100 Best natural Herbs in Nepal

by in Uncategorized August 24, 2022

Yarchagumba (Caterpillar fungus)

It is often considered as a Himalayan Herbal Viagra which is beneficial for health in many different ways. Either it’s headache, toothache or any diseases, it is the most trusted remedy in the Himalayas. Hence, the popularity of Yarsagumba is overwhelming in Nepal among tourists as well as locals these days.

Yarchagumba often written as Yarshagumba or Yarsagumba is a rare and inimitable herb which grows above the altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft) in the Himalayan region of Nepal. In Tibetan language, it means summer grass and winter worm as it lives as an insect during winter whereas it’s a plant during summer.

Kesar (Saffron)

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and coloring agent in food.

Saffron is a recognized as a spice with a strong fragrance and distinctive color. The spice is also rich in antioxidants, which comes with many health benefits like it may boost mood, increase libido, and fight oxidative stress. Saffron is generally safe for most people to consume, and it is very simple to add it to the diet.


Shilajit is a blackish-brown powder or an exudate from high mountain rocks which is found in the Himalayas of Nepal. Shilajit has been used in traditional medicine in the Himalayas of Nepal and it is one of the vital elements in Ayurveda. Some of the health benefits of Shilajit includes Alzheimer’s disease, Low testosterone level, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Aging, High altitude sickness, Iron deficiency anemia, Infertility, Heart and so on.

Hing (Asafoetida)
Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of herb Ferula. The spice is available in tablet and powdered form. This is a potential smelling spice that is widely used in Nepali, Indian and Persian cuisines.
The strong flavor has given it the title “devils dung”, and this spice provides fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, niacin, carotene and riboflavin. Asafoetida or hing spice is known as antiviral, antibacterial and is also used for medicinal purposes. It is used in treating stomach disorders and cures people who are suffering from gas, bloating, acidity, constipation, and improves stomach health. Whereas, it also controls respiratory disorders when consumed daily, and this is a good spice that can be taken in the cold and winter season as well.

Heart-leaved moonseed (गुर्जो)
Heart-leaved moonseed (गुर्जो) is a widely used plant in folk and Ayurvedic systems of medicine. It is a glabrous climbing shrub with a succulent stem and papery bark that is creamy white to grey in color. The shrub shoots out aerial roots, usually on neem and mango trees, which could be as long as 30 meters. It bears heart-shaped leaves. The yellow flowers are axillary and long-stalked racemes. The fruit is pea-sized, sub globose drupe and red colored on maturity. Flowers can be seen in June, while fruits occur in November. This plant is mainly distributed from 500 to 1100 m in terai and mid-hills of Nepal. Flowering of this plant generally occurs from April- November whereas harvesting occurs from February – April.

Amla or Gooseberry has eight times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry, and around 17 times that of a pomegranate.
The translucent green fruit, which derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Amlaki’ meaning “nectar of life”, can protect us against countless ailments, be it the common cold, cancer, or infertility. Ayurveda doctors claim that amla can help balance the three doshas (Kapha/vista/pitta) in the body and eliminate the underlying cause of many diseases.

Licorice / Jethi Madhu
Jethi Madhu or Licorice root is considered one of the world’s oldest herbal remedies that comes from the root of the licorice plant. Native to Western Asia and Southern Europe, licorice has long been used to treat various ailments and flavor candies, drinks, and medicines. From stomach problems to infections like cold and cough and to high sugar and blood pressure, Jethi Madhu can be beneficial for all kinds of health issues. It is also widely used in culinary preparations for its natural sweet flavors.
You can consume Jethi Madhu as a tea, tincture, powder, or supplement. It can also be applied topically as a gel. While there’s no standard dosage for licorice root, you should limit your total glycyrrhizin intake no more than 100 grams per day.

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that’s roots and orange-red fruit have been used for centuries in traditional medicinal purposes. The name Ashwagandha defines the odor of its root (like a horse). Since Ashwa refers to horse.
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is used as treatment for a variety of conditions and is supposed that it helps maintain youth, both mentally and physically. The various health benefits of Ashwagandha includes cure for Anxiety, Arthritis, Alzheimer, Cancer, Constipation, Insomnia, Diabetes, Snake Bites, Fever, Stress, Skin Conditions and so on.

