Herbal Garden Details


1. Karingali

Scientific Name : Acacia catechu

Common Name: Karingali


Medicinal Properties:

  • The tree’s seeds are a good source of protein.
  • The extract of the plant called catechu is used to treat sore throats and diarrhea.
  • In Ayurveda, plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, skin diseases, cough, pruritus, and obesity.
  • Useful in tooth ache, increases the strength of teeth.

Useful Parts : Bark, Heartwood,


Scientific NameAcorus calamus

Common Name: Vayambu

Medicinal Properties:

  • It is widely employed in modern herbal medicine as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. The root has been used as a rejuvenator for the brain and nervous system and as a remedy for digestive disorders.
  • It is used internally in the treatment of digestive complaints, bronchitis, sinusitis etc.
  • In Ayurveda, plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, insomnia, insanity,cough, inflammation, arthritis, kidney diseases, hemorrhoids, skin diseases and general debility.

Useful Parts: Underground rhizomes.


3. Adalodakam

Scientific NameAdathoda beddomei

Common Name: Adalodakam 


Medicinal Properties:

  • The extraction of leaf is a good medicine for Asthma and cough.
  • It is a good medicine to stop internal and external bleedings like bleeding gums, piles and peptic ulcers.
  • According to Ayurveda, it is a good ingredient in decoctions for all types of fever due to kapha and pitta doshas.
  • It is expectorant, antispasmodic and good blood purifier.
  • It speeds up the child birth.

Useful Part: Whole plant.


Scientific Name: Aegle marmelos

Common Name: Koovalam


Medicinal Properties:

  • The tree is one of the most useful medicinal plants of India.
  • All parts of this tree-stem, bark, root, leaves and fruit at all stages of maturity have medicinal virtues and have been used as medicine for a long time.
  • The fruit is aromatic, cooling and laxative.
  • It arrests secretion or bleeding.
  • The unripe or half-ripe fruit is good for digestion. It is useful in preventing or curing scurvy.
  • It also strengthens the stomach and promotes its action.
  • In Ayurveda, plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, body pain, poison, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and intermittent fever.
  • Pulp of unripe fruit is constipating whereas that of ripened fruit is laxative.
  • Leaves cure diabetes, cough, inflammation and asthma.

Useful Parts: Leaves, Root, Fruits

Kolinji5. Kolinji

Scientific Name: Alpinia galangal

Common Name: Kolinji


Medicinal Properties:

  • It is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence and fever.
  • It is a stimulating aromatic and has been successfully employed to aid the digestive process, preventing fermentation and removing flatus.
  • It is useful in case of dyspepsia, preventing vomiting or sickness of the stomach and facilitating digestion.
  • It may be used in all cases in which a stimulating aromatic is indicated.
  • It also possesses tonic and antibacterial qualities and is used for these properties in veterinary and homeopathic medicine.

Useful Parts: Roots


Scientific Name: Anisochilus carnosus

Common Name: Karimthumba


Medicinal Properties:

  • The leaves of Anisochilus carnosus are used traditionally in the treatment of gastric ulcers and stomachache.

Useful Parts: Leaves and aerial parts


Scientific Name: Aphanamixis polystachya

Common Name: Chemmaram



Medicinal Properties:

  • The plant specially the bark is used as astringent and applied on swelling after a fall.
  • It is also used in spleen, liver diseases, tumour and abdominal complaints.
  • Seed-oil is used in rheumatism.
  • In recent times anti carcinogenic ingredients are found from this plant.

Useful Part:

  • Bark

8. Karalakam

Scientific Name: Aristolochia indica

Common Name: Karalakam



Medicinal Properties:

  • In Ayurveda, plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, poison, skin diseases, intestinal worms,
    colic, arthritis and ulcers.

Useful Part:

  • Whole plant.


Scientific Name: Asparagus racemosus
Common Name: Sathavari



Medicinal Properties:

  • It helps to balance hormonal system of women and regulates menstruation and ovulation.
  • It is also useful for decreasing morning sickness, infertility, menopause, leucorrhoea,
    inflammation of sexual organs, and general sexual debility.
  •  The male reproductive system will also benefit from sathavari. It can be used in cases of
    sexual debility, impotence, spermatorrhoea, and inflammation of sexual organs.
  •  The powdered dried root of sathavari is also used in Ayurveda for dyspepsia.
  • The herb is also useful in gastric ulcers, hyperacidity, dysentery, bladder infections,
    chronic fevers, rheumatism, inflamed membranes of the lungs.
  •  It also used as a nervine tonic and is good for heart.
  • It also strengthens and increases muscle tone and increases general body strength and
    used as an Aphrodisiac in India.

Useful Part:

  • Tuberous Roots


Scientific Name: Cassia fistula
Common Name: Kanikonna



Medicinal Properties:

  • Ayurvedic medicine, it is known as aragvadha, meaning “disease killer”.
  • Its fruit pulp is used as a mild laxative, against fevers, arthritis, vatavyadhi (nervous system
    diseases), all kinds of rakta-pitta (bleeding, such as hematemesis or hemorrhages), as well
    as cardiac conditions and stomach problems such as acid reflux.
  • The root is considered a very strong purgative, and self-medication

Useful Part:

  • Whole Plant


Scientific Name: Coscinium fenestratum
Common Name: Maramanjal




Medicinal Properties:

  • Eye and skin diseases, inflammation, wounds, ulcers, abdominal disorders,
    jaundice, diabetes, fever, general debility, skeletal fractures.
  • In Ayurvedic medicine, plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, skin diseases, diseases
    of the eye, inflammations, wounds, jaundice, diabetes, fever and general debility.

Useful Part:

  • Stem.


Scientific Name: Crateva magna
Common Name: Neermathalam



Medicinal Properties:

  • Roots, leaves and the skin of the bark are used for edema, cervical adenitis, rheumatism
    and spleen enlargement.
  • The bark acts as an appetizer, cholegogue, laxative, vermicide, tonic, anti-inflammatory
    and its decoction is taken internally for the same diseases above, plus tumors, liver
    disorders, anorexia, fever and also mixed with ghee for flatulence.
  • In Ayurvedic medicine, plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, renal and vesical caliculi,
    asthma and bronchitis.

Useful Parts:

  • Leaves, Bark