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Medicinal Herbs & Spices

The Herbal Garden at ANHC Goa, India's Ayurveda Clinic Hospital, displays more than 200 spieces of rare Herbal Plants and Spices

Herbs have been called part of "nature's pharmacy." Although their action can in some ways be similar to modern drugs, herbal remedies are generally gentler and safer. Many of the drugs used in conventional medicine are derived from herbs, but rather isolating the "active agent," herbalism uses the whole plant or whole parts of the plant, such as the leaves, the flowers, or the roots. Frequently plants contain constituents that work together synergistically. Sometimes using the whole plant helps decreases the side effects that may occur when using isolated components.
There are many medicinal compounds used in Ayurveda; some of the most commonly recommended formulas include the following.

Family - Cucurbitaceae
Names:
Hindi - Karela
English - Bitter Gourd
Sanskrit - Karavella
Bengali - Karela
Marathi - Karle
Kannada- Hagal
Tamil - Pakal, Pavakka
Malayalam - Kaippakaya
Bitter Gourd is a tropical vegetable and is widely grown in places like India, China and neighbouring countries. It is a nutrient vegetable which contains Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin C and also Vitamin A, B1 and B2.It is a excellent tonic for the skin and its disorders such as itches,, rashes, and eruptions, hives and nettlerash, acne, pimples and blood boils, scabies, ringworm, even psoriasis. It is also used for patients with Diabetes and Piles.

Family - Fabaceae
Names:
Hindi - Vijaisar Kaashthaa
English - Indian Kinowood
Sanskrit -Pitasala Asana,Peetasaar, Sarfaka
Telugu - Paiddagi Chekka
Marathi - Biyala Lakda
Tamil - Vegaimaram chakkalPakal
Trade Name - Bijaisaar Kaashtha
Indian Kinowood is commonly found in central and peninsular India. The bark,gum,flowers,leaves, heartwood of the plant are used for cure of boils,sores, burns and other skin related problems.

Family - Myrtaceae
Names:
Hindi - Jamun
English - Black Berry
Sanskrit -Jambul
Telugu - Naredu Vittulu
Marathi - Jambhul chabi
Tamil - Sambal virat 
Trade Name - Jambul stone

Black Berry - It is grown throughout the plains of India and the fruits,leaves,seeds and bark are used to treat sicknesses like asthma, ulcers, dysentry and diabetes.


Family - Acanthaceae
Names:
Hindi - Kaalmegha
English - The Creat
Sanskrit - Kalpanaatha
Bengali - Kaalmegha
Marathi - Olikiryata
Tamil - Nalavendu 
Trade Name - Kaalmegha

The Creat is a annual herb found throughout India. It is a powerful drug for liver and allied complaints. It is a bitter tonic used in curing fever, worms, dysentery, general weakness, and excessive gas in the stomach.


Family -Euphorbiaceae
Names:
Hindi - Jar amla or Jangli amla
English - Niruri
Sanskrit - Bhumyamlaki
Bengali - Bhuinamla
Tamil - Kizhkay neli 
Trade Name - Bhuiaamla

Niruri is a annual weed mainly used for liver related diseases and is found to be effective in the treatment of infective hepatitis without any side effects. It is also used for constipation, and stomach ache, dyspepsia and dysentery.


Family - Scrophul ariaceae
Names:
Hindi - Kutu kasohini
English - Picrohiza root
Sanskrit - Katula
Bengali - Kataki
Gujarati - Kadu 
Trade Name - Karu
Picrohiza root is a perennial herb found in alpine Himalayas from kashmir to Sikkim use mainly in the treatment of liver and related diseases.

Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre Pvt. Ltd. onion. Family - Liliaceae
Names:
Hindi - Piyaz
English - Onion
Sanskrit - Palandu
Bengali - Pyang
Gujarati - Dungari 
Marathi - Kanda
The onion is a highly nutritive, energy-giving food, as well as a good medicinal herb. It is a good appetiser, antiflatulent, antiseptic, antipyretic, aprodisiac, tissue building and tissue building and cardiac tonic. Chewing on raw onions has proved efficacious in cases of spongy and bleeding gums, and for inflamed sore throats. It is a good tonic and medicine for menstrual disorders in females, and increases the amount of healthy sperm in males.
The onion strengthens the heart muscles and promotes circulation within the heart, preventing and curing ischaemic conditions.


Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre Pvt. Ltd. garlic.. Family - Liliaceae
Name:
Hindi - Lahsun
English - Garlic
Sanskrit - Rasana
Bengali - Rasuna
Tamil - Vellaipunelu 
Trade Name - Lahasuna

Garlic originated from central Asia, and was used by the chinese even as early as 3000 B.C.
Garlic contains Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Thiamine, Ridoflavin, Niacin and Vitamin C. Also, it contains traces if iodine and sulphur which activates and fortifies the defence mechanism of the body, thus making Garlic one of the outstanding prophylastics for any disease. It is also a powerful antiseptic.


