India is home to a wide variety of plant species. Some plant species play a very important role in human life and are used directly and indirectly due to medicinal properties. We in India are blessed with such herb plants.
1. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera, which does not require much introduction, is a commonly found plant in every household and neighborhood. Its gel which is used in many medicines and a lot of beauty and facial products is derived from its leaves. This is now a very popular plant above all. One of the most crucial elements found in aloe vera gel is a complex carbohydrate known as acemannan. It allows nutrients to reach the cells, nourish them and at the same time relieve them of toxins.
Ashwagandha is a highly attractive medicinal herb and is an ayurvedic herb helpful in natural healing. Root and fruit are the most important parts in the plant and their extracts are used in medicinal applications. Its extract is mainly used for relieving stress and depression. Apart from this, these extracts also help in curing diseases like arthritis, hyperactivity disorder, insomnia, maintaining blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels.
Carom seeds also known as Ajwain. These seeds are added in almost every Indian curry recipe. Ajwain seeds do possess a strong aroma which not only adds up to the flavor of the food but also adds up to many health benefits. It gives instant relief from acidity and indigestion. This also helps in dealing with respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis. It provides great help in getting rid of dirt from the skin.
4. Curry Leaves:
Curry leaves are used as spices and flavor enhancing agents in almost all Indian foods. Every part of the plant: leaves, roots and bark are used extensively for various medicinal applications. But curry leaves are quite famous due to their high nutritional benefits. Curry leaves are a great source of high fiber content, which reduce weight and reduce hair loss.
Fenugreek is gaining a lot of popularity worldwide. The popular herb is not only a common kitchen spice, but is also most commonly used in soaps and shampoos. This herb is also rich in nutrients which are used in curing diseases like diabetes, constipation, blood sugar levels, testosterone, and male libido. Ripe or boiled seeds work for weight loss and also relieves muscle aches.
Giloy is an herb called the root of immortality in Ayurveda. Due to its extremely rich medicinal properties, it has been used as medicines. It is quite simple and easy to grow at your home. It is useful for our immunity, chronic fever, digestion, diabetes, reduces stress and anxiety, arthritis, reduces asthmatic symptoms and boost our vision. Giloy is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Khus plants or popularly knows as Khus grass is widely found in plains and hilly areas of India.The roots is the most important part of this plant. Oils of Khus roots are used in perfumes and soaps. The Khus plants have high medicinal properties and help prevent Jaundice, Diuretic, Arthritis, Maintains Blood sugar levels and also boosts blood circulation and immunity levels.
Sage is a highly beneficial medicinal herb of the peppermint family. This small herb has some strong aromatic appearance. Its leaves serve as excellent skin and hair care. By boiling sage leaves in water and washing hair, not only your hair grows but also becomes shiny. Burning of dried sage leaves is commonly practiced in India to improve air quality, kill bacteria. Sage also contains small amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper and vitamins A, C and E.
Peppermint is known by many names such as Mackerel Mint, Garden Mint, and Lamb Peppermint famous as “the world’s oldest medicine”. The leaves of these plants are rich in vitamins, and manganese and are popular in summer drinks, tea, and chutneys across India. Its oil, which is known as menthol, comes with a host of health and beauty benefits, right from soothing an upset stomach and treating cold to relieving stress and skin irritation. No wonder in the ancient times it was used as an herbal medicine across various cultures.
One of the most common plants widely found in the homes of many Indians. This plant is considered sacred and often feeds you basil leaves. In this way it is applied to bring good luck and comfort in the house. It is used in herbal teas, beauty products and is widely used to fight indigestion, diabetes, fever, cold, cough and bronchitis. It can reduce the frequency of coughing and can soothe throat soreness and irritation. The essential oils found in tulsi may help manage blood pressure levels too. My Profile…