Multani Mato / Fuller’s Earth
Multani Mato aka Fuller’s earth is any clay material which is capable to decolorize oil or other liquids without the use of harsh chemical treatment. Besides beauty product, the modern uses of Multani Mato include as absorbents for oil, grease, and animal waste (cat litter) and as a carrier for pesticides and fertilizers.
It is mostly used in filtering, clarifying, and decolorizing; active and inactive ingredient in beauty products; and as a filler in paint, plaster, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals. Multani mato is broadly identified for its usage in beauty and skin care remedies. Primarily multani mato face packs to reduce oiliness and lend a healthy glow to the skin, this naturally occurring form of clay has several other uses for skin and hair.

Chandan / Sandalwood
Chandan or Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum and they are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Chandan oil is extracted from the woods for multiple-purpose. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.
Chandan is a perfect medicine that can treat many skin related problems, has an amazing fragrance, is used for various medicinal purposes and also provides a soothing effect in summers. In traditional medicine, Chandan oil has been used as an antiseptic and astringent, and for the treatment of headache, stomachache, and urinary and genital disorders.

The scientific name of Shikakai is Acacia concinna which is a shrub like tree. It has been used since centuries as cleanser for hair and body. Due to presence of saponins in its bark, it lathers moderately when shaken with water. It is rich in vitamin C and also Vitamins A, D, E and K and other antioxidants which are very essential for healthy and quick growth of hair naturally. These vitamins help in providing necessary micro-nutrients to the hair follicle to nourish hair and grow fast and healthy.
Besides being beneficial for hair in multiple purposes, Shikakai is also used for other reasons. Like: the leaves of shikakai are edible and have acidic taste which are used in making pickles, Pods of Shikakai can be soaked in water and then used to clean the skin and the regular use of this remedy will leave your skin looking healthier and younger, Bark of shikakai contains saponin that has spermicidal activity and hormonal effects, which makes it useful for contraceptive purposes, Decoction of shikakai and reetha in water is useful in washing delicate clothes such as silk, cashmere and pure cotton without causing any damage to them, Shikakai is effective in treating minor scalp wounds like cuts or bruises and so on.

Neem, scientifically known as Azadirachta indica is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae which grows in the tropical and semi-tropical regions. It is a very unique shrub and the neem leaves are the most complex leaves on the earth. The neem tree has over 130 different biologically active compounds and its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil.
Neem leaves are edible and often served as salads or used in vegetables in many parts of the world. Whereas, consuming neem leaves with a glass of water can also boost your immunity. Besides, neem is also used in traditional medicines as antiseptics and wound healers. Likewise, it is also very beneficial to hair (antidandruff) and skin care. Neem is also a proven cure for ear ailments and eye troubles.

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Reetha / Soapberry
Reetha aka Soapberry, Soapnut or Washnut is scientifically known as Sapindus mukorossi which is a dried fruit which comes from the tree of the same name. It is grown in the lower foothills and midhills of the Himalayans up to altitudes of 4000 feet, mostly in Nepal, India and China. It is well known for its traditional medicinal uses and is commonly used as a hair cleanser.
Reetha is a versatile Ayurvedic herb which is antiallergic and antibacterial in nature. Its skin is highly valued in the rural areas as natural shampoo and is now being increasingly used in shampoos, face washes, etc. It is also mildly antiseptic and has detoxifying effects. Besides, it is also beneficial for Intestinal Worms, Asthma, Obesity, Flatulence and many more.

Phitkiri / Alum
Phitkari aka Alum is a translucent salt like material that is used in cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. There are various types of Alum such as Potassium Alum or Potass, Ammonium, Chrome, Selenate.
In Ayurveda, Phitkari is used along with honey to manage whooping cough by reducing the accumulation of mucus in the lungs. Taking Alum Bhasma two times a day might also provide relief from dysentery and diarrhea due to its drying property. Alum mixed with wax has been used by women to remove unwanted hair. The topical application of Alum is found to be beneficial for mouth ulcers due to its strong healing activity. Whereas, Phitkiri is beneficial for various other purposes like Bleeding piles, Menorrhagia, Cracked Heels, Bleeding Cuts, dysentery and many more.

