It’s used in traditional Indian medicine for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, infections and as a natural
remedy for colic.
Aloe Vera Benefits?
Aloe vera produces two substances used for medicine: The gel is obtained from the cells in the center of the leaf, and
the latex is obtained from the cells just beneath the leaf skin.
Most people use aloe gel as a remedy for skin conditions, including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores, but there is a host of other aloe vera benefits. Aloe gel is used for treating osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, fever, itching and inflammation.
It’s also used as a natural remedy for asthma, stomach ulcers, diabetes and for soothing side effects of radiation treatment. Aloe latex is used to naturally treat depression, constipation, asthma and diabetes.
Amla is the greatest boon to the humanity and one of the effective traditional herbal medicines, which had been used totreat and manage diseases since the ancient times. Hardly any people are unaware about its importance and significance as it is associated with multiple health and medicinal benefits. Indian Gooseberry is the reservoir of minerals, vitamins and other bio-chemical substances. To some extent, it is bitter in taste but the ayurvedic marvel can be used in many forms such as eaten raw, juice, chutneys, pickles, Murabbas, and used with other recipes using its powder.
Ashwagandha is an important ancient ayurvedic plant and a Kharif crop. The name Ashwagandha is composed of two Sanskritwords: Ashwa means ‘horse,’ Gandha means ‘smell’ because of the strong aroma of the root described as Horse-like.
Areas receiving 600-750mm rainfall are best for the cultivation. It grows as a heavy shrub with its height reaching 170cm. It bears yellow color flowers and red color fruits. Unlike tomato though come from the same family, the fruits are of berry-like in size and shape. The cultivated plants are different from wild plants morphologically. The roots, leaves and berries of the plant are most useful. The harvesting starts in January and goes on till March.
Ayurvedic properties Plant pacifies vitiated Vata and Pitta
Rasa: Katu, Tikta
Useful parts: Root, Flowers, Latex.
The plant generally grows to a height of 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) and is dichotomously-branched. The large shiny leaves are deep green and about 6 inches (15 cm) in length and 2 inches (5.1 cm) in width. The waxy blossoms are found in small clusters on the stem tips. The (single) flowers have the characteristic ‘pinwheel’ shape also seen in other genera in the family Apocynaceae such as Vinca and Nerium. Both single and double-flowered forms are cultivated, the flowers of both forms being white. The plant blooms in spring but flowers appear sporadically all year. The flowers of the single form are unscented but the double-flowered form has a pleasing fragrance.
Giloy also known as Guluchi / Guduchi, is a famous Ayurvedic perennial climber herb in India. It grows in deciduous forests often on mango, banyan or neem tree. It has significant heart shaped leaves, yellow flowers and ripe drupes arered in colour. The barks are grey in colour and roots are aerial in nature. Guluchi is an excellent Rasayana for the treatment of various diseases. Though it is used broadly these days, it has the reference in Ramayana and Durga Saptashati. The roots, stem, leaves, and fruits are used in the treatment of various diseases.
It is the curcumin in turmeric that gives it its antioxidant properties. Oxidative damage (the chemical reactions that oxygen performs inside our bodies) leads to the development and proliferation of free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules. Free radicals have the potential to damage organs and also create a crazy, disease-prone, inflamed environment inside our body. Antioxidants help flush out free radicals and also work as a brilliant anti-inflammatory.
The Night-flowering Jasmine is called by several names in Hindi like Parijat , Harsingar, also Queen of the Night.The South-east corner of my front-yard is occupied by this mystifying tree. It produces the most delightfully fragrant flowers from September to November. The breeze that fondles the flower brings with it an enchanting aroma.
Common Bur Flower or Kadamba scientifically known as Neolamarckia cadamba is a large, evergreen tree with beautiful & unique flowers. It is a fast growing tree with a broad crown and is even planted sacredly near temples.
May is the month when the kadamba tree yields fruit so the tree is also called May tree. Apart from Kadamba tree it is also known as burflower tree, laran, Leichhardt pine, kadam, Chinese anthocephalus, White jabon, wild cinchona and Wildcinchona tree.Kadamba tree is an evergreen, tropical tree that can reach up to 45 m (148 ft.) in height.
Kadamba (Neolamarckia Cadamba) is an ayurvedic medicine used for treating diabetes. It is also beneficial for the management of infections caused by a range of organisms. This herb is known to possess strong medicinal properties, which help to improve the health of the person.
Madar Or Aak Plant
Plant name Madar
Plant size 1 feet
Plant pot size 8 inch
Aak is known as "Arka" in Sanskrit. When we talk about the medicinal properties of this herb, it
is mostly addressed with the name of Arka. Aak is a common Hindi name given to this plant which is familiar to the Indians as a perennial bush growing almost anywhere in the wild.
The neem plant is a fast growing and long living tree, native to Burma in India.From there the neem tree has spread and is now grown all over the world.
In India the neem medicinal plant is highly regarded because of its many uses and benefits.However, the rest of the world is still unfamiliar with it. Unfortunately. Neem is a fascinating and versatile plant and using neem has many benefits. All parts of the neem tree are useful.
It is an erect, glabrous plant reaching up to 1 m high. The stem is obtusely 4 – angled. The lower and uppermost leaves are simple.
Stevia Plants For Sugar
If growing your own calorie-free, natural sweetener sounds too good to be true, it’s time to get to know stevia. Native to Paraguay and other tropical areas of the Americas, the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana) produces leaves packed with super-sweet compounds that remain stable even after the leaves have been dried.
Stevia leaves have been used to sweeten teas and beverages throughout South America for centuries. More recently, diabetics and dieters alike have turned to stevia to reduce their sugar intake because, unlike honey, maple syrup, agave or molasses, this natural sweetener has zero calories and is not metabolized by the body.
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