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Learn How Dalchini is used for Respiratory System and know its other benefits

Dalchini or Cinnamon is a common spice used by different cultures around the world for several centuries. Dalchini is obtained from the inner bark of trees from the genus Cinnamomum, a tropical evergreen plant that has two main varieties; Cinnamomum zeylanicum / Cinnamon cassia. The Cinnamon is indigenous to Ceylon (Galle district in the southern […]

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Benefits of purple fleabane seeds aka kalijiri or somaraj

Purple Fleabane Seeds are also known as Vernonia Anthelmintica or Kalijiri or Somaraj. Kali Jeeri is also spelled as Kalijiri and Kaali Jeeri is seed of plant centratherum anthelminticum. Kalijiri is popular in combination with Ajwain and Methi for reducing weight and improving digestive health. It is used for the treatment of the skin diseases […]

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What are bay leaves and their importance, benefits, and uses?

Bay leaves are one of the most important ingredients of ‘Garam Masala’ and is also used as a complete leaf in ‘Tadka’. The long dried leaf used in Indian kitchens is known as Cinnamomum Tamala, Tamal Patra, Tejpatra, Tejpan, Tvakpatra, etc. Tamal Patra is its Sanskrit name which means Dark Leaf. It is used as […]

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Mahaleb seed and its oil benefits

Mahaleb seeds (Prunus mahaleb) also called Mahaleb cherry or St Lucie cherry. The seed oil is valuable for medicinal (controls bleeding & loose motions) & industrial purposes. Mahaleb seeds contain a considerable quantity of the oil that is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids primarily α‐eleostearic acid followed by linoleic acid. The high oleic acid content […]

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Read how this herb is useful for cough, sore throat, stomach problems.

Liquorice, or licorice, is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra herb from which a sweet flavour can be extracted (named Glycyrrhizin) and is commonly called as Jesthimadh or Mulethi. The word liquorice is derived (via the Old French licoresse) from the Greek glukurrhiza, meaning “sweet root”. Liquorice flavours are used as candies or sweeteners, particularly in some European and Middle Eastern countries. Liquorice extracts have a […]

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Do you know the Medicinal uses of Boswellia or Indian Olibanum or Dhup Sala.

What is boswellia: Boswellia comes from the Boswellia serrata tree, which is native to India, North Africa, and the Middle East. Farmers tap the tree to collect its resin, which is called boswellia. Boswellia resin has a rich scent and flavor. It is very popular as an incense, and most people know it by its […]

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