Birey Nunn / Kala Namak / Black Salt
Birey Noon aka Kala Namak or Black Salt is a kiln-fired rock salt used in South Asia with a sulphurous, pungent-smell. It is manufactured from the salts mined in the regions surrounding the Himalayas. The condiment is composed largely of sodium chloride with several other components lending the salt its color and smell. The smell is mainly due to its sulfur content.
The use of black salt was first predictable in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional and holistic approach to health. Ayurvedic healers claim that Birey Nunn has therapeutic qualities. Due to its unique flavor that enhances many dishes, Birey nunn is one of the popular ingredients in South Asian cuisines, mostly, Nepal and India. It is also proven that it provides several health benefits like Cure of Indigestion & Loss of Appetite, Acidity & Heartburn, Gas, Flatulence & Abdominal Distension, Anemia and so on.

Himalayan Pink Salt (Sidhe Nun)
Himalayan pink rock salt or Sidhe nun is a rock salt (halite) mined from the Mountains of Nepal. The salt often has a pinkish tint due to mineral impurities.
It is primarily used as a food additive as table salt, but is also used as a material for cooking and food presentation, decorative lamps, and spa treatments. Sidhe Nun is acclaimed to have many health benefits as well as is also used in traditional medicine in Ayurveda.

Sesame / Teel
Teel aka Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds that grow in husks on the Sesamum indicum plant. Unpeeled seeds have the outer, edible husk intact, while hulled seeds come without the pod. The hull gives the seeds a golden-brown hue. Hulled seeds have an off-white color but turn brown when roasted. For centuries and more, this oldest reckoned oilseed crop has been used in folk medicine and Ayurveda due to its potential health benefits.
It is a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial plant compounds. Sesame is supposed to protect against heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis when consumed a significant amount (a small handful per day) to gain health benefits. With regular consumption it may aid blood sugar control, combat arthritis pain, and lower cholesterol. You can eat sesame seeds soaked, roasted, or sprouted in different culinary arts.

Sarson / Yellow Mustard Seed
Sarson or Yellow Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of yellow mustard plants. Crushing and mixing the seeds with water, vinegar or other liquids creates the yellow condiment known as prepared mustard which is an important spice in many regional foods as well as it has many health benefits too. It can be consumed even without grinding for some of the cuisines. Despite the seeds, the leaves of Sarson is also edible.
Sarson is most frequently consumed as a condiment, but yellow mustard seeds and leaves are two additional ways to reap this plant’s potential health benefits. The benefits of Sarson range from lower blood sugar levels and reduced inflammation to increased protection against infection. Whereas, the compounds in mustard may even offer some protection against certain types of cancer.

Arjuna Chhal / Arjuna Bark / Terminalia Arjuna
Arjuna Chhal aka Arjuna Bark or Terminalia Arjuna is a tree of the genus Terminalia. It grows to about 20–25 metres tall and usually has a buttressed trunk, and forms a wide canopy at the crown, from which branches drop downwards. It has oblong, conical leaves which are green on the top and brown below; smooth, grey bark; it has pale yellow flowers which appear between March and June.
Arjuna Chhal has various medicinal properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and strengthens and tones the heart muscles and helps in proper functioning of the heart. Arjuna chhal also has strong anti-hypertensive property and helps reduce high blood pressure. For maximum benefits in case of heart problems, Arjuna chaal boiled in milk should be taken 1-2 times a day. Besides, Arjuna also helps control diarrhea, asthma and cough. External application of Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal) helps manage various skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, itching and rashes.

