Herbs – The Medicinal Food

Click on each name to know more about each Herb:

Alubokhara

Amalaki

Arjun

Ashwgandha

Bharangi

Bilwa

Elaichi

Gokshur

Harde

Isas

Kamal

Kapoor

Karanj

Khadir

Kutaj

Nagarmoth

Nirgundi

Punarnava

Sariva

Sarpagandha

Shatavar

Sharpunkha

Tejpatra

Vacha

Vasa

Vibhitaki

 

List of Herbs with their uses and scientific name:

NAME

BOTANICAL NAME

USES

Arishtak (Reetha)

Sapindus trifoliatus

It is used in washing hair to get rid of lices

Ashvagandha

Withania somnif era

It is used as aphrodisiac, antis tress, rasayanas and in Neurasthenia.

Amla

Emblica offiinalis

It is used in anemia, jaundice, hemorrhage, acidity, burning sensation, immunomodulator, rasaana.

Ajwain

Carum copticum

It is used in Colic pain, flatulence, emesis, In toothaches.

Ashok

Saraca indica

It is used in Menstrual Disorders given after delivery to cleanse the reproductive system

Arjun

Terminalia arjuna

It is used in heart Disease.

Banphasha

Viola odorata linn

The syrup is very effective in fever and people those who cannot have bitter medicines can have this for its sweet taste. It is given in Cancer, Epilepsy cases.

Bala

Sida cordifolia linn

It is used as Rasayana, retention of urine.

Bhringraj

Eclipta alba

It is used in hair oils to provide black colour, Strength, Rasayna, Skin Problems, Alopecia

Bilva

Aegle marmelos

It is used in Piles. Dysentery, Diarrhea, Emesis, Oedema.

Bawchi

Psoralea corytifolia

It is used in all type of skin problems.

Chitrak

Plumbago zeylanica

Used in Leprosy & Skin related problems.

Dadim (Anar)

Punica granatum

It is used in diarrhea, anemia, leucorrhoea, hemorrhage.

Daruhaldi

Berberis asiatica

It is used in Skin Infection, Jaundice and Eye Diseases.

Draksha

Vitis vinif era

It is used in Bronchitis, Anemia, Diarrhea.

Dhania

Coriandrum sativum

It gives cooling effect when person is very thirsty. It is used in Arthritis, Stomach Disorders, Indigestion.

Giloye(Amrita)

Tinospora cordifolia

It is used in fever, jaundice, gout, acidity, immuno modulator, rasayana.

Guduchi

Tinospora cordifolia

It is used in high fever, Arthritis, Jaundice, Diabetes.

Guggul

Commiphora mukul

It is used in Arthritis, Joint Pain,, Gout ,Respiratory Disorders, In wounds.

Gunja

Abrus precatorius

It is used as Aphrodisiac, Toothache, Headache.–Quantity powder 3-5 gm.

Haritki

Terminalia chebula

It is used in stomach disorders, Obesity, Arthritis.

Haridra

Curcuma longa

It is used in Bronchial asthma, allergic conditions, skin diseases, urinary diseases, common cold, and trauma.

Hingu

Ferula f oetida

It is used in carminative, dyspepsia, abdominal colic and tooth ache.

Jaiphal

Myristica fragnas

It is used in paediatritic problems, diarrhea, abdominal pain and cough.

Jatamansi

Nardostachys Jatamansi

It is effective in Headache. It is used to cure Menstrual Disorders.

Kachnar

Bauhinia variegata

It is used in Goiter, Obesity, Piles , Swellings.

Kampillak

Mallotus philippinensis

It is used in Intestinal worms.

Kamalbeej

Nelumbo nucif era

It is used in children diarrhea. D.U.B. All kinds of bleeding.

Kounch

Mucuna pruriens

It is used as Aphrodisiac to regularize periods in females.

Kulthi

Horse gram

It is used in Piles, Worm Infestation and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Kutuj

Holarrhena antidysenterica

It is used in Dysentery, Diarrhea cases & piles.

Laghu Gokhru

Tribulus terrestris

It is used in painful Micturition, Odema.

Lavang

Caryophyllu aromaticus

It is used in toothaches, emesis.

Manjishtha

Rubia cordifolia

It is used in skin infections.

Mehendi

Lawsonia alba

It gives cool effect when applied on head. It is used in Jaundice.

Methi

Trigonella foenum graceum

It is given in the form of Laddus after Delivery, Indigestion.

Museli

Asparagus sarmentosus

It is used to increase vigor, vitality, Rasayana.

Mulhathi

Glycyrrhiza glabra

It is used in throat problems, severe cold & cough, Anemia, Heart Diseases.

Nagkesar

Ochrocarpus longifolius

It is used in DUB, bleeding piles, bleeding diarrhea.

Neem

Melia azadirachta

It is used in skin problems, as body wraps in wounds, Leprosy.

Pippalimool

Piper longum

It is used in malaria, insomnia, worms ,piles. Quantity-1-2gms.

Punarnava

Boerhavia diffusa

It is used in urinary-renal disorders, oedema, eye diseases.

Pushkarmool

Inula racemosa

It is used in chest pain, angina, cough and dysponea.

Rasna

Pluchea lanceolata

It is used in arthritis, joint pains.

Saunf

Feniculum vulgarae

It is good for digestive system, increases hunger. Also used as mouth freshener

Sarpagandha

Rauwolf ia serpentine

.It is used in hypertension, insomnia.

Shatavari

Asparagus racemosus

It is used in dysuria, leucorrhea, peptic ulcer, galactogogue, aphrodisiac.

Shigru

Moringa oleif era

It is used in Abscess, septic co\ editions, wound.

(Sonth)- Shunthi

Zingiber officinale

It is used in gastrointestinal disorder, Bronchial asthma.

Soya

Anethum sowa

It is used as appetizer, carminative, antiphlogetic.

Tagar

Valariana wallichii

It is used in cases of Hysteria, Psychological Disorders & helps to keep brain relaxed.

Tulsi

Ocimum sativum

It is used in cold, cough, bad breath, worm infestation, fever, pain

Vacha

Acorus calamus

It is used in obesity, hypertension, speech disorders and pediatric problems.

Varun

Crataeva nurvala

Works best in urinary disorders, any type kidney problems.

Vidarikand

Pueraria tuberosa

It is used in high fever to heal wounds, Skin Diseases.

Vijaysar

Pterocarpus marsupium

It is used in Diabetes, Rasayana and Obesity.

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