Indian Medicinal Herbs plants have been identified and used throughout human history.
Indian Medicinal Herbs plants make many chemical compounds that are for biological functions, including defence against insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals.
In early days we have used plants and herbs to heal ourselves. And India has a lot of Indian Medicinal herbs and natural remedies for almost every disease. So it’s a good idea to have Indian medicinal herbs plants at home because you never know when you might need them.
Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Basil is known as Tulsi in india. It is associated to the Lamiaceae family. It is native to india and asia. Basil is regarded as a holy plant and worshiped throughout in india. Basil tea regulates Blood Pressure and it also helps to counter Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
Basil is best use for the treatment of Migraine, Epilepsy and Headache, it is also used to prevent hair loss and Dandruff. Basil alleviates Earache and also effective in curing sore throat, chewing basil leaves is a good herbal cure for mouth ulcers, Bleeding Gums, Tooth Decay and other Mouth Infections. Basil Consider as best Indian Medicinal Herbs
Aloe Vera (Gheekumari)
The benefits of the Aloe Vera seem endless. After all, the Sanskrit name for aloe vera is kumari, which means ‘princess’, attesting to its ability to help you maintain youthful beauty and a healthy glow. Sounds good, right?
Sebastian Pole, co-founder of Pukka Herbs and an expert in herbalism, says: ‘Aloe Vera is renowned as a ’heal-all’ that is good for many conditions, both internal and external.
It is a great rejuvenator and can help in some of life’s big transitions, from cleansing teenage skin to cooling menopausal hot flushes and soothing dryness.
Aloe vera can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any nasty waste, thus detoxifying the body naturally.
Aloe vera is packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system to behave properly.
There is some evidence to suggest aloe vera lowers cholesterol and has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, meaning it can be useful for treating diabetes and obesity.
It’s worth trying for anyone who suffers with digestion problems like IBS. Its healing and soothing properties can help with the painful symptoms.
Marigold ( Gende Ka Phool)
You probably have marigold flowers growing in your garden, but did you know that marigold flowers have great healing abilities? It’s true, these beautiful golden flowers will heal your body in many different ways.
Marigold flowers can be made into infusions, tinctures, and ointments that work well for skin wound, rashes, bed sores, varicose veins, diaper rash, burns of all kinds and even impetigo because it’s a great antibiotic agent.
Marigold are full of powerful flavonoids that can help to prevent disease. Marigold contain lots of Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and strokes.
Ajmod or Parsley is the most commonly used platter garnish and sandwich filling around the world. Its mild flavor enhances the taste of the dishes. These leaves add a delightful taste to the food along with being beneficial for the health.
It has a high amount of vitamin K that is necessary for osteocalcin synthesis. Ajmod contain folate that are converts a harmful compound called homocysteine into harmless ones. Ajmod are full of anti-oxidant arsenal that eliminates free radicals from the body.
It is advisable to avoid parsley during pregnancy. Parsley tea might cause contraction of the uterus which in turn can result in abortion.
You may not recognize the name calendula, but perhaps you have heard of marigolds, which is the broad classification of the flowering plants found within this genus.
One of the best reasons to keep calendula handy is due to its healing abilities. If you apply calendula flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process, partially due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, in addition to the unique antioxidant compounds found in this miraculous plant. By protecting against infections, calendula oil keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to rapidly heal.
An Indian home cannot do without methi or fenugreek seeds and leaves. It is used in almost every Indian preparation. Fenugreek helps to cut down the cholesterol levels and its seeds are known to be rich source of steroidal saponins that prevent the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides.
According to studies Fenugreek helps to reduce cholesterol level, especially that of the low density lipoprotein (LDL).
Due to the presence of galactomannan, fenugreek plays a key role in maintain your heart health.
Diabetic must include methi (either in the form of seeds or leaves) in their diet. Because galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre present in fenugreek slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood. As fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. Fenugreek ranks high among the ‘must haves’ for nursing mothers.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar.
Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful medicinal plants, and has been used for more than 3000 years by one of the most oldest medicinal system in the world ayurvedic medicine.
Its history means that the effect of plant are very well known. The plant promotes sleep, balance the nervous system and restore the strength of the horse( ashwagandha means “smell of the horse”) it is considered a major plant in ayurvedic medicine and sometimes known as indian Ginseng.