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Rasona / Garlic / Allium Sativum

Rasona, Garlic (Allium Sativum) Description of Plant It is scapigerous foetid perennial herb with underground bulbs. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female parts) which are pollinated by bees and insects. Leaves are simple, long, flat and linear. Flowers are small, white in rounded umbels mixed with small bulbils. It can be grown in the sandy and loamy soils but prefers well-drained soil. It cannot grow in the shade but preferably grown in dry or moist soil. General

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Udumbara / Cluster Fig / Ficus Glomerata

Udumbara, Cluster Fig (Ficus Glomerata) – Practical Uses, Benefits, Dosage Description of Udumbara or Audumbar Tree Medicinal plants have great importance in the field of therapeutics, to treat various severe ailments. One of the medicinal plant known as Udumbara or Audumbar. Udumbara is known as Blue Lotus in Buddhism. The scientific name of the plant is Ficus glomerata. It is famous with the name of fig tree. This is an evergreen plant, parts of the plant are traditionally used as

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Colocynth / Citrullus colocynthis / Bitter Apple

Colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis), Bitter Apple Description of Plant Colocynth (Indravaruni, Bitter Apple) is a great herbal plant with many useful properties. It is also known as Citrullus colocynthis. Indravaruni belongs to the family of gourds and a relative of watermelon. It is the native of Africa and India. It is highly drought tolerant, hard, herbaceous vine. This plant can grow annual or perennial. Their stems are irregular and rough to great extent. Leaves are very rough, 5 to 10 cm

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Brihati / Poison Berry / Solanum indicum

Brihati, Poison Berry (Solanum indicum) – Practical Uses, Benefits and Dosage Description of Plant Brihati (Solanum indicum) is a spiny and highly branched shrub, usually dispersing or diffused, growing up to 1-5 meters in height. Its younger branches are thickly covered with minute star – shaped hair. The spines are shining yellow, about 1-5 cm long. The leaves are large, simple and oval shaped with a length of about 10 cm and these are prickled in the middle vein. Their

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Trivrit / Operculina turpethum

Trivrit (Operculina turpethum) – Practical Uses, Benefits & Dosage Description of Plant It is a perennial aromatic creeper and exudes a milky juice. Stems are long, twinning, twisted, tough and brown. Leaves are many, small and oval in shape. Plant wears the white flowers which are 1 to 4 inch long and has 3 to 4 branches. Fruits are round in shape and consists of shiny 2 inch long seeds. Roots are thick, branched and black in color. Roots are

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Dhattura / Datura metel

Dhattura (Datura metel) Description of Plant Dhattura (Datura metel) is large, erect and stout an annual herb that grows up to 3 ft. high is known by the Thorn apple plant. It somewhat furry, having dark violet shoots with oval to broad oval leaves which are often dark violet as well. Leaves are simple, oval to broad oval in shape that are often dark violet in color and are alternate in arrangement. Flowers of this plant are large, greenish white

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Ushira / Vetiver / Vetiveria Zizanioides

Ushira, Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanioides) – Practical Uses, Benefits and Dosage Description of the Ushira Ushira (Vetiver) is known as nectar in summers as it lightens all health issues related to heat and summer. The scientific name of the Ushira plant is Vetiveria zizanioides. It is famous with the name of khus. These are known as perennial grass that can grow up to one to two meters high with wide clumps. Ushira tillers are known as stem produced by grass plants.

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Kiratatikta / Chirayata / Swertia chirata

Kiratatikta, Chirayata (Swertia chirata) – Practical Uses, Benefits and Dosage Description of Plant Kiratatikta (Swertia chirata) is an erect annual, herb and growing up to 0.5 – 1.5 meters in height. The branching leaves are opposite, lanceolate and acute. Flowers are numerous, very small and greenish yellow in color with a ting of purple. The plant wears pink or white colored haired with sharp pointed fruits. The entire plant is used in medicines for over centuries. General Information Meaning of

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Mustaka / Nut Grass / Cyperus rotundus

Mustaka (Cyperus rotundus) – Practical Uses, Benefits and Dosage Description of the Plant Mustaka is present in Indian culture since ancient times. It had been cultivated on high levels in ancient India. It is also known with the name of Cyperus rotundus which is its scientific name. Its common name is nut grass. Mustaka has very huge network of underground slender, creeping and scaly rhizomes which has a bulbous base, arise from a single tuber. This can be 1 to

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Lavanga / Clove / Syzygium aromaticum

Lavanga, Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) Description of Plant Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum) is the medium-sized crown, bushy, evergreen tree growing up to 8-20 meters in height. Various parts of the tree like leaves and bark are aromatic but it is most famous for the aromatic flower buds. Leaves are simple, bright green and glossy. The lower surface of the leaves is covered in aromatic oil glands. Elliptical leaves with petioles can grow up to 13cm long along numerous short branches. Flowers forms

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