  Family -Caesalpiniaceae
Names: 
Hindi - Chaaksu
English - Chaaksu seeds
Sanskrit - chaaksu
Bengali - Chaakut
Tamil - Karun kanami 
Trade Name - Chaaksu bija

Chaaksu seeds are found mainly in the lower parts of the Himalayas. Available in the Indian market. Used in blood pressure,it is a wonderful remedy for bringing down high blood pressure. It is also considered as a remedy for cough, its oil cures ringworms and other skin diseases.


Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre Pvt. Ltd.Serpentine. Family-Apocyanaceae
Names:
Hindi - Chotachand
English - Serpentine
Sanskrit - Sarpgandha
Bengali - Chander
Tamil - Chiran mal podi 
Trade Name - Sarpagandhaa
Serpentine is found in all parts of India. It's root is used for medical purpose like curing insanity,sexual aggression and intestinal disorder.

 

Family -Combretaceae
Names:
Hindi - Arjun
English - Arjuna myrobalan
Sanskrit - Indradrum
Bengali - Arjun
Tamil - Vellai morudaa 
Trade Name - Arjuna chaal
Arjuna myrobalan is a large tree found all over India. It is used for medicinal purpose as in the cure of blood pressure/ heart diseases, it is popularly used as a cardiac tonic.

  Family -Rubiaceae
Names:
Hindi - Ipecac
English - Ipecac
Ipecac is a herb which is cultivated in India. It is used as a drug in the cure of amoebic dysentery and diarrhoea with abdominal pain and tenesmus.


Family - Apocyanace
Names:
Hindi - Kurchi
English - Conessi Seed
Sanskrit - Kalinga 
Bengali - Titaa indrajau
Tamil - Kulappaalaivisai 
Trade Name - Indrajau karwaa
Conessi seed is a small shrub found throughout India. It's bark,seeds and leaves are mainly used for the cure of amoebic dysentery.


Family - Rutaceae
Names:
Hindi - Bael
English - Bael fruit
Sanskrit - Bilva 
Bengali - Bel mool chaal
Trade Name - Bilva mool chaal
Bael fruit is found all over India and readily available in the market during summer. It is used in chronic dysentery and diarrhoea.


Family - Chenopodiaceae
Names:
Hindi - Bathu ka sag
English - Indian wormseed
Sanskrit - Sugandhavastak 
Trade Name - Pappukura
Indian wormseed is an erect much branched herb, found all over India in wheat field during winter season. It is a powerful anthelmintic expelling almost all types of intestinal worms, it is also useful in the treatment of amoebic dysentery.


Family -Zygophyllaceae
Names:
Hindi - Chota-gokhru
English - Small caltrops
Sanskrit - Laghu Gokshura 
Trade Name - Gokharumool
Small Caltrops is a herb that is found throughout India. The plant and dried spiny fruits are used in decoction or infusion in all the diseases of genito-urinary system such as difficulty in passing urine, inflammation of the bladder, kidney disorders and urinary disorders.


Family -Violaceae
Names:
Hindi - Banafshah
English - Wild violet
Sanskrit - Banafsha 
Trade Name - Sweet Violet
Wild Violet is mostly found in Kashmir and in the temperate western Himalayas. The fresh leaves of viola odorate is a reputed drug for treatment of cancer.Powdered leaves taken at bedtime with plain water, takes care of constipation.


Family -Annonaceae
Names:
Hindi - Sharifa
English - Custard apple
Sanskrit - Sitaphal 
Custard apple is a tree that is cultivated all over India. It is medically used in Cancer, it's leaves made into a paste are used to heal unhealing ulcers.

Family - Anarcardiaceae
Names:
Hindi - Aam
English - Mango
Sanskrit - Aamra
A Mango tree is a large evergreen tree found all throughout India. It is rich in Vit A,C, flavones, carotenes, glucosides, sterol, termene, aromatic acids, essential oil, fatty acids and phenolics. It is a powerful nutritive fruit, containing most of the essential substances needed by our body. It contains vitamins and minerals along with important chemicals that keep our body fit and fine. A drink made from boiled unripe mango with salt is a wonderful remedy for heat stroke. Mango juice is a restorative tonic, it should be taken throughout the season to stay healthy.


