Botanical name: Origanum Plant type: Herb Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Loamy
Introduction Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its taste is zesty and strong and is commonly used in Italian dishes. Oregano is a hardy plant and makes a good ground cover.
PlantingOregano loves the sun; ensure your placement has full, strong sun for strong flavor; some folks plant later in the season for assured warm weather.
The Ajwain PlantHaving a herb garden is another way of bringing nature in your home. This does not requrie much care or cost. Even a window sill is sufficient to grow few herbs and this also helps to solve simple health problems. Growing of ajwain plant is very easy and it has multiple uses. The leaves are very beautiful and attractive in rounded shapes. They grown in bunches and clusters and look similar to money, hence the benefit of rounded leaves of money luck in feng shui. It can be gro..
Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow-sorrel or sleeping beauty, resembles the common yellow woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta. It is a somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae. It has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape. Some varieties have green leaves, while others, like Oxalis cornicu..
Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow-sorrel or sleeping beauty, resembles the common yellow woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta. It is a somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae. It has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape. Some varieties have green leaves, while others, like Oxalis c..
Butea (Palash) is native to India and is found throughout the country. Palaash tree is also known as 'flame of the forest' because of its red colour flowers. It is a medicinal tree and its different parts are used to cure various clinical disorders. Palash is considered anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antidiabetic, diuretic, analgesic, antitumor and astringent. Its leaves are astringent, diuretic and antiovulatory properties. Its flowers are tonic and nutritive...
Pandanus Amaryllifolius Plant
Pandan plant (Pandanus amaryllifolius) is a medicinal as well as aromatic plant. This upright green plant has narrow blade shaped leaves and woody aerial roots.
Pandanus amaryllifolius is a tropical plant in the Pandanus genus, which is commonly known as pandan and is used widely in South Asian and Southeast Asian cooking as a flavoring...
Bryophyllum Pinnatum - Panfuti
Bryophyllum Pinnatum, also known as the Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, and Goethe Plant is a succulent plant native to Madagascar, which is a popular houseplant and has become naturalized in temperate regions of Asia, the Pacific and Caribbean. It is distinctive for the profusion of miniature plantlets that form on the margins of its leaves, a trait it has in common with the other members of the genus Bryophyllum.
Panfuti is an erect, more or less branched,..
Papaya is a delicious tropical fruit which has a great taste, mouthwatering flavor and great health benefits. Originally from the tropics of America the taste and its numerous health benefits made it popular in all the continents.
Health Benefits of Papaya Papaya enjoys a rich history, and has been used since very long for medicinal uses in day to day life. The Mayans used to worship papaya trees and called it the “Tree of Life”. It is said to be one of the favourite f..
Papanas (pomeno) requires a rich soil, constant watering and liberal manuring. It is a round-headed bushy tree attaining a height of about fifteen feet. Its method of cultivation is the same as that of the lime (kagdi limbu). It yields fruit throughout the year. On an average, a tree bears thirty or forty fruits per year, depending on its age and condition. There are two varieties of the fruit, red and rose. The red variety is very popular and sweeter than the other one. The fruit is ea..
Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum Plant type: Herb Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Soil type: Loamy
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill. This herb is used in soups, sauces, and salads, and it lessens the need for salt in soups. Not only is it the perfect garnish, but also it is healthy; it's rich in iron and vitamins A and C.
Planting For a head start, plant seeds in individual pots indoors 10 to 12 weeks before..
Passionfruit are one of the most bountiful backyard crops and spring is a good time to get started with planting a new vine or to give one that’s already growing a helping hand. Growing passionfruit is too difficult here, they told me. The climate is too harsh, the soil is too poor, the termites will eat them, a wilt disease or the nematodes will get them.
Well, I did eventually work out how to successfully grow passionfruit, even here. Very successfully! Passionfruit i..
