Saturday, December 31, 2016

Amla-Indian gooseberry




Name of Indian gooseberry in different languages:

Hindi: Amla
English: Emblic myrobalan, myrobalan, Amla
Sanskrit: Amalika, Amla, AmlakiMalayalam: Nelli നെല്ലി

Plant description:

Indian gooseberry(Phyllanthus Emblica ) is a deciduous tropical tree, monoecious, grows to the height up to 18 meters tall, leaves are small, green, oppositely arranged, flowers are greenish-yellow flowering is March to May, fruits are fleshy, pale green, globose and single-seeded, a drupe, globose, 1 to 1.3 cm in diameter.Useful plant parts: Seed, fruit, leaves, bark, the root and flowers.It is an effective natural remedy for curing many diseases. It can cure Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, some types of cancer, age-related renal disease, eyes disorder, diabetes, indigestion, heartburn, balance Vata, pita, and Kapha. It is one of Triphala group.
Chemical content: Ascorbic acid, flavonoids, kaempferol, ellegic acid.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Indian garcinia- കുടംപുളി

Scientific name-Garcinia gummi-gutta 

English: Brindleberry, Malabar tamarind, pot tamarind
Hindi: Bilathy Amly बिलाति अंलि
Malayalam: Kudampuly

Plant description:

Indian garcinia or Pot tamarind tropical tree grows up to 12 m tall. Leaves are simple, opposite, petiole 5 to 1.6 cm long, elliptic, tapered to apex, trunk and bark are reddish brown color and with yellowish sticky latex, flowers are borne in axillary as clusters, calyx cream and petals pink. Fruits or berries resembled with pumpkin and pale green to yellow when ripe, globose, 6 to 8 grooved, 5 cm in diameter and many seeded. Dried fruits except seeds are the useful part.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Indian snake root - സർപ്പഗന്ധി

Indian snake root

Scientific name - Rauwolfia serpentina
Sanskrit: Saptaparna, Malayalam: Sarpagangdhi സർപ്പഗന്ധി, Amalpori,Tamil: Charpaganda-சர்பகந்தா.
It is a shrub, commonly grow as wild, In evergreen forest and and desidious forests in Indian, it is small, glaborous and deep.....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Medicinal plants of Kerala

Abuta-Cissampelos pareira

Malayalam: Malathangi-മലതാങ്ങി, Vattavally-വട്ടവള്ളി
English: Velvet-leaf, Abuta
Sanskrit: Ambasthaki,  Ekashthila,  Tiktapushpa, Atisaranashani, Ambashtaki, Shreyasi.
Hindi: Leghu patha

Plant description

It  is an annual climber vine, spreading over trees, fences, etc., commonly found in tropical forest areas, plane lands, Western Ghats area, etc., the leaves are dark green, hairy, ovate or heart-shaped, about 4 to 10 cm in diameter. Flowers are small, dioecious (both female and male in a plant), light green in color, found in clusters  in the  leaf axis. The fruits are berries, many, small and round, born in clusters, green in color turns to red when ripe.

Medicinal uses: 

To treat rheumatic disorders, coughing and cold, to increase breast milk, urinary disorders, to treat cobra bite, anti-malarial. It is an important herb in feminine diseases like uterine hemorrhages, miscarriage, urogenital disorders  etc.
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Adamant creeperAdamant creeper- ചങ്ങലംപരണ്ട


The scientific name: Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn. / Vitis quadrangularis

English: Bonesetter, Devil's Backbone, Veldt Grape.
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala
Malayalam: Changalamparanda
Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa, Asthisamharaka.

Plant description:


It is an edible, stemmed plant, similar to cactus type herb grows up to 2 m in length with the help of tendrils,  and square shaped branches with interns nodes, up to 10 cm long. Leaves are arranged alternately, heart-shaped, reniform, margin entire, and sometimes toothed, three-lobed and 5 cm. long, which appear at the nodes. Flowers are small and white or yellowish or greenish yellow, fruits or berries are globular and turn red when ripe.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Useful Medicinal Plants


Adamant creeper-Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn.




                         

Medicinal Uses:

Adamant creeper or Bonesetter plant is mainly used in the treatment of bone-related problems in Ayurveda, such as heal broken bones, injured ligaments, and tendons, and used in the treatments of hemorrhoid, and to treat vitiated Vata and  Kapha disorders.

Plant description:

Bonesetter is an edible stemmed plant, cactus type herb grows up to 2 m in length with the help of tendrils,  and square shaped branches with interns nodes, up to 10 cm long. Leaves are arranged alternately, heart-shaped, reniform, margin entire, and sometimes toothed, tri-lobed and 5 cm. long, which appear at the nodes. Flowers are small and white or yellowish or greenish yellow, fruits or berries are globular and turn red when ripe.