Majhiphal / Majuphal / Aleppo oak
Majhiphal, scientifically Quercus infectoria, the Aleppo oak, is a species of oak, bearing galls that have been traditionally used for centuries in Asia medicinally. Majuphal is formed on the leaves of the Oaktree and is known as oak galls. There are generally two types of Majhiphals: White gall Majhiphal and Green gall Majhiphal.
Majhiphal contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which is why it is beneficial in wound healings as well. It reduces the risk of skin infection due to its antibacterial property. It also has an astringent property that constricts the skin cells or tissues and helps in skin tightening. According to Ayurveda, gargling with Majhiphal decoction reduces inflammation of the throat and manage tonsilitis. It also prevents bleeding in gums and gives a cooling and soothing effect due to its Kashaya (astringent) and Sita (cold) properties.

Harro / Myrobalan
Harro aka Myrobalan or Haritaki is scientifically known as Terminalia Cebula. It is a herb belonging to the plant family Combretaceae (Almond family) and has numerous medical advantages. Myrobalan is a sweet, astringent, warming herb with an unpleasant taste. The plant is native to South Asia, from India and Nepal east to southwest China, and south to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Harro fruits, roots and bark all are beneficial for health is various purposes. Some of them include, Improved Digestion and Better Gastrointestinal Health, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Protection, Decreases Stomach Acidity and Guards against Ulcers, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Helps in Weight Control, Eye Disorders, Fight skin allergies, Lung Disorders, Better Skin and Hair, Bleeding, Good for Joint Pain, Diarrhea and Dysentery, Good for Teeth Whitening, Mouth Ulcers, Mumps and many more.

Thuloausadhi / False spirea
Thuloausadhi aka False Spirea is scientifically known as Astilbe rivularis Buck-ham. It is a species of perennial herb in the family Saxifragaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form and is found in Himalayas from subtropical to subalpine regions of Nepal.
Rhizomes of Thuloausadhi is consist of Chemical constituents like flavonoids, terpenoids and bergennin as well as high percentage of arbutin, astilbic acid etc. Hence, the Rhizomes of Thuloausadhi is considered a tonic. Whereas, its powder is astringent to pre and post pregnancy. Likewise, the rhizome paste is beneficial to treat peptic ulcer, diarrhea and dysentery.

Supari / Betel Nut / Areca Nut
Supari aka Areca nut or Betel Nut is the seed of the areca palm which is commercially available in dried, cured, and fresh forms. When the husk of the fresh fruit is green, the nut inside is soft enough to be cut with a typical knife. In the ripe fruit, the husk becomes yellow or orange, and as it dries, the fruit inside hardens to a wood-like consistency. At that stage, the areca nut can only be sliced using a special scissors-like cutter.
The chewing of betel nut has been initiated since ancient times. It is pungent, bitter, spicy, sweet, salty, and astringent. It was said to expel wind, kill worms, remove phlegm, subdue bad odors, beautify the mouth, induce purification, and kindle passion. Because of its CNS stimulating effects, betel nut is used in a manner similar to the western use of tobacco or caffeine. Arecoline is responsible for some of the effects of betel quid chewing, such as alertness, increased stamina, a sense of well-being, euphoria, and salivation. Chewing the nut stimulates the flow of saliva to aid digestion. Betel nut also has been used to stimulate the appetite.

Ushira / Cuscus Grass / Vetiver
Ushira, also known as Cuscus Grass or Vetiver is popular as nectar in summers as it lightens all health-related heat in summer. These are perennial grass that can grow up to 1 to 2 meters high with wide clumps. Roots of the plants are spongy, stout and strong type with aromatic character. Ushira is well-known ayurvedic herb which is used for peacemaking the Pitta Dosha in Ayurveda. It is known for haematinic, expectorant, digestive, anthelmintic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic, carminative, stomachic, antispasmodic, antiasthamatic, anti-oxidant, anti-arthritic activity and antigout properties.
The roots of Ushira are used for cooling action, to cool down brain and in treatment of ulcers. It is also used to cure problems like anemia, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea. Whereas, the oil of the plant tends to calm stress, anxiety, insomnia and nervous tension due to presence of phytochemicals in the plant oil and other parts of Ushira.

