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Lodhra / Symplocos Racemosa

Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of Lodhra Plant Lodhra is an evergreen medium size tree with height of 6-8.5m. Lodhra Leaves: 3 to 4 inches long, circular or oval shaped, leaf stalk is small and it is velvety to touch. Lodhra Flower: Flowering generally occurs in the month of November and continues till the month of February. Flowers are cream colored, small in size and are mostly found in clusters. Lodhra Fruit: Purple blackish in color

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Vatsanabha / Aconitum ferox

Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of plant Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox) is a perennial, tuberous rooted and herbaceous shrub that grows up to 3 feet in height. Leaves of this plant are cleft or lobed, simple, alternate and oval in shape. Towards the bottom leaves are larger in size and on the top of the plant leaves growing are smaller and shorter. Tuberous roots of this plant are dark brown in color from outside and are yellow

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Lime / Lemon / Citrus limon

Lime, Lemon (Citrus limon) Description of Plant Citrus limon (Nimbuka) plant is a straggling bush or small tree which is 3-4 meters tall in height, having numerous angular branches and sharp spines in the leaf-axils. The leaves of this plant are acute, alternate, shiny, and evergreen. The flowers are small, white solitary, and hardly 2 or 3 together, in axils. The plant bears yellow ovoid, rounded berry, fruit with a nipple-shaped edges. The plant flowers and fruits almost the whole

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Kushta / Indian Costus Root / Saussurea lappa

Alsi, Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Description of Plant Kushta (Saussurea lappa) is an herb of strong, perennial 3-4 feet tall shrub and its outer surface appear yellowish brown – grayish brown having rough longitudinal furrows, fine netted wrinkles, and root branches. It has thick cylindrical roots 5-20 cm long, 1-6 cm in diameter, some with slight curve that sometimes split longitudinally and have purple colored flowers. The texture is hard and difficult to snap off. Sometimes presented with peeled outer bark

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Jeeraka / Cumin / Cuminum cyminum

Jeeraka, Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Description of Plant Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is a small annual herb which grows up to 30-50 cm in height. Its leaves are alternate, compound, filiform segment, with sheeting bases. The flowers are small white, found in compound umbels or umbrella-like clusters. The flowers have both male and female structures together and an inferior ovary that develops into a very characteristic fruit called a cremocarp. Fruits are greenish, turns grey when ripe, tapering towards both ends, covered

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Caraway / Kala Jeera / Carum carvi

Caraway (Carum carvi) – Properties, Benefits, Dosage Description of Plant Carum carvi is biennial plant belongs to Apiceae or Umbliferrae family. Appearance of Plant is similar to carrot plant with finely divided feathery leaves with thread like divisions, growing on 20-30 cm stem. The main flower stem is 40-60 cm long having small white or pink flowers in umbels. In India fruits consists of three different species- C. carvi (large and laterally compressed fruits), C. gracile (smaller and dorsally sub

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Karkatshringi / Pistacia integerrima

Karkatshringi (Pistacia integerrima) – Uses, Benefits, Dosage, Properties Description of Plant It is a glabrous shrub, dark grey or blackish bark and grown unto 16m. Leaves are 20-25 cm in length, with or without terminal leaflet; leaflets 4-5 pairs, lanceolata, coriaceous and base oblique. The odor of this shrub is Peculiar. Leaves are dark green in color which turn bright red in autumn. This is the time when they are more easily recognized. Flowers are in lateral panicles, male compact,

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Aparajita / Butterfly pea / Clitoria Ternatea

Aparajita, Shankupushpam, Butterfly pea (Clitoria Ternatea) Another very useful herb explained in scriptures of Ayurveda, Aparajita plant is a very beautiful herbaceous plant with many medicinal uses. It has a very soothing impact on the nervous, circulatory and psychological systems of the body. Aparajita is commonly known as Koyala in Hindi. The plant belongs to Fabaceae family and its Latin name is “Clitoria ternatea”. Common Synonyms of Shankupushpam English name – Butterfly pea, Clitoria, Mezereon, Winged – leaved Hindi name

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Arjuna / Terminalia Arjuna

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) – Properties, Benefits, Uses & Dosage Arjun is one of the most famous herbs known today. It has many effective medicinal uses especially for the heart and circulatory system which make it such a valuable herbal component in the treatment of heart problems in Ayurveda. As we all know, the reddish bark of the plant is the main useful part. Although other parts of this majestic tree are also used for treatment. It belongs to Harar family,

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Protein – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Protein play crucial role for the maintenance of overall good health of body. These are among the most abundant type of chemicals in human body. Protein are the major components in our body. Most abundant Protein are found in skin, hair, muscles and various other organs. They help to strengthen these structures. They perform the various movements in body like contraction of muscles and also movements of food in the digestive system. Protein

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Sodium – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Sodium comes under the category of essential minerals which are important for a healthy body. Without sufficient sodium in body there is destruction in the neural and cellular functions. Majority of sodium we get in our diet is available in the form of sodium chloride (salt compound). In nature sodium exists in the form of many numbers of salts. Sodium plays an important role in the cellular function of body. It helps in

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Akhrot / Walnut / Juglans regia

Akhrot, Walnut (Juglans regia) Who does not like munching onto a handful of nuts and dry fruits randomly to quench hunger pangs in between meals? Most of us are also familiar with the nutritional benefits of these nuts such as Almonds, Walnuts, and Pistachio etc. They are immensely rich sources of many rare minerals that are not found in our regular food and therefore, their inclusion as part of regular diet is equally important. Their delicious taste is just another

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