Name of Adamant creeper in different languages:-

English: Bonesetter, Devil’s Backbone, Asthisamharaka.
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala
Malayalam: Changalamparanda-ചങ്ങലംപരണ്ട
Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa



Arrowleaf sida: Sida rhombifolia.







Medicinal uses:
Arrowleaf Sida is an important herbal plant in Ayurveda, it is used as an ingredient of in many of Ayurvedic medicines for the rheumatic complaints. The root of this plant is the useful part is used to  treat Vata, pitta, pain, asthma, bronchitis and urinary problem.
Plant description:
Arrowleaf sida is a small, long-lived shrub or woody herb, with erect stems usually growing up to 120 centimeters tall, usually found in roadsides and rocky areas as a weed. Its stems are slender, rather woody, with a tough stringy bark. The leaves are often diamond-shaped with toothed margins, long up to 1.5 inches, and arranged oppositely. Flowers are five petals, which are approximate 4 to 7 mm long, creamy or orange-yellow in color. It is small fruit separate into 8-12 one-seeded segments when mature.

Name in different languages:-

English: Broom bush, Rhombus-leaved sida
Sanscrit: Hastibala, Mahasamanga, Vadhyala, Athibala
Hindi: Barela
Malayalam: Anakurunthotty-ആനക്കുറുന്തോട്ടി

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Ayappana Tea - Herbal remedy for spider bite

Scientific name: Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl

Name in different languages:-

English: Ayappana, Red false daisy
Sanskrit: Ajaparna
Malayalam: Ayappana-അയ്യപ്പന,

Plant description:

Ayapana  is a tropical annual shrub belongs to Asteraceae family, growing up to 1.5 m tall, long leaves are slender, lance-shaped, tapered apex, margin entire, the flowers are pale pink in color, the thin, hairless stem, which is reddish brown in color.
Useful plant parts: Leaf, whole plant.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Herbal medicines






Common name: Malabar Nut
Malayalam:  Adalodakam

Scientific name: Justicia adhatoda 


Malabar Nut  is an important herb in Ayurveda treatments of bronchial problems. It is commonly growing in fertile soil and it grows about 1 to 1.5 meter in height, it's leaf juice is bitter in taste which is used  in treatments. It is mainly used to treat of the cough, bronchitis, asthma etc. It has the ability to increase the platelet counts in blood. Fresh or dried leaves of the plant can be used for the  treatments. It is  also prescribed  for local bleeding due to peptic ulcer, piles etc. It's local use may give relief from gum bleeding. Powdered leaves are used for skin troubles.

Uses: One teaspoon of leaf juice with honey is very effective for the chronic cough.Dried leave's powder and Cumin seed (Jeerakam) powder is also better for cough trouble
Young leaf buds ground well with seven cumin seeds can also used to treat cough


Long pepper  (Thippaly) തിപ്പലി

Common name: Long Pepper

Malayalam:  Thippaly

Scientific name: Piper longum Linn.

Long pepper is a climber plant  which is  close relative to  the black pepper plant, It is  hotter in taste. It is capable of  cure many diseases like gastric problems, cough and cold, throat problems, digestion problems etc.. It can increase immunity power. It helps to destroy germs. It has the ability to increase the level of hemoglobin in blood. It is one of the main ingredients of cough syrups and Leghyams (Ayurveda Medicines).

Uses: Consuming it's dried seed powder with honey can reduce cough problems.

                                  Elephant's  foot ( Anachuvadi) ആനച്ചുവടി 






Common name: Elephant's foot

Malayalam:  Anachuvady

Scientific name: Elephantopus scaber


Elephant's foot -Anachuvadi is flat leafed plant resembles of elephant's foot. It is not at all growing up ward and  only spread in ground level.This plant is very effective for  small pox and it is also  used as a brain tonic. This plant has the ability to prevent bacteria infection. This plant can consume by adding in Biriyani (Indian Food) etc.


Bacopa Monnieri  (Brahmi)ബ്രഹ്മി 

                 
                    


Common name: Bacopa Monnieri

Malayalam:  Brahmi

Scientific name: Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa monniera -Brahmi is a powerful small herbal plant  creeping herb with numerous branches mostly found in wet lands. It is a semi water plant. In Ayurvedic medicine, Brahmi is capable  of improves  memory and intellect. Brahmi is an ingredient of many of  Ayurvedic medicines (eg. Brahmi Kalpam) and in Brahmi hair oil etc. It has been used in  traditional treatments for a number of disorders like  anxiety, intellect, and poor memory etc. 

