TURMERIC OR HALDI
Botanical Name : Curcuma domestica
Sanskrit Name : Haridra
Hindi Name : Haldi
English Name : Turmeric
Persian Name: Serd Chubah
Telugu Name: Pasupu
Turmeric or haldi is a perennial plant with irregularly shaped tubers. The underground stem or rhizome produces lanceolate, long , smooth, uniform green leaves. The floral bracts are pale green, ovate, sometimes pink. The flowers are pale yellow and is the length of the bracts. It has a peculiar odour and is slightly bitter and acid. Is cultivated for the rhizome and ornamental purposes.
Used to expel gases, flatulence and griping pains from the stomach and bowels.
Alters the process of nutrition and excretion and restores the normal functioning of the body.
Used in bronchitis, diarrhea, intermittent fever, abnormal accumulation of liquid in cellular tissue, jaundice and liver problems.
For treatment of urinary diseases.
Heals wounds and sprains
Treatment for rheumatism and pain of the facial nerves.
The underground stem called rhizome.
DHATURA OR THORN APPLE
Botanical Name : Datura Innoxia
Sanskrit Name : Dhatur
Hindi Name : Dhatura
English Name : Thorn apple. Toloache
Telugu Name: Dutturamu
Datura Innoxia and other similar spices are found in India and other Tropical countries including Central America.
Datura is an herb of plant family Solanaceae. This is a small shrub. The branches are purplish, pubescent and spotted with white patches. The leaves are alternate, broadly ovate, with a few teeth. The Flowers are large, white or nearly purple,axillary, solitary, peduncle. The fruits is rounded, green, covered with spines
In minute quantity, the seeds and leaves are narcotic and antispasmodic.
used for treatment of piles.
Used for eye diseases and earache.
All parts of the plant contain alkaloids which are toxic and may cause death if taken in large quantities.it may cause hallucination, drowsiness, and general weakness if used internally. Roots, Stem, leaves, flowers and fruits are used in Ayurveda as medicinal herb. If it is used, it should be under medical supervision.
AMLA OR EMBLIC MYROBALAN
Botanical Name : Phyllanthus emblica, Linn
English Name : Indian Gooseberry, Emblic myrobalans
Hindi Name : Amla
Sanskrit Name : Amalaki, Dhatrifala
Persian Name: Amelah
Telugu Name: Amalaki
Sinhalese Name: Nellika
Amla is a tree native to India.
Amla is a member of Euphorbiaceae plant family. It is a small or medium-size deciduous tree with spreading branches. The bark is light grey, peeling off in flakes. The wood is hard and red in colour. The leaves are small, linear, and obtuse and appear like pinnate leaves and are 10 to 13 cms.. The grrenish yellow flowers are very small and monoecious in axillary fascicles and bloom in February to May. The pale yellow fruits are fleshy, globular with 6 obscure, vertical furrows and are a rich source of vitamin C. The fruits when ripe are yellow in color.
The fruits being very rich in Vitamin C are extensively used in man formulations of Ayurveda.
The fruits are good tonic for general vitality.
Used to expel gases, flatulence and griping pains of the stomach and bowels, as a laxative,as a tonic, to prevent or reduce fever, chechks vomiting.
Used for asthma, bronchitis and leucorrhoea.
Parts used: the fruits and seeds.