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Hindi Name : इलायची (Elaichi)
Sanskrit Name : ela [एला] or ellka [एल्ल्का]
English Name : Cardamom
Latin Name : Elettaria cardamomum

This spice has a strong aroma and taste. Traditionally, Cardamom was considered a herb and was one of the key ingredients in Ayurveda. Even ancient Egyptians and Romans used this spice to infuse in their essential oils, used its strong flavour as mints and even for other medicinal purposes.

Key Benefits :

  • Antioxidant Properties May Reduces High Blood Pressure
  • Corrects Digestive Ailments
  • Post-Surgery Recovery
  • Soothes and Reduces Inflammation


Hindi Name : लौंग या लवंग
Sanskrit Name : Lavangaha, Laung
English Name : Clove
Latin Name : Syzygium aromaticum (Linn.) (Merrill. & Perry.) (Myrtaceae), Caryophyllus aromaticus (Linn.), Eugenia caryophyllata (Thunb.), E. aromatica (Kuntze.)

Laving are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice, flavoring or fragrance in consumer products, such as toothpaste, soaps, or cosmetics.

Key Benefits :

  • Contain important nutrients
  • High in antioxidants
  • improve liver health
  • help regulate blood sugar


Hindi Name : संभालू/सम्मालू, शिवारी, निसिन्दा शेफाली
Sanskrit Name : इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्डि nirgundi
English Name : Five-leaved chaste tree
Latin Name : Vitex negundo

Applying nirgundi oil, a strong antihistamine on the nose, neck and chest diminishes congestion in those suffering from asthma. Much like sitopaladi churna, it is also effective in healing several respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, allergies and breathing difficulties.

Key Benefits :

  • Nirgundi essential oil showed antibacterial activity against B. subtilis, S. aureus, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa.
  • When tested in an animal model, the pain relieving activity of extract of V. negundo was compared with that of aspirin and meperidine.
  • The heated leaf is used for managing rheumatoid arthritis-related pain and sprains.
  • Washing the wounds with nirgundi leaves extract can aid in cleaning infected ulcers.


Hindi Name : वसाका या अडूसा
Sanskrit Name : Vasa, Shwetavasa, Vasaka, Arusa, Bansa
English Name : Malabar Nut
Latin Name : Adhatoda zeylanica Medic., Adhatoda vasica Nees (Acanthaceae)

Malabar Nut Tree is well-known in Ayurveda as a treatment for respiratory ailments, particularly as an expectorant in bronchitis. The leaves, flowers, fruits and roots are used extensively for treating cold, cough, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

Key Benefits :

  • Prevents Coughing
  • Effective in Curing Bronchitis
  • Reduces Joint Pain
  • Provides Relief to Sore Throat


Hindi Name : Salsa
Sanskrit Name : Sariva, Anantha, Saugandhimula
English Name : Indian Sarsaparilla
Latin Name : Hemidesmus indicus

Sariva also known as Anantmoola or Indian Sarsapilla balances all three Doshas and is widely used in skin and rheumatic conditions for its blood purifying and anti-inflammatory action. Its purifying action extends to the nervous system and helps cleanse the mind of negative emotions and useful in nervous disorders.

Key Benefits :

  • Useful in respiratory conditions, cough, cold, asthma
  • Useful in low digestion strength
  • Useful in bleeding disorders such as nasal bleeding, menorrhagia etc.
  • Useful in anorexia


Hindi Name : Gunchi, Gunja, Rati, Gamanchi
Sanskrit Name : Kakadantika, Kakasahavaya, Shikhandika, Sheetpaki, Rati
English Name : Indian Licorice root, Crab’s eye, John Crow bead, Abrus seed
Latin Name : Gunchi, Chashmi, Khurosa

Better known as Rosary pea, Crab’s eye and popularly known as Gunja in Hindi, Abrus precatorius is a slender, climbing herb with peculiar bright red seeds. It can be found growing over shrubs, trees and hedges. It is one of the most toxic herbal plants because of the presence of Abrin toxins present in plant seeds.

Key Benefits :

  • Used to treat tetanus and scratches and wounds caused by animals like dogs, mice and cats.
  • It is known to have laxative (aids bowel movement), aphrodisiac (increases libido) and expectorant (helps remove excess phlegm) properties.
  • Effective against migraine headache.
  • Prevent and treat hair loss.


Hindi Name : Arjun
Sanskrit Name : Dhavala, Nadisarja, Indradru, Phalguna, Kakubha, Virarksha, Partha, Dhoorta, Bhuruha, Shvetavahaa, Veerantaka, Pandava, Veeravruksha
English Name : Arjun tree
Latin Name : Terminalia arjuna

Arjun is one of the most famous herbs known today. It has many effective medicinal uses especially for the heart and circulatory system which make it such a valuable herbal component in the treatment of heart problems in Ayurveda.

Key Benefits :

  • Arjuna is beneficial in the management of chest pain (angina)
  • Arjuna is useful to reduce the risk of heart problems
  • Arjuna might be beneficial in managing heart diseases as it acts as a cardiotonic and strengthens the heart muscles
  • Arjuna helps to control heart disease and improve heart function properly


Hindi Name : माज्जक घनवती
Sanskrit Name : Mamajjaka Kwatha
English Name : Mamejava Ghan vati
Latin Name : Enicostemma littorale

Mamejava is used primarily to reduce blood sugar levels. In addition, this medicine is indicated for overweight and the diseases of the urinary system that often accompanies diabetes, has anti-hypertensive effects. Also, Mamajama has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties.

Key Benefits :

  • It is used to treat Rheumatism
  • It is helpful in treating high cholesterol levels
  • It supports the treatment of obesity
  • It has antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties


Hindi Name : हल्दी
Sanskrit Name : haridra
English Name : Turmeric
Latin Name : terra merita

Turmeric — and especially its most active compound, curcumin — have many scientifically proven health benefits, such as the potential to improve heart health and prevent against Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

Key Benefits :

  • Turmeric Gradually Increases Antioxidants in Your Body
  • Turmeric Might Prevent Cancer
  • Turmeric Helps Lower Cholesterol
  • Turmeric Can Help Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease


Hindi Name : नीम
Sanskrit Name : Nimba (निंब)
English Name : Indian lilac
Latin Name : Azadirachta indica

The leaf extract is used to reduce tooth plaque and to treat lice. Neem contains chemicals that might help reduce blood sugar levels, heal ulcers in the digestive tract, prevent pregnancy, kill bacteria, and prevent plaque from forming in the mouth.

Key Benefits :

  • Dental plaque
  • Skin conditions and diseases
  • Birth control (contraception)
  • Upset stomach