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Goat’s Rue / Galega officinalis

Goat’s Rue (Galega officinalis) – Uses, Health Benefits and Therapeutic Effects About Goat’s Rue Goat’s rue (Galega officinalis) is an herbaceous plant native to the Middle East. But now has been naturalized to Western Asia and Europe. In ancient folks, goat’s rue has been narrated as a plant with high medicinal value and widely used a diuretic. It is widely cultivated as a green manure, a bee plant, a forage crop and an ornamental. It is widely cultivated as a

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Ajwain / Carom Seeds / Trachyspermum Ammi

Ajwain, Carom Seeds (Trachyspermum Ammi) Description of Plant In the field of medicine, use of plants as medicines is as old as human development. These plants have various bioactive substances that help to eradicate the state of ailments. Yavani is one of these plants with medicinal properties. This herb belongs to the family Apiaceae. Yavani is also known as Trachyspermum ammi, its scientific name. Yavani grows in dry or semi-dry regions where soil is full of salt contents. Yavani is

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Turmeric / Curcumin / Curcuma longa

Turmeric, Curcumin (Curcuma longa) Description of plant Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 1mt in height. Leaves of this plant are alternate, smooth, green, tapering at both ends and arranged in the pair of two. Leaves are further divided in leaf sheath, leaf blade and petiole. A false stem is arising from the leaf sheath and leaves are about 2 feet in length. This plant produces highly branched, yellow to orange colored, cylindrical and very

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Gokshura / Puncture Vine / Tribulus terrestris

Gokshura, Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris) – Uses, Benefits, Ayurvedic Properties & Effects on Dosha Gokshura Plant Gokshura is a small, prostrate, hirsute or silky hairy herb. Gokshura leaves are stipulate, opposite, usually unequal, pinnate, leaflets 5-8 pairs, oblong, mucronate. Gokshura flowers are solitary, axillary or leaf opposed, yellow or white. Gokshura fruits are globose, hairy, 5-angled, and spinous with two long and two short spines on each cocci and Gokshura seeds are obliquely pendulous. General Description It is one of

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Shalmali / Silk Cotton Tree / Salmalia malabarica

Shalmali, Silk Cotton Tree (Salmalia malabarica) Description of plant Shalmali tree grows in tropical humid conditions and reaches height up to 20 meters and old trees reach maximum height of 60mts in wet tropical weathers. This tree is known as king of forest because of its beautiful flowers and massive size. This plant contains deciduous leaves and straight and stout trunk with light grey color and it bears hard, sharp and conical thorns. Semal tree bears red colored beautiful flowers

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and is stored in the liver. Types of Vitamin A Generally, Vitamin A found in the diet is of two types: Preformed Vitamin A: This type of Vitamin is found in animal products that include meat, fish and dairy foods too. Pro-Vitamin A: This type of Vitamin is found in plant based foods. It includes fruits and vegetables. Beta carotene is the most common type of

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Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is named as “thio-vitamine”. It is a vitamin of the B-complex Vitamin and is water soluble and is one of the essential nutrient for the human body. It is named as vitamin B1 because it was the first B vitamin discovered. It is needed by our bodies in order to use carbohydrates properly. Benefits of Vitamin B1 Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme, and activates the enzymes and proteins

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Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin. It is a water soluble vitamin that is required for the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose which in turn is used to produce energy. It was first observed as the yellow-green pigment in milk. Benefits of Vitamin B2 Riboflavin is one of 8 B vitamins that include following Benefits: It acts as an antioxidant. It is important for the production of red blood cells. It

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and is not stored by our body. We have to take this vitamin via food rich in vitamin C. Importance of Vitamin C Vitamin C is required by the body for the growth and repair of tissues. The vitamin helps the body make collagen. Collagen is an important protein that is required to make skin, tendon, cartilage, blood vessels and ligaments too. It is needed

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Vitamin D is also among the nutrients which our body needs in order to stay healthy. Functions of Vitamin D Here are some important functions of this vitamin: The vitamin helps the body to absorb calcium. This vitamin along with calcium helps to maintain the strong bones. There is a hormone, called parathyroid hormone, which reabsorbs the bone tissue as well as makes them thin and brittle. Vitamin D blocks this hormone

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