Medicinal Plants

8Nov - by Eco Store - 0 - In Organic Farming

Our mother nature has given us plentiful medicines for most of the ailments that we get. Most of the time due to lack of knowledge on the benefits of these nature given cures for ailments, we run to Doctors and Pharmacies and consume allopathic medicines. We seldom try to understand the side effects or long term impact on our body by consuming these medicines. Many a times, cure for one disease negatively impacts many other organs.  When we have naturally available medicines why go for chemically prepared medicines.

We at Eco Store make every effort to bring these Medicinal Plants to you. You could buy/order plants/saplings by calling our store number. For your benefit, brief details of medicinal plants that are available with us are listed below along with the benefits and images to help you identify them. We would recommend you to consult an Ayurveda doctor before you use it as medicine for any major ailments. The information provided below is collated from various online as well as offline sources and provided here for your benefit. Please refer Agricultural Universities’/Govt. websites for more details.

Sl.No Plant Description and Use Image
1. LemonGrass Lemongrass has been reported to have innumerable therapeutic and other health benefits. Widely used to alleviate certain respiratory conditions including laryngitis and sore throats, lemongrass has earned a reputation for its anti-pyretic property which reduces high fevers. Called fevergrass in some cultures the vapor is inhaled, leading to increased perspiration and eventually the complete removal of fever.

Lemongrass has powerful pain relieving properties. As an antifungal and antibacterial, lemongrass inhibits bacteria and yeast growth

It is also well known as a mosquito repellent.

Adds good flavour to your tea.

2. Ajwain Ajwain leaves are used for treating colds, coughs, and fevers in infants and small children. Similar to the seeds, ajwain leaves can also provide relief from stomach problems like flatulence and other abdominal discomforts.
3. Amrutaballi

(Eng-Tinospora, Hindi- Amrita,Gulbel)

Also called as Guduchi. It is a climbing shrub known to possess several therapeutic properties such as blood purifier, blood pressure controller, diabetes controller. The stem is used as general tonic and for blood pressure and the leaves are used for diabetics.
4. Aloe vera Aloe vera is a wonder plant and has several medicinal properties. Its leaf mucilage is used to treat skin diseases. Used as antiseptic for open wounds and is also an excellent complexion enhancer.
5. Ashwagandha Ashwagandha is primarily used to enhance strength, vitality and power. Its use also prevents ulcers and is a good anti carcinogenic. It helps relieve stress and helps digestion. It is considered an excellent aphrodisiac.
6. Brahmi The entire plant is used for neural disorders. It also has excellent memory enhancing properties. Brahmi juice/paste is also used as hair tonic.
7. Chakramuni Chakramuni is a multivitamin plant. Its leaves are used along with other greens for enhanced nutrition. The leaves are very rich in vitamins such as “B”, “C” and “E”.
8. Hippali/Long Pepper Hippali is also known as “long pepper”. The plant bears fruits which are used for cough, cold and also as liver tonic. The roots of Hippali plant are also used for the same purpose.
9. Insulin plant The botanical name of Insulin plant is “Costus Igneaus”. It possesses excellent properties to control diabetes. The leaves are used in enhancing insulin secretion.
10. Krishnathulasi Krishnathulasi is used as a fresh herb. It is primarily used for treating cold and fever. It is also an excellent insect repellent.
11. Madhunashini Madhunashini has similar properties as Insulin plant. The leaves of this plant are used to reduce sugar levels in blood and also helps in treating problems related to liver damage.
12. Mandukaparni The leaves of Mandukaparni plant are primarily used to enhance memory power. The leaves also have excellent medicinal properties and is used in treating epilepsy.
13. Pirandai Pirandai plant’s nutritional value is very high. The stems/leaves of the plant are used for making chatni which helps relieve joint pain. It is also uses for weight loss and treatment of high cholesterol.
14. Rosemary The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It is typically prepared as a dried whole herb or a dried powdered extract, while teas and liquid extracts are made from fresh or dried leaves.

These plants are believed to be very useful for prevention/cure of Cancel, Migraine, and many skin issues. It is also useful in/as mood enhancer, improves blood circulation, hair health, Anti Aging etc.

15. Raasna Raasna plant is primarily used in treating malaria fever. The rhizome of the plant is used in gastralgia, diarrhea and malaria fever. The leaves have pungent smell which acts as mosquito repellent.
16. Madhuvantha Also known as “Stevia”, it is an excellent calorie free sweetener.
17. Tincture plant The leaves of the tincture plant have excellent antiseptic properties. The leaves are crushed with bare hand (or using a stone pestle) and the extract is applied to the wounds.

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