Uses: It can consume  by fry in gee or boiled with milk and use daily is helpful to enhance the memory power both adult and children.Use of oil can induce hair growing ans also capable of  reduce hair lose.

Madar Plant (
Erukku)
 എരുക്ക് 


Scientific name: Calotropis Gigantia


 Madar (Erukku) is a  high medicinal valued plant growing 1 to 2 meter high . The leaves and stem also has a lactic secretion, which is used in the treatment. Its use to clean the teeth, It's leaves are using rheumatic treatments, especially  for knee pain.The white milk given out by the plant is smeared on bad teeth to clean them.

                                                                        Kacholam (കച്ചോലം )

                                              Scientific name: Kaempferia galanga Linn. 





This herb is a seasonal plant growing in monsoon  seasons, it's leaves spreads on the ground.Rhizomes is the useful part of this plant.This mainly using the treatments of Skin diseases, wounds, fever and nasal obstruction etc.This is also using in the treatment of gastric problems.It is capable of controlling worm disturbance in small children, a small piece of dried  rhizome powder is mix with milk is very effective.

Tinospora (Amruth)അമൃത് 

Scientific name: Tinospora Cordifolia



Tinospora Cordifolia  is a climber plant  and it has a lot  of medicinal values. It is very effective for Cholesterol control, take a piece of ambrosia stem, boiled in water and drink 50 ml every day.It is  very effective for diabetic control too.  


    Trailing eclipta (Kaiyunnam or Kayyoonni)കയൂന്നി 

                                       Scientific name:Eclipta alba/eclipta prostrata 





  
Trailing elipta or Kayyoni is a seasonal plant growing mostly in rainy season.It is traditionally used in Kerala as an ingredient  of hair oil as a herbal treatment.It has protective features against dandruff and pre-mature hair graying and hair loss.Coconut oil  boiled with whole plant and apply on hair  is also beneficial for the coolness of head and eye-sight. The herb has an ability to protective features against dandruff and pre-mature hair graying.Coconut oil boiled with kayyonni and other ingredients and apply on head before bath for the coolness of head and eye-sight.It is used in the treatment of liver diseases,  anemia, diphtheria, etc.The plant grows abundantly in the rainy season.

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Goatweed (kallurukki)കല്ലുരുക്കി 

Scientific name: Scoparia dulcis Linn. 




Goat weed (Kallurukki) means stone dis solver use for removing or dissolving bladder stones or kidney stone. The whole plant of goat weed(Kallurukki) increases the function of renal and helps in dissolving vesical calculus (Bladder Stones)

 Aloe (Kattarvazha)കറ്റാർവാഴ 

Scientific name:Aloe vera 




Aloe Vera is a very important  herbal plant in Ayuvedic treatments,  It is used to heal the burn marks. It is capable to cure many  skin diseases. It can also be used to remove dandruff from the hair. It is also taken internally for the stomach disorders. The leaves of Aloe Vera is used for the treatment of facial edema or swelling. Its fluid is beneficial in reducing the inflammation and pain. Organic Aloe Vera juice reduces acidity. It can prevent from fungus, influenza virus, measles, and high fever etc.Small pieces of  its leaves mix 50 ml of brandy and 500 g honey and keep it in fridge for 1 week,drink it 2 spoon daily it is good for Cancer patients and varicose vain people.

 Indian pennywort (Kodakan)കൊടകൻ ,കൊടങ്ങൾ 

Scientific name:Centella asiatica





Indian penniwort(Kodakan or Kodangal) is the numbered herb in Ayurveda. The plant spreads on the ground and new plants developing from it's  nodes,It is useful to treating rheumatism, arthritis, skin diseases, circulatory problems,  and varicose veins. It is also capable of lowering blood sugar levels.It has the ability to reduce gastric problem,Kodangal can eat as row with salad items. it can help to increase hemoglobin level of anemic patients. Boil in water  with cumin seed make as a drink, it is good for stomach problems

Tooth ache plant (Kuppamanjal) കുപ്പമഞ്ഞൾ 

Scientific name:Acmella oleracea 



Toothache plant is a fast growing plant .Its leaves and flower heads contain an analgesic agent that may be used to reduce toothaches by chewing its stem or leaf.It is also use to treat Viper snake biting.


Hazarmani (Kizhukanelli or keezharnelli)

കിഴർനെല്ലി 

Scientific name: Phyllanthus Debllis


Hazarmani is a small plant,growing up to 1 feet It use to treat many diseases in Ayurvedic treatments.The whole plant inclusive of root and stem  can used to treat jaundice and Liver ailments etc.It is also help to reduce stomach problems. Whole part of this plant's pulp mix in butter milk take orally is very effective  for jaundice.

