• Other uses
• In cooking, turmeric acts as a yellow
coloring agent. It is an important herb in
Hindu rituals. It is also a ingredient in
cosmetics as it is beneficial for the skin.
Burning turmeric can repel insects. Inhaling
the smoke can assist in coughs, asthma
and congested nasal passages.
• Ears, Eyes, Nose and Mouth
• Turmeric dust, with alum 1:20, is blown into
the ear to treat chronic otorrhea.
• Mix a pinch of Turmeric with organic ghee
and apply it to the mucus lining of nose to
stop the sniffles. It also stops nosebleeds,
helps to clear the sinuses, restore a more
acute sense of smell, and helps to purify the
mind and brain.
• Turmeric helps to maintain the shape and
integrity of our eyes.
• A Turmeric/water decoction, 1:20, is used to
treat conjunctivitis and eye disease in
general. Soak a cloth in the decoction and
then cover the eye with it. This helps to
relieve the pain as well.
• Skin Care and Colouring
• The skin is the main portion of the body and
provides a shielding barrier against harmful
chemicals, microbes, and ultraviolet radiation.
Natural plant products like turmeric have been
formulated to heal and prevent dry skin, treat skin
conditions such as eczema and acne, and retard
the aging process.
• Turmeric is used in many celebrations of Hindus.
Especially in Hindu wedding brides would rub with
turmeric on their bodies for glowing look. New born
babies also rubbed with turmeric on their forehead
for good luck.
• Traditionally women rub turmeric on their cheeks to
produce a natural golden glow, extract of turmeric
has been added to creams for use as a colouring
agent. A compound called curcumin is the yellow
pigment in turmeric.
• Washing in turmeric improves skin complexion and
also reduces hair growth on body. Nowadays there
are lots of herbal products in the market in which
main herb used is turmeric as natural ingredient.
These constitute home remedies for skin and hair
• Menstrual problems of Woman
• For women who experience monthly
menstrual cramps, try using turmeric extract
or bitters twice daily for two weeks prior to
expected menstruation. Turmeric is an
antispasmodic to smooth muscles so it
reduces digestive and menstrual cramping.
It should reduce the severity of pain, if not
ease them completely. Certainly, diet and
standard of living have a reflective influence
on the menstrual cycle, but turmeric is a
• Bacterial Infection / Wounds
• Turmeric is useful as an external antibiotic
in preventing bacterial infection in wounds.
• Eye Disorder
• Curcumin may prove to be as effective as
corticosteroids in the uveitis (inflammation
of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye
between the sclera - white outer coat of the
eye and the retina - the back of the eye) the
type of eye disorder.
• Medicinal uses : richest source of
Vitamin C and is a The fruit is the diuretic,
aperient, Laxative and hair dye. It cures insomnia
and is healthy for hair. It is used as the cardio
protective, useful in hemorrhage, menprrhagia,
leucorrhoea and discharge of blood from uterus.
Amla power and oil are used traditionally in
Ayurvedic applications for the treatment of scalp.
Amla power improves immunity and gives physical
strength. It improves complexion and removes
wrinkles. Amla is also used to treat constipation and
is used as a cooling agent to reduce the effects of
sun strokes and sun burns.
Other uses : It is the main ingredient used in the
shampoo. Amla oil is used all the world. Amla is
used in sauces, candy, dried chips, pickle, jellies
and powder. It is even used in the dyeing industry.
It extract is popularly used in the ink. Amla wood is
commonly used in firework.
Cultural Importance :Amla has been regarded as
the sacred tree in India. It sin worshiped as the
Mother Earth and is believed to nurture humankind
because the fruits are very nourishing. It stimulates
spiritual purity. Kartik Mahatma and Vrat Kaumudi
order the worship of this tree. Its fruits and flowers
are used in worship.
• Other names : Indian
gooseberry, Bhumi amla,
adiphala, dhatri, amalaka,
usirikai, Anola, Amlika,
nellikai, malacca tree,
nillika, nellikya, emblic
are the other names used
for the Amla.
• Amalaki or Emblica officianlis or Indian
gooseberry is the fruit of this deciduous tree found
mainly in India. This plant fit in to the family
Euphorbiaceae. The fruit of this plant is round
shaped with vertical stripes. It is green to yellow in
color and tastes amal (sour). The fruit is some what
fibrous in nature. The fruit is occasionally eaten
along with lavana or salt to balance the taste.
