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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. Bhringraj (Eclipta Prostrata)
  25. Black Cohosh (Actaea Racemosa or Cimicifuga Racemosa)
  26. Bog Labrador Tea (Rhododendron Groenlandicum)
  27. Bulbine Natalensis Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  28. Burdock Root
  29. Calabar bean
  30. Celastrus Paniculatus (Jyotishmati Malkangani)
  31. Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
  32. Chinese Fleece Flower
  33. Cissus Quadrangularis (Hadjod)
  34. Dambel – Tylophora Indica
  35. Datura (Datura stramonium ) Seeds & Leaves, Their Uses, Health Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  36. Devil’s Claw – Harpagophytum Procumbens
  37. Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum
  38. Equisetum Arvense (Field Horsetail)
  39. Fenugreek (Methi) – Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  40. Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)
  41. Garcinia Cambogia (Garcinia gummi-gutta) – Kudampuli (Malabar Tamarind)
  42. Ginkgo Biloba
  43. Gloriosa Superba (Kalihari) Gloriosa Lily (Flame Lily)
  44. Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
  45. Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) – Mandukaparni
  46. Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens) – Kurchi (Kutaj)
  47. Humulus Lupulus (Common Hop)
  48. Jamalgota (Croton Tiglium)
  49. Jamun (Java Plum) – Syzygium Cumini
  50. Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi
  51. Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum
  52. Kali Jeeri (Kalijiri) – Centratherum Anthelminticum
  53. Karaya Gum (Sterculia Gum) – Benefits, Uses & Side effects
  54. Lavender – Medicinal Uses
  55. Ledum Palustre
  56. Lepidodendron The Fossil Plant Genus
  57. Licorice – Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra
  58. Mastic Gum (Pistacia Lentiscus) – Mastagi Roomi (Rumi)
  59. Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)
  60. Moringa Oleifera (Horseradish, Drumstick or Shigru) Benefits & Side Effects
  61. Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
  62. Neem – Azadirachta Indica
  63. Oyster Plant or Common Salsify
  64. Panax Ginseng
  65. Pineapple Sage (Salvia Elegans) Health Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
  66. Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn)
  67. Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) – Plantago Ovata Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  68. Pueraria Mirifica
  69. Putrajeevak Beej
  70. Quercus Infectoria (Manjakani, Majuphal) Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  71. Rauwolfia Serpentina (Sarpagandha) – Indian snakeroot
  72. Rhodiola Rosea
  73. Rosary Pea (Abrus Precatorius)
  74. Rudanti (Rudravanti)
  75. Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) Benefits & Uses
  76. Safed Musli – Chlorophytum Borivilianum
  77. Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) – Hippophae Rhamnoides
  78. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) Benefits & Side Effects
  79. Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
  80. Shivlingi Beej (Seeds)
  81. Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra)
  82. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
  83. Sweet Wormwood – Artemisia Annua (Sweet Annie)
  84. Tabernanthe Iboga
  85. Tabernanthe Iboga Tree
  86. Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala
  87. Terminalia Arjuna (Arjun Tree)
  88. Tinospora Cordifolia (Giloy – Guduchi) Benefits, Medicinal Uses & Side Effects
  89. Tribulus Terrestris (Puncture Vine) – Gokshura (Gokhru)
  90. Turmeric (Haldi) – Curcuma Longa
  91. Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus
  92. Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) Tagar
  93. 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.