echinacea.
Part Used : Whole Plant, Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated throughout india.
Product offered : Wholeplant, leaves
Uses : Andrographis has been found to be an effective anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and immune system stimulant. It is used in viral hepatitis, children's bowel complaints, gastric acidity, liver congestion, flatulence. It is being increasingly used as treatment for colds. Reasonably good evidence tells us that it can reduce the severity of cold symptoms. It may also help prevent colds. Preliminary evidence suggests that it stimulate immunity, potentially making it useful for general immune support. Interestingly, the ingredient of Andrographis used for standardization purposes, andrographolide, does not appear to affect the immune system as much as the whole plant extract. Preliminary studies in animals also suggest that andrographis may offer benefits for preventing heart disease. In addition, highly preliminary studies suggest that andrographis may help protect the liver from toxic injury, perhaps more successfully than the more famous liver-protective herb milk thistle. Decoction of the plant is blood purifier and is used for cure of torbid liver. Tincture of roots is tonic, stimultant and aperient.



Anethum Graveolens

Botanical Name : Anethum Graveolens
Family Name : Apiaceae
Common Name : Dill, Dill Weed, Garden Dill.
Part Used : Fruits And Leaves.
Habitat : It is found in tropical and sub-tropical parts of india and cultivated throughout india.
Product offered : Leaves, wholeplant, oil
Uses : The fruits are acrid, aromatic, bitter, digestive, carminative, stomachic, stimulant, antispasmodic, antihelmintic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant, cardiotonic, febrifuge, antispasmodic and antidysenteric.

It is useful in flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, digestive problems, insomnia, inflammation, hiccough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, fever, ulcers, skin diseases, haemorrhoids and cardiac debility. It acts as stimulant for lactation.

Fruits and leaves are used as spice for flavoring salads, soups, pickles and breads, mainly by food industry. It is also used as insecticide. Dill's essential oil relieves intestinal spasms and griping and helps to settle colic, hence it is often used in gripe water mixtures. Also used in making vinegar & as a flavouring in pickled gherkins.



Ashwagandha

Botanical Name : Withania Somnifera
Family Name : Solanaceae
Common Name : Withania, Winter Cherry, Indian Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha
Part Used : Roots, Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated throughout drier parts of india.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : Ashwagandha is tonic, abortifacient, astringent, deobstruent, nervine, aphrodisiac and sedative. It is official Indian Pharmacoepeia and is popularly known as Indian Ginseng. It gives vitality and vigour and helps in building greater endurance. Ashwagandha has been used in diseases such as rheumatism, leprosy and arthritis. Used to treat general debility, arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depressed immunity, infertility and memory loss. It increases the iron content in the blood.



Asteracantha Longifolia

Botanical Name : Asteracantha Longifolia (hygrophila Auriculata)
Family Name : Acanthaceae
Common Name : Kulikhara, Kokilaksah, Long Leaves Barleria
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Seeds
Habitat : In india it is common in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Product offered : Fruits
Uses : Roots are sweet, sour, bitter, refrigerant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, haemopoictic, hepatoprotective and tonic. It is useful in inflammations, hyperdipsia, strangury, jaundice and vesical calculi. It is also used in flatulence and dysentery. Leaves are haemopoictic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antidiabetic, stomachic, ophthalmic, diuretic and liver tonic. It is used in hepatic obstruction, jaundice, arthritis, rheumatism and diseases of urinogenital tract. It is useful in flatulence and other stomach related diseases. It is useful in anemia and for treating blood diseases. It is used to lower the blood sugar level. Seeds are gelatinous, febrifuge, rejuvenating and nervine tonic. It is used in burning sensation, fever and headaches. It is also used in diarrhoea and dysentery. A paste of the seeds mixed with buttermilk or whey, is given for diarrhoea. A decoction of the roots is used as a diuretic and to treat rheumatism, gonorrhoea, and other diseases of the genito-urinary tract, jaundice and anasarca.


Berberis Aristata

Botanical Name : Berberis Aristata
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Family Name : Berberidaceae
Common Name : Tree Turmeric, Indian Barberry, Ophthalmic Barberry.
Part Used : Bark, Fruit, Root, Stem And Wood.
Habitat : It is found in himalayan region, distributed from kashmir to uttarakhand.
Product offered : Bark, stem
Uses : The plant is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, alternative, antipyretic, antiperiodic, anti-septic, anti-cancer, bitter, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, laxative, stomachic and sweat-inducing.

It is mainly used in eye diseases, haemorrhoids, amenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, piles, sores, peptic ulcers, dysentery, heartburn, indigestion, hepatitis, intermittent fever, and chronic ophthalmia. An infusion of root is useful in treatment of malaria, skin diseases, diarrhea and jaundice. A decoction is used as mouthwash for treating swollen gums and toothache. It is also used to treat infections, eczema, parasites, psoriasis, and vaginitis. Roots are hypoglycemic, antiinflammatory and stimulate the cardiovascular system. Root bark is anticoagulant and hypotensive in nature.




