Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Family: Liliaceae) also known as the 'plant of immortality' by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera is considered to be a miracle plant. Since, it contains phytochemicals and other nutrients which are beneficial for hair, health and skin. Aloe Vera extracts are also used in food and energy drinks. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally. This extic plant contains other beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, anthraquinones and lectins. Aloe is also an excellent treatment for skin conditions such as burns and eczema. It is often reported that burns can be healed remarkably quickly and the pain reduced very quickly with topical application of Aloe Vera.
Moringa Oleifera (Family: Moringaceae) is an energizing plant which is being used since from the ancient history. It is used for many reasons such as to prevent skin disorder, diabetes, sleep improvement, relief for anxiety and depression. It can use to boost in energy, improve digestion, improve immune system, reduce blood pressure, regulates blood sugar level, protects the stomach lining etc. The major phytochemicals of this plant are vitamin C, vitamin A, flavonoids, glycosides, essential amino acids, iron, calcium, potassium etc. Moringa Oleifera is used to boosts energy levels.
Curcumin longa or Turmeric might well be the healthiest spice on Earth. Dry powder of turmeric root has an extensive use in Ayurveda. But in recent years, also the scientific community has begun to show interest in the potential health benefits of the turmeric root. Curcuma longa powder and its main active principle curcumin have been evaluated as potential natural remedies for conditions like cancer, allergies, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline, cataracts, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and cardiovascular disease etc. Ayurvedic healers and other practitioners of traditional medicine have used both fresh and ground turmeric to treat some skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis. Recent research report suggest that eating turmeric might offer benefits for acne and psoriasis sufferers.
Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus, Family:Cucurbitaceae) are botanically categorized as berries, which are available in many different sizes shapes and colors. They were already used in ancient times to dissolve stones caused by uric acid. Their cleansing effect on the intestines, kidneys, lung and skins was also known. Several other uses of the fruits are laxative, astringent, anthelmintic and antipyretic; useful in hepatitis, bronchitis, asthma, dyspepsia, piles, diarrhea etc. It also used to treat skin and hair problems. Cucumber juice contains a substance, which promotes blood circulation of the skin. It is for this reason that it is widely used in cosmetics
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera Family:Solanaceae) is commonly known as Indian Ginseng and is known to pack a healing punch and to have significant restorative properties. The plant has a variety of benefits; the most widely recognized benefit of ashwagandha is its ability to boost the immune system. Several studies have been reported that the plant has boost the immune system, increasing white blood cell production, helping to ward off illness and disease. For wound care, the leaves of the plant are said to provide a healing poultice. In addition, the roots have antifungal and antibacterial properties. The plant also helps to reduce diuresis, epilepsy, tumor, pain, regulates blood sugar level etc.
For thousands of years the beneficial properties of Neem (Azadirachta indica Family: Meliaceae) have been recognized in the Indian tradition. Each part of the neem tree has many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, antipyretic, hypoglycaemic, antifungal, antibacterial, antimalarial, antitumour, immunomodulatory etc. Almost all parts of the neem tree have been used as traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Neem oil, bark and leaf extracts have been therapeutically used as folk medicine to control leprosy, intestinal helminthiasis, respiratory disorders, constipation and also as a general health promoter. Its use for the treatment of rheumatism, chronic syphilitic sores and indolent ulcer has also been evident. Neem oil finds use to control various skin infections.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Family:Lamiaceae) or holy basil is an important medicinal plant used in herbal remedies for a lot of common ailments. The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. Apart from these there are many more uses such as fever and common cold, coughs, sore throat, skin disorders (leucoderma). When this plant eaten raw, it purifies the blood giving the skin a beautiful glow, and prevents the appearance of acne and blemishes. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are very effective to prevent acne of skin. Apart from all these, tulsi helps in reducing itchiness of the scalp and helps to reduce hair fall.
Amla (Emblica officinalis Family: Euphorbiaceae) is an edible fruit and it is well-known for its high content of vitamin C and its potent antioxidant activity. Amla juice acts as a blood purifier by flushing out toxins from the body. Amla juice contains 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. This vitamin improves the tannins that are required to shield heat and light. Amla juice is used to cool human body during summer time. It also acts as a shield against radiation by protecting you against the harmful UV rays. Amla juice works wonders for human skin as it contains vitamin C, gallic acid , β-glucogallin etc. Amla has been considered as a hair tonic and also plays an important role in making hair healthier and stronger. It is an effective natural remedy for several hair problems. Amla juice strengthens your hair follicles, thus encouraging hair growth.