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Know your Herbs

Ashwagandha

Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha is the most common herb used in traditional medicine systems like Chinese.

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Banaba

Banaba or Lagerstroemia from the family, Lythraceae is a medium sized tree with dark green oval leaves and flaky bark.

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Bhumi Amla

It belongs to the genus Phyllanthus which means ‘leaf and flower’ because its flower can be associated with the leaf.

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Bitter Melon

As the name suggests, it has a tart taste and is probably among the most bitter herbs.

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Black Pepper

Black pepper or the ‘King of Spices’ is one of the most popularly known spices all over the world.

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Chharila

Chharila a.k.a. Parmelia Perlata is a plant belonging to the Parmeliaceae family. It is popularly known as stone flower in India.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon, a mild brown coloured bark, belongs to the family Lauraceae. It is widely used as a spice and is native to South America and Southeast Asia.

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Clove

Clove aka Syzygium aromaticum, is the flower bud of a tree, belonging to the plant family Myrtaceae.

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Cumin

Cumin aka Cuminum cyminum is a flowering plant that belongs to the plant family Apiaceae. It was originally grown in Middle East and India.

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Devdaru

Devdaru is a Sanskrit word which means “wood of Gods” and is also known as Himalayan Cedar.

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Fenugreek or methi

Fenugreek or Trigonella foenum-graecum (triangular shape seeds) is a spice and a medicine used in India, Middle East and Egypt.

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Garcinia

Garcinia Cambogia is a wonderful fruit of Garcinia species. It belongs to the plant family Clusiaceae. Garcinia gummi-gutta is the scientific name of this plant.

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Garlic

Garlic or Alllium Sativum belongs to the lily family. A perennial plant and a popular classic ingredient of many cuisines,

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Giloy

Giloy aka Tinospora Cordifolia, is a beautiful heart-leaved plant. It is a herbaceous vine from the family Menispermaceae.

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Ginger

Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale, belongs to the plant family Zingiberaceae. Turmeric and cardamom also belong to the same botanical family.

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Gokhru

Gokhru aka Puncturevine is a herbaceous perennial plant from Zygophyllaceae family with the scientific name Tribulus Terrestris.

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Gooseberry

Gooseberry or Amla (Emblica officinalis) comes from the family Euphorbiaceae and is widely scattered in Europe, Himalayan mountain range and other parts of India, North America and Africa.

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Gotukola

A well-known herb, India pennywort mostly grows in wet and temperate zone. Gotu kola or Centella Asiatica is also known as pennywort.

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Green Tea

Green Green tea is the most preferred tea by the health-conscious community all over the world. It is derived from Camellia sinensis plant.

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Guava

Guava aka Jamphal is a tropical fruit that belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. Its scientific name is Psidium guajava.

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Himalayan Berry

Himalayan berry aka seabuckthorn is a flowering plant from the family Elaeagnaceae. It is found mainly in cold-temperate regions like Europe and Asia.

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Jatamanshi

Nardostachys jatamansi is a flowering plant of the Valerian or honeysuckle family Valerianaceae that grows at high attitude in the Himalayas, Sikkim, Kumaun, Bhutan, Nepal and southwest China.

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Jeevanti

Jeevanti is known as Jivani or Madhusrava in Sanskrit and its scientific name is Leptadenia Reticulate.

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Kultha

Kultha with the botanical name Macrotyloma Uniflorum (previously termed as Dolichos Biflorus) is a plant from the Leguminosae family.

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Kutki

Kutki is a valuable herb in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine which is used to cure respiratory and liver disorders.

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Lajauni

Lajauni or Mimosa Pudica is also known as touch me not, action plant, humble plant, shame plant or sleepy plant.

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Lemon

Citrus limon or lemon belongs to the citrus family Rutaceae. It is one of the most useful crops that provide valuable essential oils and juice for medical, food and beauty industry.

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Manjistha

Manjistha or Rubia Cordifolia, also known as Indian madder belongs to coffee or the Rubiaceae family.

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Medhashinghi

Gymnema Sylvestre or Gurmar is native to Sri Lanka, south and central India and belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae.

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Moringa

Plant based calcium is more easily absorbed by the body and works well for all the age groups from kids to senior citizens.

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Motha Root

Motha a.k.a. Cyperus Rotundus is a plant from the Cyperaceae family. It is grown in parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Noni

Noni is a long shrub like tree, native to Australia, Polynesia and Asia with white tube-shaped flowers and yellowish green fruit, containing a characteristic unpleasant odor.

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Pasanabheda

Pasanabheda aka Bergenia Ligulata is a plant from the family Saxifragaceae. This plant is usually found in the foothills of Himalaya from Kashmir to Bhutan.

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Prickly Chaff Flower

Prickly chaff flower is a powerful healing plant from the plant family Amaranthaceae. It is scientifically known as Achyranthes Aspera.

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Punarnava

Boerhavia Diffusa is commonly referred to as Punarnava, which means to renew or rejuvenate the body in Ayurveda.

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Rasna

Pluchea lanceolata from the family Asteraceae (sun flower family), also known as Rasna, is a perennial her.

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Sahadevi

Sahadevi also known as Vernonia Cinerea, is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is called Sahdebi or Sahadevi in Hindi.

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Shankhpushpi

Shankhpushpi is just like a morning glory plant and it is an all year-round herb with blue flowers and elliptical leaves.

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Shilapushp

Herbs have been used since the origin of Ayurveda till date, as potent natural medication and they still need to be explored.

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St. John’s Wort

Saint John’s Wort is the common name for Hypericum Perforatum, a flowering plant from the family Hypericaceae.

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Tulsi

Tulsi is an aromatic plant belonging to Lamiaceae family.

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Tagar

Tagar or Valeriana Wallichii is a rhizome herb of the genus Valeriana. It belongs to the Valerianaceae family.

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Vach

Vach, Acorus Calamus or sweet flag is a semi-aquatic, all season herb having a strong, sweet aroma. Traditionally used in China and India for its memory enhancing property,

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Varuna

Varuna also known as Crateva Nurvala belongs to the plant family Capparaceae. It is found in parts of Asia and China.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus plant, also known as Hibiscus Sabdariffa, is a flowering plant from the family Malvaceae.

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Atibala

Atibala also known as Abutilon Indicum is a small plant from the Malvaceae family.

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Bhringraj

Bhringraj also known as Eclipta Prostrata is a plant from the Asteraceae family. It is a species from the popular sunflower family.

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Anantmool

Anantmool, also known as Indian Sarsaparilla, is a small plant from the Apocynaceae family. The botanical name of this plant is Hemisdesmus Indicus.

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Coriander

Coriander or coriander sativum is a herb from the Apiaceae family. It is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley.

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Camphor

Camphor tree, also known as Cinnamomum Camphora belongs to the Lauraceae plant family. It is commonly known as camphor wood, camphor laurel or camphor tree.

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Nirgundi

Nirgundi aka Vitex Negundo is a plant from the Lamiaceae family. It has some common names like five-leaved chaste tree, horseshoe vitex, Chinese chaste tree etc.

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Kesar

Kesar is the Hindi name of saffron. It is also known as Crocus Sativus or Saffron Crocus. It is a perennial flowering plant which originated in mainland Greece.

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Motha

Motha aka Cyperus Rotundus is a plant from the Cyperaceae family. It is basically grown in parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. In India, it is found all through the temperate, tropical regions.

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