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medicinal plants

medicinal plants, its meaning, its importance, eight important medicinal plants, medicinal plants :in our daily life, they are curry leaf, c, turmeric, onion, mustard, coconut etc

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medicinal plants

  1. 1. Medicinal plants
  2. 2. Medicinal plants A medicinal plant is a plant that has similar properties as conventional pharmaceutical drugs. Humans have used them throughout history to either cure or lessen symptoms from an illness. A pharmaceutical drug is a drug that is produced in a laboratory to cure or help
  3. 3. Importance of medicinal plants The medicinal plants find application in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agricultural and food industry. The use of the medicinal herbs for curing diseases has been documented in history of all civilizations. Man in the pre-historic era was probably not aware about the health hazards associated with irrational therapy.
  4. 4. With the honest of research in medicine, it was concluded that plants contain active principles, which are responsible, for curative action of the herbs.
  5. 5. Eight popular medicinal plants
  6. 6. 1.Bael: Extract of the leaves of this very familiar tree helps cure diarrhea,dysentery, constipation.
  7. 7. 2.Tulsi: Once a common sight at the courtyard of every Indian household, tulsi or basil leaves can cure cough, cold, bronchitis and loss of appetite. The plant is the most widely used herbal expectorant in the world.
  8. 8. 3.Peppermint or pudina: The plant's leaves are popular mainly due to their taste. However, its medicinal values like curing indigestion and healing bruises are also not to be overlooked.
  9. 9. 4.Henna or Mehndi: The answer is simple and obvious - mehndi helps cure burns.
  10. 10. 5.Neem Ayurveds have documented this plant as one of the most valuable herb. The extract of its leaves work as a sedative and cure,analgesic,epileps y, hypertension.
  11. 11. 6.Cinnamon: Another popular expectorant, dalchini or cinnamon helps cure pulmonary problems such as bronchitis, asthma, and even cardiac disorder and fever.
  12. 12. 7.Lavender The flower is widely appreciated for its smell. However, it also eases pain, and when applied to cuts and bruises, it functions as an antiseptic.
  13. 13. 8.Marigold: Popularly known as gaenda, marigold extract is good for sunburn, acne, and blemishes. This medicinal herb also soothes ulcers and helps cure digestive problems.
  14. 14. Medicinal plants : in our daily life
  15. 15. 1.Turmeric Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia, requiring temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Scientific name: Curcuma longa Rank: Species
  16. 16. 2. cumin Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to South Asia. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. Scientific name:Cuminum cyminum Rank: Species
  17. 17. 3.onion The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium
  18. 18. 4. Garlic Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Allium chinense. Scientific name: Allium sativum Rank: Species
  19. 19. 5.Curry leaf The curry tree is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. Its leaves are used in many dishes in India, Sri Lanka, and neighbouring countries. Scientific name: Murraya koenigii Rank: Species
  20. 20. 6. Mustad The Wild Mustard is an annual that grows wild in most parts of the country.It is a plant that grows upright to a height of 30-90 cm.,has an unpleasant smell,and belongs to the plant family Capparidaceae.The whole plant is covered with glandular and simple hairs.
  21. 21. The coconut tree is a member of the family Arecaceae and the only species of the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the whole coconut palm or the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. 7. coconut
  22. 22. 8. Ginger Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Scientific name: Zingier officinale Rank: Species
  23. 23. 9.Pepper Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. Scientific name: Piper nigrum Rank: Species
  24. 24. There are more medicinal plant grow in our country. But all plants have not medicinal effect. Some plants have toxicity. So we should be careful when using medicinal plant. Use of medicinal plants are beneficial for future.
  25. 25. Thank you RAHANA .NK KSTC