Methi / Fenugreek
Methi aka Fenugreek is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop and the seeds and leaves of Methi are common ingredients in dishes from the Indian subcontinent as well as it is also used as taste enhancer in some cuisines. Methi is also used in traditional medicine for various purposes and often consumed for the health benefits of it.
Leaves of Methi consists of many minerals and vitamins. They are rich in vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, C, and K. Methi also contains minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Hence, they are beneficial to health for several purposes like Lower blood cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, Control blood sugar levels, improve digestion, counter acid reflux or heartburn, lose weight, reduce menstrual discomfort, Help treat skin problems, resolve hair problems and many more.

Rayo / Mustard
Rayo or Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant. It is native to the Mediterranean region and related to nutrient-rich vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Both its seeds and leaves are edible, making it a versatile addition to your dishes. It has also been used as a remedy in traditional medicine since centuries apart from its culinary uses.
The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavorings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown. It is also used as an ingredient in mayonnaise, vinaigrette, marinades, and barbecue sauce. The consumption of Rayo is beneficial to health and protects from several diseases like cancer, lowers blood sugar level, protects from several infections, and so on.

Gokul Dhoop / Guggul / Bdellium
Gokul Dhoop which is known as Bdellium or Guggul is a pale-yellow aromatic gum resin obtained from the Bdellium tree and contains various plant essential oils and steroid compounds. Gokul Dhoop has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times for its powerful therapeutic properties.
Due to the presence of clinically significant compounds, this medicinal herb plays a crucial role in the treatment of many conditions. It is beneficial to lower blood cholesterol, for weight loss, protects from several infection, relief from arteritis pain, treat skin problems, prevent from heart diseases and so on.

Sajira / Cumin
Sajira or Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. It is one of the major spices especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Sajira lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm.
Sajira has been used in traditional medicine and Ayurveda for a long time considered being beneficial for health which is also confirmed by the modern studies and research. The health benefits of Sajira includes promotion of digestion and reducing food-borne infections, aids in weight loss and improves blood sugar control and cholesterol, a rich source of Iron, prevents diabetes and many more.

Peepla / Long Pepper
Peepla or Long pepper often recognized as Indian long pepper or pipli, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Peepla has a taste similar to, but hotter than, that of its close relative Piper nigrum – from which black, green and white pepper are obtained.
The fruit of the plant is used to make medicine is often used in combination with other herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Peepla is used to improve appetite and digestion, as well as treat stomachache, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, and cholera. Also, it is beneficial for lung problems including asthma, bronchitis, and cough. Moreover, it can also be used for the treatment of headache, toothache, vitamin B1 deficiency (beriberi), coma, epilepsy, fever, stroke, trouble sleeping (insomnia), leprosy, extreme tiredness, enlarged spleen, muscle pain, nasal discharge, paralysis, psoriasis, intestinal worms, snakebites, tetanus, thirst, tuberculosis, and tumors.

Kalaichi / Bonduc Nut / Fever Nut
Kalaichi, also known as Bonduc Nut or Fever nut is a species of flowering plant or say large, thorny, straggling, shrub belonging to the plant family Fabaceae or Leguminosae (Pea family). It is a liana that reaches a length of 6 m (20 ft) or more and scrambles over other vegetation. The stems are covered in curved spines. Its 2 cm (0.8 in) grey seeds, known as nickernuts, are buoyant and durable enough to be dispersed by ocean currents.
Kalaichi has numerous health benefits when used properly. It is being used in traditional medicine since centuries and even modern studies qualifies its benefits to health. Some of its advantages includes, countering Malaria, Fevers, the paste made from its leaves and twigs is helpful in reducing toothache, boiled leaves are helpful in curing sore throats, it helps in controlling Diabetes, it can actually stop the growth of tumors , it is one of the best remedy for liver problems, and a lot of health benefits can be obtained from Kalaichi.

