Most useful Ayurvedic plants

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Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis): Contains high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and natural sugars. It is good for the digestion, liver, blood, reproductive system and as a laxative. As a gel it is excellent mixed with ghee for burns and piles. Also helps with constipation, obesity, inflammatory skin conditions and conjunctivitis. This plant has endless benefits, read more about it here. Andrographis (King of the bitters;  Andrographis paniculata): It stimulates the immune system and is good for influenza, sore throat, gastrointestinal parasites and infections, … [Read more...]

Neem on ASEAN’s negative list

The traditional Indian drug makers are now a worried lot. An innocuous document revealed at a conference held in Singapore on June 29-30, 2012, threatens to jeopardise the export prospects of the whole Ayurveda industry.The inclusion of neem in the 'ASEAN's list of negative ingredients for traditional medicine and health supplement (TMHS)' by the product working group (PWG), an expert committee of TMHS has the industry worried. The move is being spearheaded by Indonesia.The PWG discussed and is said to be finalising the inclusion of Azadirachta indica or neem in the negative list. Neem is … [Read more...]