Boerhavia Diffusa

Botanical Name : Boerhavia Diffusa
Family Name : Nyctaginaceae
Common Name : Hog Weed, Pig Weed, Horse Purslane, Tar Vine
Part Used : Root, Leaves And Seeds
Habitat : Grows as common weed
Product offered : Roots
Uses : According to Ayurveda Boerhavia is bitter, anaemia, cooling, heart diseases, astringent to bowels, useful in biliousness, blood impurities, leucorrhoea, asthma, alternatives etc. The leaves are useful in dyspepsia, tumours, abdominal pains, and spleen enlargement. According to Unani system of medicine, the leaves are appetizers, alexiteric, useful in opthalmia and in joint pains. Seeds are tonic expectorant, carminative, useful in lumbago, scabies. The seeds are considered as promising blood purifier. Roots are used to treat gonorrhea, all internal inflammation and edema. Roots stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder, as a diuretic, for all types of liver disorders (including jaundice and hepatitis), gallbladder pain and stones, urinary tract disorders, renal disorders, kidney stones, cystitis, and nephritis.




Cassia Occidentalis

Botanical Name : Cassia Occidentalis
Family Name : Fabaceae (leguminaceae)
Common Name : Coffee Senna, Negro Coffee, Coffee Weed, Stinking Weed, Foetid Cassia
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Seeds
Habitat : Throughout india, growing abundantly immediately after rains.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : The plant is bitter, purgative, laxative, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, hepatoprotective, anti-malarial, analgesic, vermifuge and febrifuge. It mainly used to detoxify liver, use to cure internal bacterial and fungal disorders, to kill parasites and viruses, enhances immunity, and promotes perspiration. It is also helpful in cough, convulsions, reduces blood pressure, reduces spasms and as cardiotonic. Seeds are brewed into a coffee-like beverage for asthma, and a flower infusion is used for bronchitis. Leaves are used in the treatment of gonorrhea, fevers, urinary tract disorders and edema.





Cissampelos Pareira

Botanical Name : Cissampelos Pareira
Family Name : Menispermaceae
Common Name : Velvet Leaf, Abuta, Pereira Root, Barbasco.
Part Used : Whole Vine, Seed, Bark, Leaf, Root.
Habitat : Found in tropical region of india.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : Velvet leaf or Abuta is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive, muscle relaxant, uterine relaxant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, analgesic, antihemorrhagic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatoprotective stimulant and tonic.

It is known as Midwife's herb as mainly used in women aliments. It is used for menstrual problems, hormonal imbalance, ease childbirth, postpartum pain, prevent threatened miscarriage, and control uterine hemorrhages, hormonal acne and premenstrual syndrome. It is used for heart problems, kidney stones, kidney infections and pains, asthma, arthritis, muscle cramps and stomach pains.

It is also used to kill bacteria, prevents convulsions, ulcers, indigestion, skin irritations, cough, fever, intestional worms, wounds and in snake bite. It is used against poisonous snake bites and is very effective in skin related aliments.





Curcuma Longa

Botanical Name : Curcuma Longa
Family Name : Zingiberaceae
Common Name : Curcuma, Curcumae Domestica, Curcumin 95%, Terre-mérite, Terra Merita, Turmeric, Curcuma, Safran Boubou, Safran De Malabar, Safran Des Indes
Part Used : Leaves, Flowers, Roots
Habitat : Cultivated extensively in india within tropical climate
Product offered : Roots,Leaves
Uses : Turmeric is used extensively in foods for both its flavor and color. Turmeric has a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine.

The rhizome (root) of turmeric has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain. Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing. It is believed to strengthen the overall energy of the body, relieve gas, dispel worms, regulate menstruation, dissolve gallstones, and relieve arthritis. The active components of turmeric reduce the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms. It has also demonstrated in animals a protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action and ability to reduce inflammation and fight certain infections.

Curcumin 95%, a potent antioxidant is believed to be the most bioactive and soothing portion of the herb turmeric. Curcumin 95% posses the properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol-lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as Curcuminoids. Curcumin 95% inhibits cancer at initiation, promotion and progression stages of tumor development. It is a strong anti-oxidant, which supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It is used as coloring matter in pharmacy, confectionery, cosmetic and food industries. It is also used as a key ingredient in some cosmetic products like cream, soaps and cleansers.




Curcuma Longa 95%

Botanical Name : Curcuma Longa
Family Name : Zingiberaceae
Common Name : Curcuma, Curcumae Domestica, Curcumin 95%, Terre-mérite, Terra Merita, Turmeric, Curcuma, Safran Boubou, Safran De Malabar, Safran Des Indes.
Part Used : Leaves, Flowers, Roots
Habitat : Cultivated extensively in india with in tropical climate.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : Turmeric is used extensively in foods for both its flavor and color. Turmeric has a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine.

The rhizome (root) of turmeric has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain. Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing. It is believed to strengthen the overall energy of the body, relieve gas, dispel worms, regulate menstruation, dissolve gallstones, and relieve arthritis. The active components of turmeric reduce the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms. It has also demonstrated in animals a protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action and ability to reduce inflammation and fight certain infections.

Curcumin 95%, a potent antioxidant is believed to be the most bioactive and soothing portion of the herb turmeric. Curcumin 95% posses the properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, cholesterol-lowering antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. It contains a mixture of powerful antioxidant phytonutrients known as Curcuminoids. Curcumin 95% inhibits cancer at initiation, promotion and progression stages of tumor development. It is a strong anti-oxidant, which supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.




