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Sarpagandha

Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina) – Uses, Properties, Benefits, Side effects & Dosage Sarpagandha Plant Sarpagandha Plant is an evergreen, erect glabrous perennial shrub that normally grows up to a height of 60 cm. Sarpagandha scientific name is Rauwolfia Serpentina Roots of this herb are tuberous with a cork of a pale brown color. Leaves of this plant are generally found in whorls of three, and are bright green colored above and pale green colored below. The base of the leaves is

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Maricha / Black Pepper / Piper nigrum

Maricha, Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of Plant Maricha is a stout climber plant that grows to a height of 10 meters or more. The Stem of this plant have knots where its leaves, adventitious roots and fruits emerge. Leaves are almond shaped, leathery textured about 6 to 10 cm long and alternately arranged on the stem, having Shiny dark green color on upper side and Pale-green on underside of the leaves. Flowers are Whitish

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Aak / Madar / Calotropis gigantea)

Aak, Madar (Calotropis gigantea) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Properties Arka (Calotropis gigantea) is a perennial shrub growing 2.5 meter high with various branches and sub branches. Leaves are simple, opposite, sub sessile, ovate and cordate at base. It has bunch of waxy flowers that are white or lavender in color. Flowers consists of pointed five petals and a small beautiful crown, which holds the stamen. It has milky stem and contains cardiac glycosides, fatty acid and calcium oxalate. General

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Mango / Mangifera indica

Mango (Mangifera indica) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Properties Who does not like eating mangoes or its various dishes, desserts and smoothies? I know one of my family members who is allergic to this amazing fruit and it is hard to understand the plight. I have used this example just too literally to emphasize the amazing goodness of the rich flavor of mango fruit in its various stages. Different parts of this plant which can be used for multiple purposes.

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Agastya / Sesbane / Sesbania grandiflora

Agastya (Sesbania grandiflora) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Properties Introduction FAQs Description of Agastya Tree Agastya is fast growing and soft wooded tree grows up to 3-8mt in height. Leaves are regular, deciduous, and abruptly pinnate and rounded about 15-30cm long and has 10-20 leaflets. According to different species this plant bears red and white flowers. Agastya tree flowers are long, has 2-4 flower racemes, shallowly 2 lipped and are boat shaped. Plant bears flowers in month of September and

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Bael / Bilva / Aegle marmelos

Bilva (Aegle marmelos) – Bael Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Properties Description of Plant Bael is a spinous deciduous and aromatic tree with long, strong and axillary spines. This Bael tree grows up to 18mt in height and thickness of tree is about 3-4ft. Bael Leaves are 3-5 foliate, leaflets are ovate and have typical aroma. Bael Flowers are greenish white in color and sweet scented. Bael Fruits are large, woody, greyish yellow, 8-15 celled and have sweet gummy orange colored

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Vasaka / Malabar nut / Adhatoda Vasica

Vasaka, Malabar nut (Adhatoda Vasica) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage and Properties Plant Description Vasaka is tall, dense, evergreen herbaceous shrub. Trunk of this shrub has numerous, long, opposite and ascending branches. This plant contains yellow colored bark. Leaves are lance shaped, oppositely arranged and smooth edged with short petioles. Leaves are bitter tasting and when dried color changes to dull brownish green. The leaves are rich in alkaloid compound vasicine. Inflorescence show dense, large and auxiliary spikes and flowers are

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Pushkarmool / Inula Racemosa

Pushkarmool (Inula Racemosa) Description of Plant Inula racemosa is a perennial herb with a height extending from 0.5 to 1.5 meter. The stem is grooved, rough and very hairy. The leaves of this plants are large, elliptical, and 3-6 cm long with 2-3 cm breadth, having long petioles. The fruits being slender achenes, 0.4 cm long, bewhiskered with 0.75 cm long pappus hairs. The flowers are bright yellow in color with many in heads, 0.5-1 cm in diameter. The fresh

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Saunf / Fennel / Foeniculum Vulgare

Saunf, Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) Description of Plant Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) is also known as Saunf or Mishreya. This herb is used in ancient time to treat variety of ailments. Foeniculum vulgare is very old known name within the genus. Mishreya, the plant belongs to Umbelliferae family. This plant is used by humans for its flavour. This plant grows upright. It is perennial herb with feathery, soft and hair like foliages. This plant is erect, smooth and cylindrical with multiple branched

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Manjistha / Indian Madder / Rubia cordifolia

Manjistha, Indian Madder (Rubia cordifolia) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of Plant Manjistha is a climbing or scrambling herb, with red rhizomatous base and roots. It can grow up to 150 cm (1.5 m). The stem is slender and four angled. Its leaves are rough, evergreen that whorls around its main stem in groups of 4-7, arranged in whorl of four per node and oval to heart shaped with long leaf stalk. The leaves have 5-7 main nerves. Flowers

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