Ayurvedic Glossary & Useful Information

Basic concepts and terminology of Ayurveda. Plants and healing mixtures of Ayurvedic recipes.

 

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Medical Plant list

Adusa – Adhatoda vasica
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Anantamool – Hemidesmus Indicus
Ashok – Saraca Asoca
Ashoka false – Polyalthia longifolia
Aswagandha – Withania Somnifera
Bach / Vacha – Acorus Calamus
Bael – Aegle marmelos
Benachar – Vetiveria Zizanoides
Bhringraj – Eclipta alba
Bhumi amla – Phylanthus niruri
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellerica
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) vs Brahmi*(Centella Asiatica)
Calihari / Flame lily – Gloriosa Superba
Chiraita – Swertia Chirata
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica
Dalchini – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
Flame lily / Glory lily – Gloriosa Superba
Ghritkumari – Aloe Vera
Gokshur – Tribulus Terrestris
Gotu kola / Brahmi* – Centella Asiatica
Gudmar – Gymnema Sylvestre
Guduchi / Giloy – Tinospora Cordifolia
Guggul – Commiphora Mukul
Haldi / Haridra – Curcuma Longa
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula
Henna – Lawsonia Inermis
Hing – Ferula Asafoetida
Indrajav – Wrightia tinctoria
Jamun – Syzygium cumini
Kalmegh / King of Bitters – Andrographis Paniculata
Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum (Solanum indicum)Karela – Momordica Kharantia
Kuchla – Strychinos Nux vomica
Kutaj – Holarrhena Antidysenterica
Lavang / Clove – Syzygium Aromaticum
Makoi / Kakamachi – Solanum nigrum
Mamejawa – Enicostemma axillare (littorale)
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea
Neem – Azadirachta Indica
Orchis mascula – Salab misri
Reetha / Aritha – Sapindus Mukorossi
Shankhpushpi – Convolvulus pluricaulis, Evolvulus alsinoides, Canscora decussata, Clitorea ternatea
Tagar – Valeriana Wallichii
Vacha / Bach – Acorus Calamus
Velvet bean / Kapikachhu / Cowhage – Mucuna Pruriens
Yashtimadhu / Licorice / Mulethi – Glycyrrhiza glabra