Cydonia Oblonga

Botanical Name : Cydonia Oblonga
Family Name : Rosaceae
Common Name : Quince Seeds
Part Used : Seeds
Habitat : Native to south west and central asia.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : Quince has been used as a medicine since ages. It is used as an infusion to treat sore throat, diarrhoea and haemorrhage of the bowel. It is effective against inflammation of the mucous membranes, intestines and stomach. Quince seeds are also used in the cosmetic industry and for medicinal cosmetics. The seeds, soaked or boiled in water, release the mucilage from the seed coat and make a jelly-like consistency, which has been used for sore throats and eye lotions. The seeds contain significant quantity of mucilage and are helpful in treating bronchitis and as a bulk laxative. Mucilage is also applied externally to minor burns etc. Quinces have also been used for flavoring apple pies, ices and confections.




Flax Seeds

Botanical Name : Linum Usitatissimum
Family Name : Linaceae
Common Name : Flax Seeds, Linseed
Part Used : Flax Seeds, Flax Seed Oil, Leaves & Roots.
Habitat : Cultivated throughout india.
Product offered : Leaves, Seeds, Oil
Uses : It is used internally in habitual constipation, functional disorders of the colon resulting from the misuse of laxatives and irritable colon, as a demulcent preparation in gastritis and enteritis.Externally, the powdered seeds or the press-cake are used as an emollient, in poultices for boils, carbuncles and other skin afflictions. The oil pressed from the seed (linseed oil) has been used for a variety of industrial purposes and the oil-free meal could be fed to livestock. In addition to usage of seed for industrial purposes, whole flaxseed is used extensively in baked goods in Europe. They are even used to stuff pillows for Therapeutic purposes. Seed poultice is also useful in bronchitis and other deep-seated inflammation is recommended for gouty and rheumatic swellings. The mucilage is dropped into the eye in irritable condition of conjunctiva.




Gentiana Chirata

Botanical Name : Swertia Chirata
Family Name : Gentianaceae
Common Name : Clearing Nut Tree, Bitter Stick, Chirette Indien, Dowa I Pechish, Indian Gentian
Part Used : Seeds
Habitat : Found in the temperate himalayas at altitudes of 1,200-3,000 m. from kashmir to bhutan and in the khasi hills in meghalaya at 1,200-1,500 m.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : According to Ayurveda, this herb is a bitter tonic, stomachic. It is useful in liver disorders, eyes, heart. A strongly bitter tonic it is an excellent remedy for a weak stomach, especially when this gives rise to nausea, indigestion and bloating and it has also been shown to protect the liver.

It is best known as the main ingredient in Mahasudarshana churna, a remedy containing more than 50 herbs. It also contains xanthones which are reputedly effective against malaria and tuberculosis, and also amarogentin, a glycoside that may protect the liver against carbon tetrachloride poisoning.

The whole plant is an exthis herb is an excellent drug for intermittent fevers, skin diseases intestinal worms, bronchial asthma, burning of the body, regulating the bowels.





Gmelina Arborea

Botanical Name : Gmelina Arborea
Family Name : Verbenaceae
Common Name : Gmelina
Part Used : Roots, Fruits, Flowers And Leaves.
Habitat : It is scattered at an altitude of 5,000 ft. in deciduous forests of india and andamans.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : The roots are bitter, sweet, pungent, anodyne, demulcent, lactagogue, refrigerant, stomachic, galactogogue, laxative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory and tonic. The roots alleviate vata and kapha, have hot potency and heavy attribute. It is used against anthrax, bilious disorders, bites, blood disorders, cholera, colic, convulsions, diarrhea, dropsy, epilepsy, fever, gout, headache, intoxication, rheumatism, sore throat, burning sensations, and snakebite. The root decoction is used for abdominal tumors.

Fruits are sweet, alternative, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic and tonic. The fruit alleviates pitta dosa and possesses heavy and oily attributes. Fruits are used for heart diseases, leprosy, vomiting and burning sensations.

Flowers are sweet, cooling, bitter, acrid and astringent. They are useful in leprosy and blood diseases.

Paste of leaves used in fever, headache and in burning sensations. Root and Bark are useful in hallucination, piles, abdominal pains, burning sensations, fevers, 'tridosha' and urinary discharge. Leaf paste is applied to relieve headache and juice is used as wash for ulcers.





Guggul

Botanical Name : Commiphora Mukul
Family Name : Burseraceae
Common Name : Commiphora, Mukul, Guggul, Balsamodendrom Mukul, Indian Bdellium Tree, Moql, Moqle-arzagi.
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Rocky tracks of western india and eastern himalayas.
Product offered : Gum Resins
Uses : It is carminative, antispasmodic, disphoretic, ecobolic, anti-suppurative and emmenagogue. Gum resin used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is a potent drug for cardiac disorders high cholesterol. It is an ingredient for over fifty compounds. It is widely promoted as a weight loss agent that supposedly enhances thyroid function. It is also used in perfumery, mouthwashes, massage and diffuser.




Hedychium

Botanical Name : Hedychium Spicatum
Family Name : Zingiberaceae
Common Name : Hedichium, Kapur Kachri
Part Used : Rhizomes
Habitat : Grows in sub tropical himalayas.
Product offered : Rhizomes, Oil
Uses : Used in nausea, bronchial asthma, halitosis and vomiting. Also useful in diminished appetite, hiccups, local inflammation etc. It is useful in the treatment of liver complaints. It is also used in the treatment of indigestion and poor circulation due to thickening of the blood.




