Category Archives: Ayurveda-Remedies

Bitter Chamomile

Bitter ChamomileBitter chamomile, grows to short heights and possesses pretty slender stems, yielding the essential drug chamomile. Bitter Chamomile, Indian HerbBitter chamomile, also known as `German chamomile`, is an upright, perfumed, yearly herb with numerous branches growing upto 20 to 45 cm in height. It has thread-like leaves. Terminal flower-heads are almost 2.5 cm crossways,… Read More »


Boswellia – Indian HerbBoswellia is a moderate to large branching tree found in the dry hilly areas of India. BoswelliaCommon name: Salai guggalBotanical name: Boswellia serrata Parts used and where grownBoswellia is a moderate to large branching tree found in the dry hilly areas of India. When the tree trunk is tapped, a gummy oleoresin… Read More »


ChalmograChalmogra was long since known to Ayurvedic medicinal system, used vastly for treating leprosy. Chalmogra, Indian HerbChalmogra has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for leprosy since millions of centuries. Ancient Buddhist literature mentions the efficiency of raw chalmogra seeds for remedying leprosy. Records demonstrate that the oil distilled from its seeds has… Read More »


ChicoryConsidered exceedingly helpful in various kinds of diseases and also for beautifying oneself, chicory. Chicory, Indian HerbChicory is indigenous to the Mediterranean region or, probably, eastern India. It was popular among the ancient Greeks and Romans and was cultivated in Egypt over 2000 years ago. Ancient physicians used the plant in treating numerous severe ailments.… Read More »


Chirayata – Indian HerbChirayata is a strong herb, with opposite pairs of leaves, the dried plant used for medicines. Chirayata, Indian HerbChirayata, also known as `Indian gentian`, is a healthy, yearly herb, growing approximately upto 1.5 meters in height. It has leaves in diametrical pairs, nearly 10 cm long, without stalks, sharpened at the tip.… Read More »


Gokulakanta – Indian HerbGokulakanta is a thick, erect herb, the stalk almost weak and small.Gokulakanta, Indian HerbGokulakanta is a fleshy, coarse, prickly, somewhat tall yearly herb. The stem of the plant is lean and petite, circular, hairy and red in colour. The plant grows perpendicularly upto about 1 metre, with no branches spreading on the… Read More »


Gooseberry – Indian Herb Indian gooseberry due to its high vitamin C content is used for several recuperative effects. Gooseberry, Indian HerbIndian gooseberry has been used as a valuable ingredient of various medicines in India and the Middle East since primeval times. Shusrut, the great authority on Ayurveda, considers it the best of all acid… Read More »


Colchicum – Indian Herb An annual herb, colchicum is a conical shaped plant, with ample medicinal value . Colchicum, Indian HerbColchicum is a yearly herb with brownish plump underground stems. It is nearly conic in shape, compressed on one side and circular on the other. The plant has extremely slender leaves, expanding towards the tip,… Read More »


Coleus – Indian HerbThis attractive, perennial member of the mint family originated in the lower elevations of India.ColeusCommon name: MakandiBotanical name: Coleus forskohlii Parts used and where grownThis attractive, perennial member of the mint family originated in the lower elevations of India. It is now grown around the world as an ornamental plant. The root… Read More »


Dandelion – Indian Herb Serving several purposes in medical usage, dandelion is also a tempting salad dressing, growing in serrated clusters. Dandelion, Indian HerbThe common name dandelion comes from the French `dent de lion`, meaning lion`s tooth and refers to the dentate leaf edges. However, some are of the faith that the name has been… Read More »