In Ayurvedha - Athimathuram or scientifically called as Glycyrrhiza glabra or Glyceria
Glabra is a cultivated Liquorice plant hailed for its medicinal
properties. It is commonly called as Sweetwood. Much of the sweetness in
Liquorice comes from glycyrrhizin, a compound 30 to 50 times sweeter
than sugar and also has pharmaceutical effects. Leaves of the plant are known for its medicinal value in treating scalds and bad
This spice tree is a large evergreen plant that thrives well under
tropical climates. A fully-grown tree may reach about 50-60 feet in
height and is the source of nutmeg and mace, two invaluable spices. The
nutmeg fruit, indeed, is a drupe about the size of an apricot which up
on ripening splits-up to reveal single, centrally situated oval shaped
hard kernel popular as \"nutmeg spice.\" This seed kernel is closely
enwrapped by crimson-red, lacy or thread like arils known as \"mace.\"
Both spices feature a similar warm, sweet aromatic flavor.
The Wild Ginger is one among the 80 members of Zingiberaceae family of
plants. The Perennial Foliage dies down in late autumn and the rhizomes
remain dormant in winter. The inflorescence appears in early spring from
the base of the rhizomes. During summer monsoon season and the
immediately following weeks,The plant grows fast and vigorously.
Nut grass is a perennial shrub that attains a height of up to 40 cm. it
has a dark green thin stem and the leaves are long and sharp. While the
flower stem has a triangular cross-section, the flower is 2 to 8 inch in
length, has three-stamina and a three-stigma carpel. It is also
Magali kilangu in local language, whereas in English it is named as
swallow root. It prefers to grow along rocky slopes, big rock boulders
and rocky crevices and small mounds where there is thick vegetation at
an altitude from 300 to 1200 m.
Masikai known as Blue jack/ Nut galls in English is very much popular in India and Malaysia. In Tamil Nadu, You will find it in all
homes where there is a newborn baby. It has been used for natural
vaginal tightening since ages. It is kind of interesting the way it is
Trachyspermum ammi, also known as
Ajowan caraway, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It originated
in India and Pakistan. Both the leaves and the fruit of the plant are
consumed by humans. The plant is also called bishops weed, but this is a
common name it shares with some other different plants.
The clearing nuts of India are the product of a tree which is described as larger than that of the nux vomica. It is without thorns or tendrils; leaves very shortly petioled, elliptic, acute, glabrous, membranaceous, five- and almost penninerved; corymbs axillary, opposite, shorter than the leaf.
It is the main herb of Ayurveda that effectively treats intestinal
parasites (tapeworm, ring worm). The dried mature fruits or seeds are
used for this purpose. These seeds look similar to white pepper seeds.
They have brownish-black colour and measure about 2-4 mm in diameter.
Plant Description:Much branched
under shrub, clothed with greenish – white hairs.
Leaves: Simple, elliptic-ovate, softly pubescent.
Flowers: Clustered in axillary, subessile, umbellate cymes;
berries globose, orange – red, enclosed in 5 – angled, pubescent, apiculate,
membranous over of inflated calys.
Roots: Straight, unbranched, thickness varying with age.Fibre-like secondary roots are also present.
The outer surface buff to grey-yellow with longitudinal wrinkles, crown
consists of 2-6 remains of stem base, stem bases variously thickened, nodes
prominent only on the side from where petiole arises, cylindrical, green with
longitudinal wrinkles, fracture, short and uneven. Root has characteristic
odour and taste bitter and acrid.
Nathai Choori known as Borreria hispida, a weed is a procumbent, branched, hairy or rough herb
10 to 14 centimeters in length. The branches are greenish or purplish,
ascending, stout, 4-angled. The leaves are ovate, spatulate, or
elliptic, 1 to 3.5 centimeters long, 0.8 to 1.7 centimeters wide, and
pointed or rounded at the tip.
The Banyan tree is one of the most magical trees – not only in the way its aerial roots create an astounding structure, but also in the properties that each and every part of the tree holds. It is one of the few elements in nature which is useful in every single aspect. This is the reason that the Banyan tree is the National tree of India.
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