Inula Racemosa

Botanical Name : Inula Racemosa
Family Name : Asteraceae (compositae)
Common Name : Inula
Part Used : Stem, Root
Habitat : It grows in the hilly regions in the northwestern himalayas.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : The rhizome is sweet, bitter and acrid in taste with a neutral potency and act as antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and mild diuretic. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers, anginapectoris, heart disease and ischemic heart disease. It is also used in cough, hiccup, bronchial asthma, indigestion, flatulence, inanorexia and in fever. Externally, the paste of its roots is used effectively, in dressing the wounds and ulcers as the herb possesses antiseptic property. Also used to boost the appetite.



Lilium Polyphyllum

Botanical Name : Lilium Polyphyllum
Family Name : Liliaceae
Common Name : White Lily
Part Used : Bulb
Habitat : Native of indian subcontinent, mainly present in himachal pradesh, jammu and kashmir, punjab and uttar pradesh.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : The bulbs are sweet, bitter, refrigerant, galactagogue, expectorant, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antipyretic and tonic. It mainly shows soothing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. They are useful in agalactia, cough, bronchitis, vitiated conditions of pitta, seminal weakness, strangury, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, intennittent fevers, haematemesis, rheumatalgia and general debility.



Marigold

Botanical Name : Calendula Officinalis
Family Name : Asterceae
Common Name : Marigold, Pot Marigold
Part Used : Dried Marigold Flowers, Dried Marigold Petals, Leaves & Roots.
Habitat : Cultivated in gardens in india.
Product offered : Leaves, Flower
Uses : Calendula have been used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. Calendula flowers have been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation, wound healing, and used as an antiseptic. Calendula has been used to treat a variety of skin diseases and has been seen effective in treatment of skin ulceration and eczema. If taken internally through a tea, it has been used for treatment of stomach ulcers, and inflammation. Calendula has been effective in treating juvenile acne and dry phthiriasis. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs and snake bites. Research continues into the healing properties of Calendula. Calendula heals wounds as well as internal and external ulcers. It is an antiseptic, and improves blood flow to the affected area. As an antifungal agent, it can be used to treat athlete's foot, ringworm, and candida.




Morel

Botanical Name : Morchella Conica
Family Name : Morchellaceae
Common Name : Morels, Black Morels, Early Morels, Fire Morel, Guchhi.
Part Used : Dried Fruits
Habitat : It is present in moist places of high hilly areas, forests and meadows. it is solitary in nature and occasionally present in clusters. in india is present in kashmir and hilly areas himachal pradesh.
Product offered : Fruit
Uses : Morel is edible, having delicious flavor and taken as vegetable. It is antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and nutritive in nature.





Morus Alba

Botanical Name : Morus Alba
Family Name : Moraceae
Common Name : White Mulverry, White Mulberry, Slik Worm Mulberry
Part Used : Morus Bark, Morus Leaves, Morus Roots.
Habitat : Through out warmer parts of india, intanks, ponds and dithches.
Product offered : Leaves, Bark, Wholeplant
Uses : Mulberry fruit is used to treat weakness, dizziness, tinnitus, fatigue, anemia, and incontinence. The leaves are used to promote sweating, and the branches and bark for lowering blood pressure. It is also said that Mulberry can inhibit the premature graying of hair, and when used topically can promote hair growth.Mulberry can help treat chronic diseases of the digestive tract, improve digestion, stimulate the appetite, promote gastric juice secretion and eliminate constipation. It has also been used in treating chronic gastritis and hepatitis. It is helpfull in cough, dyspepsia, facial dropsy, oedema, injury and oligura. The leaves are antibacterial, astringent, diaphoretic, hypoglycemic, odontalgic and ophthalmic. Stems are used in the treatment of rheumatic pains and spasms, especially of the upper half of the body.





Myristica Fragrans

Botanical Name : Myristica Fragrans
Family Name : Myristicaceae
Common Name : Nutmeg
Part Used : Seed Kernels
Habitat : Grown in southern-india, particularly in tamil nadu.
Product offered : Fruits, Seeds, Oil
Uses : It is aromatic, carminative, digestive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, lactagogue, aphrodisiac, hypnotic, hallucinogenic, antispasmodic and stimulant agent.

Helps relieving flatulency, useful in nausea, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea associated with cholera. Also useful in diseases of the liver, spleen, headaches, palsy and eye troubles.

Nutmeg is used as spice, in bakery and confectionery items. Nutmeg oil stimulates the heart and circulation, activates the mind and revives people from fainting spells. The oil has good anti-inflammatory action, and is also successful in relieving pain, especially muscular aches and pain, as well as rheumatism.




Nyctanthes Arbortristis

Botanical Name : Nyctanthes Arbortristis
Family Name : Oleaceae
Common Name : Night Jasmine, Coral Jasmine
Part Used : Flowers, Leaves, Seeds,
Habitat : Cultivated in gardens in india
Product offered : Flowers, Leaves, Seeds
Uses : The leaves are antibacterial, antiinflammatory and anthelmintic. Further, a dye extracted from the corolla tube is used to lend colour to Tussore Silk. The flowers are bitter astringent, opthalmic, stomachic and carminative. It is an expectorant, bitter and tonic, febrifuge, and mild purgative. It is used in bilious and obstinate remittent fever, sciatica, and rheumatism. It is also very useful in constipation of children. The leaves are bitter and acrid. It is being used to treat fever, fungal skin infection and also dry cough. It is used in treatment of bronchitis and also as an antidote to snakebite.




