Medicinal Plants And Its Helath Benefits

Identified by TGG Team Members

Medicinal plants that are identified by TGG Foundation

Following medicinal plants have been identified by our team members from various parts of the world. These plants have many health benefits. The search for more such plants with health properties is in progress at present and in-depth research will be carried out to understand its medicinal properties and their application.

Plectranthus amboinicus - Panikoorka

Plectranthus amboinicus

Local Name:Panikoorka
Benefits: Common cold, cough, stomach ache, itching, allergy, infection & wounds.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Azadirachta indica - Aryaveppu

Azadirachta indica

Local Name:Aryaveppu
Benefits: Tooth plaque, Lice, Insect repellent, Stomach ulcers, itchy skin (psoriasis).
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Moringa oleifera - Muringa

Moringa oleifera

Local Name:Muringa
Benefits: blood sugar level, digestive health, bones, Purifying blood & Boosts immunity
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Syzygium aromaticum - Grampu

Syzygium aromaticum

Local Name:Grampu
Benefits: Toothache, Acne, Food Poisoning & Preservation of food.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Eclipta prostrata - Kayyunni

Eclipta prostrata

Local Name:Kayyunni
Benefits: Blood flow, Antibacterial, Kills E Coli, vomiting & White blood cells.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Clerodendrum infortunatum - Peruvalam

Clerodendrum infortunatum

Local Name:Peruvalam
Benefits: Healing wounds, Reduce swelling, Remove intestinal worms & Purifies blood.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Calotropis gigantea - Erukku

Calotropis gigantea

Local Name:Erukku
Benefits: Common cold, cough, stomach ache, itching, allergy, infection & wounds.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Scoparia dulcis - Kallurukki

Scoparia dulcis

Local Name:Kallurukki
Benefits: Kidney stones, Diabetes, Hypertension, Haemorrhoids, Bronchitis & Urinary disorders.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Aloe ferox Mill - Inhlaba

Aloe ferox Mill

Local Name:Inhlaba
Benefits: Stomach complaints, Arthritis, Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Hypertension, Stress, Skin irritation & Bruises.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Tulbaghia violacea - Incinsini

Tulbaghia violacea

Local Name:Incinsini
Benefits: Fever, Rheumatism, Asthma, Constipation, Coughs & Colds, Intestinal worms and Oesophagus carcinoma.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Datura stramonium - Datura

Datura stramonium

Local Name:Datura
Benefits: Analgesic, Anthelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Intestinal pain, Toothache and Fever from inflammation.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Senna - Sicklepod

Senna

Local Name:Sicklepod
Benefits: It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy.
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Mentha - Pudina

Mentha

Local Name:Pudina
Benefits: Boosts immunity, treats indigestion, keeps mosquitoes away and helps respiratory health
Identified by: Ms. Sukrita in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Aloe barbadensis miller - Kattarvazha

Aloe barbadensis miller

Local Name:Kattarvazha
Benefits: Digestion, Immunity, Cholesterol, Pain Relief, Skin care, Diabetes
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Zingiber officinale - Ginger

Zingiber officinale

Local Name:Inji
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, stomach upset, Morning sickness & Heart disease
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Garcinia gummi-gutta - Kudampuli

Garcinia gummi-gutta

Local Name:Panikoorka
Benefits: Anti-Inflammatory, Gastric Ulcer, Anthelmintic & Anti-Bacterial & Weight Loss.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cyanthillium cinereum - Poovamkurunnila

Cyanthillium cinereum

Local Name:Poovamkurunnila
Benefits: Anthelmintic, Alexipharmic, Roundworms, Coughs and skin-diseases.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Piper nigrum -Pepper - Kurumulaku

Piper nigrum

Local Name:Kurumulaku
Benefits: Antioxidants, Digestion, Weight loss, Get rid of Gas.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cinnamomum verum - Cinnamon - Patta

Cinnamomum verum

Local Name:Patta
Benefits: Diabetes, Metabolic disease, Bad cholesterol & Antimicrobial.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Kaempferia galanga - Kacholam

Kaempferia galanga

Local Name:Kacholam
Benefits: Energy booster, Enhances appetite, antioxidant, cough & Reduce bloating.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Leucas aspera - Thumba

Leucas aspera

Local Name:Thumba
Benefits: Antipyretic, Aperients, Diaphoretic, Insecticidal, Emmenagogue and Antioxidant.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Siphonochilus aethiopicus - Indungulo

Siphonochilus aethiopicus

Local Name:Indungulo
Benefits: Asthma, Hysteria, Colds, Coughs, Flu, Malaria, Digestion, Relieve sinusitis & Menstrual pain.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd - Umhlonyane

Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd

Local Name:Erukku
Benefits: Coughs, Colds, Fever, Loss of appetite, Colic, Headache, Earache, Intestinal worms & Malaria.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lawsonia inermis - Mehndi

Lawsonia inermis

Local Name:Mehndi
Benefits: Coagulant for open wounds, Antiseptic for fungal or bacterial skin infections, including ringworm and Hair health.
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Ocimum basilicum - Niazbo

Ocimum basilicum

Local Name:Niazbo
Benefits: Fights colds and inflammation within nasal passages, rich antioxidant
Identified by: Ms. Sukrita in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Ocimum tenuiflorum - Thulsi

