Notes on the Importance of Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants:

i. India is famous for its herbs and species from ancient time.

ii. Nearly 2,000 plants have been described in Ayurveda and at least 500 are in regular use.


iii. The World Conservation Union’s Red list has named 352 medicinal plants of which 52 are critically threatened and 49 endangered.

The Rauvolfia Serpentina (Sarpagandha)

i. It is used to treat blood pressure.

ii. It is found only in India.



i. Juice of unripened Jamun fruit is used to prepare vinegar. Vinegar is carminative and diuretic.

It also has digestive properties.

ii. The power of the seed is a cure for diabeties.


iii. Its bark is good for cough, asthma and dysentery.


i. Fresh juice of Arjun leaves is a cure for earache.

ii. It is also used to cure blood pressure problems and heart diseases.



i. Babool leaves are used as a tonic and a cure for eye sores.

ii. It is used as a tonic and a medicine for cough.

iii. Its bark dust is a cure for dog bite.



It has high antibiotic and antibacterial effects.

Tulsi Plants:

It is used to cure cough and cold.



i. It is used to cure asthma and ulcers.

ii. Its buds and roots are good for digestive problems.

iii. Its root is used as cure tor snake bite.