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Geography herbal plants in india

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2012-13 xc students indian school al wadi al kabir fa 1 project

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Geography herbal plants in india

  1. 1. Perhaps nowhere in the world have plantsbeen as widely studied and venerated as inIndia…
  2. 2. …Healers and alternative medicinepractitioners have used plants as medicine for
  3. 3. …There are about45,000 medicinalplant species inIndia, withconcentrated spotsin the region ofEasternHimalayas,Western Ghats andAndaman &Nicobar Islands…
  4. 4. …The officiallydocumented plantswith medicinalpotential are 3000but traditionalpractitioners usemore than 6000.
  5. 5. The following is a briefcompilation of a fewherbal plants used inIndia…
  6. 6. Ocimum sanctumTulsi, Holy basil.Common cold, itching, etc
  7. 7. Curcuma longaTurmericCough, sore muscles, eyeailments and fever.
  8. 8. Commiphora wightiiGuggululeprosy, skin diseases, heart ailments, etc.
  9. 9. Bacopa monnieriBrahmirheumatism, mental disorders,constipationand bronchitis.
  10. 10. WithaniasomniferaAshwagandhaTuberculosis, leprosy, rheumatoid pain,fatigue and swelling
  11. 11. Aloe veraMedicinal aloe Ailments of the skin
  12. 12. Ceylonhydroleaantiseptic
  13. 13. Cassia fistulaAmaltas, Golden shower tree mild laxative
  14. 14. Averrhoa bilimbi bilimbiitches,swelling, rheumatism, mumps, skin eruptions,thrush, cold, cough,inflammatory conditions
  15. 15. MalpighiaemarginataBarbados Cherry allergic rhinitis.
  16. 16. Citrus lemonLemonCommon cold,inflammations,antibacterial, etc
  17. 17. Many herbs and spices are used inIndian cooking, such asonion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, fennel, ajowan(ajwain), anise, amchur, bay leaf, hing(asafoetida) etc. Ayurvedic medicineuses all of these either in diet or as anmedicine.
  18. 18. With the scripts in the AtharvaVeda, we have evidence of atraditional use of medicinal plantsthat is more than 3000 years old…
  19. 19. AYURVEDAa promising field of exploration forthe benefits of mankind.
  20. 20. OURTEAM:09) DHAIRYA B.JOSHI10) ESTRID D’SILVA11) GAUTAMJAYAKUMAR
  21. 21. INDIAN SCHOOL AL WADI AL KABIR GEOGRAPHY 2012-2013 X-C TEACHER: MR. SOMA SUNDARAM ~JUNE 2012~

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