Medicinal Herbs

Henna (Lawsonia Inermis)

Henna is a tall shrub or small tree, 2–6 M high. It is glabrous, multibranched with spine tipped branchlets. Henna, lawsonia inermis, produces a red-orange dye molecule, lawsone, pure natural substance which produces red colour that can be coloured for hair, nails, fingers, palms and soles. The leaves of the henna plants have a very pleasant fragrance and have medicinal properties. It leaves hair shiny and smooth. It acts as a cooling agent for head and body. Henna contains those natural ingredients which are vital for hair nourishment. It is also used for body tattooing, textile dying and tanning. Henna has many traditional and commercial uses, the most common being as a dye for hair, skin and fingernails, a dye and preservative for leather and cloth, and as an anti-fungal.

Gurmar Leaves ( Gymnema Sylvestre)

We have in store for our clients Gurmar Leaves/Gymnema Sylvestre Leaves. These are used in daily diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Gurmar whose Sanskrit means is Sugar Destroyer is highly effective in stopping sugar cravings.

Curry Leaves (Bergera koenigii)

The leaves are used as an important food flavoring in Indian and Asian cuisine. When cooking, the leaves are generally used fresh off of the tree. The yellow "curry powder" that is common in Western countries is actually not curry at all, but a mix of spices intended to mimic the true curry flavor. The yellow color comes from turmeric root. Another plant, Helichrysum italicum, commonly called "curry leaf plant" is actually a small herbaceous annual and completly unrelated to the curry leaf tree.

Medicinal Herbs

  • Amla ( Emblica Offcinalis)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
  • Brhami (Hydrocotyle Asiatica)
  • Calamous Roots (Acorus Calamus)
  • Curry Leaves (Bergera Koenigii)
  • Galangal Roots ( Alpima Galangal)
  • Gurmar Leaves ( Gymnema Sylvestre)
  • Kapurkachli ( Kaempferia Galanga)
  • Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon)
  • Mint Leaves (Mentha Arvensis)
  • Myrobalans Black (Terminalia Chebula)
  • Myrobalans Yellow  (Terminalia Chebula)
  • Drink Rose Flower
  • Sarsaprila (Hemidesmus Indicus)
  • Senna Leaves (Cassia Anguslifoua)
  • Senna Pods (Cassia Anguslifoua)
  • Stone Flower (Parmelia Lichin)
  • Valerian Roots(Valeriana Officinalis)
  • Henna(Lawsonia Inermis)

Amla (Emblica Officinalis)

Amla is one of the most often used herb in Indian ayurveda. It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The Amla fruit is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C of any natural occurring substances in nature. Organic amla is almost good for everyone on a regular basis. Indian Research shows that 8.75 mg of natural vitamin C complex from Amla is equivalent to 100mg of the most commonly used synthetic vitamin C. Amla possesses the highest level of heat and storage stable vitamin C known to man.

Ashwagandha (withania Somnifera)

Ashwagandha, also known as "winter cherry,"that helps to improve the body's ability to maintain physical effort and helps the body to tackle various types of stress. Perhaps the most famous ayurvedic immune booster herb that is used in many tonics and formulas, ashwagandha is known as a revitalizing herb that maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscles and bones, while supporting the proper function of the adrenals and reproductive system.

Brahmi (Hydrocotyle Asiatica)

Gotu Kola is a perennial plant native to India and other tropical countries. Its appearance changes, depending on growing conditions. In shallow water, the plant puts forth floating roots and the leaves rest on top of the water. In dry locations, it puts out numerous small roots and the leaves are small and thin. Typically, the constantly growing roots gives rise to reddish stolons. The leaves can reach a width of 1 inch and a length of 6 inches. Usually 3 to 6 red flowers arise in a sessile manner or on very short pedicels in auxiliary umbels. The fruit, formed throughout the growing season, is approximately 2 inches long with 7 to 9 ribs and a curved, strongly thickened pericarp.