Family - Moraceae
Names:
Hindi - Anjir
English - Fig
Sanskrit - Anjir

A fig tree is a small tree with a cylindrical stem. It is found all over India. It is mainly used as a edible fruit having high nutritive value. Decoction and poultice. It is high in calories and is easy to digest and assimilate. It also has a analgesic effect against insect sting and bites. The leaves can be used in decoction form to condition hair. The fruit is also given as a cure for piles and diarrhoea.


Family - Caesalpiniaceae
Names:
Hindi - Angana priya
English - Ashoka tree
Sanskrit - Asoka
Ashoka tree is a tree that is cultivated all over India
Medicinal uses
1. In menses - It acts directly on the muscular fibres of the uterus and has stimulating effect on the ovarian tissues
2. Extracts of the plant are considered important to treat disturbed menstrual cycle.
3. Ashoka bark is very useful in uterine affections especially in amenses.


Family - Araceae
Names:
Hindi - Gharbacha
English - Sweet flag
Sanskrit - Bhuta-nashini

Sweet flag is a herb with long, creeping-branched aromatic rhizomes. It is medically used in mental diseases. The oil from rhizome is a good mental stimulant. Its infusion is given in diarrhoea, dysentery, bronchial and chest diseases and epilepsy, it is also considered a household remedy for flatulent colic, and its poultice is used in rheumatic swellings.

 



Family - Lythraceae
Names:
Hindi - Mehndi
English - Henna
Sanskrit - Mendika
Henna is a medium sized much branched shrub found throughout India. The leaves of the plant are used as a prophylactic against skin diseases. The paste of leaves is largely used in Indian homes in headache, burning sensation in feet, on boils and burns. The leaves have some action against tubercular and other bacterial and in typhoid and haemorrhagia.


Family - Umbelliferae
Names:
Hindi - Ajmoda
English - Celery
Sanskrit - Ajmoda

Celery is a biennial erect herb found in the himalayas. It has been successively employed in rheumatoid arthritis. Its other uses are a diuretic, stomachic, aphrodisiac and tonic.

 


Piper Nigrum..

Family - 

Names:
Sanskrit - Maricha
Latin - Piper Nigrum



Family - Umbelliferae

Names:
Sanskrit - Mandukparni
Latin - Centella Asiatica

 



Family - Crassulae

Names:
Sanskrit - Parnabeeja
Latin - Bryophyllum

 

 



Family - Leguminoceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Sheerish
Latin - Albizza Odorotissina

 

 

 



Family - Solanaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Dhaturi
Latin - Dhatura Alba


Family - Menispermaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Rajpatha
Latin - Rawolfia Serpentina


Family - Leguminoceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Paribhadra
Latin - Erythrina Yariegata



Family - Anacardiaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Kajutak
Latin -

 



Family - Amaranthaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Goraksha Ganja
Latin - Aerva Lanata

 



Family - Ancanthaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Vasa
Latin - Adhatoda Vasika



Family - Rubiaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Haridru
Latin - Adina Cordifolia



Family - 

Names:
Sanskrit - Asthishrunkhala
Latin - 



Family - Amaranthaceae

Names:
Sanskrit - Apamarg
Latin - 

 



Family - 

Names:
Sanskrit - Raktachandan
Latin - 

 



Family - 

Names:
Sanskrit - Shatavari
Latin - 

 


TRIPHALA
A traditional herbal cleansing compound that is used as an all-around tonic. It helps balance all 3 doshas and is composed of 3 fruits in dried, powdered form, hence the name, tri-phala. The three fruits are amalaki(pitta-cooling and balancing), haritaki(vata-warming and balancing), and bibhitaki (Kapha-stimulating and balancing). Triphala is the mainstay in treating and preventing many conditions; unlike other Ayurvedic herbal formulas, triphala may be taken for several months. Triphala is generally taken mixed with warm water and consumed as a tea upon arising or before bedtime. Take one-half to one full teaspoon daily, alone or along with other herbal remedies suggested.

TRIKATU
It is another mainstay and consists of black pepper, long pepper, and dried ginger; its uses include the treatment of indigestion, cough, low agni, and weak digestive fire.


GUGGULA COMPOUNDS
They come in several types, each made with the resin of guggul, a relative of myrrh. They are used primarily to treat nervous system disorders. Guggula may also be combined with yogarash, ginger, and triphala to produce a purification compound.

ASHWAGANDHA (winter cherry)

It is often combined with licorice and turmeric and used as a general male toner.



SHATAVRI
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It is often combined with licorice and turmeric for a female toner.

CUMIN SEEDS
Cumin is very commonly used and is a very well known spice. Cumin consists minerals such as Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous and nutritional vitamins like thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A and C
The medicinal properties of Cumin consists especially in its volatile oil, which is a rich source of thymol.