Amalaki or Emblica officianlis is rich in natural
vitamin C or ascorbic acid or ascorbic acid. This
fruit is used as the main ingredient in the ayurvedic
tonic Chyavanprash. It is also used along with
numerous other herbs as an ayurvedic tonic and
• The Indian gooseberry or Amalaki or emblica
officianlis has sheet or cooling, diuretic and laxative
properties. It helps in cleansing the mouth, and
strengthens teeth and bones. It increases the RBC
count and helps to encourage good health.. It also
has powerful anti oxidant properties. Apart from
vitamin C or ascorbic acid, amalaki or Emblica
officianlis also contains cytokine like substances
such as zeatin. The dried Amalaki or Emblica
officianlis fruit is useful in the treatment of
Hemorrhage, diarrhea, and dysentery.
• Amalaki or emblica officianlis has laxative
properties and therefore useful in the treatment of
constipation and piles. It also has anti-bacterial
actions and helps in averting infections and heals
ulcers very fast. It also helps in averting skin
infections and problems. Amalaki or Emblica
officianlis has cell rejuvenating properties and
therefore used in maintaining good health of skin
• Amalaki or Emblica officianlis is the richest source of natural
vitamin C or ascorbic acid or ascorbic acid .It provides up to
900mg/ 100 g of juice of the fresh fruit. It has the same
amount of ascorbic acid or vitamin C or ascorbic acid or
ascorbic acid present in two oranges. Due to high Vitamin C or
ascorbic acid or ascorbic acid content Amalaki or Emblica
officianlis has anti oxidative properties. Amalaki or Emblica
officianlis also has carminative properties. It helps in
maintaining a health y digestive system. It is used in the
preparation of many GI ayurvedic tonics.
• Amalaki or Emblica officianlis also has many therapeutic
properties. It is used as a cardio tonic, aphrodisiac, and
antipyretic medicine. Some research studies have shown that
Amalaki or Emblica officianlis acts as anti diabetic too.
Amalaki or Emblica officianlis also helps to prevent respiratory
disorders such as common cold, bronchitis, and other
respiratory tract infections. The high content of vitamin C or
ascorbic acid or ascorbic acid helps to boost the functioning of
the immune system of the body and thereby helps in
preventing a wide range of diseases. Amalaki or Emblica
officianlis is therefore included in most of the ayurvedic tonics
as a general ingredient.
• Amalaki or Emblica Officianlis also helps in improving body
weight. It helps in raising the total protein level due to positive
nitrogen balance. Thus it is recognized to give an anabolic
effect in the body. Amalaki or Emblica officianlis is considered
as one of the highly nutritious fruit. Apart from Vitamin C or
ascorbic acid or ascorbic acid, Amalaki or Emblica officianlis
also provides many other essential minerals to the body.
These minerals help in maintaining proper functioning of the
metabolic activities of the body. Amalaki or Emblica officianlis
contains minerals such as chromium, zinc, and copper. The
chromium (Cr) present in amalaki helps in its anti diabetic
effect. Amalaki or Emblica officianlis is also used in the
treatment of gastritis. It was found to be very effective in the
treatment of heartburn due to raised hydrochloric acid (HCl)
secretion of the stomach. Amalaki or Emblica officianlis helps
patients suffering from epigastric pain.Read more about
Amla Vitamin C
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• Acid inside Aloe vera is used as
effective pain killers.
• Antiseptic made from Aloe vera is
used to kill mold, bacteria,
funguses and viruses.
• Aloe vera uses include help in skin
• Acne is treated by Aloe vera gel
and it's really effective.
• Aloe vera also helps in stopping
• Aloe vera is used for enhancing
• Important Aloe vera uses include
relief from cuts, bruises and burns.
• When we
Uses of Aloe vera
• Aloe vera being a medicinal
plant have various uses in the
medicine field, its proving to be
very important in curing many
of the skin diseases and
research are on the going
process to explore more
options of Aloe vera uses to
cure the most acute and
severe diseases. From
centuries Aloe vera is used for
healing cuts and bruises. Total
skin care and curing topical
sores of diabetics patient is the
main use of Aloe vera
• Aloe vera uses includes
cosmetics benefits and
uses as beauty restoring
things. At present much
research is going on to
see the cosmetic benefits
of the Aloe vera plants
and how it can be used to
make cosmetic products
shooting for your skin to
give you a glowing and
• Uses of Tulsi
. Tulsi has antioxidant properties and
reduces blood glucose levels. Thus it
is useful for diabetics.
