Bibhitaki / Baheda / Terminalia bellirica

Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) – Baheda Properties, Benefits, Uses, Dosage) Description of Plant Bibhitaki Bibhitaki is a large deciduous tree found throughout India reaches height up to 30 meters. Trunk of the tree is straight with brownish grey color. Leaves are long, alternate, oval and are clustered towards the end of branches. These are 7-14cm in breadth and 10-12cm in length. Simple and solitary flowers are white or yellow in color with offensive odor. Baheda Flowers appear in the month of

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Bhallataka / Marking Nut / Semecarpus anacardium

Bhallataka, Marking Nut (Semecarpus anacardium) Description of plant It is medium to large sized deciduous tree with grey bark exfoliating in small irregular flakes, 15-25mt in height and closely related to cashew. Leaves are simple alternate, oblong, rounded at apex glabrous above and pubescent beneath. Flowers appear in panicles greenish white in color appears in May and June. Nut of this plant is smooth, ovoid, lustrous black about 2.5cm long. Fruits ripen from December to March. Seeds inside the black

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Brahmi / Water hyssop / Bacopa Monnieri

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) – Properties, Benefits, Uses, Dosage Description of Brahmi Plant Brahmi is non-aromatic soft, perennial, creeping herb with succulent leaves. It has numerous branches that grow especially in wet and marshy places. This edible plant can grow up to 6 inches in height, branches creep horizontally to cover the ground. Green leaves with small marks are coin shaped and grow in the cluster of two or three alternately placed on hairy stem. Flowers are small, actinomorphic, white and

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Bhringraj / False daisy / Eclipta Alba

Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Plant Bhringraj is creeping herb about 3mt in height. It is annual, erect and branched herb often rooting at nodes. This herb has white colored flowers with long stalk is placed on short, flat and rounded stem. Leaves are opposite, sessile and lance shaped. Well-developed roots of this plant are cylindrical and grayish in color. Floral heads are white in color, solitary, winged narrowly and about 6-8mm in diameter.

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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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Jamun / Java plum / Syzygium cumini

Jamun (Syzygium cumini) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Plant Jamun is slow growing tree, medium to large sized up to height of 30mt and can live up to 100 years or more. At the upper parts of tree bark is light greyish and smooth, at the base of tree bark becomes dark grey and rough. Wood of this tree is water resistant. Leaves are aromatic and have soothing aroma. Young pinkish leaves are changing into leathery, glossy

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Bhringraj / False daisy / Eclipta Alba)

Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Description of Plant Bhringraj is creeping herb about 3mt in height. It is annual, erect and branched herb often rooting at nodes. This herb has white colored flowers with long stalk is placed on short, flat and rounded stem. Leaves are opposite, sessile and lance shaped. Well-developed roots of this plant are cylindrical and grayish in color. Floral heads are white in color, solitary, winged narrowly and about 6-8mm in diameter.

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