Kerala Medicinal Plants

Kerala is the largest hub of high-potential medicinal plants in the world, the soil structure, and climatic conditions of Kerala are suitable for creating high-utility herbs, and the contents of minerals and the nature of the soils keep the herbs in high potency. Kerala’s lead in the global spices market is an example of this. Even our spices were the primary factor in attracting foreigners to India in ancient times. The Romans, Dutch, Portuguese, and English went to India in search of these spices.

Why plants should be protected!

Unfortunately, we failed to recognize the importance of herbs to be protected. Our lack of knowledge, disinterest, and ignorance of these make us destroy these natural resources. Abundant herbal plants are becoming extinct from the earth today. We need to take immediate action to protect them to save nature and our lives as well, otherwise, the consequences will be unpredictable, we have to share our knowledge and the importance of herbs to be protected for the next generation. Let them know the importance of herbs and their uses to show how it was used in the past, so we are trying to prove natural remediation through herbs for all diseases prevailing in the world today. This is our little effort to remind people of the next generation of the importance of the plants being protected.

Raw or preserved Ayurveda herbals – Angadi Marunnukal

Raw or preserved Ayurveda herbal medicines are generally termed ‘Angadi Marunnukal’ in the Kerala language’ which means shops or market and ‘Marunnu’ means medicine so it can be defined as herbs that are available in the market or shop. Usually, the dried parts of medicinal plants like roots, stem, wood, bark, leaves, flowers, Seeds, rhizomes, resins, latex, fruits, and whole plants are used as raw materials for the production of traditional remedies of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and Homeopathy.

Herbal medicines have significance since they are extracted or created from herbs. In the Ancient times due to the scarcity in the availability of Ayurveda plants at all seasons and places, people used to process Ayurveda medicines and created herbal medicines instead of fresh herbs such that they could be stored and can be used at all times whenever necessary.

According to Ayurveda, how to process medicines when to process medicines, and where to process the medicines are mentioned in the “Dravya Samskaran”. An effective way of processing medicines is necessary to preserve the medicines without losing their quality or potency….
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Categories of Ayurvedic herbal medicines under formulations-Oushadayogangal

In Ayurvedic treatments, medicines are prepared from plants or plant parts (leaf, root, flower, etc.), and more than 7000 different varieties of herbal plants are used for this purpose. These combinations are known as ‘Oushada Yogangal’ (Ayurvedic Herbal formulations). There are 19 types of herbal formulations as follows:-

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  1. Arikal Aaru
  2. Ashtavarga
  3. Chathur beejangal
  4. Chathur Jathakam
  5. Dasamoola
  6. Dasapushpam
  7. Jeevana Pancha moolam
  8. Nalpamaram
  9. Pancha Thiktham
  10. Panchakolam
  11. Panchamlam
  12. Panchamrutham
  13. Panchavalkam
  14. Suganda triphalam
  15. Trijathakam
  16. Trikatu
  17. Triphalam
  18. Truna Pancha moolam

Plants related to Astrological stars(Nakshathra Vrukshangal)

According to Indian astrology, there are 27 birth stars; each star of a person is related to a tree according to their birth star. It is said to be better to plant those trees for this person.

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List of Medicinal Plants in the Alphabetic order

Delve into our meticulously curated list of medicinal plants, thoughtfully organized in alphabetical order. Uncover the diverse botanical treasures, each offering unique therapeutic benefits for holistic well-being. Explore the ancient wisdom of herbal remedies for natural healing and vitality… Learn more


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