ANISEED
The aromatic natural oil present in Anise is a powerful carminative and antiflatulent. It is also a diuretic and diaphoretic. It helps to bring out the congested phlegm in the bronchioles and thus functions as a expectorant. 

 


BISHOP'S WEED
It has a very high percentage of Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin A and B complex. That is why Bishop's weeds are widely used in Ayurvedic, Unani, and Siddha medicines.

 

 



GINGER
Ginger is a powerful stimulant, carminative, antiflatulent, expectorant and rheumatic agent. Ginger contains Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc And a few other minerals. Though ginger is used for several other ailments, we shall concentrate here mainly on its use in the digestive system.



BLACK PEPPER
Pepper is called the "king of spices" because it is one of the oldest spices with an aroma that is universally pleasant and appetizing. It is a good stimulant of the digestive juices as well as the nerves and that is why it is a age old remedy for digestive disorders. Pepper contains Iron, calcium, Phosphorus, Carotene, Thiamine and other minerals. The easiest way to use pepper is to sprinkle the powder over a dish of food.



CORIANDER
Coriander is another well-known and greatly used aromatic spice, originally from the Mediterranean region. It is good for indigestion, nausea, chickenpox and typhoid fever.

 

 



FENUGREEK
It is a native of Eastern Europe. It contains Protein, Carbohydrate, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Iron. Regular consumption in the form of sprouts and salad of the leaves, would keep the whole system healthy and thoroughly clean.

 



TURMERIC
Turmeric is a perennial herb. The dried underground rhizomes are the commonly used spice both for cooking as well as medicinal purposes. Turmeric contains Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene, Thiamine and Niacin. Turmeric is a powerful vitalizing agent of the entire gasto-intestinal tract, strengthening and enriching the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines. It is regularly used by the Ayurvedic, siddha and unani systems of medicine as one of the best blood purifiers and as an antiseptic, both internally and externally.

CURRY LEAVES
This is a aromatic shrub or small tree, abundantly growing in the rich soils of India and Sri Lanka. Curry leaves contains Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Nicotinic acid and vitamin C. This bitter herb is a potent blood-purifier and a restorative of the degenerated blood cells. Taken regularly it builds up and strengthens the liver and helps in the metabolism of fatty acids. It is a good tonic for the spleen and pancreas, and promotes the increase of the cells of the islets of langerhans in the Pancreas.
It is a good digestive , especially after fatty and fried food. Indigestion, nausea, sour belching, heartburn, morning sickness and other digestive disorders such as diarrhoea, dysentery, bilious vomiting and hemorrhoids also respond well to treatment with curry leaves.

MINT LEAVES
Mint leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins. They contain Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, a good amount of vitamin C. Vitamins D and E too, and some amount of vitamin B complex. Mint leaves stimulate the appetite, promote digestion, relieve flatulency and biliousness. They are a good tonic for the stomach and liver. They eliminate thread worms in children, relieve them of colic around the navel region due to worms, and due to indigestion/ gas.

HOLY BASIL
It is a native of India and was known and used as early as the vedic period. It is commonly known and used for it's medicinal properties.
The essential oil extracted from Holy Basil has the property to destroy bacteria and insects. It is a good nerve tonic and is used as a mental elevator to depression and metal stress. Its regular use sharpens the memory, purifies the blood, reduces blood cholesterol, removes kidney congestion and renal calculi, and regulates blood pressure.

CARROT
It is famous for it's vitamin A content. Carrot is a blood purifier and revitaliser and thus, through the blood, maintaining the acid-alkali balance, carrot is a nourishing food for the entire economy. Carrot contains plenty of Phosphorus, a good bit of calcium, Iron, Vitamin C and small amounts of B Complex. Carrot should not be scraped of it's skin with a knife, because the minerals are just close to the skin and therefore it should just be thoroughly washed, perhaps in a basin of water, mixed with a few crystals of potassium permanganate.
Chewing a raw carrot prevents tooth decay and spongy gums. Green carrot leaves also can be used as salad leaves. They are good roughage material and are very nutritive, containing protein, minerals and vitamins.

BEETROOT
Found in the mediterranean region of Europe or West Asia. It is a good tonic food for health. It can be eaten raw like a apple or pear, or the juice can be drunk as an energizing drink to pep up instant strength, or it can be steamed or boiled like potato and eaten.




CABBAGE
The Cabbage is a universally well known and highly valued leafy vegetable, consumed by Man from time immemorial. This is another vegetable which is at it's best when eaten raw. If boiled boil it for a few minutes, so that the leaves become soft and pleasant to eat.
The Cabbage is an excellent muscle builder and eliminator of the gaseous toxins and promotes the cleansing of the bowel.

 



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