Asparagus(Chadavary)ശതാവരി 

Scientific name:Asparagus racemosus Wild




Asparagus is a powerful medicine in Ayurveda.The root of this plant are used as medicine,it is  the size of our little finger. This plant's root help to  increase the breast milk , the juice maid by crushing and squeezing of the bulb mixed with either ghee or milk can consume as drink .Asparagus can be consumed in the form of  pickle ,it is good nourishment and gives energy to the body.

Biophytum (Mukkutti)മുക്കുറ്റി 

Scientific name:Biophytum sensitivum Linn.





Biophytum is a small plant with coconut palm shaped with yellow flowers .So it is called in Kerala "Nilamtengu" means Ground coconut.It grows u p to 4-5 inches. Biopytum is very important herbal medicine in Ayurvedic treatments.It is a traditional folk medicine used to treat numerous diseases. Its leaf well grinned and mix with milk can use to treat dysentery. It can also used for heavy bleeding seen in period of women.

 Consumption weed (Muyalcheviyan)മുയൽചെവിയൻ 

Scientific name:Emilia sonchifolia DC  



Consumption weed plant is growing up to 1 feet high with small pink flowers. This is a seasonal plant growing commonly in rainy season.The plant leaves are  resembles with the ear of the rabbit ,so t is known as Muyal cheviyan . This plant is used in the treatment of Indian Krait bite. It is also use to treat  tonsillitis.  The juice of the plant mix with black pepper powder and one clove  of garlic and apply on head before sunrise repeat it for three days.


Glycosmis arboraea(Paanal)പാണൽ 

Scientific name:Glycosmis arboraea (Roxb)DC





Glycosmis arboraea is a traditional medicine to treat various diseases in Ayurvedic treatments .Whole Part of the plant can used as medicine  .It has the ability to protect  liver and its functions ,many of the studies had proven that. Glycosmis arborea extract was able to overcome the toxic effects of hepato toxic agents.It has an anti bacteriac effect. Young leaves juice mix in milk and drink is for good health.

                                                   
                                                 Mimosa Pudica or Touch me not

                                                   Thottavadi) തൊട്ടാവാടി 

Scientific name:Mimosa pudica Linn 


 Touch me not (Thottavady) is a prickly  plant with very sensitive .The whole plant of this plant  is used the treatment of jaundice, asthma and fever etc.

                                                             Holy Basil (Thulasi)തുളസി 

                                                 Scientific name:Ocimum tenuiflorum

Holi Basil is a sub shrub growing  2- 5 feet high .This plant is medically very  important in Ayurveda treatment.It is planting  for religious and medicinal purposes in India. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for herbal treatments.  It is taken in many forms as herbal tea,dried powder,fresh leaf or mixed with ghee. It is also use as a mosquito repeller. The pulp of the leaves with turmeric helps to reduce swelling due to toxic insect bites.Juice of the plant leaf and juice leaf of beetle leaf is also used to treat insect bites.Its leaf juice alone can be used to treat cold diseases.Smelling of leaves can reduce head ache. 

  Leucas Indica( Thumba)തുമ്പ 

                                                  Scientific name:Leucas aspera




Lucas Indica is a small herb growing 8-10 centemeters. It used for different medicine in Ayurveda treatments.For throat pain or tonsillitis grind some plant leaves, few black pepper &  garlic  apply externally.For Diabetic patients , take daily 10 gms thumba juice with 2 black pepper.It is also beneficial for Throat infection of small children give 1 spoon plant juice with honey is effetive.

This plant is also used for the treatment of snake venom. It's leaves are also an excellent mosquito repellers. The juice of leaves with honey is a medicine for indigestion and stomach ache.The flowers with honey is effective for coughs and cold.This Herb is also used as antipyretic.

                                   

Betel leaf plant(Vettila)വെറ്റില 

Scientific name:Piperaceae 



The betel leaf plant is a climber  that growss 10-15ft with a supporter plant.Betel leaf plant is used in the preparation of the medicated oil (Murivenna or Chadavenna).For the treatment of the irritation in the skin caused due  spider bite ,take the juice of the leaf and apply with coconut oil. The juice of this plant is used for Nasyam(An Ayurvedic treatment in India) betel leaf is a remedy for bad breath, by chewing with calcium carbonate(Chunna) and Arecanut(Pakku).

