Botanical name : Elephantopus scaber Family : Asteraceae Small perennial herb , It is looks like the foot of an elephant. Anachuvadi is used for treatment of small pox, bronchitis, diarrhea . It is a very good brain tonic. It has also analgesic, diuretic and astringent properties. It anti bacterial also. It also used for the alignment of cardiac disorder.
Botanical Name : Couroupita guianensis Family : Lecythidaceae Hindi : Nagalinga नागलिंग , Tope gola तोप गोला Kannada : Lingada mara, Nagalingam Marathi : Sivalingam Tamil : நாகலிங்கம் Naagalingam Malayalam: Nagalingam Cannon ball flowers are considered of special significance in Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka. The trees are grown extensively in Shiva temples in India. It is called the 'nagalingam' tree in Tamil. The flowers are called 'Shivalinga flowers', 'Nagalinga Pushpa' in Kannada, 'Nagamalli flowers' or 'Mallikarjuna flowers' in Telugu. It is considered a sacred tree among Hindus because the flower resembles a nagam or a sacred snake on the central large shiva lingam and numerous shivalingams around.
Botanical Name : Rauvolfia serpentinaFamily : Apocynaceae An erect glaborous ever green shrub 30 - 75 cm hight. alkaloids like serpentine, reserpine, ajmaline, ajmalinine and ajmalicine in root. It is sedative and hypnotic. It is an antipsychotic herb for controls hypertension. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. After a U.S. physician named Wilkins demonstrated the positive effects of reserpine (1952), the plant became popular. This drug rapidly replaced electric shock and lobotomy as treatments for certain types of mental illness.
Botanical name : Melia orientalis Linn. (Cipadessa baccifera Miq.
Family :Meliaceae Sanskrit : Vananimbam, Kshudranimba
An evergreen shrub grows up to a height of 3 meters. It is very good for snake poison, fantastic effect for the treatment of Cobra poison. Drink One ounce of leave juice, and apply paste of leaves in the case of cobra bite. Daily intake of one or two leaves will make a permanent resistance against cobra poison. It is also very good for Hemiplegia (condition in which one-half of a patient's body is paralyzed) , It will dilute the clotted Blood. Intake of half ounce of leave juice in every morning will help Hemiplegia patients to RUN.
Botanical Name : Cissus Quadrangularis Linn Family : Vitaceae Sanskrit Name : Asthisrinkhala, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha Tamil : pirandai A tendril climber with stout fleshy quadrangular stem. It is used to help heal broken bones. so call asthisamharaka (which avoids the destruction of the bones). Also properties have been attributed to treat osteoporosis, asthma and cough and the external hemorrhoids and Gonococcus.