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Vetiver – Chrysopogon zizanioides

Vetiver, with scientific name as Chrysopogon zizanioides, is the genus of plants in the grass family Poaceae. Vetiver grows well in hot to humid climates. It is a dense and clumping plant with erect...
Rudraksha facts and health benefits

Rudraksha facts and health benefits

Elaeocarpus ganitrus commonly known as Rudraksha belongs to the Elaeocarpaceae family and grows in the Himalayan region. In Sanskrit Rudraksha means Rudra’s (Shiva’s) teardrop. It grows in the area from the Gangetic plain...

Rosewater

Rosewater is made by soaking rose petals in the water. It is extracted from the distillation of rose petals. It is also used as a component in the medical or cosmetic preparations. It has...
Beehive Ginger facts and health benefits

Beehive Ginger facts and health benefits

Zingiber spectabile commonly known as Beehive Ginger is a clumping herbaceous plant native to Peninsular Malaysia and Peninsular Thailand. The scientific name of the species, Zingiber spectabile, comes from two words. "Zingiber" is...
Malabar Nut facts and health benefits

Malabar Nut facts and health benefits

Justicia adhatoda is an herb, also commonly known as Malabar Nut in English, Adosa in Hindi and Vasaka in Sanskrit. It is a medicinal plant native to Asia widely used in Siddha Medicine,...

Devil’s cotton-Abroma augusta

Abroma augusta is a species of the flowering plant in the genus Abroma, family Malvaceae. Commonly known as Devil’s Cotton and Ulat kambal, it is a small tree with downy branchlets and branches. Its...

King of Bitters-Andrographis paniculata

Andrographis paniculata, commonly known as Creat, Nilavembu, Green chireta, Chuan Xin Lian, Kirayat, King of Bitters, kalmegh, India echinacea, sambiloto, kiryat, is a small herbaceous and evergreen plant of the family Acanthaceae or subfamily...
Cat's Whiskers facts and health benefits

Cat’s Whiskers facts and health benefits

Cats Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus), also known as Java tea of Kidney Tea Plant, is a branched herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Labiatae or lamiaceae.  The herb is popularly referred as Balbas...

Crab’s eye-Abrus precatorius

Abrus precatorius, also known as Bead vine, Coral bean, Coral bead plant, Licorice vine, Crabs eye, Love bean, Prayer beads, Lucky bean creeper, Precatory pea, Prayer bean, Red bead vine, Rosary pea, Rosary bean,...

Sisymbrium-Sisymbrium officinale

Sisymbrium with its scientific name Sisymbrium officinale, is also called Hedge mustard, Oriental mustard, Tumbling mustard, Indian hedge mustard, Wild mustard, Oriental rocket mustard, Oriental rocket, Mustard, Common hedge mustard, Erysimum and English water...