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Anantmool / Indian Sarsaparilla / Hemidesmus indicus

Anantmool, Indian Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) Description of Plant Anantmool is a climber found throughout India. Leaves are 2.5 inches long and alternatively arranged in a pair. Upper part is oval in shape and it is very soft. The stem of this plant is cylindrical with thick nodes. The woody roots are underground and are very aromatic. Flowers of this herb is found in cluster yellow and greenish purple in color. Fruits of this vine are divergent long follicles 2-4 inch

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Atis / Ativisha / Aconitum Heterophyllum

Atis, Ativisha (Aconitum Heterophyllum) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Ativisha grows in colder parts of India. It is abundant in the alpine regions growing up to a height of 2000 feet above sea level. The roots of the plant are the source of most of the alkaloids obtained from the plant such as aconitine, atisine, heterophyllin, heterophyllisin etc. Roots of the plant are paired and tuberous. They may be white or grey in color. Stem is simple or branched,

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Bhojpatra / Betula utilis

Bhoj-Patra (Betula Utilis) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Plant Bhoj Patra Tree is a tree widely found in the Himalayas, well-known for the use of its bark as written in ancient India textbooks. The tree is distinguished by its white to brownish bark. It is a middle sized tree, with very distinctive bark which peels off in very thin, almost transparent strips. Male flowers are born in catkins which hang in bunches at the end of bare

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Amla / Indian gooseberry / Emblica Officinalis

AMLA (EMBLICA OFFICINALIS) – USES, BENEFITS, PROPERTIES & DOSAGE Amla undeniably a powerhouse of nutrients. It is a very delicious fruit. Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry. Amla Botanical name is Emblica Officinalis. This herb is a little fruit stuffed with versatile and miraculous health benefits. It is world’s best recognized herb and edible fruit rich in vitamin C. Amla is the best natural source of this vitamin which helps in keeping the skin healthy and strengthens the immune system

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Shigru / Drumstick / Moringa oleifera

Shigru, Drumstick (Moringa oleifera) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Moringa Plant Moringa oleifera is graceful, small and deciduous tree with sparse foliage. During flowering season Moringa plant is closely resembling to leguminous species from distance. This tree grows up to height of 10-12mt and diameter of trunk is 45cm. Moringa Bark is smooth, dark greyish in color and surrounded by thick cork. Young shoots have purple or green whitish hairy bark. This tree is deeply rooted with

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Ela / Cardamom / Elettaria cardamomum

Ela, Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Description of plant Ela is pungent, aromatic, herbaceous and perennial plant in the ginger family. This plant grows in height about 2-4m. Leaves of this plant are 20-40cm long, linear-lanceolate, alternate in two ranks and have long pointed tip. Leaves are dark green and sword shaped. Flowers are produced in loose spikes about 30-60cm long and white or pale violet in color. Flowers contain both male and female parts. Fruits are 1-2cm long three sided, three

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Daruharidra / Indian Barberry / Berberis aristata

Daruharidra, Indian Barberry (Berberis aristata) Description of Plant Daruharidra – Daruharidra botanical name Berberis aristata is erect, evergreen shrub with height of 3.5mt. It is woody plant with yellow to brown bark from outside and with dark yellow bark inside. The bark is fully covered with three branched thorns, which are modified leaves in tufts of 5-8 and are simple with pinnate venation. Upper surface of leaves are dark green and lower surface of leaves are light green. Leaves of

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Danti / Red Physic Nut / Baliospermum montanum

Danti, Red Physic Nut (Baliospermum montanum) Description of plant Danti (Baliospermum montanum) is monoecious and stout undershrub that grows up to 1.8mt in height. This plant has herbaceous branches that are arising from the roots. Upper branches bear small lanceolate leaves and lower branches have 3-5 lobed large, simple and sinuate-toothed leaves. Flowers are unisexual and are numerous arranged in axillary racemes. Male flower’s calyx is round, membranous, long and finely mottled with 5-6 disc glands. Female flowers are small,

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Haritaki / Harad / Terminalia chebula

Haritaki / Harad (Terminalia chebula) – Properties, Benefits, Parts used & Dosage What is Haritaki? Haritaki is a marvelous herb with versatile effects. This herb is popular as a rejuvenating herb.  It possesses many medicinal properties such as antipyretic, aphrodisiac, antihelminthic and cardiac tonic. It also acts as a carminative, purgative and shows effective results in digestive problems. It belongs to the family Combretaceae. It is also commonly known as Harad. Haritaki Synonyms (Bhavaprakasa//chapter-Haritakyadivarga //shloka no.6-7) The synonyms of Haritakiare

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Eranda / Castor / Ricinus communis

Eranda, Castor (Ricinus communis) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Eranda Plant Ricinus is a fast growing tree which is evergreen, herbaceous and semi-woody large shrub gain height up to 5mt and width is 4.5m wide. The glossy leaves are green to purplish in color and are palmate, with 5-11 deeply incised lobes and have long petioles. Stems contain hollow nodes and are green to reddish in color. Male flowers are on the lower spike of the flower

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