Herbal Retreat

Herbal Retreat refers to the golden treasure of herbs which have been in constant use for health and wellness of mankind since ancient ages. This herbal retreat section goes hand in hand with the Ayurvedic knowledge base of ancient India and has its own presence felt through out the generations. These herbs have specific qualities in each which are used for desired results either in cooking, medicine or external application. The time and exact season of planting a seed, gardening, plucking the flower or leaf, and re-gardening is a well described process where astrology also plays a vital role. Many of the traditional farmers and Ayurvedic practitioners follow these rituals in order to attain a specific desired species of each of these herbs. Nowadays these herbs are used in coherence with Ayurvedic texts to manufacture consumer durable’s like hair oils, cooking oils and herbal creams etc.

Here we discuss few ancient herbs consumed widely across India as under:

  1. Arjuna / Parthadyarishta (Terminalia Arjuna / Arjuna Bark)
  2. Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry)
  3. Babul / Keekar (Thorn Mimosa / Thorny Acacia)
  4. Basmatiya Patta / Pandan (Pandanus Amaryllifolius / Pandanus Tree Leaves)
  5. Bhaang (Cannabis)
  6. Bhringaraj (Trailing Eclipta)
  7. Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)
  8. Chameli (Jasmine)
  9. Chirayata (Chitretta / Swertia Chirata)
  10. Daruharidra (Berberis Aristata)
  11. Dhatura (Thorn Apple)
  12. Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticosa)
  13. Erandi / Arand (Castor)
  14. Giloy / Geloy / Guduchi / Gulvel / Gurach (Indian / Gulancha Tinospora)
  15. Gucchla / Bhustrina (Lemon Grass)
  16. Gudhal / Japa Pushp (Hibiscus)
  17. Gugul / Gugal / Guggul / Guggal (Indian Bedellium Tree)
  18. Gulab Jal (Rose Water)
  19. Gwarpatha (Aloevera)
  20. Harsingar / Paarijaat (Night Jasmine)
  21. Jatamansi (Spikenard / Nardostachys Jatamansi)
  22. Jojoba (Jojoba / Simmondsia Chinensis Plant)
  23. Kaachra (Capers)
  24. Kamal / Shatapatra (Lotus)
  25. Kewda Patta / Kewda Jal (Screwpine Leaves / Screwpine Essence)
  26. Kumud / Jal Kumudini / Nargis (Lilly)
  27. Kokum / Bhirand / Ratambi / Amsul (Garcinia Indica / Wild Mangosteen)
  28. Majeeth (Indian Madder)
  29. Makoyi (Black Night)
  30. Malkangani / Jyotishmati (Celastrus Paniculatus / Black Oil Plant)
  31. Muchakunda / Muchukunda / Kanak Champa / Padma Pushp / Parivyadh (Bayur Tree Flower, Dinnerplate Tree Flower)
  32. Mulethi / Jethimadh (Liquorice / Liquorice Powder)
  33. Nagfani (Prickly Pear)
  34. Neem (Neem / Mahogany)
  35. Nilgiri (Eucalyptus)
  36. Nirgundi / Neelamanjari (Vitex Negundo / Chaste Tree)
  37. Pathar Chatta (Bryophyllum Pinnatum / Kidney Stone Plant)
  38. Peepal / Ashwattha Tree / Bodhi Tree (Sacred Fig Tree / Mulberry Tree)
  39. Satyanashi (Prickly Poppy)
  40. Shilajit /Shilajeet (Mineral Pitch / Mineral Wax / Black Asphaltum)
  41. Sugandhi / Anantamul / Kapuri / Sariva / Upalsari (Indian Sarsaparilla)