Saffron

Saffron

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. Saffron crocus grows to 20–30 cm and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are the distal end…

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Indian Licorice

Know Your Herb: Indian Liquorice

English name: Liquorice Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra Sanskrit name: Yashthimadhu Tamil name: Atimaduram Kannada name: Jyestha madhu Properties: Taste: Sweet Quality: Heavy, reduces all the three bodily humors [tridosha] Potency: Cold Post digestive effect: Sweet Action: It is a coolant,…

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Wild asparagus

Herb of the week – Wild Asparagus

Sanskrit name: Shatavari Botanical name: Asparagus racemosus Family: liliaceae Part used: Tuberous Root Properties: Taste – Bitter, Sweet Quality – Heavy, moist Potency – Cold Post Digestive effect – Sweet Actions: Cooling, Nervine tonic, Constipating, Galactogogue, Opthalmic, Diuretic, Rejuvenating, Carminative,…

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