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Herbs & Ingredients

Agarwood Agaru (Aquilaria Agallocha)

This is a big tree growing up to 60 to 80 feet and with thick stem of 3 to 4 ft diameter. It is native to South East Asia. The bark is papery thin and was sometimes used for writing like Betula utilis tree bark (Bhojpatra in Sanskrit). Leaves are thin like leather, shiny and…

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)

Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is a fragrant citrus fruit with a delicate and refreshing aroma. A pear-shaped Mediterranean sour orange tree (Citrus aurantium bergamia) having a rind that yields an essential oil used in perfumery. food and as a medicine Tamil Nadu - Region of Availability Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit with a delicate and refreshing…

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)

Native to southern India and Sri Lanka, cardamom still grows abundantly in forests at 2,500-5,000 feet above sea level. The plant is a perennial, growing to about fifteen feet with mauve-marked, orchid-like, white flowers and very long, lance-shaped leaves. It is widely cultivated in India, southern Asia, Indonesia, and Guatemala. It prefers shady locations and…

Cedar / Deodar (Cedrus Deodara)

Cedarwood is a plant native to cold climates, it is normally found at high altitudes. The chief components of cedarwood essential oil are alpha cedrene, beta cedrene, cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene, terpineol, linalool, limonene, anethole, caryophyllene, eugenol, taxifolin, cedeodarin, wikstromal, deodarone, cedrinoside and flavonoids.C. and a group of sesquiterpenes, which contribute a great deal to its medicinal…

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon, which has the scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum, originated in tropical Asia and was, particularly used in Sri Lanka and India. Now, the shrub is grown in almost every tropical region of the world. The spice, owing to its vast medicinal uses, has found a prominent position in traditional medicines, especially in Ayurveda, which is…

Citronella (Cymbopogon Nardus)

Citronella is an herb  that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp, lemony aroma and thus bears the name Citronella. The essential oil of citronella is extracted from two varieties of citronella. The first one is the Ceylon variety, whose scientific name is Cymbopogon…

Clove (Syzygium Aromaticum,)

Indigenous to Indonesia and Madagascar, clove (Eugenia Caryophyllata) can be found in nature as the unopened pink flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree. Clove is the dried bud of the flower from the tree Syzygium aromaticum. It belongs to the plant family of Myrtaceae. The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and…

Eucalyptus

  Eucalyptus actually refers to a large genus of flowering trees that has over 700 different species, most of which are located in Australia and New Zealand, although some of the more widespread species can be found throughout Southeast Asia. Most of its species range from the size of a small shrub to a medium-sized…

Evening Prim Rose (Oenothera Biennis)

Native to North America,the herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world, thriving in open areas, especially dunes and sand soil. This biennial herb produces only leaves the first years and bright yellow flowers and seeds the second. It grows to about 8 inches and has red blotches on the stem, crinkled…

Frankincense (Olibanum / Boswellia)

Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees, whose scientific name is Boswellia Carteri. Boswellia are moderate-sized flowering plants, including both trees and shrubs, and are native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. The distributions of the species are primarily associated with the tropics.[4] The greatest diversity of…

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Native to southeast Asia, ginger is now cultivated in the US (including Hawaii), India, China, the West Indies, and other tropical regions. Ginger root is a tender creeping perennial from the tropics that grows to about four feet high, producing thick, aromatic, fibrous, knotty, buff-coloured tuberous rhizomes. The stems are erect and annual with long,…

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

"Citrus paradisi" most commonly known as grapefruit is a real miracle fruit. Grapefruits can be white, yellow, pink or red in color with a taste ranging from sour to sweet. The calories in grapefruit are very low, but the flavor and nutrients are high. Just a half grapefruit each day can ensure the average adult is meeting…

Hemp Seed (Cannabis Sativa)

Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fibre, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the…

Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. The Linnaean binomial Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.)…

Intellect Tree (Celastrus Paniculatus)

Intelect Tree (Celastrus paniculatus) is a woody fruit-bearing vine, commonly known as black oil plant, climbing staff tree. Intelect Tree has been described by users online as a “brain tonic.” It produces a light, refreshing burst of mental energy within a short while of consumption. It creates the feeling of fluid, alert thoughts, and heightened…

Jasmine (Jasminum)

Blooming in the summertime, jasmine flowers are known for their sweet, exotic fragrance on warm evenings. Jasmine is a very famous flower. It has a strong yet sweet, pleasant and romantic fragrance, which is very common of nocturnal flowers. Jasmine flower is often associated with romance and love. Heroes in romantic novels and movies can…

Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis / Lavendula Angustifolia)

Lavender is a culinary and aromatic herb  mainly used to improve sleep and reduce harmful stress levels in the body Kashmir - Region of Availability Lavender grows in a wide range of climates. It is easily cultivated in gardens but also considered an invasive plant in many parts of the world. The plant is native…

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Lemon tree is a small, evergreen tree native to Asia (as well as the fruit that grows on the tree).When life gives you a lemon… squeeze it, mix it with six ounces of distilled water and drink twice daily.” –Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden” Assam - region of Availability The health properties…

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citratus)

Cymbopogon citratus also known as Lemongrass is an herb which belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. It is utilized for its distinct lemon flavor and citrusy aroma. It is a tall, perennial grass which is native to India and tropical regions of Asia. It is a coarse and tufted plant with linear leaves that…

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)

Licorice is a woody-stemmed perennial herb that grows to about 1-2 meters. The long and wrinkled roots of licorice branch horizontally and spread out under the ground. Along with its use in food, it is also valued for providing longevity and vitality since ancient times. Licorice or liquorice comes from the Glycyrrhiza plant species and…

Myrrh (Commiphora mirrha)

Myrrh tree, or “Commiphora myrrha”, common in Africa and the Middle East, is botanically related to Frankincense. This tree is very distinctive due to its white flowers and knotted trunk. The tree doesn’t have many leaves because it has to adapt to dry desert conditions where it grows, and It can sometimes take on very twisted shapes due…

Orange (Citrus sinensi)

"Citrus sinensi” is commonly known as orange, its essential oil is also called “sweet orange oil,” it’s derived from the outer peel of the fruit, which has been highly sought after for centuries because of its immune-boosting effects. If you’re unfamiliar with various oil uses and benefits, you might be surprised to know just how many different common…

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano is a popular herb that many people think of as merely a spice to improve or enhance food flavor, but in reality, this perennial herb, with the scientific name of Origanum vulgare, has a treasure of health benefits that most people don’t realize at all. Native to southwest Eurasia and the Mediterranean area, oregano…

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Willd.)[1] is a hybrid mint, a cross…

Rose (Rosa)

Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. Maharashtra - Region of Availability The flower is an integral part of innumerable stories, legends, myths, and legacies. People who do not know about any of its medicinal properties can still tell you about one undeniable property; a beautiful, red rose can invoke romantic…

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary is in the same taxonomic family as mint, but doesn’t have the same characteristic flavor. It has a warmer, bitter, and more astringent taste that gives…

Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis)

Scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, sage is closely related to rosemary, and they are often considered “sister herbs” Its botanical name is a clue to its medicinal importance. Salvia comes from salvare which, in Latin, means to cure. Jammu - Region of Availability In fact, many of sage’s health benefits are derived from the rosmarinic…

Sandalwood (Santalum)

Sandalwood oil comes from the wood and roots of Santalum album, or the East Indian sandalwood tree. Sandalwood oil has many traditional uses. For centuries, East Indian sandalwood oil has been a popular ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine, the folk medicine of India. It’s also been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, and…

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint or Mentha spicata is a pleasant-smelling species of mint found in health-food products, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and cosmetics. It is often used in medicine for its therapeutic properties. It is packed with numerous health benefiting vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients [1], [2]. Spearmint oil is a natural analgesic and reduces musculoskeleton pain [3]. It has also…

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)

Tea tree oil is a natural plant extract from the native Australian Melaleuca alternifolia plant. It can be extracted when the leaves from the plant are distilled with steam in order to obtain the oil. A highly versatile oil, tea tree essential oil or Melaleuca oil is known to treat a lot of different ailments.…

Tulsi / Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)

Holy Basil, which has the scientific name Ocimum Sanctum is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herbs that have been discovered. It has endless miraculous and medicinal values and has been worshiped and highly valued in India for thousands of years. Punjab - Region of Availability It  is a very powerful herb used in  traditional…

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 1mt in height. The leaves of this plant are alternate, smooth, green, tapering at both ends and arranged in the pair of two. Leaves are further divided in leaf sheath, leaf blade and petiole. A false stem is arising from the leaf sheath and…

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)

The valerian flower can be easily identified by its white or pink petals. The plant is native to most parts of Europe and also parts of Western Asia. It grows naturally in a mild, temperate climate and can survive hot summers and moderately cold winters. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Caprifoliaceae) is a perennial flowering plant, with heads…