Operculina Turpethum

Botanical Name : Operculina Turpethum
Family Name : Convolvulaceae
Common Name : Indian Jalap, Turpeth, St. Thomas Lidpod
Part Used : Roots
Habitat : Throughout india upto 900 m, cultivated occasionally.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : It has anthelmintic expectorant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and purgative properties. It is one of the plants mentioned in the literature having claims of activity against liver disorders. It is antiinflammatory in action because of its hot potency. It is also used to relieve flatulence and colic.






Oroxylum Indicum

Botanical Name : Oroxylum Indicum
Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Common Name : Indian Trumpet Tree
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Fruits, Seeds.
Habitat : Throughout india in deciduous forests and in moist areas.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : The roots are sweet, astringent, bitter, acrid, refrigerant, expectorant, digestive, carminative, febrifuge, diuretic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and tonic. They are useful for vata and kapha, dropsy, flatulence, colic, diarrhea and dysentery.

Stem bark paste is applied for the cure of scabies and to treat arthritis.

Leaf decoction is given in treating stomachache, ulcers, rheumatism pain and enlarged spleen.

Mature fruits are useful in treating cough, bronchitis, piles, jaundice dyspepsia, smallpox, colic, leucoderma, pharngodymia, cardiac disorders, gastropathy, hemorrhoids and cholera.

Seeds are used as purgative. Dried seed powder used by women to induce conception. Seeds yield non-drying oil used in perfume industry. Stem bark and fruits are employed as mordent, the stem bark yields a khaki color dye. The decoction of the roots is commonly used for arthritis. Used externally as a paste of its skin of roots, it dries up the discharges and promotes the wound healing.





Oxalis Corniculata

Botanical Name : Oxalis Corniculata
Family Name : Oxalidaceae
Common Name : Yellow Wood Sorrel, Indian Sorrel
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Common in damp shady places, roadsides, plantations and lawns in india.
Product offered : Wholeplant
Uses : Oxalis Corniculata plant is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, lithontripic, stomachic and styptic. It is used in the treatment of influenza, fever, urinary tract infections, enteritis, diarrhea, traumatic injuries, sprains and poisonous snake bites. An infusion can be used as a wash to rid children of hookworms. The plant is a good source of vitamin C and is used as an antiscorbutic in the treatment of scurvy.

The leaves are used as an antidote to poisoning by the seeds of Datura spp., arsenic and mercury. The leaf juice is applied to insect bites, burns and skin eruptions. It has an antibacterial activity.

Yellow, orange and red to brown dyes are obtained from the flowers. The boiled whole plant yields a yellow dye. An infusion of leaves is used to remove opacities of the cornea and is dropped into the eyes for itching lids. A decoction of leaves is used as a gargle.





Pelargonium Graveolens

Botanical Name : Pelargonium Graveolens
Family Name : Geraniaceae
Common Name : Rose Geranium, Geranium Oil, Sweet Scented Geranium.
Part Used : Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated in india.
Product offered : Leaves, Oil
Uses : Geranium oil is aromatic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balancing, calming, distressing, harmonizing, refreshing sweet and sedative. It is helpful in relieving tension, eczema, dermatitis, anxiety, premenstrual and menopausal problems, circulation, nausea, tonsils, flu, burns, rheumatism, nervousness, stress and fatigue.

Geranium oil utilizes in perfumery, cosmetics and food industry. It is used as herbal tea. It also possesses insect repellent properties. On the skin, oil helps to balance the secretion of sebum and clears sluggish and oily skins, while the antiseptic and cicatrisant properties make this oil an effective aid to help with burns, wounds, ulcers and other skin problems. It is useful for treating jaundice, gall stones and can also be used for restraining nose bleeds and other hemorrhages.





Pinus Roxburghii

Botanical Name : Pinus Roxburghii
Family Name : Pinaceae
Common Name : Chir Pine, Three Leaved Pine, Himalayan Long Leaved Pine.
Part Used : Wood, Oleoresin And Oil
Habitat : Found in himalayan region at 450-2,200 m elevation, from kashmir to bhutan.
Product offered : Leaves, Oil, Gum Resins
Uses : The wood is acrid, bitter, sweet, thermogenic, emollient, aromatic, antiseptic, deodorant, haemostatic, stimulant, anthelmintic, digestive, liver tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic. It is useful in eye, ear and pharynx diseases, foul ulcers, haemorrhages, haemoptysis, worm infection, flatulence, liver diseases, bronchitis, inflammations, skin diseases, pruritus and giddiness.

Oleoresin is acrid, bitter, thermogenic, expectorant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, purgative, rubefacient, vermifuge and demulcent. It is useful in cough, cold, asthma, chronic bronchitis, inflammations, liver and spleen diseases, kidney and bladder infections, gonorrhea, scurvy, epilepsy, haemorrhoids and tuberculosis.

Oil obtained is utilized in rheumatic problems, arthritis and neuralgia. Oil is also an ingredient in many ointments, and lotions for treating aches and pains. Rosin obtained is used in paper soap, cosmetics, paint, varnish and polish industries. It is used in the manufacture of disinfectants, insecticides and denaturants. It is also used to arrest minor haemorrhages in tooth – sockets and nose.