Spreading Hogweed ,
Punarnava(
Thazhuthama)തഴുതാമ 


Scientific name:
Boerrhavia diffusa 



Spreading Hog weed is spreading fast in fertile soil in rainy season. It has been used in the Indian tribal as a therapeutic herb. The leaves are consume as a vegetable . The root juice is used to treat asthma, urinary disorders, leukorrhea, rheumatism and encephalitis etc.

               Spreading Hog weed lowers serum uric acid, which is helpful in treating urogenital disorders.It is beneficial in treating urinary tract infections.
The herb is also helpful in the treatment of asthma and inflammatory conditions like rheumatism.


Desmodium (Orila)ഓരില 

Scientific name:Desmodium gangeticum




This is a small plant .It is widely use in Ayurveda for the treatment of neurological disorders .The root of the plant can reduce tooth ache and used in diarrhea treatment too .It is also used to treat gall bladder stones.

  Viscid pseudarthria (Moovila)മൂവില 

Scientific name:Pseudarthria viscida W&A





Pseudarthria viscida is commonly known as Moovila(Three leaves) growing  up to 1 feet.It is an important herbal plant in the traditional medicine. The root is one of the Dasamoola(10 roots) in Ayurveda. It is used to treat ulcer, hepatic disorders, bronchitis,etc. 



Balloon Wine(Valliyuzhinja)വള്ളിയുഴിഞ്ഞ 


 Scientific name:Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn.



  
This is a small climber plant grows  with tendrils  with 1 to 1.5 meter high with other plant's support. This using to treat stomach problems.main Ingredient of Karkidaka kanji in Kerala Ayurveda treatment of rheumatism.It can reduce many of physical problems which is using in rainy seasons in the month of July-August (Karkidakam). 


Indian Rock foil(Panikkorkka)പനി കൂർക്ക 
 Scientific name:Coleusaromatis Benth


Indian rock foil is use to treat fever both the stem and leaves are used for medicine.The children  can get good sleep and immunity from various illnesses.The juice of leaves is mixed with honey and drink to get rid of fever.Worms can be treated by drinking the juice of its leaves with honey.Juice of the leaves is able to reduce cold and cough,which can apply on head.

Neem (Aryavep)ആര്യവേപ്പ് 

Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Juss


Neem  plant is growing about  15  feet high.It has yellow fruits is also medicinal quality.It has been used as an insecticide in ancient times .It acts as an  astringent, and antiseptic too. It is anti diabetic, anti bacterial and anti viral properties.It is used to treat gastric problems, worms and ulcers. It is also useful in malarial fever. The leaves are used to cure chicken pox. Neem tea is usually taken to reduce the headache and fever.  Neem bark acts as an analgesic and can cure high fever. Even the skin diseases can be cured through the Neem leaves. it is  effective for preventing periodontal disease. 

Pomegranate (Mathalanarakam)മാതളനാരകം 

Scientific name:punica granatum



Pomegranates  are  benefit to  the heart and blood vessels. It's major component Punicalagins are the  responsible for this.It is also antioxidant . They reduce cholesterol,  blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages (atherosclerosis) melt away.In other studies, potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce platelet aggregation. Pomegranates good for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes.
Pomegranate is using traditional treatments for diarrhea, dried fruit shell's  powder mix with 1 teaspoon of honey or 50 ml of buttermilk and drink daily  2-3 times.  

Black Vasa, Black malabar nut(Vathamkolli)വാതം കൊല്ലി 

Scientific name:Justicia gendarussa Burm.f

The Vatamkolli means Rheumatism killer  is used to treat Rheumatism(vatham) , headache ,cough, bronchitis, migraine(Kodinji), fever etc. For rheumatic pain whole plant boiled in water and use it to take bath.Smelling it's root is capable to reduce migraine pain. 


Clerodendrum (Perikilam,Oruveran)

പെരികിലം , ഒരുവേരൻ 

Scientific name:clerodendrum viscosum vent 


It is a single rooted plant ,growing up to one meter high.The root of clerodendrum is used as a medicine to treat acidity .It is also used to treat sprains.Dried root's powder mix with jaggery can consume daily for  acidity problems.

Karimkurinji കരിംകുരിഞ്ഞി 

Scientific name:Strobulanthus heiniyanus 



This plant is use to treat rheumatic diseases, leaves of Karumkurinji are heated first and then grind and applied externally on affected areas. For tooth pain, the whole plat is boil with water and used as gargle. Kurinji kuzhambu is a very effective medicine for post natal care.
For diabetes and Urinary tract infections this is very effective.leaves are externally applied for skin diseases.
For rheumatic Arthritis, the leaves of Karimkurinji are baked and tied into bundles in a piece of cloth called Kizhi and used for heating on the affected area after oil application.

