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Health Benefits Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)

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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is used for respiratory infections in the form of a tincture, syrup or by steam inhalation. A tea made by infusing the herb in water can be used for cough and bronchitis. Its aromatic oil contains two chemicals. Thymol and carvacrol which both account for its medicinal value. They also have expectorant properties and maybe useful as digestive aids.
Some Common Herbs

Image of Some common herbsAngelica, Basil, Bay Laurel, Chives, Dill, Catnip, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Savory (winter), Fennel, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mints, etc.


Image of TriphalaTriphala is a composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of the fruits of three myrobalans, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellerica. This preparation is known to be a safe hypoglycemic agent. Triphala prevents aging, imparts immunity and improves mental faculties. It helps to detoxify the liver, restore digestion and purify blood. Triphala is widely used in a large number of medicinal preparations.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Image of Curcuma longaCurcumin is the part of turmeric that gives curry food its golden color. This also provides turmeric with curcuminoids, which are believed to have health properties such as antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Turmeric benefits have been known for centuries and have always been an important part of Chinese herbal medicine and also the Ayurvedic medicine of India. This natural food is believed to support liver health, help prevent bad cholesterol, and it is being studied for its ability to block tumors.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Image of Asparagus racemosusShatavari is traditionally used to support the female organs, prevent sexual debility, help menopausal conditions, stomach ulcers, inflamation and chronic fevers. It is also a primary rejuvenative for pitta. It supports healthy and normal blood flow through the reproductive system. It supports normal hormone utilization and hormone blood levels. Shatavari's antioxidant properties help maintain cell integrity.

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Image of Azadirachta indicaNeem is used for preparing many different medical preparations. Also used for anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infertility, and sedative. It is particularly prescribed for skin disease and anti-inflamatory for joint and muscle pain. It balances high pitta conditions. Neem twigs are used for Dental care. Neem oil is used for preparing cosmetics. Neem Gum is used as a bulking agent.

Mucuna pruriens

Image of Mucuna pruriensMucuna has been used for Parkinson's disease. L-dopa converts into dopamine, an important brain chemical involved in mood, sexuality, and movement.

Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Image of Ocimum tenuiflorumHoly Basil’s extracts are used in ayurvedic remedies for common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning, and malaria. The dried leaves of Tulasi have been mixed with stored grains to repel insects. Traditionally, tulasi is taken in many forms: as an herbal tea, dried powder, fresh leaf, or mixed with ghee.

Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre)

Image of Gymnema sylvestreGymnema is traditionally used in formulas to control blood sugar levels in the body. The leaves, used in herbal medicine, which chewed, interfere with the ability to taste sweetness, which explains the Hindi name Gurmar,, the destroyer of sugar".

Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

Image of  Commiphora wightiiTraditionally guggul lipid has been used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, haemorrhids, urinary disorder, obesity, skin diseases and high cholesterol. Guggul (aka guggulu) is a gum resin, historically used for its antiseptic and deep penetrating actions in the treatment of elevated blood cholesterol and arthritis. Often used as a carrier and combined with other herbs to treat specfic conditions.

Castor (Ricinus communis)

Image of Ricinus communisCastor oil is a natural skin and hair softener and is used to treat skin diseases like ringworm and itching. It also uses in abdominal disorders, colic, enlarged liver and spleen, fever, headache, lumbago, nervous diseases, pain  relief (joints), promote menstrual discharge, promote milk production, rheumatism, sciatica.

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