Scientific name: Justicia adhatoda
Malabar Nut is an important herb in Ayurveda treatments of bronchial problems. It is commonly growing in fertile soil and it grows about 1 to 1.5 meter in height, it’s leaf juice is bitter in taste which is used in treatments. It is mainly used to treat of the cough, bronchitis, asthma etc. It has the ability to increase the platelet counts in blood. Fresh or dried leaves of the plant can be used for the treatments. It is also prescribed for local bleeding due to peptic ulcer, piles etc. It’s local use may give relief from gum bleeding. Powdered leaves are used for skin troubles.
Uses: One teaspoon of leaf juice with honey is very effective for the chronic cough.Dried leave’s powder and Cumin seed (Jeerakam) powder is also better for cough trouble
Young leaf buds ground well with seven cumin seeds can also used to treat cough
Long pepper (Thippaly) തിപ്പലി
Scientific name: Piper longum Linn.
Long pepper is a climber plant which is close relative to the black pepper plant, It is hotter in taste. It is capable of cure many diseases like gastric problems, cough and cold, throat problems, digestion problems etc.. It can increase immunity power. It helps to destroy germs. It has the ability to increase the level of hemoglobin in blood. It is one of the main ingredients of cough syrups and Leghyams (Ayurveda Medicines).
Uses: Consuming it’s dried seed powder with honey can reduce cough problems.
Elephant’s foot ( Anachuvadi) ആനച്ചുവടി
Scientific name: Elephantopus scaber
Elephant’s foot -Anachuvadi is flat leafed plant resembles of elephant’s foot. It is not at all growing up ward and only spread in ground level.This plant is very effective for small pox and it is also used as a brain tonic. This plant has the ability to prevent bacteria infection. This plant can consume by adding in Biriyani (Indian Food) etc.
Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi)ബ്രഹ്മി
Common name: Bacopa Monnieri
Scientific name: Bacopa Monnieri
Madar Plant (Erukku) എരുക്ക്
Madar (Erukku) is a high medicinal valued plant growing 1 to 2 meter high . The leaves and stem also has a lactic secretion, which is used in the treatment. Its use to clean the teeth, It’s leaves are using rheumatic treatments, especially for knee pain.The white milk given out by the plant is smeared on bad teeth to clean them.
Kacholam (കച്ചോലം )
This herb is a seasonal plant growing in monsoon seasons, it’s leaves spreads on the ground.Rhizomes is the useful part of this plant.This mainly using the treatments of Skin diseases, wounds, fever and nasal obstruction etc.This is also using in the treatment of gastric problems.It is capable of controlling worm disturbance in small children, a small piece of dried rhizome powder is mix with milk is very effective.
Tinospora Cordifolia is a climber plant and it has a lot of medicinal values. It is very effective for Cholesterol control, take a piece of ambrosia stem, boiled in water and drink 50 ml every day.It is very effective for diabetic control too.
Trailing eclipta (Kaiyunnam or Kayyoonni)കയൂന്നി
Scientific name:Eclipta alba/eclipta prostrata
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Scientific name: Scoparia dulcis Linn.
Indian pennywort (Kodakan)കൊടകൻ ,കൊടങ്ങൾ
Scientific name:Centella asiatica
Hazarmani (Kizhukanelli or keezharnelli)
Scientific name: Phyllanthus Debllis
Asparagus is a powerful medicine in Ayurveda.The root of this plant are used as medicine,it is the size of our little finger. This plant’s root help to increase the breast milk , the juice maid by crushing and squeezing of the bulb mixed with either ghee or milk can consume as drink .Asparagus can be consumed in the form of pickle ,it is good nourishment and gives energy to the body.
Consumption weed (Muyalcheviyan)മുയൽചെവിയൻ
Glycosmis arboraea is a traditional medicine to treat various diseases in Ayurvedic treatments .Whole Part of the plant can used as medicine .It has the ability to protect liver and its functions ,many of the studies had proven that. Glycosmis arborea extract was able to overcome the toxic effects of hepato toxic agents.It has an anti bacteriac effect. Young leaves juice mix in milk and drink is for good health.
Mimosa Pudica or Touch me not
Scientific name:Mimosa pudica Linn
Touch me not (Thottavady) is a prickly plant with very sensitive .The whole plant of this plant is used the treatment of jaundice, asthma and fever etc.
Holy Basil (Thulasi)തുളസി
Scientific name:Ocimum tenuiflorum
Holi Basil is a sub shrub growing 2- 5 feet high .This plant is medically very important in Ayurveda treatment.It is planting for religious and medicinal purposes in India. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for herbal treatments. It is taken in many forms as herbal tea,dried powder,fresh leaf or mixed with ghee. It is also use as a mosquito repeller. The pulp of the leaves with turmeric helps to reduce swelling due to toxic insect bites.Juice of the plant leaf and juice leaf of beetle leaf is also used to treat insect bites.Its leaf juice alone can be used to treat cold diseases.Smelling of leaves can reduce head ache.
Leucas Indica( Thumba)തുമ്പ
This plant is also used for the treatment of snake venom. It’s leaves are also an excellent mosquito repellers. The juice of leaves with honey is a medicine for indigestion and stomach ache.The flowers with honey is effective for coughs and cold.This Herb is also used as antipyretic.
Betel leaf plant(Vettila)വെറ്റില
The betel leaf plant is a climber that growss 10-15ft with a supporter plant.Betel leaf plant is used in the preparation of the medicated oil (Murivenna or Chadavenna).For the treatment of the irritation in the skin caused due spider bite ,take the juice of the leaf and apply with coconut oil. The juice of this plant is used for Nasyam(An Ayurvedic treatment in India) betel leaf is a remedy for bad breath, by chewing with calcium carbonate(Chunna) and Arecanut(Pakku).
