Water Chestnut Botanical Name : Trapa Bispinosa Family Name : Trapaceae Common Name : Water Chestnut Part Used : Fruits Habitat : Throughout in india, in ponds, lakes and tanks Product offered : Fruit
Uses : Fruits are sweet, astringent, coolin, haemostatic, appetizer and tonic. They are useful in vilated conditions of pitta, burning sensation, dipsia, dyspepsia. They are also used in case of intermittent fevers, fatigue, inflammation, bronchitis and general debility. Flour made from fruit is suitable for textile-sizing and is good substitute for corn starch in ice cream manufacture.
White Lily Botanical Name : Lilium Polyphyllum Family Name : Liliaceae Common Name : White Lily Part Used : Bulb Habitat : Native of indian subcontinent, mainly present in himachal pradesh, jammu and kashmir, punjab and uttar pradesh. Product offered : Roots
Uses : The bulbs are sweet, bitter, refrigerant, galactagogue, expectorant, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antipyretic and tonic. It mainly shows soothing, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. They are useful in agalactia, cough, bronchitis, vitiated conditions of pitta, seminal weakness, strangury, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, intennittent fevers, haematemesis, rheumatalgia and general debility.
White Lotus Botanical Name : Nymphaea Lotus Family Name : Nymphaeaceae Common Name : White Lotus, White Water Lilly Part Used : Flowers, Roots, Leaves, Stem Habitat : Through out warmer parts of india, in tanks, ponds and ditches Product offered : Flowers,Roots,Leave
Uses : The rhizomes is cooling, sweet, bitter and tonic and is useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, dipsia and general debility. The flowers are astringent and cardiotonic. The seeds are sweet, cooling, constipating, aphrodisiac, stomachic and restorative. It has found uses both as a culinary delight and starchy food staple as well as being used internally as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders and jaundice. Leaf is used in cutaneous, subcutaneous parasitic infection, eye treatments, and pregnancy. Seeds are used in sauces, condiments, spices and flavorings.
White Turmeric Botanical Name : Curcuma Zedoaria Family Name : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Zedoary Root, White Turmeric. Part Used : Rhizomes Habitat : Weed found all over india. Product offered : Rhizome, Oil
Uses : Roots are pungent tasting, warming and slightly aromatic. Improves blood circulation, anticontusion and improves menstrual flow. It helps in abdominal cramps, amenorrhea-abdominal pain and rheumatic pain. It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains. The bitter tincture of zedoary root is used to prevent disease recurrence and to treat ulcers. Aromatic, stimulant, useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs. It is used in antiperiodic pills and zedoary bitter tincture. It is active in dyspepsia, colic, vomiting, cough and menstrual disorders. It is also used as a restorative.
Yellow-berried Nightshade Botanical Name : Solanum Xanthocarpum Family Name : Solanaceae Common Name : Yellow-berried Nightshade Part Used : Fruits, Whole Plant Habitat : Through out india, Product offered : Fruits, Wholeplant
Uses : Fruits eaten as an anthelmintic and for indigestion. Root is an expectorant, used in Ayurvedic medicine for cough, asthma and chest pain. Also used for flatulence, sore throat, and toothache. Has high concentration of solasodine, a starting material for the manufacture of cortisone and sex hormones. It cures asthma, cough, bronchspasm, sore throat, constipation, an effective expectorant and diuretic. Bhavamisra, an ancient physician, mentions it as promoting conception in females. Given with honey, tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), datura (Datura metal), and black pepper it can be effective in cases of bronchial asthma. Stem, flowers and fruits are bitter and carminative and are prescribed for relief in burning sensation in the feet. Leaves are applied locally to relieve pain.