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13 medicinal plants uses By Allah Dad Khan

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13 medicinal plants uses By Allah Dad Khan

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13 medicinal plants uses By Allah Dad Khan

  1. 1. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) • 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.
  2. 2. Tumeric • 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 problems.
  3. 3. (Curcuma domestica) • 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 great addition. • 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.
  4. 4. Amala (Emblica officinallis) • 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. • •
  5. 5. Amla • Other names : Indian gooseberry, Bhumi amla, Bhumyamalki, Amlaki, adiphala, dhatri, amalaka, amali, amalakamu, usirikai, Anola, Amlika, nellikai, malacca tree, nillika, nellikya, emblic are the other names used for the Amla.
  6. 6. Awala • • 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 rejuvenator. • 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
  7. 7. Phyllanthus emblica • 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
  8. 8. Korpad (B.N- Aloe vera)zz • 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 blemishes. • Acne is treated by Aloe vera gel and it's really effective. • Aloe vera also helps in stopping baldness. • Aloe vera is used for enhancing skin growth. • Important Aloe vera uses include relief from cuts, bruises and burns. • When we
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Korpad • 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
  11. 11. Tulsi (B.N-Ocimum santum) • 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 patients. . 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, headaches. . It is used as mouth wash for reducing tooth ache . Tulsi oil shows larvicidal activity against malarial larva
  12. 12. Tulsi • . 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 preparations. . 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 future. . It has antiviral, antibacterial, antitubercular, antifungal, antimalarial properties.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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 flu. 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 gargle. 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 tract. 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.
  15. 15. 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 common elements. 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 leeches. 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. • Tulsi

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