Piper Longum

Botanical Name : Piper Longum
Family Name : Piperaceae
Common Name : Long Papper, Pipli
Part Used : Fruit, Root, Stem
Habitat : Most deciduus to evergreen forests
Product offered : Seeds, Roots, Fruit, Stem
Uses : Piper Longum or Long Papper is good for Aromatic, stimulant, carminative ,constipation, gonorrhea, paralysis of the tongue ,advised in diarrhea , cholera, scarlatina ,Chronic Malaria, Viral hepatitis.Piper Longum is most commonly used to treat respiratory infections such as stomachache, bronchitis, diseases of the spleen, cough, tumors, and asthma. When applied topically, it soothes and relieves muscular pains and inflammation. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is said to be a good rejuvenator. Piper Longum helps stimulate the appetite and it dispels gas from the intestines. An infusion of Piper Longum root is used after birth to induce the expulsion of the placenta. It is used as sedative in insomnia and epilepsy. Also as cholagogue in obstruction of bile duct and gall bladder.




Pluchea Lanceolata

Botanical Name : Pluchea Lanceolata
Family Name : Asterceae
Common Name : Pluchea, Indian Camphorweed, Indian Fleabane
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Grows in upper gangetic plain and several other parts of india.
Product offered : Leaves
Uses : The plant is used for the inflammations and bronchitis, psoriasis, cough and piles. It is also used as antipyretic, analgesic, laxative and nervine tonic. The decoction of plant is used to prevent the swellings of joint in arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases. The roots are antipyretic, bitter, laxative and thermogenic and are used for allaying the pain caused by the sting of scorpions. Plant extract is used as a cooling agent in summer. The leaves are aperient and used as a laxative, analgesic and atypyretic.





Premna Obtusifolia

Botanical Name : Premna Obtusifolia
Family Name : Verbenaceae
Common Name : Headache Tree, Premna, False Elder.
Part Used : Roots And Leaves
Habitat : Mainly present in plains of india and in andaman coasts.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : The roots are sweet, bitter, astringent, acrid, cordial, thermogenic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, laxative, stomachic, expectorant, depurative, digestive, carminative, febrifuge, antibacterial and tonic.

Roots are useful in vitiated conditions of vata and kapha. Roots are useful in inflammations, cardiac disorders, cough, asthma, bronchitis, leprosy, skin diseases, flatulence, anorexia, constipation and fever. Roots are the ingredients in Dushmula, well-known Ayurvedic medicine.

Leaves are stomachic, carminative and galactagogue. They are useful in dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, cough, fever, rheumatalgia and tumors. The root contains a yellow coloring matter, tannin and an essential oil which is used for the treatment of colic.



Psoralea Corylifolia

Botanical Name : Psoralea Corylifolia
Family Name : Fabaceae
Common Name : Psoralea Seed, Malay Tea, Cot Chu, Ku Tzu Malaysia, Scurf-pea, Malaysian Scurfpea, P'o Ku Chih, Pha Cot Chi
Part Used : Seeds, Roots And Fruits
Habitat : Found in many parts of india.
Product offered : Seeds, Oil
Uses : Psoralea Corylifolia is valued in Chinese herbal medicine as a tonic remedy and is used to improve general vitality. It is also of value in the treatment of skin disorders, including vitiligo. Some caution should be employed when applying the herb externally.

The one-seeded fruits are highly regarded as an aphrodisiac and tonic to the genital organs. The seed is anthelmintic, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiac, cytotoxic, deobstruent, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.

It is used in the treatment of febrile diseases, premature ejaculation, impotence, lower back pains, frequent urination, incontinence, bed wetting etc. The seed and fruit contain psoralen.

The root is used for treating dental caries. The plant yields a useful medicinal oleoresin, it treats kidney disorders, impotence, lumbago. It is also used externally to treat various skin ailments including leprosy, leucoderma and hair loss. The antibacterial action of the fruit inhibits the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.



Pterocarpus Marsupium

Botanical Name : Pterocarpus Marsupium
Family Name : Fabaceae
Common Name : Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino Tree, Kino
Part Used : Heart Wood, Leaves,flowers.
Habitat : The drier, hilly zones of dry deciduous forest.
Product offered : Wood
Uses : The heartwood of pterocarpus marsupium is astringent, bitter acrid, anti inflammatory, anthelmintic and anodyne. It is considered magical for diabetes. It turns the water blue as soon as it comes in contact with the water. It is good for elephantiasis, leucoderma, diarrhoea, dysentery, rectalgia, cough and greyness of hair. The bark is used as an astringent and in toothache.
The bruised leaves are considered useful as an external application for boils, sores and skin diseases.




Pterocarpus Santalinus

Botanical Name : Pterocarpus Santalinus
Family Name : Fabaceae
Common Name : Red Sandal Wood,red Saunders,ruby Wood
Part Used : Heart-wood
Habitat : The drier, hilly zones of deciduous forests
Product offered : Wood
Uses : It is an astringent and a cooling agent and is used in several skincare preparations. It is used in the treatment of pimples, acne, wrinkles etc. It us also used internally in chronic bronchitis, gonorrhoea and gleet, chronic cystitis with benzoic and boric acids.

Much used as a perfume for different purposes. The wood is used for making fancy articles and is much carved. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-septic, wound healing agent and anti-acne treatment. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-septic, wound healing agent and anti-acne treatment. A paste of the wood is used as a cooling external application for inflammations and headache. A decoction of fruit is used as an astringent tonic in chronic dysentery.




