Acacia Catechu

Acacia Catechu English name: Black Catechu Sankrit name: Khadir Family: Fabaceae – Mimosoideae Part used: Bark Traditional uses: In Ayurvedic medicine, Acacia leaves, flowers, and pods have long been used to expel worms, to staunch bleeding, heal wounds, and suppress the coughing up of blood. Its strong astringent action is used to contract and toughen mucous membranes throughout the body…

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Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus Acorus calamus is a Perennial, semi-aquatic and smelly plant, found in both temperate and subtemperate zones. It is upto 6 feet tall, aromatic, sword-shaped leaves and small, yellow/green flowers with branched rhizome. Rhizome horizontal, jointed, somewhat vertically compressed, spongy within, 1.25-2.5 cm in thickness, pale to dark brown or ocassionally orange-brown in colour, leaves grass-like or sword shaped,…

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Siberian Solomonseal Rhizome Extract

Siberian Solomonseal Rhizome Extract The herb is sweet in flavour, neutral in nature and acts on the lung, spleen and kidney channels. Being sweet in taste and moist in nature for tonifying the spleen and mildly nourishing Qi and Yin, it is a good herb for hypofuntion of the spleen and stomach and deficiency of Qi and Yin. Mainly acting…

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Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia Serrata English name: Olibanum, Frankincense Sanskrit name: Sallaki Family: Burseraceae Part used: Gum Traditional uses: The gum is credited with astringent, stimulant, expectorant, diuretic, diaphoretic, antipyretic, stomachic, emmenagogue and antiseptic properties. It is reported to be useful in ulcers, tumours, goitre. It is used in the preparation of an ointment for sores and is used with butter in syphilis….

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Adhatoda Vasica

Adhatoda Vasica Justicia adhatoda L. (Adulsa, Malabar Nut) is a medicinal plant native to Asia. The plant grows wild in abundance all over Nepal, India, and the Pothohar region of Pakistan, particularly in the Pharwala area. Botanical Name: Adhatoda vasica, Justicia adhatoda English name: Malabar nut Sanskrit name: Vasaka Family: Acanthaceae Part used: Leaves Traditional uses: The plant is recommended…

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