Top 15 Most Useful Medicinal Plants and Its Usage



1. Piper longum - Pippali

Piper longum



it is the fruit of piper longum. useful in cold, cough, asthma, fever. it is a good for increasing digestive power.
Pippali rote decotion useful in rheumatoid arthritis. pippali with honey relieves the cough and asthma.pippali with trikadu given for the treatment of obesity


2. Abies webbiana – Taleesa Patra




useful in cough and asthma. it act as bronchodilator. improves digestion strength


3. Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus emblica - Amla





Rich in vitamin C. act as rasayana. Main in ingredient of chavanaprasa. it have property to heal wound.useful in dysuria and diabetic


4. Ferula narthex / Ferula foetida / Ferula asafoetida - Asafoetida/ Hingu


Ferula narthex


cardiac tonic.It is also seen to be useful in high blood pressure. bloating gaseous distension of abdomen, indigestion and constipation


5. Sida Cordifolia - Bala/ Country Mallow

Sida Cordifolia - Bala/ Country Mallow


Useful part is root. used in vata disorder disease. nerve tonic. It contains Ephedrine, vasicinone, choline


6. Ficus benghalensis - Banyan Tree

Ficus benghalensis - Banyan Tree


useful in the treatment for skin diseases,leucorrhea,wounds,eye diseases,diabetes,burning sensation as in gastritis, neuropathy and diarrhea


7. Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha


Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha


useful for sperm count, anxiety, leucoderma,depression, insomnia,weight loss,muscle strength


8. Curculigo orchioides - Black Musli

Curculigo orchioides - Black Musli


usedful in low sperm count, altered morphology of sperm, skin and respiratory disorders. nerve tonic.


9. Piper Nigrum - Black Pepper

Piper Nigrum - Black Pepper



a good appetizer, useful in cough. useful in amenorrhoea and obesity.


10. Ricinus Communis - Castor

Ricinus Communis - Castor

Ricinus Communis - Castor


useful in vata disorder. relieves pain. used neurological disorders. Chemicals like Recin, ricinine, glyseroids, ricinolic acids in the plant shows purgative actions


11. Allium Sativum Linn - Garlic


Allium Sativum Linn - Garlic

Allium Sativum Linn - Garlic-flower


Garlic is one of those rare herbs which has five tastes except sour. useful in cough, asthma, vatha disorder,sciatica. gives good result in nerve related disorder.
used in paraplegia, hemiplegia


12. Morinda citrifolia - Indian mulberry (Noni)


Indian mulberry (Noni)


useful in indigestion, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, general debility


13. Aristolochia indica - Ishwari

Aristolochia indica - Ishwari




useful in skin disease, snake and insect bite,retention of urine.


14. Nardostachys Jatamansi Dc. [ N. Grandiflora Dc; Valeriana Jatamansi Auct. Non Jones.] - Jatamansi

Nardostachys Jatamansi



insomnia, psychotic disorder, nervine tonic, brain tonic, skin diseases. used in autism


15. Tribulus terrestris - Gokshura

Tribulus terrestris - Gokshura


used as diuretic, useful in urinary tract infection , decreases burning sensation. useful in intestinal worms. used for low sperm count.



Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

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