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Local Name:Thulsi
Benefits: Flu, Diabetes, Common cold, Headache, Fever, Stress, Upset stomach & Earache.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Chembarathi

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Local Name:Panikoorka
Benefits: Common cold, cough, stomach ache, itching, allergy, infection & wounds.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Curcuma longa - Turmeric - Manjal

Curcuma longa

Local Name:Manjal
Benefits: Fever, Depression, Cholesterol , Fatty liver and Antiseptic.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Emilia sonchifolia - Muyalcheviyan

Emilia sonchifolia

Local Name:Panikoorka
Benefits: Dysentery, Eye inflammations, night blindness and cuts..
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Oxalis corniculata - Puliyarila

Oxalis corniculata

Local Name:Puliyarila
Benefits: Antiimplantation, Abortifacient, diabetic, Antiamoebic & Antinociceptive.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cymbopogon- Lemon Grass - Tharuvapullu

Cymbopogon

Local Name:Cymbopogon- Lemon Grass - Tharuvapullu
Benefits: Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory and Healthy digestion.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Phyllanthus niruri - Keezhanelli

Phyllanthus niruri

Local Name:Keezhanelli
Benefits: Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Antiinflammatory, Ulcers, Kidney stones & liver health.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Centella Asiatica - Kudangal

Centella Asiatica

Local Name:Kudangal
Benefits: Burns, Diabetic, Microangiopathy, VTE, Keloids, Scarring & Schistosomiasis
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Sutherlandia frutescens - Insiswa

Sutherlandia frutescens

Local Name:Insiswa
Benefits: Fever, Indigestion, Gastritis, Peptic ulcer,Dysentery, Chronic bronchitis, Rheumatism, Stress & Anxiety.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Phyllanthus emblica - Amla

Phyllanthus emblica

Local Name:Amla
Benefits: Skin disorders, Respiratory infections, Premature ageing, Haemorrhage, Diarrhoea and Dysentery.
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Aegle marmelos - Bael

Aegle marmelos

Local Name:Bael
Benefits: Gastric ulcer, Digestion, Constipation, Anti-fungal, bael juice is the most common way to stay fit and health.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Glycyrrhiza glabra - Mulethi

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Local Name:Mulethi
Benefits: Treating sore throat, chest congestion, strengthening of bones and muscles, kidney problems, bronchitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, etc.
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Foeniculum Vulgare - Saunf

Foeniculum Vulgare

Local Name:Saunf
Benefits: Prevents bad breath, cures acidity and improves breast milk supply
Identified by: Ms. Sukrita in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Justicia adhatoda - Adalodakam

Justicia adhatoda

Local Name:Adalodakam
Benefits: anti-asthmatic, cough, asthma, bronchitis and relieve congestion in the chest.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Murraya koenigii - Kariveppila

Murraya koenigii

Local Name:Kariveppila
Benefits: Dysentery, Constipation, Nausea, Eyesight and Morning sickness.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom - Elakka

Elettaria cardamomum

Local Name:Elakka
Benefits: Cough, Cold, Digestion, Bad breath, Blood pressure & Longevity.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Sida cordifolia - Kurunthotti

Sida cordifolia

Local Name:Kurunthotti
Benefits: Weight loss, Hair growth, chest congestion and asthma.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Chromolaena odorata - Communistpacha

Chromolaena odorata

Local Name:Communistpacha
Benefits: Used to treat Injuries, Diabetes & Peptic ulcers.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Eucalyptus citriodora - Eucaly

Eucalyptus citriodora

Local Name:Eucaly
Benefits: Antioxidant, Relieve cold, Treat dry skin, Reduce pain & promote relaxation.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Mimosa pudica - Thottavadi

Mimosa pudica

Local Name:Thottavadi
Benefits: Good Source of Fibre, Plant Protein, Healthy Bones, B Vitamins & Blood Cell Formation.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Clitoria Ternatea - Shankupushpam

Clitoria Ternatea

Local Name:Shankupushpam
Benefits: Mental Fatigue, Depression, Cardiac Functioning, Stimulates Digestion & Augments Skin Health.
Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Hypoxis hemmerocallidea - Inkomfe enkulu

Hypoxis hemmerocallidea

Local Name:Inkomfe enkulu
Benefits: Treat urinary tract infections , Dizziness, Hear, Weakness, Nervous, Bladder disorder & Depression.
Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa India

Tinospora Cordifolia - Giloy

Tinospora Cordifolia

Local Name:Giloy
Benefits: Ageing, Chronic Fever, Digestion, Immunity, Arthritis, Reduces Asthmatic Symptoms, Stress and Anxiety
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Catharanthus - Periwinkle

Catharanthus

Local Name:Periwinkle
Benefits: It produces nearly 130 alkaloids including Ajmaline, Serpentine, Reserpine, Vindoline, Vincristine, and Vinblastin.
Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Trachyspermum ammi - Ajwain

Trachyspermum ammi

Local Name:Ajwain
Benefits: Instant Relief from Acidity and Indigestion, Treats Common Cold and For Ear and Tooth Ache
Identified by: Ms. Sukrita in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Trigonella foenum-graecum - Methi daane

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Local Name:Methi daane
Benefits: Controls cholesterol levels, curbs hair loss, purifies blood and lowers high blood pressure.
Identified by: Ms. Sukrita in Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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