. Tulsi reduces total cholesterol levels.
Thus it is useful for heart disease
. Tulsi reduces blood pressure.
. Tulsi is also used to prepare herbal
tea. It helps in building up stamina.
.It has been used for gastric disorders,
cough, common colds, malaria,
. It is used as mouth wash for reducing
. Tulsi oil shows larvicidal activity
against malarial larva
• . It has immuno-modulatory properties.
. It contains phyto-chemicals which provide
all these beneficial effects.
. Many herbal cosmetics contain tulsi. It is
also used in skin ointments due to its anti-
bacterial properties. Oil extracted from
Karpoora Tulsi is used in these
. Tulsi acts as insect repellant. So it is used
to store grains.
. Recent research shows that tulsi does
have analgesic ( pain killer) properties
similar to COX 2 inhibitor drugs.
. Ursolic acid, a chemical in tulsi may have a
role as antifertility ( contraceptive) agent in
. It has antiviral, antibacterial, antitubercular,
antifungal, antimalarial properties.
Important of tulsi
The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu
religious tradition and is worshipped in the morning and
evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal
remedy for a lot of common ailments. Here're top fifteen
medicinal uses of tulsi.
1. Healing Power: The tulsi plant has many medicinal
properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen
memory. They promote the removal of the catarrhal matter
and phlegm from the bronchial tube. The leaves strengthen
the stomach and induce copious perspiration. The seed of the
plant are mucilaginous.
2. Fever & Common Cold: The leaves of basil are specific for
many fevers. During the rainy season, when malaria and
dengue fever are widely prevalent, tender leaves, boiled with
tea, act as preventive against theses diseases. In case of
acute fevers, a decoction of the leaves boiled with powdered
cardamom in half a liter of water and mixed with sugar and
milk brings down the temperature. The juice of tulsi leaves can
be used to bring down fever. Extract of tulsi leaves in fresh
water should be given every 2 to 3 hours. In between one can
keep giving sips of cold water. In children, it is every effective
in bringing down the temperature.
Uses of Tulsi
• 3. Coughs: Tulsi is an important constituent of many Ayurvedic
cough syrups and expectorants. It helps to mobilize mucus in
bronchitis and asthma. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and
4. Sore Throat: Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as
drink in case of sore throat. This water can also be used as a
5. Respiratory Disorder: The herb is useful in the treatment of
respiratory system disorder. A decoction of the leaves, with
honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis,
asthma, influenza, cough and cold. A decoction of the leaves,
cloves and common salt also gives immediate relief in case of
influenza. They should be boiled in half a liter of water till only
half the water is left and add then taken.
6. Kidney Stone: Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney.
In case of renal stone the juice of basil leaves and honey, if
taken regularly for 6 months it will expel them via the urinary
7. Heart Disorder: Basil has a beneficial effect in cardiac
disease and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the
level of blood cholesterol.
8. Children's Ailments: Common pediatric problems like cough
cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond favorably to the
juice of basil leaves. If pustules of chicken pox delay their
appearance, basil leaves taken with saffron will hasten them.
Uses of Tulsi
9. Stress: Basil leaves are regarded as an
'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent. Recent studies
have shown that the leaves afford significant
protection against stress. Even healthy persons can
chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent
stress. It purifies blood and helps prevent several
10. Mouth Infections: The leaves are quit effective
for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. A few
leaves chewed will cure these conditions.
11. Insect Bites: The herb is a prophylactic or
preventive and curative for insect stings or bites. A
teaspoonful of the juice of the leaves is taken and is
repeated after a few hours. Fresh juice must also
be applied to the affected parts. A paste of fresh
roots is also effective in case of bites of insects and
12. Skin Disorders: Applied locally, basil juice is
beneficial in the treatment of ringworm and other
skin diseases. It has also been tried successfully by
some naturopaths in the treatment of leucoderma.
13. Teeth Disorder: The herb is useful in teeth
disorders. Its leaves, dried in the sun and
powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can
also be mixed with mustered oil to make a paste
and used as toothpaste. This is very good for
maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath
and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in
pyorrhea and other teeth disorders.