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Herbal Plants/Medicinal Plants

Ayurveda has, for several years, exalted the virtues of the vegetarian diet emphasizing on the benefits of green leafy vegetables. Although greens, like spinach have gained universal acceptance through the vastly popular Popeye, they have always been part of the staple diet recommended by Ayurvedic physicians. Greens are rich in fiber and antioxidants and contain natural pigments like lutein that keep several diseases, such as macular degeneration, at bay. Ayurveda recommends that greens be included as part of every individual’s daily diet to cure diseases and to keep them at bay.

The Ayurvedic method of cooking these vegetables is simple and easy to digest. Separate the edible leaves from the weeds and grass. Wash well. Chop and cook by adding ghee and a small amount of rock salt. Add a pinch of pepper powder for taste. Cook for 5–7 minutes only. If the leaves lack taste or have a bitter, astringent taste, cooked green gram (peeled) may be added towards the end and mixed well. Adding coconut to the greens makes them heavy to digest. It may be added only when the person has very good digestion (Agni).

List of Medicinal Plants in India

a) Emblica officinalis (Amla)
b) Saraca Asoca (Ashoka)
c) Withania Somnifera (Aswagandha)
d) Peeper longum (Long pepper)
e) Asparagus Racemosus (Satavari)
f) Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)
g) Commiphora wightii (Guggulu)

List of Medicinal Plants and its Uses

  1. Drumstick-leaves
  2. Hummingbird Tree Leaves
  3. Radish Leaves
  4. Spinach
  5. Indian Spinach
  6. Mint Leaves
  7. Little Hogweed Leaves
  8. Amaranthus
  9. Green Amaranthus
  10. Spleen Amaranth
  11. Tropical Amaranth
  12. Mixed Herbal Leaves Recipe
  13. Marsilea Leaves
  14. Creeping Wood Sorrel Leaves
  15. Fenugreek Leaves
  16. Chicory Leaves
  17. Joyweed Leaves
  18. Dwarf Copper Leaf
  19. Wedelia Leaves
  20. Deccan-hemp Leaves
  21. Asiatic pennywort/ Gotu Kola
  22. Balloon Vine Leaves
  23. Boerhaavia Leaves
  24. Purple-fruited Pea Eggplant
  25. Curry Leaves


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ranaa
The site is informative. It would be more purposeful and useful if each item is supported by visuals viz.photograph of the plant/tree/bush/herb and a closeup snap of the leaves/herb - how it looks like - for easy identification & better understanding the nature's gifts for a good health & living (non-toxic)..... rana
ranaa  Friday, October 26, 2012
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