Yellow Zedoary (Koova)കൂവ 

Scientific name:Curcuma Aromatica Salish


It helps to get rid of germs and poison .The chemical in Curcumin help to enhance the beauty of the skin . According to Ayurveda it has body heating nature and is bitter in taste .The plant is use to get relief from sprains and fractures .The paste made from plant and cinnamon leaf is smeared on the affected area.

Thorn apple(Ummam)ഉമ്മം 

Scientific name:Datura stramonium Linn


It is fast growing plant with thorny fruits .  This is mainly using to treat Asthma.In India in Ayurvedic treatments the leaves are generally smoked either in a cigarette or a pipe. This practice of smoking  to relieve asthma


Thorn apple white(Vella Ummam)വെള്ള  ഉമ്മം 

Scientific name:Datura stramonium Linn

Wild Senna (Thakara)തകര 

Scientific name:Cassia tora L.





Wild senna is an important herb in Ayurvedic treatments .The seed, root and leaf of plant is used to treat skin diseases, rheumatic ailments.This plant can consume as a vegetable,it is capable to increase the eye power.

 

Drum stick Plant (Moringa or Muringa)മുരിഞ്ഞ

Scientific name: Moringa oleifera


 The Drum stick plant's grows about 20 feet hight. It's leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.It's leaves and fruit consumed as vegetable.Drum stick plant is considered an important medicine in Ayurveda.All part of the plant is using to various treatments.Traditionally it is using to make tonics
It is used to treat anemia,arthritis and rheumatism, asthma etc.It is also helpful to treat cancer,constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy,etc. Leaf's juice is capable to reduce high blood pressure.It can take orally with honey,that is also good for increase HB in blood.For increasing breast milk production,it's leaves fry with egg and have it daily for tree or five days.Drum stick plant contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals abundantly.


Ash colored fleabane (Poovankurunnila)പൂവാങ്കുരുന്നില 

Scientific name: Vernonia cinerea (Linn.) Less.



This is an annual herb grows up to 50-60 cm. in height. Flowers are pinkish violet.All part of the plant has medicinal value which is very effective for tonsillitis, stomach pain, diarrhea,  herpes and ringworm etc.It has anti cancerous property.


Cassia (Ponnaraveeran)പുന്നരവീരൻ 

Scientific name: 






Ponnaraveeran plant belong to Cassia family which also yellow flowered plant. This plant growing up to 5- 7 feet high.This is medically important for the treatment of eye.It leaves and flowers can consume as a vegetable and it is very tasty,which  may help to improve vision problems. 

 

Hemigraphis (Murikooti)മുറികൂട്ടി 


Scientific name:Hemigraphis colorata

 


Hemigraphis (Murikootti)is plant is growing abundantly in fertile soil up to 6- 8 cm.This can consume as vegetable.this is very effective for fast curing of fresh wound or cuts,It is also used to treat ulcers, inflammation etc.In folk medicines, it is taking internally for anemia.

                                                     

                                                     Crape Ginger(Kattukarimbu)കട്ടുകരിമ്പ് 

Scientific name:Costus speciosus 


Crape ginger or malay ginger is a wild plant with red flowers,growing 1 to 1.5 feet. Stem of this plant is used in traditional treatment for eye diseases like Madras (eye),heat the stems gently and squeeze to take the juice and pour in to the eye. 




Henna  (mailanji)മൈലാഞ്ചി 

Scientific name :Lawsonia inermis Linn. 



Henna is a large shrub grows up to 3 m.height with small leaves and fragrant small white flowers .This plant is used to treat pain, ulcer, edema, hair fall, graying of hair, burning sensation, headache, hepatitis, skin diseases, anemia etc.All the parts of the plants are useful.Dried leaf powder is used to do henna,it helps to keep our head cool and coloring of hair black.Leaves paste is used decorate hands of girls with traditional drawing like tattoo.This is very effective for 
agnail treatment,well grinded leaves with row turmeric and keep it over infected area.


                                                 Castor Oil Plant (Avanakku)ആവണക്ക് 




Scientific name: Ricinus Communis Linn

                                        


Castor oil seed plant(Avanakku) is very important medicinal plant  to take medicinal oil very early it is used for rheumatic treatments.It is growing about 5 meter height.Oil is getting from dried fruits extract.Young leaf fry in gee and use for night blindness. 




