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Indian Bay Leaf facts and health benefits

Indian Bay Leaf facts and health benefits

Cinnamomum tamala  commonly known as Indian bay leaf is a medium sized evergreen tree 2-10 m tall, found wild in the tropical and subtropical Himalayas at altitudes of 900-2500m, the Khasi hills, the nilgiri...
Punarnava facts and health benefits

Punarnava facts and health benefits

Boerhavia Diffusa commonly known as punarnava is actually flowering plants that belong to the family Nyctaginaceae which rejuvenates or renew the body. The other common names of the plant are spreading Hogweed, Red...

Health benefits of Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash also spelled as chyavanaprasam is an Ayurvedic supplement fortified with various herbs, herbal extracts and minerals. It is very rich in Vitamin C content. It helps in the prevention of a variety...
Babool facts and health benefits

Babool facts and health benefits

Acacia arabica commonly known as Babool is actually a medicinal tree which is found throughout the drier and sandy parts of India. Its use as datun for teeth cleaning is well known.  Regular...
Uses and benefits of Shikakai

Uses and benefits of Shikakai

Shikakai scientifically known as Acacia concinna is a shrub like tree grown in Central India. It has been used since centuries as cleanser for hair and body. Due to presence of saponins in its...
Musk mallow uses and benefits

Musk mallow uses and benefits

Musk mellow scientifically known as Abelmoschus moschatus is an aromatic and medicinal plant native to India in the Malvaceae family. Abelmoschus is derived from Arabic ‘Abu-l-Mosk’ (father of musk) and moschatus means musk...
Bindii facts and health benefits

Bindii facts and health benefits

Known by many common names, such as Bindii, goat’s head, puncture vine and tackweed, Tribulus Terrestris is a tap rooted herbaceous perennial plant in the Caltrop Family (Zygophyllaceae) with a long history of...
Mango seed facts and benefits

Mango seed facts and benefits

Mango is no doubt the ‘king of fruits’. In Ayurveda, each part of a mango tree is said to be beneficial – seed, flowers, fruit and the bark. The yellow, ripe, pulpy and...
Star anise facts and benefits

Top 12 Health Benefits of Star Anise

Illicium verum, commonly known as Star anise, star aniseed, or Chinese star anise is a spice that closely looks like anise in flavor, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum. It is...
Shilajit facts, benefits and uses

Shilajit facts, benefits and uses

Shilajit is a sticky, tar-like resin substance which is one of the wonderful herbal medicines in the whole world that is neither a plant nor animal product, but it is a mineral pitch...