Rose Petals

Botanical Name : Rosa Centifolia
Family Name : Rosaceae
Common Name : Red Rose, Pink Rose
Part Used : Red Rose Petals, Pink Rose Petals, Rose Oil, Rose Leaves, Rose Buds, Rose Calyx, Rose Roots
Habitat : Cultivated throughout india
Product offered : Leaves, Oil, Flowers
Uses : The roots are astringent and vulnerary and useful in intestinal ulcers, rickets, haemorrhages and diarrhoea. The leaves are useful in treating wounds, ophthalmia, hepatopathy and haemorrhoids. The flowers are bitter, astringent, sweet, cooling emollient aromatic, cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, digestive, carminative, aphrodisiac, depurative, febrifuge, intellect-promoting styptic, rejuvenating and tonic. It is useful in asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever, fluid retention, Indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.

Several rose products are used to make creams, lotions and other cosmetic uses. It is also used in potpourri as a pleasant cent. Mix with vegetable glycerine for moisturizing use. Mostly perfumery, also in toilet preparations, lozenges and toothpaste. Homes use in butter, syrup, jams and honey. Rose water is used in desserts, pastries and cakes. The flower buds are astringent and are used in cardiac troubles and as a tonic and aperient. Gulkand made from the petals possesses mild laxative properties and is useful in sore throat and enlarged tonsils.






Senega Roots

Botanical Name : Polygala Vulgaris
Family Name : Polygalaceae
Common Name : Senega Roots, Seneca Snakeroot
Part Used : Roots
Habitat : Cultivated in india
Product offered : Roots
Uses : The root is the medical part, and receives a portion of its name from the Seneca Indians, with whom it was in high repute as a remedy against snakebites. Senega root is a distinct and persistent stimulant, chiefly influencing the respiratory membranes, but extending its influence to other mucous membranes, to all the secretory organs, the uterus, and the circulation. It promotes a flow of saliva, stimulates expectoration, causes a peculiar irritating sensation in the feces, and proves nauseating (or even emetic and cathartic) in large doses. The principal use made of it, is as an expectorant in old coughs, asthma, and respiratory debility, but it is entirely too stimulating to use in recent cases, with inflammation or irritability of the respiratory passages, and is generally best employed when combined with a large excess of relaxing and demulcent. The plant is also thought to have sweat-inducing and diuretic properties. The leaves are used as a tea substitute.





Sida Cordifolia

Botanical Name : Sida Cordifolia
Family Name : Malvaceae
Common Name : Bala, Country Mallow
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : It is a common weed distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical india and ceylon in waste places and jungles upto an altitude of 1050 m.
Product offered : Wholeplant
Uses : The plant is aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and tonic in nature. It effects on central nervous system and provides relief from anxiety. It is used to reduce the body weight. It lowers the blood pressure and improves cardiac irregularity. It is useful in fevers, fits, ophthalmia, rheumatism, leucorrhoea, micturition, gonorrhoea, colic, nervous disorders and general debility. The root juice is used for the healing of wound. Whole plant juice is used in spermatorrhoea. Plant bark is effective in curing facial paralysis and sciatica. It is also used to improve sexual strength. The oils are used topically to the sore muscles, sore joints in arthritis and rheumatism, in sciatica and neuritis of legs. It is diaphoretic in nature and increases perspiration and thus reduces fever.




Smilax China

Botanical Name : Smilax China
Family Name : Liliaceae
Common Name : China Root, Madhunuhi
Part Used : Rhizomes
Habitat : It is a native of china and japan.
Product offered : Rhizomes
Uses : The rhizomes are bitter, acrid, thermogenic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, digestive, laxative, depurative, aphrodisiac, diuretic, febrifuge and tonic. It is used in dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, constipation and helminthiasis. It is useful in skin diseases, leprosy and psoriasis. It is used in fever, epilepsy, insanity and neuralgia. It is used syphilis, strangury, seminal weakness and general debility. Detoxifies organs, cleanses blood, aids absorption and kills bacteria. It also stimulates digestion, increases urination, protects liver and promotes perspiration.




Solanum Nigrum

Botanical Name : Solanum Nigrum
Family Name : Solanaceae
Common Name : Black Night Shade, Makoy, Deadly Nightshade
Part Used : Fruits, Whole Plant
Habitat : Grows as a weed all over dry parts of india
Product offered : Seeds, Wholeplant, Fruits
Uses : Taken internally in very small amounts, the leaves strongly promote perspiration and purge the bowels the next day. The juice of the fresh herb is sometimes used for fever and to allay pain. In large doses, black nightshade can cause serious, but usually not fatal, poisoning. Externally, the juice or an ointment prepared from the leaves can be used for skin problems and tumors. The berries are poisonous, but boiling apparently destroys the toxic substances and makes them usable for preserves, jams, and pies.

The fruit is used as a cosmetic; rubbing the seeds on the cheeks to remove freckles. Children harmlessly and extensively eat the mature fruit. The fruit has been used for diabetes. Decoction of stalk, leaves, roots are good for wounds and cancerous sores. An infusion of the plant is used as an enema in infants having abdominal upsets. Freshly prepared extract of the plant is effective in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver and also serves as an antidote to opium poisoning.




Stevia Rebaudiana



Botanical Name : Stevia Rebaudiana
Family Name : Astraceae
Common Name : Stevia, Sweet Leaf, Sugar Leaf, Sweet Honey Leaf, Rebiana.
Part Used : Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated in india.
Product offered : Leaves
Uses : Stevia is zero calorie natural sweetener, hypoglycemic, cardiotonic, vasodilator, antimicrobial, digestive tonic, diuretic, antihypertensive and appetite stimulant.

It is useful in obesity, diabetes, gingivitis, acne, digestive problems, cuts, wounds, mouthsores, heartburn, seborrhea, eczema, dermatitis, inflammations, and high blood pressure. It is used in mouthwash, toothpaste and used to kill mouth bacteria.

