Medicines From Plants - Who Am I?

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MEDICINE FROM PLANTS



Plants give us a variety of food and raw materials for a number of things. Some plants have great medicinal properties and are being used since ancient times.

TULSI (BASIL)

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This herb prevents and cures cough, cold, and respiratory diseases.


TUMERIC

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It is a medicinal plant. It is an antibiotic and an antiseptic. It is also used in Indian cooking.

CURRY LEAVES

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It helps in digestion. It is rich in vitamin A and calcium. Its leaves are used to cure diarrhoea and dysentery.


EUCALYPTUS

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It is a remedy for curing cold, bronchitis and pneumonia. Its oil is an antiseptic and an insect repellent as well.


ALOE VERA

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Its juice is used for making cosmetics and medicines to treat burns. It is also used to treat diabetes.


CINCHONA

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Its bark is processed into quinine, which is used to treat malaria, fever, and pain.


INDIAN GINSENG (ASHWAGANDHA)

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This herb is used to treat nervous disorders, intestinal infections, and leprosy.

MINT

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This plant is well-known for its abundant aroma, calming taste and also healing qualities. It is surely an historical herb used since ancient times. Its leaves are used in preparing a lot of recipes, which includes curries, soups, chutneys, salads, juices, candies and ice creams.