Medicinal Herbs

  • Amla
  • (Emblica officinalis)
  • Ashwagandha
  • (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi
  • (Hydrocotyle asiatica)
  • Calamous roots
  • (Acorus calamus)
  • Curry leaves
  • (Bergera koenigii)
  • Galangal roots
  • (Alpima galangal)
  • Gurmar leaves
  • (Gymnema sylvestre)
  • Kapurkachli
  • (Kaempferia galanga)
  • Lemon grass
  • (Cymbopogon)
  • (Asparagus adscendens)
  • Indian laburnum
  • (Cassia fistula)

Calamus Roots ( Acorus Calamus)

The oil of Acorus calamus is used as an ingredient in flavors, particularly in liquors. It is used a great deal in the making of alcoholic drinks and in perfume to give a bitter tang to the former and those special nuances to the perfumes, it is also used in toothpaste.

Galangal Roots (Alpima Galangal)

Alpinia galanga, a plant in  ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in indonesian cuisine and Thai cuisine. It is one of four plants known as galangal, and is differentiated from the others with the common name greater galangal (or simply Thai galangal). The galangals are also called blue ginger or Thai ginger.

Kapoorkachli (kaempferia Galanga, Sand Ginger)

Kaempferia galanga, commonly known as kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry or resurrection lily, is a monocotyledonous plant in the ginger family. The plant is used as a herb in cooking in Indonesia, where it is called 'kencur', and especially in Javanese and Balinese cuisines. Its leaves are used in the Malay rice dish, nasi ulam.
The rhizomes of the plant, which contains essential oils, have been Chinese medicine as a decoction or powder for treating indigestion, cold, pectoral and abdominal pains, headache and toothache. Its alcoholic maceration has also been applied as liniment for rheumatism

Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon)

As a medicinal plant, lemongrass has been considered a carminative and insect repellent. It is used in herbal teas and other nonalcoholic beverages in baked goods, and in confections. Oil from lemongrass is widely used as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, such as soaps and creams. Citral, extracted from the oil, is used in flavoring soft drinks in scenting soaps and detergents, as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics, and as a mask for disagreeable odors in several industrial products. Citral is also used in the synthesis of ionones used in perfumes and cosmetics.

Source of lemongrass oil used to flavor teas, ice cream, candy, pastries, desserts and chewing gum. Also used in cosmetics and perfumes. Quick growing clumps. Can be used instead of the classic lemongrass (Thai) in culinary dishes. The oil is used in perfume, makeup, soap, hair products, cleaner, antifungal agents, incense, and potpourri. Lemongrass oil revitalizes the body and relieves the symptoms of jetlag, clears headaches and helps to combat nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.

Indian Laburnum (Cassia Fistula)

  • The roots of Indian laburnumare useful in treating skin diseases, alleviating burning sensations and curing syphilis.
  • The bark is rich in tannin and thus, used in ailments like boils, leprosy, ringworm affection, colic, dyspepsia, constipation, diabetes, strangury and cardiac problems.
  • The leaves are helpful in treating skin diseases, burning sensation, dry cough and bronchitis.
  • The fruits of Indian laburnumare handy in curing flatulence, colic, dysentery, inflammations and intermittent fever.
  • Since its flowers have cooling, purgative and emollient properties, they are used in vitiated conditions of pitta, leprosy and skin diseases.
  • Indian laburnumis employed as a remedy for tumors of the abdomen, glands, liver, stomach and throat.
  • The herb proves useful for treating cancer, convulsions, delirium, diarrhea, dysuria, epilepsy, gravel, hematuria and pimples.
  • The fruits are employed in treatment of cardiac disorders, strangury, opthalmopathy and general debility.
  • Indian laburnumhas anti-oxidant, hypoglycemic, Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, laxative, mild estrogenic, anti-tumorous, cholesterol lowering, pain relieving and fever reducing actions.

Mint Leaves (Mentha Arvensis)

Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain.