Kalo Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds
Kalo Jeera or Black cumin seed is an annual plant of the ranunculus family (Ranunculaceae), grown for its pungent seeds, which are used as a spice and in herbal medicine. The black cumin plant is found in southwestern Asia and parts of the Mediterranean and Africa, where it has a long history of use in diverse culinary and medicinal traditions. The seeds have an aroma similar to fennel and have a pungent flavor somewhat similar to nutmeg, though the plant is not related to either.
Kalo Jeera are commonly roasted and ground as a spice and are widely used in Nepal, India, the Middle East, and parts of north Africa to season curries, rice, breads, and sweet confections. Black cumin seed is also vital in traditional medicine in many places and is an esteemed herbal remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Historically, it has been used for headache, toothache, nasal congestion, asthma, arthritis, and intestinal worms. Also, for “pink eye” (conjunctivitis), pockets of infection (abscesses), and parasites. And nowadays, it is most commonly used for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, weight loss, and other conditions as well. Whereas, the plant is often grown as an ornamental for its attractive flowers and is closely related to love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena), a more common ornamental.

Moringa or Moringa oleifera is a plant that is often known as drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. It is widely cultivated for its young seed pods and leaves which are used as vegetables and for traditional herbal medicine. It is also used for water purification.
For hundreds of years, Moringa has been used for its medicinal properties and health benefits due to presence of several vitamins, minerals and proteins. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties and has only few known side-effects. Moringa is beneficial for protecting and nourishing hair and skin, treating edema, protecting the liver, preventing and treating cancer, treating stomach complaints, healing wounds, and many more.

Jatamansi or Nardostachys jatamansi is a flowering plant of the valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a source of a type of intensely aromatic amber-colored essential oil, spikenard. And the oil has been used as a perfume as well as traditional medicine and also in religious ceremonies since centuries. Nowadays, it is considered as an endangered plant due to overharvesting for folk medicine, overgrazing, loss of habitats, and forest degradation.
Jatamansi has a rich history of medicinal use and has been valued for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani (ancient Greco-Arab) systems of medicine. The rhizomes of the plant are used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as a bitter tonic, stimulant, antispasmodic, and to treat hysteria, convulsions, and epilepsy. The root has been medically used to treat insomnia and blood, circulatory, and mental disorders. Some preparations of the plant have been used as a heptotonic, cardiotonic, analgesic, and diuretic in the Unani system of medicine. The plant is of economic importance and has been used to produce perfumes and dyes.

Kutki / Picrorhiza kurroa
Kutki or Picrorhiza kurroa is one of the major income-generating non-timber forest products found in the Nepalese Himalayas. It is one of the oldest medicinal plants traded from the Karnali zone and is a perennial herb used as a substitute for Indian gentian (Gentiana kurroo). Kutki has been used for many centuries in various medicinal cultures across Nepal, India, Greece and Arabia. Kutki is traditionally used as a hepatoprotective, antiasthmatic, immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory. It has an incredibly bitter taste, which is indicative of its activity in the liver.
Kutki root has wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is most widely recognized for its protective and regenerative effects upon the liver, protecting against long-term damage and bacterial infection that can be influenced by chronic drug consumption or abuse. Kutki will also improve circulation within the liver, ensuring that it is working and metabolizing efficiently, supporting detoxification. Its profound effect upon the immune system, the allergic response and strong anti-inflammatory activities, makes kutki an excellent choice for those with autoimmune based conditions and hypersensitivities such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic asthma and Crohn’s disease.

Jwano / Thyme Seed
Jwano or Thyme seed is the seed of Thyme plant which is an herb from the mint family having culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. Besides the seeds, the flower, leaves and even the oil extracted from Thyme is used as medicines. Whereas, it is a major ingredient of spices in most part of the world’s cuisines since ancient times.
Jwano might be applicable to us in multiple approaches for various purposes. Like, it can be taken by mouth for bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, a movement disorder in children (dyspraxia), intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections, and skin disorders. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to disinfect the urine, and as an appetite stimulant. Whereas, some people apply thyme directly to the skin for hoarseness (laryngitis), swollen tonsils (tonsillitis), sore mouth, and bad breath. Likewise, thyme oil is used as a germ-killer in mouthwashes and liniments. It is also applied to the scalp to treat baldness and to the ears to fight bacterial and fungal infections.

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