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Medicinal Plants

  1. Abelmoschus Moschatus (Ambrette) – Latakasturi
  2. Abies Alba (Silver Fir)
  3. Abies Webbiana (Talispatra)
  4. Abroma Augusta (Ulat Kambal/Devil’s Cotton)
  5. Abutilon Indicum (Indian Mallow – Atibala)
  6. Acacia Nilotica (Acacia Arabica, Vachellia Nilotica) Gum Arabic Tree (Babul, Kikar)
  7. Acerola (Barbados cherry) – Malpighia Emarginata
  8. Adhatoda Vasica – Vasaka
  9. Agaru – Aquilaria Malaccensis (Aquilaria Agallocha)
  10. Agnimantha – Premna Integrifolia
  11. Alangium Salvifolium (Ankol)
  12. Aloe Vera Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  13. Amazing Benefits of Fennel Seeds (Saunf) that You Should Know
  14. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica
  15. Anacyclus Pyrethrum (Akarkara) Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  16. Aquilaria (Agarwood or Oud)
  17. Arnica Montana (Mountain Arnica)
  18. Artemisia Absinthium (Wormwood)
  19. Artemisia Vulgaris (Mugwort)
  20. Asafoetida (Hing) Benefits, Medicinal Uses, Dosage and Side Effects
  21. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects
  22. Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum
  23. Atropa Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade)
  24. Black Cohosh (Actaea Racemosa or Cimicifuga Racemosa)
  25. Bog Labrador Tea (Rhododendron Groenlandicum)
  26. Bulbine Natalensis Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  27. Burdock Root
  28. Calabar bean
  29. Celastrus Paniculatus (Jyotishmati Malkangani)
  30. Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
  31. Chinese Fleece Flower
  32. Cissus Quadrangularis (Hadjod)
  33. Dambel – Tylophora Indica
  34. Datura (Datura stramonium ) Seeds & Leaves, Their Uses, Health Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  35. Devil’s Claw – Harpagophytum Procumbens
  36. Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum
  37. Equisetum Arvense (Field Horsetail)
  38. Fenugreek (Methi) – Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  39. Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)
  40. Garcinia Cambogia (Garcinia gummi-gutta) – Kudampuli (Malabar Tamarind)
  41. Ginkgo Biloba
  42. Gloriosa Superba (Kalihari) Gloriosa Lily (Flame Lily)
  43. Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
  44. Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) – Mandukaparni
  45. Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens) – Kurchi (Kutaj)
  46. Humulus Lupulus (Common Hop)
  47. Jamalgota (Croton Tiglium)
  48. Jamun (Java Plum) – Syzygium Cumini
  49. Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi
  50. Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum
  51. Kali Jeeri (Kalijiri) – Centratherum Anthelminticum
  52. Karaya Gum (Sterculia Gum) – Benefits, Uses & Side effects
  53. Lavender – Medicinal Uses
  54. Ledum Palustre
  55. Lepidodendron The Fossil Plant Genus
  56. Licorice – Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra
  57. Mastic Gum (Pistacia Lentiscus) – Mastagi Roomi (Rumi)
  58. Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)
  59. Moringa Oleifera (Horseradish, Drumstick or Shigru) Benefits & Side Effects
  60. Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
  61. Neem – Azadirachta Indica
  62. Oyster Plant or Common Salsify
  63. Panax Ginseng
  64. Pineapple Sage (Salvia Elegans) Health Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  65. Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn)
  66. Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) – Plantago Ovata Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  67. Pueraria Mirifica
  68. Putrajeevak Beej
  69. Quercus Infectoria (Manjakani, Majuphal) Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  70. Rauwolfia Serpentina (Sarpagandha) – Indian snakeroot
  71. Rhodiola Rosea
  72. Rosary Pea (Abrus Precatorius)
  73. Rudanti (Rudravanti)
  74. Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) Benefits & Uses
  75. Safed Musli – Chlorophytum Borivilianum
  76. Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) – Hippophae Rhamnoides
  77. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Benefits & Side Effects
  78. Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  79. Shivlingi Beej (Seeds)
  80. Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra)
  81. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
  82. Sweet Wormwood – Artemisia Annua (Sweet Annie)
  83. Tabernanthe Iboga
  84. Tabernanthe Iboga Tree
  85. Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala
  86. Terminalia Arjuna (Arjun Tree)
  87. Tinospora Cordifolia (Giloy – Guduchi) Benefits, Medicinal Uses & Side Effects
  88. Tribulus Terrestris (Puncture Vine) – Gokshura (Gokhru)
  89. Turmeric (Haldi) – Curcuma Longa
  90. Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus
  91. Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) Tagar
  92. Yarsagumba (Cordyceps Sinensis – Ophiocordyceps Sinensis)

The plants and herbs used for therapeutic purposes due to their healing properties are known as medicinal plants. They are used either in crude form (such as powder, decoction or infusion of leaves, flowers, seeds, stem, bark or roots) or in extract form (such as principle active substance, derivatives, alkaloids, water extract, alcohol extract, etc.).

Herbs are the non-woody flowering plants, which are valued for their medicinal properties as well as their flavor, scent, and other qualities.

Herbs and medicinal plants are used in smaller amounts in cooking to enhance the flavor of the dish and also, to make it healthier. The quantity of the herbs to be added is often much less than that of the other ingredients as they are highly potent and have the ability to produce a stronger effect in the body.

Most species of herbs are used in the traditional or folk systems of medicine. Some of these herbs have also contributed significantly to the development of modern drugs. The use of herbs and medicinal plants is increasing worldwide, mainly due to the safety and high effectiveness they offer.

Herbs form the chief ingredients in the medicines used in the traditional systems of healing such as Ayurveda. Medicinal plants can produce a strong action, which can be beneficial in the management of several disorders. The herbs act in a variety of ways for curing the disorders. They can boost the functions of various organs in the body and also correct the abnormalities. The herbs also have the ability to maintain a balance of hormones and enzymes in the body thereby ensuring proper functioning of all the body’s systems in a coordinated way.

Herbs and medicinal plants can also act as a tonic. They contain several essential vitamins and minerals that can help in preventing and treating the disorders arising due to deficiencies. They can improve the overall health and fitness of a person.