Menthol is also used in cigarettes as an additive, because it blocks out the bitter taste of tobacco and soothes the throat.

Myrobalans Black (Terminalia Chebula)

The fruits are used as tanning agent. The fruits in dried form are used as mild laxative. Haritaki purifies the blood. It also forms a part of trio in Triphala. The fruits are used in Ayurvedic medicines.

Myrobalans Yellow (terminalia Chebula)

The great herbal base and additive with mild colonic cleanse properties. It is a good herbal detox that can be used daily without any ill effects and with great side benefits. In ayurveda, its potential is fully explored and used holistically.

Dried Rose Flower

The rose hips or fruits of different species of the rose plant have always had a significant place in natural medicine, as they are very rich in vitamin C content. The color of these rose hips varies from dark red to bright scarlet and their shapes differ too. While some of the rose hips may be ovoid in appearance, there are others that are pear-shaped.

The rose hips or the fruits of the different varieties of the rose plants enclose high quantity of vitamin C and hence are of great value to the practitioners of herbal medicine. In fact, the rose hips are used to prepare teas, purees, extracts, marmalade and even soups and all these are consumed as nourishment as they contain lots of vitamin C. Extracts from the rose hips are generally included in several natural vitamin mixtures like tablets, capsules, syrups and many other similar things. Interestingly, manufacturers of most such vitamin amalgams are always careful about never mentioning the proportion of vitamin obtained from rose hips and from artificial ascorbic acid.

Sarsaparilla ( Hemidesmus Indicus )

It is tonic, diuretic, demulcent, disphoretic and blood purifier. Employed in nutritional disorders, syphilis, chronic rheumatism, gravel and other urinary diseases and skin affections. It is also employed as a vehicle for potassium and iodine. Root is cooling, , antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, astringent to bowels and useful in treatment of fevers, foul body odour, asthma, bronchitis, blood disorders, leucorrhoea, dysentery, thirst, burning sensation, piles, eye troubles and skin problems. Decoction of stalks and leaves is used for skin eruptions, hearing disorders, fevers etc.

Senna Leaves(Cassia Angustifolia)

It is useful in habitual costiveness. It lowers bowels, increases peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. It is used as expectorant, wound dresser, antidysentric, carminative and laxative. Useful in loss of appetite, hepatomegaly, spleenomegaly, indigestion, malaria, skin diseases, jaundice and anaemia. Leaves are made into a paste, and applied to various skin diseases.

Senna Pods ( Cassia Angustifolia)

Senna pods are the dried fruits of Cassia Angustifolia, The pods are black or brown or greenish-brown in colour, broadly oblong, very flat legumes, curved and rounded at each extremity.

A sweetened infusion of senna pods is a valuable laxative for children, and the liquid extract or the corresponding elixir may be used in place of the preparations of the leaves. These preparations are considered by many practitioners to be more certain in their action and to cause less griping

Stone Flower( Parmelia Lichen)

Stone flower is used as food and medicine. It contains no fat, carbohydrates and protein of 1-5% are present. It is eaten as soup and in salads. It is kapha and pitta suppressant. It is a good pain reliever and also promotes early healing of wounds due to its bitter taste. It helps in treating the skin related problem due to its cold potency. It acts as expectorant, and astringent. It helps in avoiding the calculi and it helps in maintaining the normal body temperature. It is also used as anti-fungal and anti-viral agent.

It is helpful in relieving from pain when applied on head. It also helps in itching and skin related problems. It helps in reducing any kind of inflammation in the body. It shows antibacterial activity and is fairly effective against Protozoans. Its decoction is given for laryngitis. It helps against boldness, period aches, worms and lice.

Valerian Roots (Valeriana Officinalis)

Valerian Root is an excellent sleep and relaxation herb.  Valerian is a smooth muscle and skeletal relaxant, as well as a premier that aids in the relief of anxiety, stress and insomnia.  Recent studies indicate that the valepotriate and valerenic acid constituents may bind to the same receptor sites in the brain as drugs.

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