11.List of Herbals


English na
me : Sour Lime
Ayurvedic name : Ambul Dodam
Scientific name : Citrus aurantium

Curative Properties
The mature fruit is used with pepper and rock salt as a throat swab on inflamed tonsils to draw out phlegm. The juice mixed with sugar of Barossa's flabellifer and sugar cane juice is given for chronic cough and asthma.

English name
:Amukkara Ala
Ayurvedic name :Amukkara Ala
Scientific name :Withania somnifera

Curative Properties
The powdered root is taken as an aphrodisiac for consumption. A special preparation is made along with other drugs for treating insanity, apoplexy and nervous diseases. The plant has milk coagulating properties and can be used for cheese - making. It is also an insecticide.

English name
:Chebulic Myrobalan
Ayurvedic name :Aralu
Scientific name :Terminalia chebula

Curative Properties
The fruits are credited with laxative, stomachic, tonic and alterative properties. The fruit pulp is used as a dentifrice to cure bleeding and ulceration of gums. The dried powdered fruit is given for diabetes, sore throat and for blood purification

English name
:Trachysperum roxburghianum
Ayurvedic name :Asamodagam
Scientific name :Trachyspermum roxburghianum

Curative Properties
The crystalline ketonic substance (C13H12O3; m.p., 117-18°) exhibited powerful antispasmodic activity; the action was particularly marked on the smooth muscle

English name
:Indian Atees
Ayurvedic name :Athiyidayan
Scientific name :Aconitum heterophyllum

Curative Properties
The root is used as a cure for diarrhoea, dysentery, bilous complaints and vomiting in children.

English name
:Bael Fruit Root
Ayurvedic name :Beli
Scientific name :Aegle marmelos

Curative Properties
The roots as well as the bark are used in the form of a decoction as a remedy in melancholia, intermittent fevers and palpitation of the heart. In pharmacological trials, as in the case of fruits, the root has exhibited anti-amoebic and hypoglycaemic properties.

English name
Ayurvedic name :Garlic
Scientific name :Allium sativum

Curative Properties
Histopathological studies indicated the retardative effect of garlic on the development of atherosclerosis, hypocholesterolemic and ntiatherosclerotic effect. The volatile oil, d-allyl mercaptocystein and d-methylmercaptocysteine were found to possess hepatoprotective activity. Garlic extracts prevented the formation of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and fluorescent substances during lipid peroxidation of rat liver microsomes and thus permitted the maintainance of membrane fluidity.

English name :Aspargous Rhizome
Ayurvedic name :Hathavariya Ala
Scientific name :Asparagous falcatus

Curative Properties
This plant has been used as a demulcent, diuretic, aphrodisiac, and galactogouge.

English name :Margosa Tree bark
Ayurvedic name :Kohomba Pothu
Scientific name :Azadirachata indica

Curative Properties
A strong decoction of the fresh leaves has antiseptic properties and is used for washing wounds. It is also used for ulcers and childbirth. It is a useful insecticide as well. A decoction of the root bark along with other ingredients is given for typhoid fever. A useful oil is extracted from the seed and is given with garlic and ginger after childbirth.

English name
Ayurvedic name :Komarika
Scientific name :Aloe vera

Curative Properties
This plant is used for constipation, dyspepsia, cough, asthma, nervous diseases, glandular enlargements of the spleen, piles, colic and various types of dropsy. The fresh juice of the leaves is cathartic and cooling. It is used for various eye diseases. The dried juice is often applied with lime juice for reducing swellings and promoting granulation in ulcers.

English name :Polpala
Ayurvedic name :Polpala
Scientific name :Aerva lanata

Curative Properties
The roots are diuretic and demulcent. They are credited with tonic properties and given to pregnant women. The roots and flowers are used to cure headaches. The flowers are used for the removal of kidney stones and in gonorrhoea

English name
:Aristolochia bracteolata
Ayurvedic name :Sapsanda
Scientific name :Aristolochia bracteolata

Curative Properties
The plant is reputed in indigenous medicine for its bitter, purgative and anthelmintic properties. The root is reported to be used as a substitute of a indica. The root decoction is employed to expel roundworm.

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