                                        Eupatorium (Appa,Communist Pacha )അപ്പ 

Scientific name: Chromoleana


                                                                               


This plant is native of North America, it is growing and spread  very fast.All the parts of the plants are  used as medicine.This plant is very effective for body pain or joint pain due to Chikungunya,whole plant boiled in water and used to take bath or well  grinded leaf apply on joints occasionally can get relief from pain. Leaf juice is used to cure wounds. Plant leaf and turmeric together grind well and apply for skin diseases. 
                                                               

Cherula (Balippovu)ചെറുള 



Scientific name:Aerva lanata 



Cherula is a annual plant with small thick white flowers which is an important herbal medicine in Ayurveda treatment of  both kidney stone and bladder stone.This is the one of Deshapuzhpa in Ayurveda.




Cinnamon (Edana)എടന 


Scientific name:Olea Malabarica Kostel  







Cinnamon is mainly used as a spice ,used in Indian curries and as a part of the garam masala.This plant is is growing up to 30-35 feet high. It's bark and leaves are used as spices. it is medically important in Ayurveda treatment.Consuming half teaspoon of the bark powder  every day helps in reducing blood sugar, cholesterol etc.It is also capable to reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. 

                                         Papaya ( Pappaya , Omakkai , Kappalanga)
                                                                                   പപ്പായ 
Scientific name:Carica papaya






Papaya  is now a days  very notable medicine for the treatment of Dengue fever  It is noticed that it is capable to increase platelet count in blood.Young leaf of the plant squeeze well and take it juice  and consume 10 ml twice a day .Consuming it's ripe fruit is capable to reduce worm disturbance in children.  More details



                                                                      Nilapulladyനിലപ്പുല്ലടി 


Scientific name: 


                                                                            Thoova(തൂവ,  ചൊറി ചുണങ്ങു )


Scientific name: 






                                                                        Prasarany(പ്രസാരണി ) 



Scientific name: 



                                              Jointed buttonweed
(Tharthaval Black )താർ താവൽ 

Scientific name:Spermacoce hispida

This herb is used as to make  murivenna,Recent studies show this plant contain calcium phosphorus, which is good to human bone treatments like fracture,bone diseases etc.It is also used to treat urinary problems like burning sensations etc.Whole part of the plant can use as medicine.Dried plants powder mix with milk and use daily can decrease urinary problems.

                                                   Jointed buttonweed 

                              (Tharthaval white)താർ താവൽ വെള്ള 

Scientific name: Spermacoce articularis


                                                 (Shangupuzhpam Neela) നീലശംഖു പുഴ്പം 

Scientific name: 









  (Vallippala)

Scientific name: 



Important plant seeds(Vithukal) use as medicine


Blackseed (Karimjeerakam)കരിംജീരകം 

Scientific name: Nigella sativa




Black Seed truly is an amazing herb. It is taking from black cumin plants. It is good for almost all diseases, treatments related to respiratory health, stomach and intestinal health, kidney and liver function, circulatory and immune system support, and for general overall well-being.It is also capable of preventing Cancer.According to prophet Muhammed Nabi black seed is "remedy for all diseases except death".Studies reveal that Blackseed has 20 pharmacological actions as given below Analgesic(Pain-Killing),Anti-Bacterial,Anti-Inflammatory,Anti-Ulcer,Anti-Cholinergic,AntiFungal,AntHypertensive,Antioxidant,Antispasmodic,Antiviral,Bronchodilator,GluconeogenesisInhibitor(AntiDiabetic),Hepatoprotective(LiverProtecting),Hypotensive,Insulin,Sensitizing,Interferon Inducer,Leukotriene Antagonist, Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting), Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor.
Now we are getting it’s extracted oil in the market,5 ml of oil mix with 50 ml of  lukewarm water and drink daily.

IndianGooseberry (Nellikka)

                                                   Scientific name: Phyllanthus emblica(നെല്ലിക്ക )




Indian Gooseberry is used in Ayurveda medicinal purposes , it is uses to make lot of tonics and Ayurvedic ‘Kashayam’. It is supposed to have the highest concentration of vitamin C, improves eyesight etc. Almost all the parts of plant can use as medicinal purpose, leaves, stem, root, flower etc. Dried and fresh fruits of the plant can use. Dried fruits is a main content of Ayurveda hair oil ,Dried fruits and  Henna powder is the main content of hair die mixture.

Cardamom (Elakka)ഏലക്ക 

Scientific name: Elettaria cardamomum



Cardamom is used as a medicine and flavorings in both food and drink, as cooking spices.
Green cardamom is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gum .To prevents and treats throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and also digestive disorders. It also is used to break up kidney stones and gall stones, and was reportedly used as an antidote for both snake and scorpion venom.
One or two pod of cardamom powder mix with 1 tea spoon of honey can use daily is good for health.  

