Raisins are dried grapes fruits which come from the Vitis vinifera plant and commercially prepared to be used for many medicinal purposes. They are prepared by drying grapes in either dryer or sun to turn the fruits into black, golden, or green gems. According to Ayurvedic principles, they are equipped with many medicinal properties to offer so much herbal treatment of the body.
Jaggery or gur is prepared from unrefined sugar and mainly made by boiling concentrated and raw sugar cane juice for a long time till it solidifies. Jaggery can also be prepared by extracting it from coconut sap and date palm; however, gur made from sugar cane is widely used. In many Indian traditional dishes, jaggery is widely used as healthy sweetening agent as it contains numerous nutrients and not completely refined like common sugar substance.
Neem which has its botanical name as Azadirachta indica is a famous tree which is equipped with numerous medicinal properties, beneficial to treat many diseases and serves as ingredients in many home remedy. It is usually grown in the Indian subcontinent and now in some parts of the Middle East. It belongs to a mahogany family named Meliaceae.
The trees of neem grow faster and spread leaves broadly to bring out white and fragrant flowers and small drupe fruits which are characterized by bittersweet pulp. Neem leaves are the most important parts of the neem tree, and they are widely used in many subcontinent industries for many medicinal products such as oil, herb, pest repellent, and much more. Due to its many medicinal properties and benefits, Ayurvedic acharyas have named neem with different names such as Nimba (health booster), Pichumarda (destroys skin diseases), and Arishta (body evil power fighter). The properties of neem, as well as its benefits, will be discussed in this content.
Grape vines are in the category of fruit berries that are found clustered together in 50 to 300. In Ayurveda, it is known as Draksha with its scientific name “Vitis Vinifera” and widely grown in many parts of the world such as Western India, Turkey, Portugal, Kashmir, Morocco, and Central Europe.
The trees of grape have long, and deciduous woody stems deepened to the ground. The tree has the tendency to live longer to reach up to 35m if properly managed. It is characterized by long and palmate green leaves, about 5 to 7 lobed arranged in an alternate pattern on the woody stem. The fruit is almost globular with 6mm in diameter housing the seeds and turned dark purple when it ripens.
Vidarikanda (as it is referred to in Sanskrit) or Puerariatuberosa is also known as Indian Kudzu and is a perennial woody climber belonging to Fabaceae family.
It is characterized by robust tuberous roots with the full height of 5 to 6 meter when maturely grown up. It has white flowers with a shadow of pink.
Puerariatuberosa is commonly grown in India, Pakistan, and Nepal. It consists of many medicinal properties that are useful in the Ayurveda medicinal system. Most importantly are the Puerariatuberosa’s roots, which are used for many medicinal benefits. The roots of Vidarikanda are equipped with sterols, amino acids, sugars, and steroids. The plant has been researched to contain antimicrobial properties.
Tribulusterrestris is a medicinal plant popularly referred to as gokshura in Ayurveda medicine. It is naturally blessed with medicinal properties to offer alternative medicinal systems to the people.
Tribulusterrestris (Buy Tribulus or Gokshura Capsules online) has been found useful in different areas and countries. It is employed to treat dizziness, headache, and sexual dysfunction ( Erectile Dysfunction) such as premature ejaculation in Europe folk medicine, while China medicine used it in cardiovascular, kidney, and liver treatment.
Shatavari is a popular plant which usually found in low jungle regions of India as well as the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Its botanical name is Asparagus racemosus and belongs to Liliaceae family, and grows up to 2 metres.
In India, it is classified to be women’s equivalent to Ashwangandha, which means “she who possesses 100 husbands” due to its effects on the female reproductive system. Apart from this, shatavari is used as a remedy for many ailments in both men and women. Australians use shatavari internally to cure gastrointestinal disorders and as an external treatment for wounds.
Vidanga (which also known as false black pepper) is one of the effective and potent Ayurvedic anti-parasitic herbs popularly used to treat intestinal worm infestation and to fight fat accumulation in the body. Its botanical name is Embelia Ribes and belongs to Myrsinaceae family. Vidanga is characterized by a large semi-climber hedge with apparent weak branches and as well has simple and shining leaves with greenish-white flowers. Vidanga fruits are wrinkle and globular with greyish berries which turn dark brown when they are ripe. It grows in different parts of the world such as Tropical Asia, East Africa, India, Southern China, and Indian Archipelago.
Cinnamon is a medicinal spice obtained from the bark of a cinnamon tree from the Cinnamomum genus of the Lauraceae family. The tree of cinnamon is usually found at a different part of the world and grows to the height of ten to fifteen feet. After a thorough research of all the cinnamon around the world, SriLanka’s cinnamon is studied to be the best spice for its sweet taste and inviting aroma.
Black cardamom is also known as “Brihadela“ in Sanskrit and its botanical name is called Amomum Subulatum. In India, it is known as Kali Ilaichi or badiilaichi, Indian cardamom, Bengal cardamom, Nepal cardamom, brown cardamom, and winged cardamom. It is usually grown in Bengal region, Assam, Nepal, and Sikkim.