Peper Mint Plant
Type: Perennial in zones 3 to 11 Planting time: After last frost in spring or in fall (up to 2 to 3 weeks before first frost in cold zones) Features: Green leaves with strong menthol flavor Light: Full sun to part shade Soil: Fertile, moist Spacing: 18 to 24 inches Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall Garden use: Herb gardens, beside water gardens, in low, wet spots, or in containers Culinary use: Use leaves fresh, dried, or frozen in water
Many herbs are easy to grow, and this is..
Long pepper (Piper longum), sometimes called Indian long pepper (pipli), is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Long pepper 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 pepper consists of many minuscule fruits – each about the size of a poppy seed – embedded in the surface of a f..
Pistachio nuts are getting a lot of press these days. Not only are they the lowest calorie of the nuts, but they are rich in phytosterols, antioxidants, unsaturated fat (the good stuff), carotenoids, vitamins and minerals, fiber and are just plain delicious. If that isn’t enough information to entice you into growing pistachio nut trees, I don’t know what would be.
There are 11 species of pistachio nut trees with only Pistacia vera being grown commercially. It is uncert..
Rama Tulsi Plant
Indian Name: Tulsi (also tulasī) Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum Family: Lamiaceae Parts Use: Leaves, Seed, Whole body
Description Tulsi is native to India, where it often graces shrines and homes as an aromatic perennial shrub. Tulsi is grown as an annual herb in temperate climates. The tulsi plant is pleasing to the eye, with an upright, open and branching form. The fragrance of the leaves is also quite attractive-spicy and complex, o..
Red Sandalwood Plant
Species: Pterocarpus Santalinus Other Names: Red Sanders, Red Sandalwood, Ruby Wood, Hindi Names: Lal Chandan, Rakta Chandan Red Sanders (Hindi name - Lal Chandan or Raktachandan) is a light-demanding moderate sized tree growing upto 8 m tall with a trunk 50–150 cm diameter. It is fast-growing when young, reaching 5 m tall in three years even on degraded soils. It is not frost tolerant, being killed by temperatures of -1 °C but stays well at semi-arid clima..
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin for "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), or "dew of the sea". The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word, meaning "flower". Rosemary has a fibr..
Product (Rudraksha Plant or Tree) Information:Plant Height: 1.5- 3 feets.
Pot size: 4.5/5 inch Dia and 4.5/5 inch Height.
Species: Elaeocarpus ganitrusRudraksha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the name Rudra ("Shiva") and akṣha ("Tear Drops"). The specific epithet ganitrus is derived from ganitri, the name for this species in Sundanese and Malay.
The Tree of Rudraksha is abo..
Ruta graveolens commonly known as rue, common rue or herb of grace is a species of Ruta grown as a herb. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula. It is now grown throughout the world as an ornamental plant in gardens, especially because of its bluish leaves, and also sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. It also is cultivated as a medicinal herb, as a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent.
Used plant part Fresh leaves; if not available, dri..
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis Plant type: Herb USDA Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Sandy, Loamy
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Its flower colors vary; they can be purple, pink, blue, or white. Common sage is used most commonly for cooking; it's a classic in stuffing. Common sage is attractive; however, there are several cultivars that are even more ornamental because of their leaf color. Purple sage, golden sage, and..
Elephant Creeper - Vidhara
The Elephant Creeper is a very large climber whose length is over 8-10 meters. It bears stout stems that are covered with white woolly hairs.It belongs to the plant family Convolvulacea.The large alternate leaves are 7.5-30 cm. or more long,cordate,bright green on top but hairy and white beneath. The rose-purple,bellshaped flowera have a prominent white and hairy calyx. The round fruit 2cm. in diameter,with a short sharp point.
Elephant Creeper is a vigorous vine nat..
Sandal Wood - Santalum Album
Santalum album or Indian sandalwood is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of sandalwood. This species has historically been cultivated, processed and traded since ancient times. Certain cultures place great significance on its fragrant and medicinal qualities. The high value of the species has caused its past exploitation, to the point where the wild population is vulnerable to extinction. Indian sandalwood still commands high prices f..
