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 of more such plants with health properties are in progress at present and an in-depth research will be carried out to understand its medicinal properties and its application.

Plectranthus amboinicus
Panikoorka

Local Name: Panikoorka

Benefits:  Common cold, cough, stomach ache, itching, allergy, infection & wounds. 

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Aloe barbadensis miller
IMG-20200417-WA0013

Local Name: Kattarvazha

Benefits:  Digestion, Immunity, Cholesterol, Pain Relief, Skin care,  Diabetes, 

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Ocimum tenuiflorum
Thulsi

Local Name: Thulsi

Benefits:  Flu, Diabetes, Common cold, Headache, Fever, Stress, Upset stomach & Earache

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Justicia adhatoda
Adalodakam

Local Name: Adalodakam

Benefits:  anti-asthmatic,  cough, asthma, bronchitis and relieve congestion in the chest. 

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Azadirachta indica
aryaveppu

Local Name: Aryaveppu

Benefits: Tooth plaque, Lice, Insect repellent,  Stomach ulcers, itchy skin (psoriasis).

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
chemparathi

Local Name: Chembarathi

Benefits: Antibacterial/Vermifuge, Weight loss, Relieves morning sickness and nausea.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Murraya koenigii
kariveppila

Local Name: Kariveppila

Benefits:  Dysentery, Constipation, Nausea, Eyesight and Morning sickness. 

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Moringa oleifera
muringa

Local Name: Muringa

Benefits:  blood sugar level, digestive health, bones, Purifying blood & Boosts immunity

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Zingiber officinale
ginger

Local Name: Inji

Benefits:  Anti-inflammatory, stomach upset, Morning sickness & Heart disease

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Curcuma longa
turmaric

Local Name: Manjal

Benefits:  Fever, Depression, Cholesterol , Fatty liver and Antiseptic.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Elettaria cardamomum
cardamom

Local Name: Elakka

Benefits:  Cough, Cold, Digestion, Bad breath, Blood pressure & Longevity.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Syzygium aromaticum
Grambu

Local Name: Grampu

Benefits: Toothache, Acne, Food Poisoning &
Preservation of food.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Garcinia gummi-gutta
kodampuli

Local Name: Kudampuli

Benefits:  Anti-Inflammatory, Gastric Ulcer, Anthelmintic & Anti-Bacterial & Weight Loss.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Emilia sonchifolia
muyalcheviyan

Local Name: Muyalcheviyan

Benefits:  Dysentery, Eye inflammations, night blindness and cuts.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Sida cordifolia
kurunthotti

Local Name: Kurunthotti

Benefits:  Weight loss, Hair growth, chest congestion and asthma.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cyanthillium cinereum
poovan kurunnila

Local Name: Poovamkurunnila

Benefits:  Anthelmintic, Alexipharmic, Roundworms, Coughs and skin-diseases.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Eclipta prostrata
kayyunni

Local Name: Kayyunni

Benefits:  Blood flow, Antibacterial, Kills E Coli, vomiting & White blood cells.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Oxalis corniculata
puliyarila

Local Name: Puliyarila

Benefits: Antiimplantation, Abortifacient, diabetic, Antiamoebic & Antinociceptive.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Chromolaena odorata
communist pacha

Local Name: Communistpacha

Benefits:  Used to treat Injuries, Diabetes & Peptic ulcers.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Clerodendrum infortunatum
peruvalam

Local Name: Peruvalam

Benefits:  Healing wounds, Reduce swelling, Remove intestinal worms & Purifies blood.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Piper nigrum
pepper

Local Name: Kurumulaku

Benefits:  Antioxidants,
Digestion, Weight loss, Get rid of Gas.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cymbopogon
leamon Grass

Local Name: Tharuvapullu

Benefits:  Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory and Healthy digestion.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Eucalyptus citriodora
eucalyptus

Local Name: Eucaly

Benefits:  Antioxidant, Relieve cold, Treat dry skin, Reduce pain & promote relaxation.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Cinnamomum verum
cinamon

Local Name: Patta

Benefits:  Diabetes, Metabolic disease, Bad cholesterol & Antimicrobial.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Calotropis gigantea
Erukku

Local Name: Erukku 

Benefits:  Toothache, Leprosy, Joint pain, Ulcers, Colds, Catarrh, Cough & Asthma,

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Kaempferia galanga
Kacholam

Local Name: Kacholam

Benefits: Energy booster, Enhances appetite, antioxidant, cough & Reduce bloating.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Phyllanthus niruri
keezhanelli

Local Name: Keezhanelli

Benefits: Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Antiinflammatory, Ulcers, Kidney stones & liver health.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Mimosa pudica
Thottavadi

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

Scoparia dulcis
Kallurukki

Local Name: Kallurukki

Benefits:  Kidney stones, Diabetes, Hypertension, Haemorrhoids, Bronchitis & Urinary disorders.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Leucas aspera
thumba

Local Name: Thumba

Benefits:  Antipyretic, Aperients, Diaphoretic, Insecticidal, Emmenagogue and Antioxidant.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Centella Asiatica
kudangal

Local Name: Kudangal

Benefits:  Burns, Diabetic, Microangiopathy, VTE, Keloids, Scarring & Schistosomiasis

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Clitoria Ternatea
shankhpushpam

Local Name: Shankupushpam

Benefits:  Mental Fatigue, Depression, Cardiac Functioning, Stimulates Digestion & Augments Skin Health.

Identified by: Mrs. Sushma Harikumar in Wayanad, Kerala, India

Aloe ferox Mill
6

Local Name: Inhlaba

Benefits:  Stomach complaints, Arthritis, Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Hypertension, Stress, Skin irritation & Bruises.

Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Siphonochilus aethiopicus
5

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

Sutherlandia frutescens
2

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

Hypoxis hemmerocallidea
4

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

Tulbaghia violacea
1

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

Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd
3

Local Name: Umhlonyane

Benefits:  Coughs, Colds, Fever, Loss of appetite, Colic, Headache, Earache,
Intestinal worms & Malaria.

Identified by: Ms. Lindokuhle Qwabe in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Phyllanthus emblica
Amla

Local Name: Amla

Benefits: Skin disorders, Respiratory infections, Premature ageing, Haemorrhage, Diarrhoea and Dysentery.

Identified by: Ms. Neti Goswami in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Tinospora Cordifolia
Giloy

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

Datura stramonium
Datura

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

Aegle marmelos
Bael

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

Catharanthus
Periwinkle

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

Lawsonia inermis
Mehndi

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

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