Spreading Hogweed ,
Scientific name:Boerrhavia diffusa
Spreading Hog weed lowers serum uric acid, which is helpful in treating urogenital disorders.It is beneficial in treating urinary tract infections.The herb is also helpful in the treatment of asthma and inflammatory conditions like rheumatism.
Scientific name:Desmodium gangeticum
This is a small plant .It is widely use in Ayurveda for the treatment of neurological disorders .The root of the plant can reduce tooth ache and used in diarrhea treatment too .It is also used to treat gall bladder stones.
Viscid pseudarthria (Moovila)മൂവില
Scientific name:Pseudarthria viscida W&A
Scientific name:Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn.
Indian Rock foil(Panikkorkka)പനി കൂർക്ക
Scientific name:Coleusaromatis Benth
Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Juss
Scientific name:punica granatum
Black Vasa, Black malabar nut(Vathamkolli)വാതം കൊല്ലി
The Vatamkolli means Rheumatism killer is used to treat Rheumatism(vatham) , headache ,cough, bronchitis, migraine(Kodinji), fever etc. For rheumatic pain whole plant boiled in water and use it to take bath.Smelling it’s root is capable to reduce migraine pain.
Scientific name:Strobulanthus heiniyanus
Yellow Zedoary (Koova)കൂവ
Scientific name:Curcuma Aromatica Salish
It helps to get rid of germs and poison .The chemical in Curcumin help to enhance the beauty of the skin . According to Ayurveda it has body heating nature and is bitter in taste .The plant is use to get relief from sprains and fractures .The paste made from plant and cinnamon leaf is smeared on the affected area.
Scientific name:Datura stramonium Linn
Wild Senna (Thakara)തകര
Scientific name:Cassia tora L.
Drum stick Plant (Moringa or Muringa)മുരിഞ്ഞ
It is used to treat anemia,arthritis and rheumatism, asthma etc.It is also helpful to treat cancer,constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy,etc. Leaf’s juice is capable to reduce high blood pressure.It can take orally with honey,that is also good for increase HB in blood.For increasing breast milk production,it’s leaves fry with egg and have it daily for tree or five days.Drum stick plant contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals abundantly.
Ash colored fleabane (Poovankurunnila)പൂവാങ്കുരുന്നില
Hemigraphis (Murikootti)is plant is growing abundantly in fertile soil up to 6- 8 cm.This can consume as vegetable.this is very effective for fast curing of fresh wound or cuts,It is also used to treat ulcers, inflammation etc.In folk medicines, it is taking internally for anemia.
Scientific name :Lawsonia inermis Linn.
Henna is a large shrub grows up to 3 m.height with small leaves and fragrant small white flowers .This plant is used to treat pain, ulcer, edema, hair fall, graying of hair, burning sensation, headache, hepatitis, skin diseases, anemia etc.All the parts of the plants are useful.Dried leaf powder is used to do henna,it helps to keep our head cool and coloring of hair black.Leaves paste is used decorate hands of girls with traditional drawing like tattoo.This is very effective for agnail treatment,well grinded leaves with row turmeric and keep it over infected area.
Castor Oil Plant (Avanakku)ആവണക്ക്
Eupatorium (Appa,Communist Pacha )അപ്പ
Scientific name:Olea Malabarica Kostel
Cinnamon is mainly used as a spice ,used in Indian curries and as a part of the garam masala.This plant is is growing up to 30-35 feet high. It’s bark and leaves are used as spices. it is medically important in Ayurveda treatment.Consuming half teaspoon of the bark powder every day helps in reducing blood sugar, cholesterol etc.It is also capable to reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
(Tharthaval Black )താർ താവൽ
Scientific name:Spermacoce hispida
This herb is used as to make murivenna,Recent studies show this plant contain calcium phosphorus, which is good to human bone treatments like fracture,bone diseases etc.It is also used to treat urinary problems like burning sensations etc.Whole part of the plant can use as medicine.Dried plants powder mix with milk and use daily can decrease urinary problems.
(Tharthaval white)താർ താവൽ വെള്ള
Scientific name: Spermacoce articularis
(Shangupuzhpam Neela) നീലശംഖു പുഴ്പം
Important plant seeds(Vithukal) use as medicine
Scientific name:Piper nigrum
Scientific name:Piper nigrum
Scientific name:Belleric myrobalan
Scientific name:Belleric myrobalan
The pulp of the fruit is considered by Ayurvedic physicians to be astringent and laxative, and is prescribed with salt and long pepper in affections of the throat and chest. As a constituent of the triphala (three fruits), it is employed in a great number of diseases, and the kernel is sometimes used as an external application to inflamed parts.
Scientific name:Chebulic Myrobalan
Bishop’s weed is mainly using for gastric problems like gas trouble etc.It gives good digestion while using with food items.For Hoo Vernonia cinerea (Linn.) Less.k-worm and other intestinal worms, small doses either of the Bishop’s weed may be given continuously for some weeks. For children a small quantity of Bishop’s weed is fried in ghee, mixed with a little common salt and given along with rice.
Scientific name: Myristica fragrans
This plant is growing up to 20-25 feet high .This is a seasonal fruit with hard shell inside ,it is covered with a red colored thing,inside of it there is an cork like substance is called nut meg .Nutmeg is medically important to treat a number of ailments like gastric problems ,worm seems in small children etc.
How to make Ayurvedic Medicines
Murivenna or Chadavenna
Murivenna or Chadavenna
Ingredients of Murivenna Thailam:
To reduce over body weight
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