Pepper (Kurumulak)കുരുമുളക് 

Scientific name:Piper nigrum



Pepper is most important one in Ayurvedic treatments. It capable to prevent viral infections.  Dried pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavor and as a medicine Black pepper is the world's most traded spice. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine.

Pepper can use as an ingredient of food materials. It reduces stomach problems and also capable to reduce cold diseases.  

Thannikka(താന്നിക്ക )

Scientific name:Belleric myrobalan

  

The pulp of the fruit is considered by Ayurvedic physicians to be astringent and laxative, and is prescribed with salt and long pepper in affections of the throat and chest. As a constituent of the triphala (three fruits),  it is employed in a great number of diseases, and the kernel is sometimes used as an external application to inflamed parts.

Haritaki(Kadukka)കടുക്ക 

Scientific name:Chebulic Myrobalan


It is used in people who have  skin disorders, anemia, piles, chronic, intermittent fever, heart disease, diarrhea, anorexia, cough etc.In ancient times this was used to make ink.This is one of Tribhala friuts.

 Bishop’s weed(Ayamodhakam)അയമോദകം 

Scientific name: Trachyspermum ammi





Bishop's weed is mainly using for gastric problems like gas trouble etc.It gives good digestion while using with food items.For Hoo Vernonia cinerea (Linn.) Less.k-worm and other intestinal worms, small doses either of the Bishop's weed may be given continuously for some weeks. For children a small quantity of Bishop's weed is fried in ghee, mixed with a little common salt and given along with rice.


Nutmeg (Jathikka)ജാതിക്ക 

                                                    Scientific name: Myristica fragrans



This plant is growing up to 20-25 feet high .This is a seasonal fruit with hard shell inside ,it is covered with a red colored thing,inside of it there is an cork like substance is called nut meg .Nutmeg is medically important to treat a number of ailments like gastric problems ,worm seems in small children etc.  



How to make Ayurvedic Medicines

Murivenna or Chadavenna
മുറിവെണ്ണ 


Uses:


Murivenna Oil is an effective Ayurvedic medicine for fast cure of fresh or old cuts and  wounds .We can use it externally or internally for different treatments.It is also good for the treatment of fractures and sprains.It can use as a pain reliever especially arthritis pain.It can also use as massage oil. 

 Ingredients of Murivenna Thailam: 

1.Coconut oil (velichenna)-1 kg.
2.Beetellaves (vettila)-250g.
3.Aloe vera (kattarvazha)-500g
4.Moringa oliefera Leaves(Muringa ela)-250g.
5.Small Onion (Ulli)-500g.
6.Asparagus racemosus(Shadavary Kizhangu)250.g
7.Spermacoce articularis(Tharthaval vella)250g.
8.Erythrina variegata(Murikku Ela)250g.
9.Pongamia pinnata(Ungu patta)500g
10.Oryza Sativa (Nellu)Rice washed water

Pongima pinnata  bark keep in  rice washed water for 3-4 hours and  after that take to press and squeeze well it for juice, repeat it several time keep it in a vessel first, it would be about 1 -1.5 liters.Aloe Vera make pieces and mix with Onion and Asparagus to make a pulp and keep it in an another vessel.All the leaves(Beetel,Moringa,Spermacoce and pongima)are mix together and take its juice and keep it in an another vessel. Boil the coconut oil in a bronze vessel (Uruli) with first mixture for 3-4 hours, stir it occasionally till the water presents end and then add the second mixture, stir it for 1 hour in boiling oil,  then add the third mixture and stir it well till the sediment became sticky. Filter it well and keep it in an open vessel till it became cold.



                                To reduce over body weight 

                                     


Ingredients

1.Green tea
2.Bishop weed-20g.
3.Cinnamon-20g.

4. Fennel seed-20g.

5.cardamom-1


As required green tea boil in half glass of water. After boiling it add a pinch of mixture of powdered bishop weed ,cinnamon,cardamon and fennel seed and drink it daily for one moth after bed.

                                  അമിത ഭാരം കുറക്കാൻ 


രണ്ടോ മൂന്നോ ഗ്രീൻ ടി ഇല ചുരുൾ 50 മില്ലി  വെള്ളത്തിൽ തിളപ്പിച്ച്‌  അതിൽ പൊടിയാക്കിയ അയമോദകം ,കറുവപ്പട്ട ,ഏലക്ക ,പെരുംജീരകം എന്നിവയിൽനിന്ന് ഒരു നുള്ള് ഇട്ടു  ദിവസവും രാവിലെ വെറും വയറ്റിൽ ഒരു മാസത്തേക്ക് കുടിക്കുക അമിത വണ്ണം കുറഞ്ഞുകിട്ടും .