Sunday, January 31, 2010

Curative Leaves Of India

Neem – Perhaps no other botanical tree better meets the true definition of a panacea than neem, a tropical evergreen tree native to India. Every part of this fascinating tree has been used, from ancient to modern times, so treat hundreds of different maladies. Comprehensive research has proven that neem has a far wider array of uses than any other herb and has been in use since 4,500 years ago. Ancient Sanskrit verses also illustrated the benefits and attributes of Neem. The whole Neem tree has tremendous pharmacological properties that prevent virus, fungal infection, bacteria and anti inflammatory properties.

Betel – Betel leaf has been used from ancient times as an aromatic stimulant and anti-flatulent. The plant has many traditional medicinal uses. Powdered betel leaf nut is used as a constituent in some tooth powder. Betel leaves are beneficial in the treatment of nervous pains, nervous exhaustion and debility. Betel juice mixed with honey is a good tonic for pain and to cool the inflammation. The tonic also helps to reduce intense migraine.

Mint – The name mint has its origin in the Greek word ‘mentha’. Mint’s health benefits were well known to ancient people. All mint varieties contain menthol, a compound that facilitates digestion and has antiseptic properties. The ancient wisdom is well practiced in modern system of medicine. It is a common practice in India to take mint infusions to assuage migraine pains and cure sudden hiccups. In India mint is being used to cure various ailments such as indigestion, headaches, colic, gingivitis, irritable bowel syndrome, spasm and rheumatism. The mint oil has innumerable curative properties. It is famous in ayurveda because of anti bacteria and anti viral properties.

Tulsi – Tulsi has been known and honored in India from time immemorial. The name ‘Tulsi’ means ‘the incomparable one’. And it is not an exaggerated statement however. The herb is considered as the one of the pillars of Indian holistic ayurveda system. The peculiar property of Tulsi is it acts differently on different person according to body type and nature. Tulsi reduces stress, enhances stamina, relieves inflammation, lower cholesterol, eliminates toxins, protect against radiation, prevent gastric ulcers, lower fever, and improve digestion. It has a great antioxidant property as well.

Aloe Vera – The tales of aloe vera plants have been found 3, 500 years ago. There are more than 200 species of aloe vera available throughout the world. But one of these species, only four of them is treated to possess therapeutic healing properties. This cactus like plant has been used for centuries for treating the stomach disorders, kidney ailments and burns. Aloe vera is well known for soothing sunburned skin as well as healing dry skin. High in vitamin C and selenium, aloe vera is considered to be an antioxidant, which protects the cells from free radical damage.


  • Anonymous says:
    June 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Very good information. Has been very helpful for my daughter's school work

  • k.naresh kumar says:
    February 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    All informations may please be checked by a National institute of nutrition at hyderabad AP

  • wacky wanderlust says:
    February 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Naresh. I will soon. Thanks.

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