Medicinal Herbs W-Z

Medicinal Herbs W-Z
  • 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.