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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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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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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