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Coriander / Coriandrum sativum

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Coriander is considered as an oldest spice and medicinal herb in ancient medicine system. Flowers of coriander contains volatile oil that contains coriandrol (C10H18O) and some other chemical compounds. Static oil present in this herb contains fat, latex, tannin, mollic acid and some ash. It is disinfectant, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory in nature. All these special properties present in this plant make it capable for fighting against various

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Breckland Thyme / Thymus Serpyllum

Breckland thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) – Uses & Health Benefits(Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Breckland thyme is also called creeping and wild thyme. It belongs to lamiaceae that is a mint family. Breckland thyme is a dwarf shrub that forms mat like strands and have very strong fragrance. With the growing age base of stem of this plant gets woody. Flowering time of wild thyme is July to august. This plant very beneficial nutrition for the baton blue butterflies caterpillar and blue butterflies

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Dill / Anethumn Sowa

Dill (Anethumn Sowa) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Dill is very effective and essential herb that is used in Ayurveda from thousand years for its miraculous medicinal benefits. Seeds are also used spice and leaves are used to flavour soups and curries. Various medicinal properties of plant make it capable for treating various health related issues. Leaves, roots and seeds are used for medicinal purposes. In Ayurveda shastpushpa deals with various digestive system related problems and also

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Black Cumin / Nigella sativa

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) – Uses, Benefits, Medicinal Properties and Cautions (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Nigella sativa is widely cultivated plant all over world for its medicinal values and culinary properties. Nigella sativa is also called black cumin, black caraway, roman coriander and onion seeds. Nigella seeds is mainly used for its various medicinal and its disease fighting abilities. Its nutritious, anti-oxidant properties and phytochemicals present in this herb is very beneficial for protecting body from the risk of various dangerous

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Caraway / Carum Carvi

Caraway (Carum Carvi) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Caraway is very effective and essential herb used to treat ailments associated with digestive system and uterine system according to Bhavprakash nighantu. Effective seeds are anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial in nature. Caraway seeds contains large amounts of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. This herb is richest source of minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, niacin, sodium and thiamine. Very effective and aromatic oil is obtained from caraway seeds that contains large amount

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Nila Chitrak / Plumbago Auriculata

Nila Chitrak (Plumbago Auriculata) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Word plumbago is derived from Latin word plumbum it means an effective cure for lead poisoning. Root, bark and aerial parts of plant contains various chemicals compounds and are used for their herbal medicinal properties. It is used in Ayurveda for treating various ailments like inflammation, fever, headache, toothache and excessive body pain. It is anti-oxidant and analgesic in nature and also used as stimulant for nervous system.

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Chandrashoor / Lepidium sativum

Chandrashoor (Lepidium sativum) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Chandrashoor is very effective herb of Ayurveda that belongs to mustard family. Seeds and leaves are used to prepare various Ayurveda medications. This beneficial herb is used to pacify vata and kapha dosha. According to Ayurveda text this herb is used to prepare chaturbeeja that possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Seeds of this beneficial herb is richest source of dietary fibre and it is very effective analgesic, diuretic, emmenagogue

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Hing / Ferula Narthex

Hing (Ferula narthex) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Asafoetida is miraculous herb of Ayurveda that is used to treat various health issues from many years ago. It is also considered as main spice used in Indian kitchens. Roots of this herb is cut into small pieces and juice comes from these cuts solidified to make gum resins. It possesses very pungent, foul and very unpleasant smell. It’s anti-viral, carminative, anti-biotic, anti-bacterial, sedative, and anti-inflammatory and diuretic in

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Vacha / Acorus Calamus

Vacha (Acorus Calamus) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Vacha is major herb of Ayurveda that is used to clear speech. In Ayurveda this herb has been used from years for its various medicinal values. In ayurvedic text this herb is used for clearing nasal congestion, improving memory, clearing speech and it is good anti-inflammatory and sedative in nature. It is very effective tonic for nervous system that is good for treating mental related issues. It is highly

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Kulanjan / Alpinia Galanga

Kulanjan (Alpinia Galanga) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Introduction Kulanjan (Alpinia Galanga) is an herb that belongs to rhizome family and used from years in Ayurveda for its various biological activities. This herb is highly aromatic that contains very strong spicy flavor. It is the richest source of anti-oxidant, vitamins and minerals that are good for both skin and hair care. It fights against various fungal infections and god for urinary and respiratory-related problems. According to Ayurveda, this

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