Clove

Clove Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and used as a spice in cuisines all over the world. Cloves are harvested primarily in Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows to a…

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Bitter Apricot Seed

Bitter Apricot Seed   Source The mature seed of Prunus armeniaca L. var. ansu Maxim. (Fam. Rosaceae). Distribution Mainly in Chinese provinces such as Liaoning, Hebei,and Shandong, and in Inner Mongolia. Mostly naturally grown; also cultivated. Harvest & Processing Collect fruits after maturation in summer; remove sarcocarp and husks; take out seeds; dry under the sun. Commonly used in Hong…

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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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Coffee Arabica

Coffee Arabica Scientific name: Coffee arabica Common names: Coffee Sanskrit name: Mlech-phala Family: Rubiaceae Plant part used: Seeds Traditional uses: Uses of Coffee as per the Traditional Indian Medicine: Coffee is a palliative in spasmodic asthma, in whooping cough, delirium tremors, and hysterical affections and in the palpitation of the heart; it is highly recommended in cholera infantum; successful in…

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