It is used as sweetener in confectionery, beverage and food industry. It is also used in cosmetic industries in skin shinning and anti-wrinkle creams. It helps the body sustain a feeling of vitality and well-being and used externally for blemishes.
Stimulate alertness and counter fatigue, facilitate digestion and gastrointestinal functions.




Strychnos Nux Vomica

Botanical Name : Strychnos Nux Vomica
Family Name : Loganiaceae
Common Name : Nux-vomica, Poison Nut, Snake-wood, Strychnine Tree, Quaker Buttons, Ma Qian Zi
Part Used : Bark, Leaves, Seeds
Habitat : Found throughout india in deciduous forests.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : Strychnos nux vomica is recommended for upset stomach, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, intestinal irritation, hangovers, heartburn, insomnia, certain heart diseases, circulatory problems, eye diseases, depression, migraine headaches, nervous conditions, problems related to menopause, and respiratory diseases in the elderly. In folk medicine, it is used as a healing tonic and appetite stimulant. Nux vomica is a common homeopathic medicine prescribed for digestive problems, sensitivity to cold, and irritability. The senses of smell, touch, hearing and vision are rendered more acute, it improves the pulse and raises blood pressure and is of great value as a tonic to the circulatory system in cardiac failure. It is used in pruritis and as a local anodyne in inflammations of the external ear. The powdered seeds are employed in atonic dyspepsia. The leaves are applied as a poultice on sloughing wounds and ulcers.
They are also used in the preparation of medicated product for the hair and scalp.




Symplocos Racemosa

Botanical Name : Symplocos Racemosa
Family Name : Symplocaceae
Common Name : Symplocos Bark
Part Used : Bark
Habitat : It is found in the plains and lower hills of north and east india and in himalayas upto 1,400-m altitude.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : Bark is astringent, refrigerant, ophthalmic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, hypothermic, astringent, depurative, febrifuge, haemostatic, stomachic and suppurative.

Bark is used to treat haemorrhage, acne and pimples, eye diseases, spongy and bleeding gums, leucorrhea, wounds, ulcers, tumors, leprosy, skin diseases, asthma, bronchitis, dropsy, arthritis, fever, menstrual disorders, liver diseases, menorrhagia, diarrhea, dysentery, and bowel complaints. A decoction of the bark or wood is used as a gargle for giving firmness to spongy and bleeding gums. It is one of the constituent of a plaster used to promote maturation of boils and other malignant growth.





Tephrosia Purpurea

Botanical Name : Tephrosia Purpurea
Family Name : Fabaceae
Common Name : Fish Poison, Wild Indigo
Part Used : Root, Leaves, Bark.
Habitat : Throughout india
Product offered : Wholeplant, Leaves
Uses : It is used traditionally as folk medicine. According to Ayurveda, plant is digestible, anthelmintic, alexiteric, leprosy, ulcers, antipyretic, alternative, cures diseases of liver, spleen, heart, blood, tumours, asthma etc. A decoction of the roots is given in dyspepsia, diarrhoea, rheumatism, asthma and urinary disorders. The root powder is salutary for brushing the teeth. It quickly relieves the dental pains and arrests bleeding.





Tinospora Cordifolia

Botanical Name : Tinospora Cordifolia
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Family Name : Meninspermaceae
Common Name : Gulanshe Tinospara, Gulancha Tinospara, Tinospara, Giloy
Part Used : Stem
Habitat : North and south india.
Product offered : Root, Stem
Uses : It is antiperiodic, antipyretic, alterative, diuretic, anti-inflammatory. It is a constituent of several compound preparations. It is used in fever, urinary disorders, dyspepsia, general debility and urinary diseases. It is also used in treatment of rheumatism and jaundice. A decoction of the leaves is used for the treatment of gout.
It clears out brain toxin that hinders mental activity.





Trigonella Foenum Gracum

Botanical Name : Trigonella Foenum Gracum
Family Name : Fabaceae
Common Name : Fenugreek, Greek Hayes, Alholva, Bird's Foot, Boyotu, Chinagreye, Fenegriek, Foenum Graecum
Part Used : Leaves And Seeds
Habitat : Wild in kashmir, punjab and upper gangetic plains and also cultivated in other parts of india as a pot-herb.
Product offered : Leaves, Seeds
Uses : Fenugreek seed has been used for stomach upset, swelling (inflammation) of the upper air passages or throat, appetite, for lowering blood sugar and for softening the stool. It also has been used as a gargle to relieve sore throat and as an external dressing for swelling (local inflammation).

The Seeds are very nourishing and are given to convalescents and to encourage weight gain, especially in anorexia nervosa. Research has shown that the Seeds can inhibit cancer of the liver, lower blood cholesterol levels and also have an antidiabetic effect. The Seeds and leaves are anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, carminative, demulcent, deobstruent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactogogue, hypoglycaemic, laxative, parasiticide, restorative and uterine tonic.

The Seeds can be ground into a powder and used as a poultice for abscesses, boils, ulcers, burns etc. or they can be used as a douche for excessive vaginal discharge. One of its constituent alkaloids used in cancer therapy. An essential oil is obtained from the seed - used as food flavoring and medicinally. The dried plant has a strong aroma of hay. The leaves are refrigerant and aperient and are given for vitiated conditions of pitta. A poultice of the leaves is applied for swellings.