Alstonia Scolaris - Saptaparni
FAMILY: Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family) GENUS: Alstonia SPECIES: Scholaris COMMON NAMES: Chatian (Hindi), Chhatim (Bengali), Dita (Tagalong), Dita Tree, Maddale (Kannada), Milky Pine, Pala, Saptaparna (Sanskrit, ‘seven-leaved’), Satvin, Shaitan (Arabic, ‘devil’), Yaksippala
Alstonia scholaris, commonly known as the dita tree, is an evergreen that may grow up to 100 feet tall. It has rough, grey bark and large leaves that grow in cluster..
Shatavari - Asparagus racemosusShatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is a climbing plant which grows in low jungles areas throughout India. This sweet and bitter herb is particularly balancing to Pitta Dosha.In India, Shatavari is considered the women's equivalent to Ashwagandha. The name translates to "she who possesses 100 husbands", referring to the herbs rejuvanitive effect upon the female reproductive organs. In Australia the herb is more often used to treat gastrointestinal..
Sitaphal - Anona Squamosa
Annona squamosa or or Sugar Apple or Sitaphal is a multipurpose semi-deciduous small tree, which is rich in medicinally and industrially important bio-active components present all its parts. The fruit is known as the "Aristocrat of Fruits" for its nutritional value. This native Amazonian tree has many sister varieties now cultivated in India in many parts, mainly in Bengal. Ramphal or Annona reticulata is one among them which is commonly seen.
A large deciduous shrub..
Indian Name: Tulsi (also tulasī) Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum Family: Lamiaceae Parts Use: Leaves, Seed, Whole body
Description Tulsi is native to India, where it often graces shrines and homes as an aromatic perennial shrub. Tulsi is grown as an annual herb in temperate climates. The tulsi plant is pleasing to the eye, with an upright, open and branching form. The fragrance of the leaves is also quite attractive-spicy and complex, often ..
Modern medical sciences have progressed a lot in its fight against aliments concerning heart. Day by day, the numbers of heart patients are increasing. A number of medications starting from Aspirin to sophisticated open heart surgeries are now a days common in developed countries. In spite of the ultramodern technologies and the awareness programs, heart diseases like Angina pectoris and Myocardial Infraction are till today creating alarming situations in the society. If we co..
Terragon Herb Plant - Artemisia Dracunculust
Botanical name: Artemisia Dracunculus Plant type: Herb Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Loamy
IntroductionTerragon is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its taste is zesty and strong and is commonly used in Italian dishes. Oregano is a hardy plant and makes a good ground cover.
PlantingTerragon loves the sun; ensure your placement has full, strong sun for strong flavor; some folks plant later in the..
Tylophora is a plant that grows in tropical parts of Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. While it did not originate there, it now also grows in Africa. The name Tylophora comes from "tylos" meaning knot and "phoros" meaning bearing.
Tylophora indica (Burm.F) Merill, commonly known as Indian Ipecse or Antmool belongs to family Asclepiadaceae. The plant is perennial, small, slander, a twining or climbing herb. Leaves are Ovate to elliptic (6.0-10.5*3.8-6.0 ..
Nirgundi - Vitex Nigondo
Nirgundi or five-leaved chaste tree is medicinal herb which is used in preparation of many ayurvedic medicines. Nirgundi plant has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, bronchial relaxant and hepatoprotective activities.
Every part of this plant is used in form of powder, decoction, oil, leaves paste for its medicinal qualities. An adult can take its leaves juice(10-20 ml), decoction(50-100ml), leaves powder(1.5-3g) or dry leaves extract (300..
Water apples bloom in early to mid-spring, producing masses of pink, red, or white flowers, depending on the variety. Some also have attractive purplish red leaves. Many types also produce small, red or yellow edible fruits that are tart but excellent for jelly. Most crab apples grow 15 to 25 feet tall and wide at maturity. Some weeping and dwarf forms grow less than 10 feet tall. Crab apples are susceptible to some of the same diseases as apples, including apple scab, so select res..